The King: Eternal Monarch was filled with a star-studded cast. It starred Lee Min Ho whose past works in Legend of the Blue Sea (2016) and Inheritors (2013) you might be familiar with. Then there’s actress Kim Go Eun, who got her fame through another K-drama hit Goblin. The addition of Woo Do Hwan to the cast also created a lot of buzz because of his brilliant acting skills.
However, there was another supporting actress we might have overlooked.
Despite Min Ho being perfect in his role as the regal monarch of the Kingdom of Corea Lee Gon, Go Eun being a badass by taking down bad guys as police detective Jung Tae Eul, and Do Hwan killing it by portraying both Jo Yeong and Jo Eun Seob and providing so much comedic relief, the character that stood out to me the most was Jung Eun Chae’s confident and sophisticated Prime Minister Koo Seo Ryung.
Elegant and poised, but armed with a sharp tongue and always ready with a stinging remark, the scheming and manipulative Seo Ryung may not be the most pleasant person to be around, but you can’t deny that she’s tough as nails and a go-getter who fought hard to get to where she’s at in a man’s world. Here are six reasons why I think she’s the best character in The King: Eternal Monarch.