KBS2’s new Monday-Tuesday drama ‘The King’s Affection’ Rowoon directly expressed his determination for the first historical drama challenge.
KBS 2TV’s new Monday-Tuesday drama ‘The King’s Affection’ (directed by Song Hyun-wook, Lee Hyun-seok, and written by Han Hee-jeong), which will be broadcast for the first time on October 11 (Mon), is Rowoon’s first historical drama. He chose this work because of his conviction that “I can tell many stories” and the will to challenge a historical drama. “Unlike modern drama, there are some restrictions on expression. So, while maintaining an appropriate line, I tried to create a fresh expression within it.”
Rowoon plays Jeong Ji-woon, the teacher of Crown Prince Lee Hwi (Park Eun-bin), and he is one of the brightest and ferocious men. And in the back of my heart, he hold the vague memories of his first love. Rowoon described him as “a friend like a cloud of feathers.” “It looks clear on the outside, but there is a lot of rain inside” was the reason. “We seek true freedom, breaking away from the laws of the times. In the process, they experience sadness and frustration, such as losing their beliefs. It seems that the road will not be smooth.”
In addition to his character, the point that Rowoon is also looking forward to is “The chemistry between Hwi and Jiwoon.” “Hwi, who has a huge secret, keeps a distance of ‘5 steps’ to protect himself. That is his way of survival. On the other hand, Jiwoon has wounds, but he keeps people by his side and is comforted by them.”
That’s why breathing with the other side was so important. So, Rowoon said, “I talk a lot with Park Eun-bin on the set, and I’m trying to fill in the content in a dense and compact way by coming up with ideas. It has become a daily routine to share opinions with each other every moment of every day.” This is the reason why we look forward to the vague court romance and chemistry of the ‘Hwiwoon Couple‘ that the two leading actors will build together.
It will be broadcast for the first time on KBS 2TV at 9:30 pm on Monday, October 11th.