Here are some photos from the wrap-up party of the the cast and crew of “King’s Daugther, Soo Baek Hyang” which was held yesterday, March 14.
Up top is our dear Jo Hyun Jae, looking great in simple, casual clothes. JHJ must have had enough of having to wear makeup and having his hair styled and bound for the last 6 months, hence he arrived without makeup and with his hair unstyled. But still looking wonderful as always.
The captions are not mine, they were provided by MBC Cupitter. I translated those which I can understand.
Many members of the cast and crew were present during the wrap-up party which was held at a restaurant in Yeouido.
The woman with her back to the camera in the photos below, wearing a flowery top is actress Seo Woo (Seolhee). And the woman with the long hair is Soup Lady, the lady seated beside her is the Queen’s maid, and the guy seated beside Soup Lady is Chancellor Yon’s ally.
Our dear Hyun Jae (Crown Prince Myeong Nong/King Seong) seated beside Seo Hyun Jin (Seolnan).
Caption: Im Se Mi (Queen Eun Hye) and Seo Woo (back to the camera) having a chat. Queen looks like a college student in casual clothes, while Seo Woo is a fashionista as always.
Seolhi and Peaceful.
Editor: The child actor Choi Roo Won’s character’s name in the drama is the Korean word for “Peaceful”
Seolnan and Peaceful.
Caption: Master of ceremony (MC) for the night is Assistant Director (he is so young!)
Caption: Testimonials from the main cast…. first up is Lee Jae Ryong (King Muryeong).
Note: Foreground, the man (seated) with his back to the camera is JHJ.
Lee Jae Ryong said, “Very happy to have worked with KDSBH Jakga-nim (Writer-nim) and Director. So happy to meet all the actors.” He added, “I hope the many people who watched our drama will have a chance to reflect.”
He ended his speech with, “Thank you, and I love you.” (Oh? A love confession? Haha!)
King Muryeong with his trusty aide Hongrim (actor Jeong Seok Yong). Hongrim explained that he only stood up because he wanted to stretch his legs. Haha, he has a sense of humor.
The microphone is then passed on to Seo Hyun Jin (Seolnan). She said, “Thankful to have finished 6 months of filming without incident. The whole filming process was so difficult, I thought I was going to die.” She added, “Thanks to all the cast and crew. Live happily, be able to go out on a date would be nice.”
Up next is Writer-nim Hwang Jin Young. She said, “I am very happy to see all the [production] staff in one place. From now on we are bonded together. To all the good actors we have worked with, I hope to see you again someday.”
Editor: Now we know Writer-nim is a female! And she still looks young.
Up next is PD Lee Sang Yeob. He said, “I am really speechless. All I can say is thank you.”
According to the captions, PD Lee started to cry! All the actors and the crew told him, “Don’t cry! Don’t cry!” Eventually, PD Lee wiped away his tears and continued with his speech.
He said, “I am really lacking in experience in directing a long drama, but all the senior actors helped me, so thank you very much. It was really a very difficult time, really thankful to Lee Jae Ryong, Jo Hyun Jae, and Seo Hyun Jin. Thank you to all the actors. We will meet again someday, right? Take care of yourselves!” (Awww, he made me teary-eyed.)
Caption for photos below: And then, the new King of Baekje, Myeong Nong Jo Hyun Jae. Sporting a casual look. Truly a very warm person.
The MC described JHJ as “like a beloved (or favorite) brother”
Then MC offered a toast for Myeong Nong since he is the newly-enthroned King of Baekje. Then, MC asked JHJ to propose a toast. JHJ replied, “Why should I be the one to propose a toast?” (Hahahahaha.)
JHJ said, “[Because of this drama] I have matured as an actor. Thanks to all the production staff and the actors, we all worked very hard.”
Comment from Cupitter staff: Every time we see [JHJ] at the filming site, he seems very shy. But many people have attested that he is actually so full of powerful feelings/thoughts. Although the drama has ended, I will continue to love Myeong Nong-oppa. Because once you fall in love with him, there is no escape, you can only continue loving him.
My comment: Whoever wrote this comment seems to have taken the JHJ poison for which there is no known antidote yet. 😀
Editor: The guy wearing a blue and black striped beanie is actor Kim Young Jae who played Sunimun.
Caption for photo below: Shouting “Cheers”, but Assistant Director discovers that Myeong Nong-oppa’s glass is actually empty. So Assistant Director began to refill Myeong Nong-oppa’s glass… His Highness Crown Prince Myeong Nong smiling brightly… You really worked hard. Thank you.
Testimonials over. Time for cast and crew to mingle and chat.
Here is our Jo Hyun Jae chatting with PD Lee Sang Yeob. The man with gray hair seated on the other side of JHJ is the actor who played Koyoung, Sunimun’s minister.
Photo time… staff with the actors. Wahhh, so envious of those girls who can take a picture with JHJ!!!
Jakga-nim Hwang Jin Young received a gift from Jo Hyun Jae fans from DC/JHJ.
It seems JHJ and actress Im Se Mi have really become friendly. Below is a copy of the above picture without labels.