13 Actors who confirmed roles on upcoming K-drama Moon Lovers
My favorite actor plays which one of the 14 princes? Here's the final lineup and information about the star-studded cast members of K-drama Moon Lovers (working title) Scroll down to reveal!
1. Jo Min Gi
Actor Jo Min Gi (Center) plays Wang Gun, the first king of Goryeo who fathers all the gorgeous princes.
Actress Park Ji Young plays the ruthless Queen Yoo, who would do anything to expand her political power. When the king wants to leave her for another woman, she threatens to kill their son Wang So (Lee Joon Gi), an act that ends up scarring her son for life.
3. Lee Joon Gi
Lee Joon Gi plays the fourth prince, Wang So, who eventually rises to the throne at the end. Wang So gets his cold, ruthless side from his mother but learns to open up his heart through his relationship with Hae Soo (IU).
Actress IU plays Hae Soo, who lives in the year 2016 but accidentally slips back in time to the Goryeo dynasty in the 900s. Throughout the drama, many of Moon Lovers' handsome princes fall in love with Hae Soo.
Actor Kim Sung Kyoon (Left) plays Choi Ji Mong, a highly intellectual character with a twist. Since he is well-versed in astronomy and divination, Choi Ji Mong creates a strange camaraderie with Hae Soo, who comes from the future.
6. Sung Dong Il
Actor Sung Dong Il, who plays Girl's Day Hyeri's father in Answer Me 1988, stars as Wang So's right-hand man Park Soo Kyung. His daughter Park Soon Duk marries prince Wang Hyun (EXO's Baekhyun).
7. EXO's Baekhyun
EXO's Baekhyun plays Wang Hyun, a playful prince tenth in line to the throne. He briefly falls in love with Hae Soo, who thinks of him only as a friend.
Actor Hong Jong Hyun plays Wang Yo, the third prince in line to the throne. Educated by the queen to become the next emperor, prince Wang Yo is ambitious, political, and cunning.
9. Kang Han Na
Actress Kang Han Na plays a smart and political woman Hwangbo Yeon Hwa. She marries prince Wang So and basically utilizes her talent to help her husband rise to the throne. Her brother Wang Wook (Kang Ha Neul) is another prince in line for the throne.
10. Kang Ha Neul
Actor Kang Ha Neul plays prince Wang Wook, who dates Hae Soo briefly. He ends up in an arranged marriage with Hae Soo's cousin, Mrs. Hae (Park Si Eun).
In the photo, Kang Ha Neul is on a horseback on the filming set of Moon Lovers!
11. Ji Soo
Actor Ji Soo plays the youngest prince, Wang Jung, the fourteenth in line to the throne. He falls deeply in love with Hae Soo, who doesn't reciprocate his feelings. We are betting that Ji Soo will rise as one of Korea's top stars after Moon Lovers. What do you think?
12. Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun
Actress and singer Seohyun of Girls' Generation plays Woo Hee, the last princess of the late Baekje dynasty. In the new Goryeo dynasty, Woo Hee works as a geisha and puts on shows for her guests. She befriends Hae Soo and helps her navigate the complicated life in the palace.
13. Nam Joo Hyuk
Actor Nam Joo Hyuk is prince Wang Wook, the thirteenth in line, who, with princess Woo Hee, creates an adorable couple.
Moon Lovers is an epic historical drama based on the Chinese series Bu Bu Jing Xin. (Read more about Moon Lovers here) Director Kim Kyu Tae of That Winter, the Wind Blows, IRIS and It's Okay, That's Love is producing the drama, and Universal Studios is investing in the drama. This is the first time the Hollywood film company has backed a Korean show.
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