Jang Keun Suk turns down a role in a new drama series
Korean star Jang Keun Suk has reported that it is not true that he has been cast in MBC’s new drama series Hwatu (the name of a Korean card game). An official of Jang’s agency told TV Report on August 8, “Jang won’t join the cast of the drama series. He considered it but decided not to accept the role.”
The drama is about Queen Gi of the Chinese Yuan Dynasty, who married a king of Goryeo (a Korean kingdom, 918 – 1392) and was a crucial influence on the relationship between the two countries.
Ha Ji Won has been cast in the role of Queen Gi, and Jang was suggested for the role of the Yuan king who lost his throne to his brother. Joo Jin Mo will play King Chunghye of Goryeo.