Many Dramas Postpone Filming Due To COVID-19 Pandemic
Many dramas and more have had to temporarily suspend filming or other events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The drama “River Where the Moon Rises” (literal title), which stars Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, and more, has halted filming since November 19. A source from the drama stated on November 23 that a background actor (also known as an “extra”) who took part in filming for the drama has been tested for COVID-19. The background actor was tested after they were notified that they had come in contact with a confirmed case.
The source added that in adherence with regulations, the drama had immediately halted filming and they were awaiting test results. They also stated, “It was a day when the background actors were filming a mob scene, so they did not cross paths with the main cast.”
Following the “River Where the Moon Rises” actor being tested for COVID-19, the upcoming OCN drama “The Uncanny Counter” (starring Jo Byeong Gyu, Gugudan’s Kim Sejeong, and more) postponed its online press conference that was scheduled on November 23, as the show films on a neighboring set and an epidemiological survey needed to be carried out.
Later that day, a source from the show told MBN Star, “We’ve decided to resume filming starting tomorrow.” They stated that the survey had been completed, and the actor had not come in contact with the cast or crew of “The Uncanny Counter.” The press conference has been moved to November 27.
A background actor who came in contact with a confirmed case also filmed for the Netflix series “I Wish the World Would End Tomorrow” (literal translation). A source from the show confirmed on November 23 that all the production team members who had potentially been in contact with them had received negative test results. Filming will be continuing as scheduled while following guidelines from health authorities.
The cast and crew of the drama “Bossam – Stealing Fate” (literal title) were tested after a background actor tested positive for COVID-19. On November 23, the agencies of stars Jung Il Woo and Girls’ Generation’s Yuri shared that their tests have come back negative.
A background actor that filmed for the upcoming drama “Sisyphus: The Myth” (literal title) also received a positive test result for COVID-19. A source from JTBC stated that the actor had also been on the same set as the “Bossam – Stealing Fate” actor who was a confirmed case.
“When we heard that the actor was confirmed to have COVID-19, we immediately completely halted filming for ‘Sisyphus: The Myth,’” the source stated. The cast and crew who were on set with the background actor are being tested.
A source representing “Sisyphus: The Myth” star Cho Seung Woo stated that he will be following the guidelines of the production team and the health authorities. Star Park Shin Hye‘s representatives stated that although she had not been in contact with the background actor, she was tested on November 23 and is awaiting results.
The drama “Joseon Exorcist” (literal title), starring Jang Dong Yoon, Park Sung Hoon, and Kam Woo Sung, also halted filming on November 23. The drama put out a statement explaining that a background actor received a positive test result that day after having been in the same place as a background actor from another drama who was a confirmed case.
Sources representing the cast have said that they are in quarantine and they will be tested if they are required by guidelines from health authorities. Kam Woo Sung’s representative stated that he had been on set on the same day as the confirmed case, and Jang Dong Yoon and Park Sung Hoon’s representatives said the actors had not crossed paths with the background actor.
1theK is also taking steps after an external staff member tested positive for COVID-19. They had participated in filming on November 20 and received their positive test result on the night of November 22. A source from 1theK told MBK Star, “The staff members who also took part in filming on November 20 are now in quarantine. They’ve been tested over November 22 and 23 and are awaiting results.” The building has also undergone disinfection.
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