How close in age are the actors of Scarlet Heart: Ryeo? The answers may actually surprise you! While the show has left the specific ages of the characters rather vague, we do have a general idea of how old the characters are, or at least which characters are supposed to be younger or older. Thank goodness all the princes have a number to help us remember!

Scroll down to see the real life age differences of the actors and actresses in this K-drama!

1. IU (Hae Soo) and Lee Joon Ki (4th Prince Wang So)

11 year age difference

IU: Age 23. Born May 16, 1993

Lee Joon Ki: Age 34. Born April 17, 1982

That's right, IU and Lee Joon Ki are 11 years apart! But regardless of their age gap, these two have undeniable chemistry!


2. Kang Ha Neul (8th Prince Wang Ok) and Park Shi Eun (Lady Hae)

10 year age difference

Kang Ha Neul: Age 26. Born February 21, 1990

Park Si Eun: Age 36. Born January 6, 1980

This onscreen husband and wife are actually a full decade apart in real life! 


3. IU (Hae Soo) and Kang Ha Neul (8th Prince Wang Ok)

3 year age difference

IU: Age 23. Born May 16, 1993

Kang Ha Neul: Age 26. Born February 21, 1990

Their three year age gap is hardly noticeable!


4. Ji Soo (14th Prince Wang Jung) and Baekhyun (10th Prince Wang Eun)

1 year age difference

Ji Soo: Age 23. Born March 30, 1993

Baekhyun: Age 24. Born May 6, 1992

These two could almost be brothers in real life! I sure can't get enough of them.


5. Ji Soo (14th Prince Wang Jung) and Nam Joo Hyuk (13th Prince Wang Wook)

1 year age difference

Ji Soo: Age 23. Born March 30, 1993

Nam Joo Hyuk: Age 22. Born February 22, 1994

No wonder these two are such good friends in real life. Their ages are so close!


6. Nam Joo Hyuk (13th Prince Wang Wook) and Park Shi Eun (Lady Hae)

14 year age difference

Nam Joo Hyuk: Age 22. Born February 22, 1994

Park Si Eun: Age 36. Born January 6, 1980

14 years apart! I had no idea while watching the show. 


7. IU (Hae Soo) and Baekhyun (10th Prince Wang Eun)

1 year age difference

IU: Age 23. Born May 16, 1993

Baekhyun: Age 24. Born May 6, 1992

Did you know that the 10th Prince is actually older than Hae Soo in real life? I wonder if IU has every called Baekhyun "oppa"?


8. Baekhyun (10th Prince Wang Eun and Z.Hera/Ji Hye Ran (Park Soon Duk)

4 year age difference

Baekhyun: Age 24. Born May 6, 1992

Z.Hera/Ji Hye Ran: Age 20. Born January 3, 1996

Regardless of their age gap, I can't wait to see how their relationship develops!


9. IU (Hae Soo) and Ji Soo (14th Prince Wang Jung)

Same Age

IU: Age 23. Born May 16, 1993

Ji Soo: Age 23. Born March 30, 1993

Both IU and Ji Soo are '93 liners, but Ji Soo is slightly older by a couple months.


10. Lee Joon Ki (4th Prince Wang So) and Kim Sung Kyun (Choi Ji Mong)

2 years age difference

Lee Joon Ki: Age 34. Born April 17, 1982

Kim Sung Kyun: Age 36. Born May 25, 1980

Despite what the show may lead you to believe, these two are actually only two years apart in real life.


Which age difference surprised you the most? Share your thoughts below!


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