Looks like there’s more drama behind the scenes than on-screen when it comes to hit TV show “Spy Myung Wol”
The drama has been receiving its ups and downs due to poor ratings and popularity, but that’s nothing compared to what they’ve dealt with behind the scenes. The lead actress, Han Ye Seul, who plays the lead character “Myeong-wol” had had several arguments with the PD due to extreme working conditions (lack of sleep) and rough filming dates. But in a matter of one week the situations escalated into something most people would expect to see IN a drama rather on a productions set of a drama. For those of you who are curious about the matter or are confused about what happened, here’s a timeline–>
[8/13] Han Ye Seul refuses to show up on the set for “Spy Myung Wol” Sources say that the actress and has had several disagreements and arguments with the PD about balancing her schedule and has appeared late on several occasions. One example of this is on August 14, filming was scheduled to begin at 6:30 AM, and she showed up a 3:30 PM. She has also left in the middle of filming on several occasions
[8/14] Han Ye Seul’s agency, Sidus HQ, says that she hasn’t appeared on set due to poor health. They confirm that she has appeared late on set, but that’s only because the actress has a packed schedule, and is extremely tired. Filming for “Spy Myung Wol” was said to end at 2AM one night and it ended at 5AM instead. Which only game her two hours to sleep until the next filming began at 7:00 AM.
[8/15] Han Ye Seul requests that the PD for “Spy Myung Wol” be switched out. Contradicting what her agency said, her not showing up was based on disagreements with the PD. On numerous occasions she fought with the PD to lighten her schedule and in turn asked KBS to switch PDs. Instead, they added a 2nd PD and still refused to change her schedule.
[8/15] Co-Star Eric opens up about the matter. Eric: ““Though the viewer ratings and reports for ‘Spy Myung Wol’ haven’t been that great, the rest of the actors and I have been enduring it and doing our best while thinking, ‘If we work hard, there will be good results’. Of course, my tight schedule and filming itself have been a little hard, but I’ve been trying my best to keep my promise with the viewers.”
[8/15] Han Ye Seul leaves the country heading for America. KBS found out not from her, but through numerous reports on the news and is rumored that even her agency had no knowledge of her departure. KBS Spokesperson: “If it is true that Han Ye Seul has left the country, she must take all responsibility for the situation with “Spy Myung Wol… There were some aspects of her issues that could be understood as a fellow actor/actress, but if it’s true that she has left the country alone, she has crossed the line.”
[8/16] Spy Myung Wol” production team announces plan on suing Han Ye Seul. The released a statement saying that the actress was not only requesting schedule changes, but changing parts in the script for her benefit. KBS: “We trust that as an actress with 10 years of experience, she would have known the consequences of what happens when an episode is canceled due to inadequate footage. Despite knowing such facts, she left the set without any sense of responsibility for her actions…“
[8/16] Han Ye Seul arrives in Los Angeles. Han Ye Seul: “The drama production scene was very hard. I’ve dropped everything now. The rumors surrounding Hwang In Hyuk PD [and myself] are not true. I want to rest. With this incident, I hope my junior actors will be able to film dramas in a good environment.“
[8/16] Hairstylist for “Spy Myung Wol” defends Han Ye Seul. Hairstylist: “I guess if you’re a celebrity, you are forced to sacrifice sleep for two months straight. You can’t afford to be late, you can’t be sick, and if you need to pass out from exhaustion, you need to do it in front of a large group of people so that you can prove how tired you really are.
[8/17] Han Ye Seul returns to Seoul. Swarmed by reporters and photographers, Han Ye Seul states: “Sorry. From now on, I wish to start again. I just wanted everyone to understand how difficult and poor the working conditions for actors are. I didn’t want to see someone else become a victim like me. I know that I am at fault, causing a lot of trouble and obstacles for the cast and staff on set. However, I believe that what I did was right because if I didn’t do this, the working conditions will not change.”
[8/17] Han Ye Seul reconciles with “Spy Myung Wol” producers and releases an offical statement on her agency’s website. Han Ye Seul: “I sincerely apologize for having caused so many people to worry.”
[8/17] Eric states via twitter about reforming the working environment of dramas. Eric: “Unless you set up a production company to produce a drama knowing that you won’t be able to make a profit, I know that this is an issue that will be hard to reform.” and “I, too, am planning to say what I need to say as [Han Ye Seul's] oppa during our team dinner tonight when it’s just the two of us, but I will be accepting her again like old times“
[8/17] Rating for “Spy Myung Wol” increase by 1.6%… Shocking I know. Due to the situations surround Han Ye Seul’s departure many people have been turning into the drama. It was also reported that some of the quotes said to Han Ye Seul’s character in the airing episode could possibly mean more outside the storyline. “Are you the only one spending nights awake? Are you the only celebrity here?”
[8/18] Filming for “Spy Myung Wol” finally proceeds, but is a bit awkward on the set. Han Ye Seul is quiet on set and is barely talking to co-star Eric. But she is working hard to make-up for lost production time.
[8/18] Han Ye Seul makes up with Eric and apoligzes to everyone on the set of “Spy Myung Wol”. It is reported that she knelt on the ground and gave a sincere apology to Eric, and also the production team. Han Ye Seul: 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.”
That’s pretty much the gist of everything that has happened. I can’t believe that all of this transpired in matter of one week.
If you want more information click on the link that will take you to allkpop.com.
2PM-I’m Your Man
SHINee-Juliette Japanese Version
Chocolat Artist Page
Last Week’s Poll : What song is an absolute FAIL at using English?
CHI CHI-Longer (I’m gonna miss you Longer) – 6 Vote(s)
Kahi-One Love (I love you don’t wasted time) – 13 Vote(s)
T-ARA-Bo Peep Bo Peep (Change one‘s mind you) – 15 Vote(s)
SHINee – Romantic (Still I have Romantic in my heart) – 5 Vote(s)
Rainbow – A (A,A,A,A) – 10 Vote(s)
BEAST/B2ST-Shock (Every day I shock, every night I shock) – 11 Vote(s)
KARA-Pretty Girl (If you wanna pretty, every wanna pretty) – 55 Vote(s)
ZE:A-Mazeltov (Japan Girl) - 8 Vote(s)
TVXQ-Mirotic(I know that you’d go down on me) – 7 Vote(s)
MBLAQ-Y (Give it to my Y) - 3 Vote(s)
Yoochun [JYJ]-My Girlfriend (My Love is bigger than a gingerbread man’s vitality) – 27 Vote(s)
SNSD-Genie (I’m genie for your wish) – 19 Vote(s)
Junsu-Intoxication (Stroke you like a arpeggio) – 12 Vote(s)
(Other) Super Junior-Mr. Simple (Because I Naughty, Naughty) - 3 Vote(s)
(Other) Girl’s Day – Twinkle twinkle (don’t worry baby, now i falling love, with you) – 1 Vote(s)
(Other) SNSD-BAD GIRL (Boy what you wanna to do) – 1 Vote(s)
This Week’s Poll : Whats your favorite KPOP collaboration?
Last Week’s Mini-Poll : HyunA had to stop her promotions with “Bubble Pop” and now people are claiming she’s a bit over the top when it comes to being sexy (Putting it mildly..) What are your thoughts?
People are making this to be a bigger deal than it really is. HyunA is being herself and that’s it, shes not trying to be a provocative. Every other female idol does it and nobody cares. – 50 Vote(s)
Shes making herself look like a slut. She totally ruined her solo promotions with her “Bubble Pop!” routine and ruined her reputation as a singer.You don’t have to be sexy to become popular. – 37 Vote(s)
*She loses her weight Now her weight is 39.I thik her has pain
*The song was rather stupid.
*like the song and it is so NOT her desicion you idiots~! Dont be a hater. :/
*Remember the companies have say over image its not her fault.
*she’s not the one who thought about the concept so don’t blame her
This Week’s Mini-Poll : What are your thoughts on the Han Ye Seul’s actions surrounding the filming for “Spy Myung Wol”?
Again, I will be allowing voters to be able to write their thoughts in the Other comment option. Please share your thoughts!
This week, instead of a funny I’ll be leaving you a montage video of Kim Heechul moments.