Ji Chang Wook Completes the Love Triangle in ‘Empress Ki’ with Ha Ji Won and Joo Jin Mo


Finally! The upcoming 50-episode, MBC historical drama, ‘Empress Ki’, has completed its main cast. This historical piece is set in Goryeo, where Ha Ji Won plays the character Ki Ja Oh, a wise and impressive Goryeo noblewoman, who becomes a royal consort in Yuan, and eventually ascends to the throne as Empress Ki of the Yuan Dynasty of China after receiving the favor of Emperor Soon Jae. Joo Jin Mo plays the character King Chunghye of Goryeo, who has a strong determination to win Goryeo’s freedom over from Yuan’s invasion. So now, Ji Chang Wook has officially completed the fervent love triangle in the drama, alongside Ha Ji Won and Joo Jin Mo. He signed on it soon after it was reported that he was favorably considering to take the role. In the drama, he’ll be playing the character Emperor Soon Jae (born Togon-temür), who is the 16th emperor of the Yuan Dynasty of China. Emperor Soon Jae will have his first appearance in the drama during the time of his exile in Goryeo when he’s just a prince. It happened after he was banished, while the throne having no choice but to be taken by his uncle and his younger brother thereafter. After the exile, the emperor will take Ki Ja Oh from Goryeo as his royal concubine. The love triangle in the drama is not usual as what it seems. The love triangle involves two leaders, a king and an emperor, two nations fighting for their independence from one another, and one woman who’s torn between the two, her own hometown which is Goryeo and her love and power which are both in Yuan. Putting the love triangle and romance aside, there’s one noted addition to the cast. It’s Kim Seo Hyung, who will be playing the character Empress Hwang (born Bayan Khutugh), married to Emperor Soon Jae. Empress Hwang is a proud and elegant master in politics, who will also be Empress Ki’s greatest rival both in love and in the throne.


The cast is so good, I can’t ask for more! I’ve already shared my comment in regards to Ha Ji Won and Joo Jin Mo here. Now that Ji Chang Wook’s joining in the drama, I’m truly satisfied. I’d say Ji Chang Wook is the perfect fit for the role of a younger emperor since he has both the potential and experience in a historical piece. He’s popular for having been led the historical series, ‘Warrior Baek Dong Soo’,  but I’ve watched him act in ‘Smile Again’ as Dong Hae or Carl Laker. Next, I can’t not mention Kim Seo Hyung, noted as the evil mistress Shin Ae Ri, who ruined and extremely hurt Goo Eun Jae (played by Jang Seo Hee) in ‘Temptation of Wife’. She was one of the best female villains I’ve ever witnessed! No wonder the talented actress even got the ‘Serial Drama, Actress Award’ at the 2009 SBS Drama Awards. Not to mention, this is Kim Seo Hyung’s third time to work with writers Jang Young Chul and Jung Kyung Soon as she’s worked with them before in ‘History of the Salaryman’, where she played the villain Mo Ga Bi, and also in ‘Giant’. The cast of ‘Empress Ki’ is so promising that it’s already catching majority of the people’s attention prior to its premiere date.


‘Empress Ki’ comes from the writing team of Jang Young Chul and Jung Kyung Soon, who penned ‘Incarnation of Money,’ ‘History of the Salaryman,’ and ‘Giant’, and will be helmed by Director Han Hee who previously worked on ‘Time Slip, Dr. Jin’. The drama is set to air on MBC’s Monday-Tuesday time slot and will premiere on October 21, after the conclusion of the 32-episode ‘Goddess of Fire, Jeongi’. Start counting down now…

One thought on “Ji Chang Wook Completes the Love Triangle in ‘Empress Ki’ with Ha Ji Won and Joo Jin Mo

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