The first set of stills for the upcoming MBC drama, “Empress Ki” have been released, featuring the leading lady, Ha Ji Won. On October 14, stills of Ha Ji Won in her Goryeo attire, displaying her horseback-riding skills, were revealed. It is said that Ha Ji Won’s experienced horseback-riding skills impressed everyone on set. Ha Ji Won commented on her role in this drama by saying, “In the drama, Empress Ki is a very charismatic character but I also want to express Empress Ki’s warmth behind her tough exterior. I will try hard to show the best image that I can through this drama.” “Empress Ki” is a fifty-episode drama about a woman who struggles with love and politics between two countries. It is written by Jang Young Chul and Jung Kyung Soon, who have also worked on “Giant” and “Salaryman Chohanji.” The cast includes Ha Ji Won, Joo Jin Mo, Ji Chang Wook, Baek Jin Hee, Kim Seo Hyung, Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Won Jong and Yoon Ah Jung. Filming started on October 12 and the first episode will air on October 28, after “Goddess of Fire Jung Yi” comes to an end.