Drama: Saimdang, Light’s Diary (literal title)
Revised romanization: Saimdang, Bitui Ilgi
Hangul: 사임당, 빛의 일기
Director: Yun Sang-Ho
Writer: Park Eun-Ryeong
Release Date: January 26, 2017 —
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 22:00
Country: South Korea
A Korean art history lecturer (Lee Young-Ae) discovers the diary of historical figure Shin Saimdang. The art history lecturer unravels the secret of a mysterious portrait.
“Saimdang, Light’s Diary” takes over the Wednesday & Thursday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “The Legend of the Blue Sea.”
Early Korean working title was “Saimdang, the Herstory .”
Drama series is the first acting role for actress Lee Young-Ae since 2005 film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” and her first drama series role since 2003 MBC drama “A Jewel in the Palace.”
Lee Young-Ae plays two characters in the drama series. Shin Saimdang (born October 29, 1504) is an artist, calligraphist, poet and she appears on the current South Korean 50,000 won bill.
Actor Kam Woo-Sung was offered the lead male role, but declined.
First script reading took place August 4, 2015 at SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyun, South Korea. Lee Young-Ae, Oh Yoon-Ah, Yun Da-Hun, Kim Hae-Sook and other cast members attended except for lead actor Song Seung-Heon.
Filming began August 10, 2015 and finished June 4, 2016.
Young main character posters of Park Hye-Soo and Yang Se-Jong.
Lee Young-Ae – Shin Saimdang
Song Seung-Heon – Lee Gyeom
Oh Yoon-Ah – Whieumdang Choi
Choi Cheol-Ho – Min Chi-Hyung
Choi Jong-Hwan – King Joongjong
Yun Da-Hun – Lee Won-Soo
Park Hye-Soo – Shin Saimdang (young)
Yang Se-Jong – Lee Gyeom (young)
Lee Young-Ae – Seo Ji-Yoon
Yang Se-Jong – Han Sang-Hyun
Choi Jong-Hwan – Min Jung-Hak
Kim Hae-Sook – Kim Jung-Hee
Lee Hae-Young – Jung Min-Seok
Park Jun-Myun – Ko Hye-Jung
Additional Cast Members:
Choi Il-Hwa – Shin Myung-Hwa (Past)
Lee Kyung-Jin – Saimdang’s mother (Past)
Jung Joon-Won – Lee Hyun-Rong (Past)
Jang Seo-Kyung – Hyang-Yi (Past)
Jung A-In – Whieumdang Choi’s helper (Past)
Kim Mi-Kyung – Director Sun (Present)
Song Min-Hyung – CEO Heo (Present)
Anda – Anna (Present)
Yoon Ye-Joo – Whieumdang Choi (young)
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