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Kim Go Eun Will Be Lee Min Ho’s Leading Lady in New Drama

By Staff Reporter | May 22, 2019 08:38 AM EDT

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Kim Go Eun is most recognized for her roles in the dramas “Goblin” and “Cheese In The Trap.”
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Creating more hype for Lee Min Ho's newest drama - his first since he returned from the military, versatile actress Kim Go Eun is confirmed to have been cast to play the small screen offering's lead female role.

Like Min Ho, Go Eun will be reunited with acclaimed writer Kim Eun Sook for the romance-fantasy drama titled "The King: The Eternal Monarch." Eun Sook has previously worked with the actors in the hit TV series "The Heirs" and "Goblin." 

In a statement, production outfit Hwa&Dam Pictures revealed that Go Eun's will be playing dual characters.

"'The King: The Eternal Monarch' will be a fantasy romance drama that takes place in the two parallel universes of the Republic of Korea and the Empire of Korea. Kim Go Eun will take on two different roles - one as detective Jung Tae Eul in the Republic of Korea, and the other as the criminal Luna in the Empire of Korea," a representative shared. 

Speaking about why they chose Go Eun for the said roles, the company lauded her well-roundedness and passion as an actress. 

"We believe that with her versatility as an actress - which she has previously shown in her various films and particularly in her role in 'Goblin,' wherein she showed great depth as her character grew from a girl to a mature woman - Kim Go Eun will be able to successfully take on the two different characters," they further remarked.

Min Ho has earlier been revealed to also play two characters, each one living in one of the parallel worlds. His first role for the drama is a Korean emperor and the other is a modern-day detective.

Hwa&Dam, who has also worked with him on "The Heirs," regards Min Ho as an "actor that [they] can trust." In the same statement, they also said that the "audience can expect to see more mature and deeper acting" from the talented Hallyu superstar. 

The highly anticipated drama will be aired in  2020. Filming will reportedly kick off in the second half of this year. 

Prior to their upcoming project, Go Eun was last seen on "Goblin:" Min Ho on "Legend of the Blue Sea." Both aired from 2016 to 2017.

Tagged :  Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun, Kim Eun Sook

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