I love me some Cha Seung Won, can never get enough of this charismatic veteran leading man, but seeing only stills of him in the upcoming MBC long sageuk Splendid Politics (Hwajung) is starting to feel like a three legged stool missing two other legs. Where’s the other two leads Lee Yeon Hee and Kim Jae Won? Thankfully MBC heard my grumblings, or simply got its act together, whatever the reason we can now feast our eyes on more pretty from this drama as the first official drama stills are out for Lee Yeon Hee and Kim Jae Won.spen
Cha Seung Won plays the anti-hero Gwanghaegun (Yi Hon) while Lee Yeon Hee is his half-sister Princess Jungmyung. No love line there sadly. As lovely as Lee Yeon Hee looks in a royal hanbok, she’s not getting any love from Kim Jae Won’s character either. He plays Yi Jong, the future King Injo who ascends the throne after Gwanghaegun. He’s the nephew to both Gwanghaegun and Princess Jungmyung and in this particular drama will be the antagonist who plots to take the throne away from Gwanghaegun, and plots to off Princess Jungmyung for extra security. Oof, it’s going to hurt so good watching Kim Jae Won be a supreme baddie.