Now that this week’s new drama’s IRIS 2 and That Winter, The Wind Blows have both premiered to decent ratings and given a glimpse of what it has to offer, it’s now time to move on to the next big thing because our collective consciousness requires the unending download of new information. Premiering on March 18th on SBS taking over the Mon-Tues slot of Yawang, the upcoming revisionist sageuk Jang Ok Jung, Live In Love is starting to film in earnest after holding script reading pictures two weeks back. Right now the only pictures out are of the child actors, leading me to expect at least 2-4 episodes of full childhood scenes before the adults enter the picture. Starring Kim Tae Hee as Jang Ok Jung (formerly the villainous Jang Heebin), Yoo Ah In as King Sukjong (he of the many wives and sorta like Joseon’s very own Henry 8th), Hong Soo Hyun as Queen In Hyun, Jae Hee as Jang Ok Jung’s first love, Hang Seung Yeon of KARA as Dong Yi (later Choi Sukbin), and Lee Sang Yeob as Jang Ok Jung’s brother – this is one packed cast for what is sure to be an interesting ride. Will it be actually any good? I have no clue. Kim Tae Hee’s limited acting talents aside, she could totally shine in a sageuk role, who knows? The rest of the cast is pretty awesome IMO, not to mention some purported gorgeous costuming and scenery to come, and I’ll check it out for the eye candy alone. Kim Tae Hee visited the set this week to give chocolates to the crew and that was such a nice gesture from her. I’m sure she made the male crew members exceedingly happy. Below is a new script reading still of the leads, the child actors in costume, and the first peek at the palace set for the drama.
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