Bridal Mask

Bridal Mask is the drama that I look forward to the most for the June line-up. Despite the tragic bus crash that killed one extra and sent dozens others to the hospital, the production was able to resume. I thought the premiere date was pushed back to June 13 due to the Equator Man extension, but apparently it’s right back on track going head to head against I Do, I Do and Ghost. I just know this one will be the one to come out on top.


Bridal Mask or Gaksital, is an upcoming KBS drama based on the 70’s manhwa by Heo Young-man. The drama is set in the 1930s amid the independence movement against Japanese colonial rule. It’s about a freedom fighter who wears a bridal mask to keep his identity hidden as he fights injustice.

The hero, Lee Kang-to an unassuming young man in real life, but when he dons his superhero mask, he fights injustice and rights wrongs during one of the darkest periods of Korea’s history.

This is a huge action-adventure blockbuster project with a budget of 10-billion won. At the helm is PD Yoon Sung-shik (Story of a Man) along with writer Yoo Hyun-mi (Green Rose). With all this said, it’s gaining a lot of interest and buzz. For more info, check out the official website.


 Joo Won (Ojakgyo Brothers, 1 Night 2 Days). He obviously plays Lee Kang-to, the freedom-fighting hero. His character, a police officer, watches as his older brother is injured while participating in the independence movement. When his hyung is killed, he joins the fight himself and transforms into a nameless hero. By doing so, he has a dual identity; mild-mannered by day, badass by night.

Jin Se-yeon (My Daughter Flower,The Duo).  She plays Mok-dan, the good and smiling heroine who’s apparently a member of a circus.The hero breaks off their relationship when he chooses to take up the identity of masked, unnamed freedom fighter, and thereafter Mok-dan becomes “a woman who would risk her life to protect him.”

Bridal Mask7 610x406 Bridal Mask / 각시탈 / Gaksital

Park Ki-woong (The Musical, Full House 2). He plays Shunji, a Japanese teacher who adores children. He’s a son of a samurai who has a soft and angelic personality with Korean sympathies and a gentle demeanor. However, it seems his heartache over the woman he loves Mok-dan (Jin Se Yeon) falling for his best friend Kang To (Joo Won) causes him to turn dark later.


Han Chae-ah (I Believe in Love, Hero). She plays Chae Hong-joo, a lethal spy posing as a seductive singer. She was adopted to Japan and comes to Korea to eliminate that pesky hero Bridal Mask, the masked crusader fighting against the Japanese. Beyond her espionage work, complications arise when she falls for him instead.

Shin Hyun Joon (Cain and Abel, Dummy Mommy). He plays the older brother and is deemed as the “neighborhood fool.” He’s bullied for being mentally challenged but happily plays with the kids in the village. He arrived at this state after being tortured for his involvement in the independence movement against the Japanese.
A more detailed character description can be found over at dramabeans.






The cast of Bridal Mask, which includes Joo WonJin Sae YeonPark Ki WoongShin Hyun Joon, and the rest of the cast gathered at the KBS Annex on February 3rd for their first table read.



6 thoughts on “Bridal Mask

  1. This is definitely on my watch List. Reason One- Joo Won, Reason Two- Joo Won, Reason Three- Joo Won, Reason Four-The trailer is actually interesting and the premise is one I love! And it looks fun to recap so Ill be picking it up too (Hopefully my knowledge of Korean will suffice, hehe!) I’m excited about this drama the most! 😀

    • Same here! I’ve been excited about this ever since they announced it in January. 🙂 Hahahaha, you must be a big Joo Won fan. I’ve seen him in Baker King and I’m currently watching Ojakgyo Brothers now. I can say his acting is pretty good for a relatively new actor. I hope he sings one of the OSTs like he did in Baker King. 😀

      • I’ve not seen Baker King but I loved him in Ojakgyo Brothers! 😀 Anyway, he reminds me of Kang Dong Won a lot! And BM has been on my watch list for ages now, since I heard of it too! Only thing is, I’m not sure if Ill be able to recap it! Still, m gonna try! Hehe 🙂

      • Just started OB, he’s really funny. I just laugh so hard whenever he goes off to rage mode. Anyway, I look forward to your recaps! :)) Maybe you should read up on the background of the 1930s to help you. ^^

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