Posted : 2012-06-25 16:46
Updated : 2012-06-25 16:46

Cho Seung-woo to star in MBC historical drama

Actor Cho Seung-woo is cast in MBC drama “Maoui” with female counterpart Lee Yo-won. The program is to be aired in September this year.
By Rachel Lee

Actor Cho Seung-woo will appear in a television drama for the first time in his 13-year acting career.

The 32-year-old has been cast with actress Lee Yo-won, also 32, in “Maeui” (working title), slated to air in September this year, according to Kimjonghak Production.

“Maeui,” meaning a vet who specialized in the treatment of horses during the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910), is about the life of a low-class vet of that era becoming a high official, in charge of the King’s health.

The historical drama will be produced by Lee Byung-hoon, known for his previous works “Jewel in the Palace,” “Hur Jun” and “Dong-yi.” Writer Kim Yi-young is also involved in the project.

Cho made his debut in 1999 in the film “Chunhyang” and has starred in numerous musicals such as “Jekyll and Hyde” (2010), “Zorro” (2011) and “Doctor Zhivago” (2012). The actor has won a number of awards including Best Actor at the 41th Baeksang Arts Awards 2005 and at The Musical Awards in 2012.
  • 1. Park vows not to tolerate illegal rallies
  • 2. `Indonesia factor' bars KF-X tech transfer
  • 3. Playful Psy hilarious on V online show
  • 4. Household debt posing greater threat to economy
  • 5. UN chief 'seeks to visit NK at the earliest possible date'
  • 6. Sex vibe makes JYP stronger
  • 7. 'Reply 1988' star rejects underwear ad offer
  • 8. Hyundai EQ900 records 4,000 pre-orders in a day
  • 9. New policy on multiracial families to focus on openness
  • 10. US delays tech transfer for KF-X