Popular historical drama Ruler: Master of the Mask has successfully reached its grand finale with stellar ratings and concluded its fascinating story that adds a Korean twist to the timeless tale of a prince switching identity with a pauper. Let's take a look at the interesting connections that Yoo Seung Ho, who plays the crown prince, has with some cast members in real life.

1. Yoo Seung Ho and Ruler's leading lady Kim So Hyun starred in the suspenseful I Miss You, but they did not act together. She played the younger version of Yoon Eun Hye, with whom his character, Harry, was obsessed. 

2. Now, the two young actors play the leading couple in Ruler: Master of the Mask. Kim So Hyun says Yoo Seung Ho is her ideal type to work with, while Yoo himself admits that Kim So Hyun seems so mature, almost like an older sister.


Although it's not a surprise for a leading actor to co-star with support actors again in other dramas, Yoo Seung Ho has quite a few colleagues from the popular and heart-wrenching drama, Remember, that ended up in Ruler too. Do you recognize them?

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Remember (SBS)

Starring Yoo Seung Ho and Park Min Young

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3. Shin Hyun Soo, who plays the Crown Prince's brave and trusted bodyguard, Lee Chung Woon, also played an affiliate on the bad guys' side in Remember, making him "not a friend." (Personally I think he looks hot in historical costumes.)


4. Kim Young Woong's bad guy Jo Tae Ho works for Ruler's top villain, Dae Mok. The actor also played a bad cop in Remember. Will he ever play a good guy?


5. Park Hyun Sook plays the mother of Lee Seon (L), the commoner who becomes the substitute crown prince. She also played In Ah (Park Min Yong)'s mother in Remember.


BONUS: Here's an unusual coincidence! 

In the movie Kim Seondal, Yoo Seung Ho plays a con artist who masqueraded as the king in a hilarious escape scene. That's quite a contrast from Ruler, where he plays the real royal who is substituted by a stand-in and eventually has to fight his way to regain his kingdom.

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Kim Seondal

Starring Yoo Seung Ho and Jo Jae Hyun

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Yoo Seung Ho filmed Remember in late 2015 and Kim Seondal in 2016. Ruler: Master of the Mask is his newest work. I recommend all three to compare the young actor's impressive roles. You can see why he has become one of the most popular leading men now.

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Ruler: Master of the Mask

Starring Yoo Seung Ho and Kim So Hyun

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Aren't these connections interesting? It certainly gives us a chance to highlight and praise the awesome supporting character actors, too.

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