The much-anticipated script reading for tvN’s new weekend drama Queen of Tears has been unveiled. Set to premiere in March, Queen of Tears explores the crisis and rebirth of love between Hong Hae In (Kim Ji Won), a wealthy heiress known as the “queen of the department store,” and Baek Hyun Woo (Kim Soo Hyun), the son of a village chief and known as the “supermarket prince.”
Kim Soo Hyun, portraying Baek Hyun Woo, a legal advisor for the Queens Group, masterfully expressed the subtle emotions of a character who feels overwhelmed by his in-laws’ imposing presence yet maintains a calm exterior. Kim Ji Won, embodying the character of Hong Hae In, the unchallenged leader of Queens Department Store, captivated everyone with her cynical tone and sharp gaze.
The shifting dynamics between Baek Hyun Woo and Hong Hae In were particularly notable. Whether clashing over business opinions or whispering sweet nothings, their ability to convey these emotional changes shone through. The synergy between the two actors, as they exchanged dialogues and led the drama with their engaging performances, heightened the anticipation for what’s being touted as the romance of the century.
Park Sung Hoon added a unique tension to the romance, stepping into the role of investment expert Yoon Eun Sung, who shares a close connection with the Queens Group. Kwak Dong Yeon and Lee Joo Bin, portraying Hong Hae In’s brother Hong Soo Cheol and his wife Cheon Da Hye, brought laughter and lightness to the room with their adorable banter.
With such dynamic and compelling portrayals, the actors have infused their unique colors into their characters, steadily building the narrative of Queen of Tears. The passion and dedication evident in the table read herald the beginning of an enthralling journey for Queen of Tears, raising high expectations for its upcoming premiere.