Despite their awkward beginning, the cast, staff, and leading stars of KBS’s ‘Spy Myung Wol‘ reconciled their differences during their lunch break.
After actress Han Ye Seul completed shooting her scenes in the morning, the crew broke for a lunch break. Prior to the lunch break, it was reported that the atmosphere between Han Ye Seul and co-starEric was awkward and icy. That tension was broken after Han Ye Seul gave a deep apology in a kneeling position; Eric responded with, “Resolve the awkwardness, fighting!“.
The atmosphere returned to normal afterwards, as laughter was heard and conversations flowed ceaselessly. Eric and Han Ye Seul were finally able to face each other, and Go Young Tak (KBS’s drama director), EP Lee Kang Hyun, CP Jung Song Hyo, and PD Hwang In Hyuk managed to converse without any awkwardness.
The staff and cast ate samgyeoupsal (pork belly) while lightly drinking beer and cola, relaxing before filming resumed for the afternoon. The staff tapped Han Ye Seul’s back to express their support and encouraged her to work diligently as they continued filming.
Han Ye Seul apologized, “There were some difficulties in filming that made me feel sad. However, I later found out that it was all a misunderstanding. After causing this incident, I am thankful that I was welcomed warmly when I returned. Even if I opened my heart to everyone, it wouldn’t be enough. I’ll use all the strength I drew from these difficulties to film my parts.“.
Han Ye Seul began to cry, as she could no longer hold back her tears in. Upon hearing the apology, the faces of the staff and actors reportedly got brighter and everyone resolved to work harder than ever.
Source: Newsen via Nate
- Title: 시티헌터 / City Hunter
- Genre: Romance
- Episodes: 20
- Broadcast network: SBS
- Broadcast period: 2011-May-25 to 2011-Jul-??
- Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
‘City Hunter’ is an original script based on the world-famous novel by Japan’s Tsukasa Hojo. Since it became public that Korea would be the first remake of this story into a drama, ‘City Hunter’ has been receiving worldwide attention.
‘City Hunter’ has switched the setting from Tokyo 1980 to Seoul 2011, and according to the original story structure, the protagonist becomes a city hunter and his character develops while resolving gratifying cases.
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- Lee Min Ho as Lee Yoon Sung
- Park Min Young as Kim Na Na
- Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Young Jo
- Hwang Sun Hee as Jin Soo Hee
- Goo Ha Ra (구하라) as Choi Da Hye
- Kim Sang Joong as Lee Jin Pyo
- Chun Ho Jin as Choi Eung Chan
- Kim Sang Ho as Bae Shik Joong
- Park Sang Min as Park Moo Yul
- Kim Mi Sook as Lee Kyung Hee
- Lee Seung Hyung as Song Young Duk
- Yang Jin Sung (양진성) as Shin Eun Ah
- Lee Kwang Soo as Go Ki Joon
- Kim Byung Choon as Jang Woo Hyun
- Shin Young Jin (신영진) as Kim Mi Ok
- Lee Hyo Jung as Lee Kyung Wan
- Choi Jung Woo as Chun Jae Man
- Choi Il Hwa as Kim Jong Shik
- Choi Sang Hoon as Seo Yong Hak
- Original work: Manga by Tsukasa Hojo
- Producer: Kim Young Sup
- Director: Jin Hyuk
- Screenwriter: Hwang Eun Kyung, Choi Soo Jin (최수진)
Lee Kwang Soo shaves off his trademark mustache for “City Hunter”
Earlier this month, Lee Kwang Soo surprised the staff members of “Running Man” by appearing on set without his trademark mustache, which instantly created confusion and chaos.
Shocked at the sudden change in his appearance, his “Running Man” co-stars ran up to him and immediately began asking, “Who are you?” Shyly, he backed away and confessed, “I feel empty without my mustache. It feels awkward.”
It seems like his new look inspired a change in behavior, as his co-stars began regarding him with caution. While they always used to comfortably call him ‘Kwang Soo-ya~‘, they switched to the more honorific form, and stiffly called him ‘Kwang Soo-ssi‘ instead.
So what caused the image transformation? The reason lay in his new role for SBS’s “City Hunter“, for which he plays a doctor of engineering with a prodigal mind for computers. The actor commented, “I shaved my mustache to better fit my character. I feel so empty, and feel as if I’ve been reborn.”
His new image can be seen through the April 17th episode of “Running Man”.
More casting news for City Hunter comes with the announcement of Lee Kwang-soo, theDong Yi and High Kick Through the Roof actor whom you may also know from the variety program Running Man. (He’s known there as “angry Kwang-soo” and “incriminating Kwang-soo,” the latter nickname being attributed to his habit of embarrassing his fellow castmates with stories.)
In City Hunter, the drama that no longer bears much resemblance to its source material (going from the gritty urban underground to the posh presidential house), Lee’s character has a methodical, rigid personality and has a genius (sigh! Another one) for computers.
He’ll join Lee Min-ho, Park Min-young, and Lee Jun-hyuk. The first two are co-workers at the Blue House, with Lee Min-ho as a part of the international communications team and Park playing a presidential bodyguard. Lee Jun-hyuk is a workaholic prosecutor who’ll vie for Park’s affections (naturally).
I have no idea how this project went from the PI partnership premise of City Hunter to a bickering workplace dealio, and am wondering if there’s any way to preserve the original property (in story, tone, relationship dynamic) with this new setup. I’m all for updated scenarios and reimagined characters, but it’s just hard to understand how a supposedremake can be so unlike the franchise from which it takes its name.
City Hunter is set to premiere on May 25.
Via TV Report
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