"Empress Ki" releases stills of the cast having fun while on a break from filming.
The episode which aired on December 10 featured a celebrity banquet held at the Yuan palace for the return of the deposed Korean king Wang Yoo, portrayed by actor Joo Jin Mo. In a rare event, majority of the cast members were invited to the on-screen party, including Ha Ji Won, Ji Chang Wook, Jo Jae Yoon, Baek Jin Hee, Kim Seo Hyung, Jin Yi Han, and Yoon Ah Jung.
According to insiders, the cast and crew were ecstatic to see each other after filming apart for a long time, especially for the actors who stay in the palace and actors who are soldiers out in the field. For the first time in a while, they were able to hang back and relax while enjoying the authentic feel of a Goryeo celebration.
In a different celebration, Ha Ji Won threw a champagne part for the staff of "Empress Ki" to commemorate the drama reaching a viewer rating above 20%. Although this wager made the directors and writers a little nervous, the celebration proved to be well-deserved after they have reached their target number.
Catch "Empress Ki" every Mondays and Tuesdays at 10pm (KST).