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Earlier last week, MBC's hit drama "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" came to a close. Upon the end of this "national" drama, there has been speculation that it could have ended differently.
On March 16, writer Jin Soo Wan revealed this through an interview. According to Jin, the tragic death of Prince Yang Myung was planned in advance. However, except for Yang Myung's death, the ending of "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" that was aired was very different to what writer Jin had planned.
Due to MBC's labor union strike, "The Moon That Embraces the Sun" faced some struggles during its last week of airing. After PD Kim Do Hoon joined the strike, the drama was forced to delay the airing of the last two episodes. This affected the filming schedule, which in turn affected the plot that Jin had initially planned.
[Note: For those who haven't watched the last episode - watch out for spoilers!]
The ending that Jin had in mind was very different from the actual ending of the drama. Minister Yoon (played by Kim Eung Soo) was not supposed to die on the spot, after being stabbed by King Hwon (Kim Soo Hyun). Initially, after Yoon had been captured by Hwon, the two would have had a last political debate with each other. If there had been more time, viewers could have watched a scene similar to that of MBC's "100 Minute Talk."
"I wanted to show a scene where the cold-hearted Minister Yoon and King Hwon had a debate about politics," said Jin. "I wanted Yoon to die a tragic death similar to that of Ahri (Jang Young Nam), but I couldn't."
Jin continued, "In the aired drama, Hwon closes the eyes of Queen Bo Kyung (Kim Min Seo) after she has died, and comes crying in the arms of Yeon Woo. Initially, I wanted Hwon, now left all alone, to cry by himself, but since there wasn't enough time, I thought that was the simplest way to handle it."
In addition, it can be noted that overall, the drama is fairly different from the novel that it was based on. One specific aspect is that Hwon's bodyguard, Woon (Song Jae Rim) had a smaller role in the drama than in the novel. In the original novel, Woon is born an illegitimate son, and is raised by Yang Myung's mother, Lady Park. He eventually falls in love with Hwon's princess, Heo Yeon Woo (Han Ga In), which brings conflict in Hwon and Yeon Woo's relationship. However, in the drama, Woon brings conflict in his friendship with Prince Yang Myung (Jung Il Woo), when he becomes the king's bodyguard.
Jin revealed, "I initially planned for Woon and Yeon Woo's servant, Seol (Yoon Seung Ah) to become closer with each other, both being skilled in the martial arts. I wanted to cover a part of the story where they eventually fell in love." She added, "[The drama] was initially 24 episodes in length, but as we shortened it to 20 episodes, I had to take out that part."
"The Moon That Embraces the Sun" aired its first episode on January 4, and ended after three months last week on March 15. The highly popular drama ended on a high note, with ratings of 42.2% (AGB Nielsen) nationwide for its last episode, making it the higest rated episode during its run.
Actor Jung Il Woo who plays the older version of King Lee Hwon's brother Prince Yang Myeong in MBC hit drama "The Moon That Embraces the Sun," hinted at the highly anticipated ending of the drama.
On the March 11 episode of MBC "Section TV Entertainment Relay," Jung Il Woo was interviewed by MBC reporters on the set of the drama prior to final filming.
Jung Il Woo shared his feelings regarding his character Prince Yang Myeong upon the end of the story, "Entirely immersed and commited to him, even if I've poured my everything into him [the character] I still have a lot of regrets." said he, thinking about the end of the drama.
When asked about the ending of the drama Jung Il Woo commented, "It seems like it will probably be a sad but at the same time, happy ending. The last episode will contain everything."
Are you excited for the end of the drama this week?
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ex-Hello Venus' member, Ara, will be starring in the musical version of "The Moon that Embraces the Sub, which is expected to draw its curtain in Japan!
After signing with Urban Works Ent., which is also home to Kim Jong Kook, last December, Ara scored her first lead role in the musical.
Ara shared, "I am carrying this lead role as Yeon Woo with a heavy sense of responsibility as it is a popular production. Because of my nervousness during my first rehearsal, I couldn"t take the script off of my hands. I will keep on practicing and doing my best to create a high-quality production."
The musical will open its curtains at Theater BRAVA, Osaka on the 20th followed by U-Port Hall, Tokyo in April.
Singer Kim Jong Kook transformed into actor Kim Soo Hyun.
On the episode of Running Man that aired on September 21, the cast participated in the Find the Chaebol Race. In this episode, actresses Lee Yoo Ri, Choi Yeo Jin, Yoo In Young, Seo Woo, and Kim Min Seo appeared as guests.
On this day, Kim Jong Kook was paired up with Kim Min Seo before the game Destroy the Evidence of Anger, and Kim Jong Kook showed off his sageuk acting. Kim Min Seo played the queen, Kim Soo Hyuns wife, in MBCs The Moon That Embraces The Sun. Kim Jong Kook took Kim Soo Hyuns role as he showed off his acting.
For his genuine acting, Kim Jong Kook turned his hat into a gamtu (the headgear Joseon officials wore), causing laughter. Kim Min Seo didnt waver seeing Kim Jong Kook and displayed her emotional acting, receiving applause afterwards.
Yoo Jae Suk got involved and stated that the name isnt The Moon That Embraces The Sun, but rather The Moon That Embraces The Muscles.
The immense popularity of Kim Soo Hyun can be felt again, as “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” has been confirmed to air in Japan this upcoming summer.
A representative of his agency KeyEast commented on May 30, “MBC’s drama ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’ starring Kim Soo Hyun will air on Japanese national channel NHK starting this July.”
“NHK was encouraged to make the decision thanks to Kim Soo Hyun’s great popularity in Japan and the viewers’ interest in him,” the source explained.
In 2012, the drama recorded impressive viewer ratings and reached an average of 42.2%, making “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” one of the year’s biggest hits. Thanks to the success, the drama was picked up by NHK’s channel BS Premium, and Kim Soo Hyun became widely known also in Japan. Furthermore, his latest work “Man from the Stars” recently begun airing on cable channel DATV.
The first episode of “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” will air on NHK in July.
Kim Soo Hyun"s hit historical drama "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" will be syndicated on the NHK channel in Japan starting this July!
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A rep from Kim Soo Hyun"s agency Key East Entertainment stated on May 30, "Kim Soo Hyun"s starring MBC drama "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" will air on Japanese major broadcast channel NHK this July... Japan NHK"s decision was made by Japanese broadcast reps" interest and local fans" hot response to "Asia"s Lover" Kim Soo Hyun."
His Japanese agency rep stated, "Kim Soo Hyun"s popularity [in Japan] has been rising recently, and requests for syndication of his productions and interviews with media outlets are pouring in... As much as the inquiries about additional dates for Kim Soo Hyun"s Japanese fan meeting in Pacifico Yokohama National University Hall are coming in, there is an extraordinary amount of interest in Kim Soo Hyun"s activities [in Japan]."
"The Moon that Embraces the Sun" has already began airing on NHK BS Premium Channel in May, and "You Who Came From the Stars" has also picked up a syndication spot on Japanese cable channel DATV on the 25th.
To all of the Japanese fans, catch "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" all over again or for the first time on TV this July!
Minho and Kwanghee supported Super Junior"s Kyuhyun by watching his starring musical "The Moon that Embraces the Sun".
On February 5, Kyuhyun shared the above photo of the SHINee and ZE:A member with the message, "Nice dongsengs Minho and Kwanghee who came to see "The Moon that Embraces Kyu" yesterday. How can the people who came to see the musical be better looking that the person in the musical?"
Fans responded, "Kyuhyun, Kwanghee, Minho, it"s nice to see them together," "They"re all so handsome," and "I hope your musical is daebak."
Kyuhyun is currently playing the role of Lee Hwan in "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" musical alongside Girls" Generation"s Seohyun.
The past fortnight has seen plenty of romantic episodes from the MBC drama, The Moon That Embraces The Sun. Unfortunately for the shows fans, the plot will take a heartbreaking downturn with the death of a main character this week.
Through the preview released on January 17th, Yeon Woo (Kim Yoo Jung) who was to be the Crown Princes princess, is struck down with illness resulting from black magic conjured up upon the orders of the Queen Dowager. She gets banished from the palace, and later dies. We then see Yang Myung (Lee Min Ho) and the Crown Prince, Lee Hwon (Yeo Jin Gu), react with fury and anguish as Lee Hwons first love gets buried in the earth.
The heartbreaking scenes will be aired on January 18th. The following episode on the 19th will also see the entrance of the adult actors (such as Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo, and more) after the childhood period of the drama passes.
As fans know, Girls" Generation"s Seohyun is standing on stage for her first musical role in "The Moon that Embraces the Sun".
Tiffany as well as SISTAR"s Bora and Soyu came to support her and visited her backstage, and Seohyun tweeted her gratitude. She posted, "A picture with Fanyfany unni and pretty Bora unni, both of who I"m thankful to for coming to support Seo Yeon Woo. It is I, Seo Yeon Woo embraced by two unnis. I"ll do my best until the last show of "The Moon that Embraces the Sun"."
Seohyun later added, "Soyu also came to watch the musical, but I"m so disappointed we didn"t take a picture. T.T My friend, Soyu~ Thank you so so much for coming to watch it
“I’ve always dreamed of being a musical actress and now my dream has come true!”
Seohyun, a member of Korean girl band Girls’ Generation stated her impression at the press conference after musical 'The Moon that Embraces the Sun' held at the Seoul Arts Center CJ Towol Theater in Seoul on January 20. Seohyun needs to act two features of Yeon Woo as a grown-up and a child which is eight years before Yeon Woo becoming crown princess. Also, Kyuhyun a member of K-pop idol Super Junior, takes a role of King Lee Hwon, who is missing Yeon Woo. “This character Lee Hwon is different from other characters that I’ve been through since he is a bright character, but also the king who rules the country,” and “A lot of pressure is on me, so I’ll work even harder. I’m not sure the audience have felt that during the show,” he added. Kyuhyun will share the role of Lee Hwon with musical actor Kim Da Hyun and Jeon Dong Seok. Seohyun will be sharing the role of Yeon Woo with former CSJH the Grace member Lina and muscial actress Jung Jae Eun. This will be Seohyun′s first time acting in a musical. Actor Kang Pil Suk and Jo Hwi will play as Yang Myung who has an affection for Yeon Woo. 'The Moon that Embraces the Sun' is based on the best-selling novel with the same title. Then it was adapted into a TV drama starring Kim Su-hyun and Han Ga-in, recording over 40 percent in viewer ratings. a mega hit. 'The Moon That Embraces the Sun' was first introduced as a musical in June 2013 and restarts with as a newly cast production in a half-year. The star-studded musical will run at the Seoul Arts Center CJ Towol Theater until February 23.