Kim Go Eun and Lee Min Ho ’s relationship take a step closer to each other in SBS’s Friday-Saturday drama “The King: Eternal Monarch”!
“The King: Eternal Monarch” tells the story of Emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) and detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun), who live in parallel universes where Korea is a constitutional monarchy and democracy respectively, but work together to try and save peoples lives.
In the previous episode, Lee Gon returned to his world, making the two realize how empty they felt without one another. Furthermore, viewers were shocked to discover that the day Jung Tae Eul’s new ID card was supposed to be issued was the same as the date written on the ID Lee Gon has held onto for 25 years. On that day, Lee Gon reappeared in Jung Tae Eul’s Korea and told her, “Let’s go back together to my world.” The two headed back to Lee Gon’s world, piquing viewers curiosity as to what will unfold in the future.
The newly released stills feature Lee Gon and Jung Tae Eul having an unconventional cooking class in the imperial palace kitchen. The scene features Lee Gon personally cooking a meal for Jung Tae Eul. With a gaze full of affection and love, Lee Gon shows off his phenomenal cooking skills. Jung Tae Eul is also hit with one surprise after another, finding it difficult to hide her wave of emotions. Their foreheads then meet for a romantic moment.
This upcoming scene was filmed in March at a cooking studio in Gangnam district. Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun portrayed their characters’ gradually developing affection with subtle attention to details in their emotions. During filming, Lee Min Ho checked the cooking process carefully, putting a lot of effort into preparing the food. Meanwhile, Kim Go Eun utilized her bright smile and skillful acting to portray her character’s growing affection towards Lee Gon.
The production team revealed that Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun solely focused on their characters’ emotions, creating a unique flavor of sweetness for this particular scene. They asked viewers to tune into the “spring night romance” as Jung Tae Eul reunites with Lee Gon in his world.
“The King: Eternal Monarch” airs every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. KST.