Thursday, December 15, 2011

Culture minister meets with “Deep-Rooted Tree” team

(Above) Minister Choe Kwang-shik (second from right) poses at Gyeongbokgung Palace with screenwriter Kim Young-hyun (left), also known for her script from Queen Seondeok Dae Jang Geum, actor Han Suk-kyu (second from left) who plays King Sejong the Great, and actress Shin Se-kyung (photographed by Hwang Dana).

On December 13, Culture Minister Choe Kwang-shik visited the Hyangwonjeong Pavilion inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, where the final episode of the TV drama series “Deep-Rooted Tree” was being shot on location, and encouraged the staff members and actors. Based on the novel of the same name by Lee Jeong-myeong, Deep-Rooted Tree is a historical fiction on the era of King Sejong -- one of the most eulogized kings in Korean history -- and a mystery revolving around his invention and proclamation of the modern Korean writing system, Hunminjeongeum or Hangeul.

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