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New drama 'Queen for Seven Days' reveals highlight reel 2017/05/31 17:03


SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- A public event to promote the upcoming TV period drama "Queen for Seven Days," set to premiere on KBS2 at 10 p.m. May 31, was held on May 29.

The event included Park Min-young, who portrays protagonist Queen Dangyeong of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Lee Dong-gun (King Yeonsan), and Yeon Woo-jin (King Jungjong).

Fed up with the tyranny of King Yeonsan, who was particularly notorious for a number of random executions and head-butting his grandmother which led to her death several days later, Prince Jinseong-daegun overthrew his regime in 1506. He then ascended the throne as King Jungjong accompanied by Lady Sin, who married him at the age of 13, who became Queen Dangyeong.

However, the officials who spearheaded the "Jungjong coup" to depose Yeonsan were afraid of the queen harboring a deadly grudge against them. They had killed her father Shin Su-geun, the brother-in-law of Yonsan, as well for being opposed to the idea of the coup.

Finally, they came together and accused her of being a future threat in order to convince the king to force her to step down and leave the palace for good. Dangyeong has been known to date to remain the fastest queen to be dethroned in Korean history -- only seven days.

"Queen for Seven Days" is scheduled to be broadcast on KBS2 every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m. from May 31.