There’s a new look for a Joseon sageuk female lead and it’s circa the 1980’s with bangs and a slightly curved bob. Kim So Hyun lops off her long hair in rebellion in her character teaser preview for The Tale of Nokdu, a change from her gender norm much like male lead Jang Dong Yoon cross-dresses as a widowed woman to avoid his fate in life. Sadly Kim So Hyun’s character is still going to undergo gisaeng training even with her modern shot bob but I love seeing how she fights against the patriarchy (or gisaeng matriarchy) and also falls in love with the girly side of her. Her new drama poster is so much better than the first one, love the determined and plucky look in her eyes and the soft green and white colors.
Kim So Hyun teaser for The Tale of Nokdu: