Kim Ji-won becomes Kim Soo-hyun’s Queen of Tears
Let the pretty commence! The first teaser for tvN’s Queen of Tears has dropped, and while it might not contain anything substantial, the visual pairing of its leads is enough to pique my interest. This Cinderella story stars Kim Soo-hyun (One Ordinary Day) as Baek Hyun-woo, a legal director from a small town, and Kim Ji-won (My Liberation Notes) as Hong Hae-in, the “queen” of Hyun-woo’s public and private life.
After three years of marriage, the couple hits a rough patch, but if the teaser is any indication, there’s a duality to their relationship. As Hyun-woo stares at his wife, he thinks to himself, “Why is she pretty?” and then proceeds to ask again, clearly in denial of his feelings. Even the mere proximity of Hae-in causes his heart to thump, and Hyun-woo counts down from five as he takes a step back from his approaching wife. The teaser asks why his heart is beating, but then the music cuts out, breaking the magic of their happily-ever-after.
Glaring at her husband, Hae-in demands an answer from him, and he shrinks back in fear and fidgets like a schoolboy getting scolded by his teacher. Hyun-woo runs in the night, screaming at the top of his lungs, and finally finds the answer to his question: his heart was beating out of fear. The teaser ends with Hae-in’s laugh, more akin to a villainess than a princess, but regardless of what Hae-in is to Hyun-woo, Kim Ji-won looks absolutely fabulous in both white and black.
While not featured in this teaser, the rest of the cast for Queen of Tears is filled with talented names from Park Sung-hoon (The Kidnapping Day) and Kwak Dong-yeon (Gaus Electronics) to Kim Gab-soo (Today’s Webtoon) and Lee Mi-sook (Perfect Marriage Revenge) — and that’s barely scratching the surface!
The people behind the scenes are also a huge draw with writer Park Ji-eun (Crash Landing on You) making her comeback alongside PDs Jang Young-woo (Bulgalsal – Immortal Souls) and Kim Hee-won (Soundtrack #2, Little Women). tvN’s Queen of Tears is slated for sixteen episodes and premieres March 9 in the Saturday-Sunday slot.