10 *Must-Know* Facts About Netflix K-Drama 'The King's Affection,' According To The Cast

Asia's Tech News Daily

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines

ICYDK, The King’s Affection, a historical romance drama staring Park Eun Bin and Rowoon, is now on Netflix! It tells the story of a princess named Dam-i (Eun Bin) whose identical twin brother Yi Hwi, the crown prince, unexpectedly dies at a young age. As a result, she takes his place and grows up with people believing she’s male. The King’s Affection shows us what happens when she *falls* for her royal tutor Jung Ji Un (Rowoon). 

Cosmo.ph recently got to attend a virtual press conference for The Kings Affection where Director Song Hyun Wook and cast members Park Eun Bin, Rowoon, Nam Yoon Su, Choi Byung Chan, Bae Yoon Kyung, and Jung Chaeyeon shared some ~juicy~ secrets about the show. 

Here are 10 things you need to know about The King’s Affection:  

1. Park Eun Bin was *intrigued* by the fact that the show stars a female king. 

Eun Bin’s character is academically smart, excels in sword fighting, archery, and martial arts, and is infamous for being “cold” to everyone. “He” is actually known in court as “The Ice Prince!” When asked about what got her *hooked* on the project, Eun Bin said:

“This series is set in the Joseon Dynasty and I was very intrigued by the fact that it’s about a female ascending to the throne…The moment I heard about the show, I felt that this was a character I only saw in my dreams. And it seemed like it was a new challenge that I could take on, my new dream. So I felt that urge to become that heir to the throne, become part of the royal family…I thought this was a very unique role that would not come along that often. So I thought that it would really become a valuable part of my career. I knew that it was going to be a challenge but I wanted to give it a try.” 

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Courtesy Of Netflix
© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Park Eun Bin as Yi Hwi in The King’s Affection NETFLIX/THE KING’S AFFECTION

2. Because Rowoon is sooo tall, the director had to cast actors who were around the same height as him! 

Rowoon plays Jung Ji Un, a smart and fashionable young man whose first love Dam-i vanished without a trace when they were younger. Director Song Hyun Wook only had amazing things to say about leading man Rowoon, but added: “After I cast him, actually, I was very surprised about the fact that he was so tall. And this was a bit troubling, because I had to cast other actors that were as tall as him. Because if the height was too different, the rivalry wouldn’t really come to show. So from that point on, I cast actors that were at least 187 centimeters.” Everyone joked that The King’s Affection has one of the tallest cast lineups in K-drama history! 

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Courtesy Of Netflix
© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Rowoon as Jung Ji Un in The King’s Affection NETFLIX/THE KING’S AFFECTION

3. Nam Yoon Su says he practiced his character’s amazing archery skills. 

Nam Yoon Su plays Yi Hyun, a member of the royal family who grew up with crown prince Yi Hwi…and who eventually falls for Yi Hwi’s sister and “double.” The King’s Affection is actually Yoon Su’s first historical drama!

He shared: “In this series, I tried to make sure to play the character as naturally as possible. I tried to become the character. Even when I was off the set, I tried to think with Yi Hyun’s mindset when interacting with people and going about my daily life. Yi Hyun excels at literature and archery, so I tried to practice for that.” 

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Courtesy Of Netflix
© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Nam Yoon Su as Yi Hyun in The King’s Affection NETFLIX/THE KING’S AFFECTION

5. Aside from having a female king as the main character, there’s another empowering woman we should watch for. 

According to Bae Yoon Kyung, her character Shin So Eun is a “modern” lady in the Joseon Dynasty. So Eun is actually the only daughter of the Minister of Interior Affairs in the show. “She comes from a very affluent family, she’s very strong-willed, and she speaks [when she has an] opinion. And then she comes across Ji Un, and she falls in love with Ji Un. That’s a feeling that she never felt before.”  

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Courtesy Of Netflix
© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Bae Yoon Kyung as Shin So Eun in The King’s Affection NETFLIX/THE KING’S AFFECTION

6. Choi Byung Chan had to act with his eyes A LOT in the series. 

Meet Hwi’s trusted bodyguard Kim Ga On, played by Choi Byung Chan! “The role that I play is a character that does not speak much. In that regard, it’s a challenge for me and that’s why I decided to join,” Byung Chan shared. “Ga On is a character who never reveals his feelings. He’s really quiet and he has a mysterious background. He has a scar in his heart which he does not reveal.”

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Choi Byung Chan as Kim Ga On in The King’s Affection NETFLIX/THE KING’S AFFECTION

According to Director Song, they were *surprised* to hear Byung Chan speak so much during the press con because he didn’t talk much on set! “And he doesn’t have that many lines, he mostly speaks with his eyes while we’re filming,” he shared. “And eyes really matter for this part.”

7. Get ready for heartbreak: There’s going to be A LOT of one-sided love in the show. 

Yi Hyun will have feelings for Yi Hwi, Shin So Eun will fall for Jung Ji Un, and Noh Ha Kyung will fall for Yi Hwi as well! Ha Kyung, who is played by Jung Chaeyeon, falls for Yi Hwi, not knowing she is actually female. 

According to Chae Yeon, Ha Kyung is the daughter of the Minister Of Warfare. “She was really doted on when she was brought up as a child. And she’s a really lovely character, everyone likes her because she’s really innocent and naive…And this character finds her true love, which is the king. So you’ll have to see how her emotions and feelings change throughout the series.” 

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Jung Chaeyeon as Noh Ha Kyung in The King’s Affection NETFLIX/THE KING’S AFFECTION

8. Rowoon and Eun Bin say they’re very lucky to be acting next to each other. 

Rowoon shared, “The circumstances of the moment were naturally reflected in our acting. I think this synergy was possible because I had such a great partner on set. I think Eun Bin’s a very great actor and I’m very lucky to work beside her.” 

Park Eun Bin added: “I’m also very lucky to have a good partner. He’s very serious about his acting and puts a lot of thought into it. He’s very enthusiastic about his acting. He was very reliable and I can confidently say that our chemistry is the best.”

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Courtesy Of Netflix

9. One of Bae Yoon Kyung’s reasons for being in the drama is that she’s a fan of Eun Bin.

“I did a previous project with Director Song, so I do have faith in [him]. When I saw the script, the plot was really intriguing and fun. And the character I will play, So On, was very attractive, very appealing. That’s why I chose to join,” Bae Yoon Kyung said. “And also, I did want to work alongside Eun Bin because I was her fan. I do really like her. And it was a really good opportunity for me to work alongside her.” 

10. The ~funniest~ person on set is Choi Byung Chan, according to the cast!

When asked for a particularly fun moment, Byung Chan shared: “We had a very fun experience every day on the set, and no matter whether the camera’s on or off, we had a lot of fun, and it was very enjoyable. I think the most memorable aspect was that we used to offer each other advice when the camera’s off. And we would help each other out, and I love that part the most. I think I enjoyed every second of filming.” 

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines Courtesy Of Netflix

The cast and crew spent an entire year—and all four seasons in Korea—filming the show. As of this writing, they’re actually still shooting scenes for The King’s Affection!

New episodes of The King’s Affection are released every Monday and Tuesday night on Netflix. 

***

We’re officially on Viber! Be part of our growing community and subscribe to Cosmopolitan Philippines now!

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Far-right pundit Zemmour to announce French presidency bid: entourage

© Nicolas TUCAT French far-right media pundit Eric Zemmour spoke to journalists while visiting Marseille, southern France, on November 27, 2021 French far-right pundit Eric Zemmour will announce he is ... Read more »

Demi Lovato hopes to heal their inner child: 'I should only speak to myself with Little Demi in mind'

Demi Lovato shares a throwback to promote healing their inner child (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) Demi Lovato opened up to fans about the importance of giving yourself ... Read more »

Where to find TM88 Pluck in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

© Provided by GamePur TM 88, or Pluck, is one of the moves you can be given throughout your journey across the Sinnoh Region. This is a flying type move ... Read more »

Riot launches limited-edition VALORANT esports merch collection before VCT Champions

© Provided by Dot Esports Just a couple of days before VCT Champions kicks off, Riot Games has revealed a limited-edition set of apparel now for sale to celebrate the ... Read more »

Rainbow Six Siege Operation High Calibre release and maintenance times

© Provided by GamePur Rainbow Six Siege Operation High Calibre launches on November 30 across all platforms. This new season will be accompanied by a patch for the game that ... Read more »

Giving Someone Every Single Gift From the "12 Days of Christmas" Would Cost a Small Fortune

Photo credit: GraphicaArtis – Getty Images “Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through the links below.” “The 12 Days of Christmas” is a holiday ... Read more »

DOH adviser bats for vaccination, ventilation vs. Omicron variant

Dr. Edsel Salvana at June 21, 2021 briefing The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has yet to be detected in the Philippines but a member of the Department of Health (DOH)-Technical ... Read more »

Amazon union election in Alabama must be redone, NLRB official rules

© Provided by CNET The RWDSU sought to represent workers at one Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama. The union lost, but a mailbox Amazon had installed on its premises ... Read more »

Shakey's doubles Peri-Peri network

© Photo Release Shakey’s doubles Peri-Peri network MANILA, Philippines — Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc., the listed full-service restaurant chain of the Po family, has more than doubled the network ... Read more »

Mariah Carey's Dating Requirements Include a Very Mariah Carey Stipulation

It's time. Thanksgiving is in the rear-view and Mariah Carey's “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is back on the airwaves — war on Christmas be damned. In a ... Read more »

FACT FOCUS: New omicron variant fuels old misinformation

© Provided by Associated Press A man walks through a deserted part of Johannesburg’s OR Tambo’s airport, South Africa, Monday Nov. 29, 2021. The World Health Organisation urged countries around ... Read more »

Austin orders new review of deadly 2019 airstrike in Syria

© Provided by Associated Press Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, speaks during a meeting with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii ... Read more »

Influencer Zoe Marshall rushed to hospital 'crying in pain' but won't reveal diagnosis

Zoe Marshall has revealed she was rushed to hospital last weekend following a scary incident. The popular social media influencer and wife of NRL great Benji Marshall revealed on her ... Read more »

The Anti-Aging Moisturizer Jennifer Lopez Used for a Decade Rarely Goes on Sale — but It's Now 30% Off

The Anti-Aging Moisturizer Jennifer Lopez Used for a Decade Rarely Goes on Sale — But It’s Now 30% Off Getty Images It's the final countdown, folks. Not to put that ... Read more »

Countries should share best practices – envoy

ISRAELI Ambassador to the Philippines Ilan Fluss on Monday raised the need for countries to share their “best practices” in fighting Covid-19 since the pandemic is a global concern. The ... Read more »

Shear Line to bring cloudy skies, scattered rains over Batanes, Cagayan

© Bernadette A. Parco Cloudy skies weather PHOTO BY BERNADETTE A. PARCO The shear line will be affecting extreme northern Luzon on Tuesday, according to the morning forecast posted by ... Read more »

3 Things You Need to Know Before Taking a Collagen Supplement

Photo credit: Yulia Lisitsa – Getty Images “Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through the links below.” Quickly and recently, amino acids have become ... Read more »

Demi Moore is an absolute bombshell in sparkling ombre gown with an extravagant train

© Provided by Hello! demi-moore-fashion-awards-gown Demi Moore has had years of experience setting fashion statements, and she just made another major one at a star-studded red carpet. MORE: 15 most showstopping ... Read more »

It's time to study the health impacts of TikTok, researchers say

© Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge People have flocked to TikTok in droves over the past few years — but research into the social media giant’s potential health ... Read more »

Former Pentagon chief Mark Esper sues Pentagon

© Getty Images Former Pentagon chief Mark Esper has sued the Pentagon over redactions to his forthcoming memoir. In a lawsuit filed Sunday, Mr Esper accuses the defence department of ... Read more »

Pentagon chief orders review of 2019 Syria strike

© Reuters/PASCAL ROSSIGNOL FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin with NATO partners WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a four-star general to review a 2019 strike ... Read more »

Twitter reacts as Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d'Or

© Provided by 90min Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for the 7th time | FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages It was always going to be a straight shoot-out between Lionel Messi and ... Read more »

Secret and Old Spice Deodorants Are Pulled from Shelves Due to Cancer-Linked Chemical

Photo credit: Courtesy of Procter & Gamble / Brands Officials at Procter & Gamble Co. are recalling more than 15 different deodorant and aerosol sprays manufactured under its Old Spice ... Read more »

Golf Town's Cyber Monday deals include up to 50% off clubs, apparel and more

Looking for more Cyber Monday deals, gift guides and holiday tips? Sign up for Yahoo Lifestyle Canada’s newsletter! Golf Town‘s Cyber Monday Sale is on now. Yahoo Lifestyle Canada is ... Read more »

Messi's enduring brilliance rewarded with another Ballon d'Or

© CARL DE SOUZA Lionel Messi captained Argentina to victory in the Copa America in July Some might question whether Lionel Messi really deserved to win his latest Ballon d’Or ... Read more »

Farce Football: Robert Lewandowski denied Ballon d'Or yet again—honored as “Striker of the Year”

© Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images Robert Lewandowski receives the “Striker of the Year 2021” award. If I had to coin a motto for “modern football,” it would ... Read more »

Robert Lewandowski wins Striker of the Year, Chelsea win Club of the Year

© Provided by 90min A deserved triumph for Lewandowski | Aurelien Meunier/GettyImages Robert Lewandowski has won the brand new Striker of the Year award at the 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony, ... Read more »

D.C. United announce end-of-season roster moves

© Caitlin Buckley / Black and Red United This morning, D.C. United announced their end-of-year roster decisions, making a variety of moves that include exercising contract options on regular starters ... Read more »

Industry pays tribute to Virgil Abloh at sombre Fashion Awards ceremony

Photograph: Matt Baron/Rex/Shutterstock News of the young designer’s death dominates London awards, with Kim Jones named designer of the year The 2021 Fashion Awards took place in sombre circumstances on ... Read more »

Global coalition seizes 145.3 tonnes of cocaine - Colombia's navy

© Reuters/COLOMBIAN NAVY FILE PHOTO: Cocaine packages are seen after the seizure of a semi submersible sea vessel loaded with cocaine hydrochloride in Tumaco BOGOTA (Reuters) – Military and police ... Read more »

Walmart, Kroger, and Other Grocery Stores Are Meeting With the White House to Address Shortages

Thanksgiving may be over, but December is about to bring more holiday meals and celebrations, which means grocery shopping demands will remain high. Unfortunately, supply chain issues are still rampant ... Read more »

Nuclear talks resume as West asks if Iran is serious or stalling

© Provided by BusinessWorld VIENNA — World powers and Iran were set to gather in Vienna on Monday to try to salvage their 2015 nuclear deal, but with Tehran sticking ... Read more »

Entertainment News (11/30/21)

© Provided by BusinessWorld 1 of 10 © Provided by BusinessWorld KRISTEN STEWART in Spencer (2021) — IMDB.COM © Provided by BusinessWorld Ben&Ben ‘Lunod’ © Provided by BusinessWorld Himesh Patel ... Read more »

BSP: Nov. inflation likely on target

© Provided by BusinessWorld INFLATION this month is likely to be within target, as a stronger peso and oil price reductions tempered the rise in consumer prices, according to the ... Read more »

Coming out is a matter of time

© The Manila Times With his coming out, Raymond has all the more gained both respect and admiration. INSTAGRAM PHOTO/MOND Vignettes wonders why some people insist that it’s also high ... Read more »

McCoy De Leon Reveals Why He And Elisse Joson Waited To Introduce Felize To The World

© Provided by Cosmopolitan Philippines McCoy De Leon recently revealed why he and his partner Elisse Joson waited a while before introducing Felize to the world—and it’s all because of ... Read more »

Renewed solidarity is TV5 station ID message

© The Manila Times With ABS-CBN’s programs airing as block-timers on TV5, Darren Espanto, Gary Valenciano, Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte were only too happy to join in the Christmas ... Read more »

5 Telling Stats from Everton's Aimless 1-0 Loss to Brentford

© Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Let them Eat Cake! Everton have only rarely enjoyed an advantage in possession this season, as manager Rafa Benitez has preferred to sit back ... Read more »

PSC begins renovation of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

© Provided by BusinessWorld THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has started refurbishing the facilities at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and PhilSports Complex in Pasig in preparation for ... Read more »

LionhearTV wins Super Blogger of the Year in 2021 Shopee Awards

On November 26, LionhearTV won the 2021 Shopee Awards’ Super Blogger of the Year during the app’s 12.12 Big Christmas Sale and Thanksgiving Event. © Provided by LionhearTV Shopee will ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic