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EXO’s Baekhyun to play prince in new drama

  • Published : Apr 4, 2016 - 16:28
  • Updated : Apr 4, 2016 - 16:28

EXO member Baekhyun will play an imperial prince in new fantasy-romance TV drama “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo.”

Photos of Baekhyun dressed in the royal costume were revealed Monday via the show’s official Facebook account. In the photos, Baekhyun flashes a bright, mischievous smile, showcasing his playful character on the TV drama.

Baekhyun ("Scarlet Heart: Ryeo"'s official Facebook)
Actors Lee Joon-ki, Kang Ha-neul, Hong Jong-hyun, Nam Joo-hyuk and Ji Soo are joining the cast as handsome princes of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).

The TV drama, based on the eponymous Chinese novel, centers on Goryeo emperor Wang Geon’s fourth son Wang So, played by Lee, and Hae-soo, a girl who travels through time to the kingdom from the 21st century, played by IU.

Girls’ Generation member Seohyun is also among the cast, playing Woo-hee, the last princess of the Later Baekje Kingdom (892-936). She becomes a palace gisaeng (courtesan) after the collapse of the dynasty.

“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo,” a totally preproduced TV drama, will air in the second half of the year.

By Ahn Sung-mi (sahn@heraldcorp.com)