The casting of relative rookie movie actress Kim Tae Ri as the female lead for Kim Eun Sook’s upcoming period epic drama Mr. Sunshine was always going to generate chatter. Her arrival on the acting scene came in a big way with the movie The Handmaiden and this drama role marks her first on the small screen and yet she landed what is arguably one of the most coveted castings. Her role is that of a traditional wellborn Joseon lady who gives up her comfortable life for that of a gun wielding freedom fighter amongst the commoners. She crosses paths with male lead Lee Byung Hun as a returning American colonel and their December-May (ish) romance against the backdrop of Korean history from a little over hundred years ago will certainly be curious to see unfold. She does nail that spitfire aura in the first character stills for her role, believable as someone who looks young but makes up for it in gumption.