I find sageuk dramas do a well rounded job of featuring strong female leads as much as male-centric stories. From Dae Jang Geum to Queen Seondeok to Empress Ki and many more, strong women rightfully took their places alongside and even leading the men and K-dramas have highlighted this probably better than with modern female roles. Shin Se Kyung is now up for another groundbreaking sageuk female character as she is in talks to headline MBC sageuk Rookie Historial Goo Hae Ryung. Set in the late Joseon era during a time when women were frowned upon to learn to read or write, her character Goo Hae Ryung becomes an historial writing the annals that chronicle her times. It sounds like a great role for any female lead and Shin Se Kyung has proven her mettle in sageuk dramas with Six Flying Dragons and Tree With Deep Roots and a great way to put her most recent two terrible modern dramas Black Knight and The Bride of Haebak behind her.