Bathing scenes seems to be a normal occurence in saeguk dramas nowadays. In recent memory, Goo Hye Sun in King and I, Moon Geun Young and Moon Chae Won in Painter of the Wind, Jang Hye Young in Return of Iljimae. This not only ensures that the drama will make headlines but the actress too.
Pictures of Park Min Young in a revealing bath scene for Princess Ja Myung Go has indeed attracted lots of eyeballs after being released recently.
The filming for Park Min Young bath scene took place in mid-January at SBS Ilsan production center with only a handful of staff filming the scene including director Lee Myung Woo, camera director Yoon Dae Young and the lighting director.
The bathing scene that was filmed on that day happened in the aftermath of the mystical wardrum being destroyed by Princess Nak Rang (Park Min Young). But in her fierce fight with Princess Ja Myung (Ryeo Won), Princess Nak Rang got slashed and sustained a wound near her upper right breast. The bath scene which ensues sees her maid attending to her wounds. By releasing these pictures, SBS hopes that more attention can be drawn towards the drama when it finally airs in March. These pictures are indeed very revealing.
Rest of the bath scenes.
Princess Ja Myung Go was supposed to air after Terroir which ends on 17th February in the Mon-Tue timeslot. But SBS decided to postpone the airing date after some discussions and in its place will be edited versions of 2 dramas written by acclaimed screenwriter Kim Soo Hyun back in 2000 and 2004 respectively. The edited versions will cover 4 episodes in 2 weeks.
Although SBS has claimed that it hopes to bring some degree of warmth to viewers in these difficult times through the high quality works by Kim Soo Hyun, analysts believe that they are only trying to make sure that Princess Ja Myung Go will face less formidable competition from the onset of its debut.
It is only wise of SBS to postpone the airing date so that Princess Ja Myung Go will not be left in the dust by the established viewership base which competing dramas KBS Boys Before Flowers and MBC East of Eden already posseses.
SBS has poured lots of money into this 50 episodes saeguk drama and the opening ratings (not always so though) usually decides the future of the drama against its competitors. To make sure Princess Ja Myung Go gets maximum exposure, this was a decision that had to be taken. So with that in mind, Princess Ja Myung Go will make its debut on 9th March instead.