Park Si-hoo and Ko Sung-hee co-star in a new historical TV series scheduled to start airing on TV Chosun on Sunday.
Park plays the country’s top fortuneteller, while Ko plays a princess with mysterious powers. Set during the Chosun Dynasty, the drama depicts the couple’s love for one another against the backdrop of a fierce struggle for power.
The two stars shared their thoughts about their roles and the series after a press event in Seoul on Thursday.
“It feels good to play a confident character who has the ability to fight against her fate,” Ko said.
For Ko, who made her debut in the 2013 TV series “Miss Korea,” this is her first role in a period piece.
“Everything, including the character’s diction and tone of voice, is different from what I’m used to. I practiced abdominal breathing so hard it hurt my stomach,” she said.
Park said, “I had decided I would never do another historical project, as they are so hard, but after reading the script, I thought, ‘I have to do this.'” He added, “I feel it will be a hit.”
The two main characters repeatedly meet and part ways throughout the series. And even when they can be together, the class difference between them poses an obstacle to their love.
“That’s what makes it even more bittersweet and heartbreaking,” Park said.
Shooting is now in its final stages, with 15 of 20 episodes already filmed.
“We have been filming in several different cities but rarely work all night. I’m not tired after shooting for two months,” he said. “I’ve never felt this relaxed while filming a drama since I started working as an actor.”
Beautiful scenery that captures the passing of the seasons is another drawcard for the series.
It will air every Saturday and Sunday night.
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