Kim Yoo Jung And Ahn Hyo Seop Turn Into Joseon Era Residents For Historical Drama “Lovers of the Red Sky”
SBS has released the first stills of the actors’ respective characters in the upcoming sageuk.
Kim Yoo Jung and Ahn Hyo Seop are set to top-bill Lovers of the Red Sky, the network’s latest historical drama endeavor. Set in the Joseon era, the series follows the story of a female painter and a blind astrologer. In the stills, both actors display full immersion into their roles.
Playing the role of Hong Cheon Gi is historical drama veteran actress Kim Yoo Jung. In one of the images, Hong Cheon Gi is holding a brush against a white paper, seemingly absorbed in doing her art. In the others, she shows a radiant smile as well as pleasant expression alluding to the character’s bright personality. She is a gifted painter and selected as the first and only female artist in the Baek Yu Hwa Academy. Despite the difficult circumstances, she lives fearlessly and works hard for her father’s medical treatment.
The production team said, “Kim Yoo Jung has breathed life to Hong Cheon Gi since the first day of filming. We believe she is the only actress who can play the character 200%,” further encouraging the fans to look forward to Kim Yoo Jung’s transformation.
Meanwhile, Ahn Hyo Seop exudes an enigmatic aura as the blind astrologer Ha Ram. Wearing hanbok, an aloof expression and with mysterious red eyes, Ha Ram emanates a look of nobility. However, with his cold demeanor, the character seems unapproachable. Ha Ram loses his sight in an accident when he was a child. But that did not deter him from holding a position in the office in charge of astronomy.
The crew divulged that they are also looking forward to Ahn Hyo Seop’s role simply because they see him immersing into his character as they shoot. They added, “It seems Ha Ram’s mysterious charm is more intensely expressed through Ahn Hyo Seop’s acting.”
Lovers of the Red Sky is an adaptation from the novel of the same name, written by Jung Eun Gwol. It is directed by Jang Tae Yoo and will have its first broadcast on August 30, 2021 at 10PM KST on SBS.
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