Kim Ji-won makes Kim Soo-hyun cry in Queen of Tears
What happens after the happily-ever-after, when a mere commoner marries into a chaebol family? Dramaland normally draws a curtain over this answer… until now. tvN’s upcoming rom-com Queen of Tears digs into exactly this question. Starring Kim Soo-hyun (One Ordinary Day) as our small-town hero, and Kim Ji-won (My Liberation Notes) as the chaebol “queen” he married, we see that it’s not all rainbows and sunshine after you say I do.
The drama’s latest teaser gives us more to chew on than the first, and in the opening sequences we see the ultra-romantic moments our OTP shared. Our heroine Hong Hae-in (Kim Ji-won) promises never to make Baek Hyun-woo (Kim Soo-hyun) cry, and in voiceover, innocent-hearted Hyun-woo tells us “it was the wedding of the century” because it was between the country’s most well-known chaebol daughter and a regular company employee.
Then the undercutting begins. Hyun-woo appears at Hae-in’s desk with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. “It’s our wedding anniversary,” he says. And she replies, essentially, with a “yeah and?” The remaining half of the teaser is quick cuts of the two of them, but we get a glimpse of how Hyun-woo is struggling, and we hear his thoughts in voiceover, ending with a verbal request for a divorce.
It’s pretty new subject matter for a K-drama, which sets Queen of Tears apart already, but the high-buzz title has also garnered a ton of attention for the main cast pairing (for obvious reasons *heart eyes*). But even more so, the project marks writer Park Ji-eun’s (Crash Landing on You, You From Another Star) comeback, and boasts PDs Jang Young-woo (Bulgalsal – Immortal Souls) and Kim Hee-won (Soundtrack #2, Little Women) as well.
tvN’s Queen of Tears premieres on March 9 in the Saturday-Sunday slot following Captivating the King, and will stream in select regions on Netflix.