Shin Sung Rok and Jang Nara get married in a lavish royal wedding ceremony for “The Last Empress.”
“The Last Empress” is set in an alternate universe in 2018, where the country is ruled under a constitutional monarchy. The drama follows the conspiracies, secrecy, love, greed, and revenge surrounding the royal family. Shin Sung Rok plays the crown prince Lee Hyuk, while Jang Nara plays Oh Sunny, an unknown musical actress.
In the released photos, Jang Nara and Shin Sung Rok are married in a grand, royal wedding ceremony, with the royal family members and invited guests all around them. Jang Nara wears beautiful pink and white traditional clothing, while Shin Sung Rok is decked out in royal traditional clothing as well as a crown.
It was revealed that the production staff unleashed an extremely large amount of effort to pull off a royal wedding ceremony. The filming took two full days, with nothing spared when it came to location, the outdoor set, the extras, the actors’ wardrobes, lighting, wedding props, and more.
In order to add even more lavishness to the ceremony, the production staff included real fireworks and othercomputer-generated effects. Over 300 extras were hired as guests for the wedding, and were all fully clothed in traditional clothing, and the set alone took 15 days to make.
A source from the production staff stated, “Long before we began filming, we thought long and hard about the wedding ceremony scene, which is so important to ‘The Last Empress.’ We broke down and discussed the wedding ceremony for a long time, and poured our hearts and souls into the artistic aspects of the set, and filmed. The ‘wedding of the century’ scene will be even more realistic and touching thanks to the efforts of the production staff and the actors.”
“The Last Empress” will air its first episode on November 21, and will be available on Viki!
“The Last Empress” is set in an alternate reality where modern-day Korea is a constitutional monarchy. It will tell the story of a musical actress who marries the emperor and gets swept up in incidents such as the murder of the queen dowager. The drama will focus on her journey to bring down the royal family.
Unique Main Actor Lineup
The five main actors Jang Nara, Choi Jin Hyuk, Shin Sung Rok, Lee Elijah, and Shin Eun Kyungwill show many different charms. Jang Nara will play Oh Sunny, a nameless musical actress who becomes the empress and Choi Jin Hyuk will play Na Wang Shik, a man who becomes a royal bodyguard to seek revenge. Shin Sung Rok will play Lee Hyuk, the emperor who is loved by the public, but has an unexpected twisted side. Lee Elijah will take on the role of Min Yoo Ra, the royal spokesperson who is full of her own desire for power. Shin Eun Kyung will play the emperor’s loving mother who is sometimes frightening with madness.
Strong Supporting Actors
Not only did supporting actors full of experience participate in this drama, but rookie actors joined the project as well. Park Won Sook, Yoon Da Hoon, and Kim Myung Soo will add depth to the drama with their experience. Younger actors like Yoon So Yi, Lee Hee Jin, and Stephanie Leewill add unique and refreshing energy to the drama.
The drama’s unique settings, such as Korea being a constitutional monarchy, will capture viewers. “The Last Empress” will portray sweet romance, the battle for power between royal family members, thrilling conspiracies, action, the love of family, and humor, allowing viewers to sympathize with the drama’s refreshing plot.
Kim Soon Ock And Joo Dong Min’s Teamwork
Writer Kim Soon Ock is famous for popular dramas with unexpected and addicting plots like “Sister Is Alive,” “Jang Bo Ri Is Here,” and “Temptation of Wife.” Producer Joo Dong Min is famous for his delicate directing skills in the drama “Return.” There is much anticipation from viewers towards “The Last Empress” as it will be a result of the pair’s unique combination.
The production team of “The Last Empress” stated, “We are ready to make viewers addicted to ‘The Last Empress’ with our thrilling plot. Please look forward to the premiere of the royal romance-thriller.”
“The Last Empress” will premiere on November 21 at 10 p.m. KST. You can also start watching the drama on Viki.
1. [+614,-35] Why did Jang Na Ra choose this drama... She had picked interesting and moving ones in the past.......
Actor Tae Hang Ho, you've worked hard. I hope to see you in a good drama next time.
Seems like a story about the British royal family. Oh Ssu Ni = Diana. King = Charles, Min Yoo Ra = Camilla. Na Wang Sik = the bodyguard that Diana had a 'some' relationship with. To separate Camilla and Charles, the Queen put Diana and Charles together. Camilla suggested him to date Diana too, to protect their image... So it's just British Royal family themed.
To be honest, it's fun. I've cursed at it, but watched it. It's more interesting than the second episode.
As expected, makjang is Kim Soon Ok. Shall I say that she's on a different level of makjang compared to scriptwriter Im Sung Han?
They could've just done it with a chaebol family or a congressman's family. Do they really have to turn a country's royal family into psychopaths and make it makjang? To think that such a detrimental drama is restricted to 15 years old and above, airing at 10pm. Seems like when Joo Dong Min works together with Kim Soon Ok, a really dirty drama comes up.
Tae Hang Ho did all the acting on his own. Shin Sung Rok and Lee Elijah left me speechless.
Just name this 'The makjang's dignity' [t/n: Literal title of this drama is 'Empress' Dignity']Today, they aired scenes like violence, restricted 19 scenes, workplace bully. They've showed all of the bad scenes. Next week, are they going to kidnap someone? Am I supposed to watch this while cursing at the drama? Seriously, the scriptwriter is a 100% insane.
Choi Jin Hyuk has to appear so that this drama survives. I'm waiting for Choi Jin Hyuk next week.
Isn't Tae Hang Ho-nim the main lead? But he's the best actor there?
This is a drama that humiliates the country. Does she think that any kind of plot can work out in a royal family's story? This is a makjang in the scriptwriter's head.
I don't even want to see the sight of Shin Eun Kyung.
The drama's story, atmosphere, and development feel like Hong Kong movies in the 80s and 90s. What are you doing with all these talented actors?
What's the story about? I can't understand it, it doesn't make sense. I don't know what they are trying to convey. I don't even know what's the genre of this drama.
A crazy director meets a crazy scriptwriter and made a trashy drama. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
I thought that the story was strange, looks like the director of this made Return too. Return was cruel and a makjang too. Are they going to kick out and change the female lead this time again?
I think it's not necessary to make them part of the royal family, they can just be chaebols.
Why are they writing such a dirty story for a Korean royal family..? Did they really think this through?
I was shocked watching the broadcast. Did Shin Eun Kyung pay the tv station? I don't want to see people like her.