Further details have emerged about actress Kim Tae Hee’s role in a forthcoming Chinese television series. Late last month, the actress’ management agency, Lua Entertainment, confirmed that she had been offered a part in a period drama entitled “Wang Xi Zhi,” based on real-life historical characters.
It has now been confirmed that Kim Tae Hee has formally accepted the lead female role in the series, which will run for 40 episodes. She will play the straight-talking wife of a talented calligrapher who has to go to great lengths to support her husband.
A spokesperson for the agency revealed that Kim Tae Hee has already started to prepare for the role, explaining, “She has already taken up Chinese lessons, as well as a calligraphy course. In addition, she is reading up on the history of the main character.”
The agency also mentioned, intriguingly, that she will have to dress as a man at some point during the series.
Kim Tae Hee’s popularity in China has been on the rise of late, and she recently appeared on a reality TV program called “Bringing the Stars to You.”