It appears that Park Shi-hoo‘s bad-boy chaebol character in Queen of Reversals is somewhat modeled after scene-stealer Tae-bong (played by Yoon Sang-hyun) of the original Queen of Housewives, even if the stories are completely different. Park’s arrogant Gu Yong-shik is the youngest son in a chaebol family, and, as befits spoiled younger sons, has the rebellious attitude to go with that position.
One point of similarity between the two dramas (other than star actress Kim Nam-joo) is that it is set within the Queens Food corporation, which is the company that Gu Yong-shik stands to inherit. (In Housewives, Tae-bong was the indifferent chaebol CEO of Queens Foods. The rest of the cast jockeyed for position and power within the corporate family.)
With Yong-shik’s haughty, indifferent personality, Park explained that he’ll “ruin” his image a little, departing from the cool characters he’s played previously to become the spoiled brat here.
Queen of Reversals will take the MBC Monday-Tuesday slot recently vacated by Dong Yi, and airs its first episode next week on October 18.