“Mung Bean Flower” (literal title) is gearing up for its premiere!
Previously known as “Ugeumchi,” this upcoming SBS drama is about two brothers who have different mothers but share the same father. They get separated during a riot that is now known as the Donghak Peasant’s Movement in 1894, where religious leaders of Donghak (translates to “Eastern Religion”) and the peasants of Jeolla Province joined forces together against the government that was pushing for the growth of Catholicism at the time.
It is written by Jung Hyun Min, who created “Jeong Do Jeon” and “Assembly,” and directed by Shin Kyung Soo, who has led dramas like “Tree with Deep Roots” and “Six Flying Dragons.”
The drama held its first script reading in January. Actors including Jo Jung Suk, Yoon Si Yoon, Han Ye Ri, Choi Moo Sung, Park Hyuk Kwon, Kim Sang Ho, Choi Won Young, Seo Young Hee, Hwang Young Hee, Jang Kwang, Jo Hee Bong, Jun Moo Sung, Park Kyu Young, and Min Sung Wook were in attendance.
Jo Jung Suk, who plays the elder brother Baek Yi Kang, impressed as he expressed the emotional ups and downs experienced by the character. Yoon Shi Yoon plays the younger Baek Yi Hyun and showed off his detailed acting and expressions. Han Ye Ri perfectly portrayed her character Song Ja In with her powerful voice and strong gaze.
All of the actors displayed passionate acting as they immersed themselves into their characters during the five-hour script reading.“Mung Bean Flower” is set to premiere in April via SBS.
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