Aug 12, 2015

    2 Korean stars to return in drama on famous artist


    JEWEL In The Palace actress Lee Young Ae and Autumn In My Heart actor Song Seung Heon will play a couple in the upcoming SBS drama Saimdang, The Herstory, production company Group 8 said on Monday.

    Filming for the show began on the same day. The production is expected to be completed in the first half of next year.

    The new drama marks Lee's return to the small screen after an 11-year absence. It also ends a three-year absence for Song.

    Saimdang, The Herstory is a reinterpreted tale of the life of a renowned female artist from the Joseon era. Lee will play the dual role of a contemporary university instructor and a genius painter-poet named Saimdang.

    Song will play the role of Lee Gyeom, who harbours an unwavering love for his childhood sweetheart, Saimdang. His relationship with her crosses into the realm of artistic empathy.

    Producer Yun Sang Ho of period dramas The Legend (2007) and Tamna The Island (2009) will take the directorial reins, with the script written by Park Eun Ryung.