New costume drama for NamActor Nam Sung-jin, of “Dae Jo-yeong” (2002) and “King Gwanggaeto the Great” (2011), will join another costume drama, this time “Jeong Do-jeon,” according to local reports yesterday.
The 43-year-old actor will play King Gongyang, the last king of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).
“He just started shooting and, as he is the last king of Goryeo, he will show fierce conflicts with Lee Seong-gye [the founder of Joseon Dynasty],” said the actor’s agency, Urban Works Entertainment.
“He will try to convey a different side of King Gongyang by showing the character’s weak and fragile emotions.”
“Jeong Do-jeon,” which airs on weekends at 9:40 p.m., has earned much praise for its authenticity. However, last weekend’s episodes were canceled due to the Sewol ferry tragedy.
By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer