The cast of Bridal Mask, which includes Joo Won, Jin Sae Yeon, Park Ki Woong, Shin Hyun Joon, and the rest of the cast gathered at the KBS Annex on February 3rd for their first table read.
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Joo Won (Baker King, Ojakkyo Brothers) gets the lead role for upcoming KBS drama Gaksital, or Bridal Mask. It’s based on the 70s manhwa by Heo Young-man. I was so happy to hear the news! I seriously wanted to see him act again soon. How coincidental that he decided to pick up another saeguk after he dropped the Moon That Embraces the Sun due to taping conflicts.
“Gaksital is a famous manhwa set in the 1930s, during the Japanese occupation. The hero, Lee Kang-to, is known as ‘Gaksital’ because he wears a mask to hide his face — one of those traditional play masks, specifically the rosy-cheeked one reserved for the female role, aka the bride. He’s an unassuming young man in real life, but when he dons his superhero mask, he fights injustice and rights wrongs during one of the darkest periods of Korea’s history. The manhwa itself, written in 1974, is described as astoundingly contemporary, and deals with a myriad of social issues, still praised for its nationalistic stance.”
Bridal Mask plans for a May premiere on KBS. Can’t wait!