Kim Kap Soo Reflects on His Role in “Queen of Tears” and Praises Junior Actors Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Won

In the world of K-dramas, some actors become synonymous with specific roles. For Kim Kap Soo, that role is often the character who meets an untimely demise.

In tvN’s weekend drama “Queen of Tears,” he portrayed Hong Man Dae, the chairman of the Queens Group.

As the drama nears its conclusion, Kim Kap Soo shared his thoughts on his character’s fate and the talented junior actors he worked with.

The Man Who Must Die: A Familiar Title

Kim Kap Soo has become accustomed to being the “specialized actor for dying.” While the label initially bothered him, he now embraces it with a smile.

“Viewers were disappointed if I didn’t die,” he explained. “Now, people are happy when I die. A strange situation has arisen.”

The drama “Queen of Tears” revolves around Hong Hae In (played by Kim Ji Won), the third-generation heir of the Queens Group, and Baek Hyun Woo (played by Kim Soo Hyun), the son of the head of Yongduri and a supermarket prince.

Their love story unfolds against the backdrop of exciting crises and unexpected miracles after three years of marriage.

Praise for Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Won

Kim Kap Soo didn’t hold back in praising his junior co-stars. After watching the first and second episodes, he immediately sent a text to Kim Soo Hyun: “Soo Hyun, you’re really good. Among your peers, you’re at the top.”

He commended Kim Soo Hyun‘s performance, emphasizing that “Queen of Tears” is a deceptively complex drama. The writer’s academic approach and the actors’ seamless weaving of their roles impressed him.

As for Kim Ji Won, Kim Kap Soo first noticed her in “Descendants of the Sun.” However, it was during their scenes together in “Queen of Tears” that he truly appreciated her talent.

In a heartfelt moment, he captured their chemistry in a photo. Kim Ji Won‘s portrayal of Hae In‘s unique responsibilities left a lasting impression on him. “This child is good,” he thought. “Through this work, she’ll continue to lead our country’s works.”

Confidence in Viewership Ratings

“Queen of Tears” has been a ratings powerhouse, with the 14th episode achieving a nationwide household viewership rating of 21.6% according to Nielsen Korea. This impressive performance ranks second among all-time tvN dramas, trailing only “Crash Landing on You.”

Kim Kap Soo playfully acknowledged that Hyun Bin (of “Crash Landing on You”) would likely win in a ratings battle.

However, he couldn’t resist adding, “If Hyun Bin wins, it’s not polite to me.” A lighthearted nod to his own memorable role as the “specialized actor for dying.”



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