Gimme gimme gimme! I need The Moon that Embraces the Sun so badly I’m actually willing to just erase 24 hours off my life clock so I can get to tomorrow quicker. The cast held a press conference for the drama where the young and pretty cast was in costume to meet the press. Kim Soo Hyun revealed that Song Joong Ki‘s portrayal of young King Sejong is his ideal. He knows he looks younger than his age but will do his best to create the character of Hwon so that it captivates the audience. You’ve already captivated me, cutie pie! Han Ga In also addressed the issue with her being older than both her male leads (whereas her character is younger than their characters in the drama), apologizing for it (why?) and asking the audience to allow her to present the character of Wol. MBC released character descriptions that include quite a lot of plot spoiler, so read on if you want to start salivating. MoonSun premieres tomorrow.
The Sun that Misses the Moon – Lee Hwon
I am the Crown Prince of this country.
Charming, bright, and approachable, a young crown prince who does not yet know the calm and viciousness required to rule a nation. He is always smiling before “the potentially dangerous” Prince Yang Myung. He learned from Woon the joys of education and the duties of being a sovereign. Through Yeon Woo, he understands the vast world he will one day rule, and experiences the heart pumping brush with first love. Just as Yeon Woo is about to become the Crown Princess, thinking that his love with her will come to fruition, she suddenly dies. Like that, a distant relative Bo Kyung becomes his Crown Princess. Now, he is no longer the innocent young Crown Prince.
I am now the King of this country.
Aloof and arrogant, he rarely smiles. None of his palace consorts have ever received his favor. At the urging of his palace medical staff, during his time of illness, he goes to meet the shaman living in the forest. It is there he meets Wol….
The Moon that Embraces the Sun – Yeon Woo
Yeon Woo, the name given by her father, has the connotation of the soft rain falling through the fog. But this girl’s personality is much more like a strong rain that falls in bright sunlight with abandon, giving a clear and refreshing sensation. Has the bright mind and carefree personality as the daughter of the scholar of the royal learning academy. By chance she enters the palace and meets Hwon. She cannot contain the excitement in her heart, this feeling of first love. She thought she would live happily ever after as Hwon’s Crown Princess, but then Yeon Woo falls massively ill with an unknown illness. Even though the wedding date is near, she is sent home. In her father’s embrace, Yeon Woo quietly closes her eyes.
Her name is Wol, a shaman who will receive all the ills. This woman has no memory of what happened to her eight years ago…..
The Light that is Painfully Separated from the Sun – Prince Yang Myung
He’s the son of Royal Concubine Park [Hwon is the son of Queen Han] and the next in line for the throne. Carefree and cheerful, he’s all smiles on the surface, but his soul longs to be free. To gain his freedom, he’s had to use considerable courage. He’s the next in line for the throne, because he’s so agreeable, there are always supporters lining up in his residence. During this time, he’s separated from Hwon to be raised apart. His father treats him with coldness, so he spends his time at the royal learning academy and receives comfort there. It is there that he meets Yeon Woo, and thus begins his longing for her. When that women chooses to become the Crown Princess, and subsequently dies, he falls into a despair.
Much time has passed until now…..
When fate lets him and Hwon meet up again……