Remember Gu Jun-pyo's (Lee Min Ho) beloved halmoni from the 2009 series Boys Over Flowers? The head housekeeper who trained Geum Jan-di (Ku Hye Sun) to become the young master's ~personal~ maid? The role was played by veteran actress Kim Young Ok!
Here's a clip of their ~banter~ in the show (OMG he even says, "You're still alive?"):
We'll get to see them again in the upcoming drama The King: Eternal Monarch! According to Soompi, Kim Young Ok will be playing the role of Noh Ok Nam, the palace lady who raised Lee Min Ho's character, Emperor Lee Gon, after he lost his parents at the age of eight. We can't wait for this reunion!
Kim Young Ok, who is often dubbed as South Korea's "National Grandma," is currently 82 years old. In 2019, she appeared in the dramas Love Alarm and Her Private Life. Guess what? She even tried rapping and DJing with Jooheon from MONSTA X in 2016!
The King: Eternal Monarch tells the story of Emperor Lee Gon and Detective Jung Tae El (Kim Go Eun), two people from parallel universes who somehow cross paths. It is set to premiere this April on South Korean channel SBS.
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