While the COVID-19 has engulfed the entertainment industry, the leading actors are all fortunately receiving negative results, relieving the tension a little bit.
When a supporting actor in JTBC’s new drama Sisyphus: The Myth (literal title) was confirmed with COVID-19, the two main actors, Jo Seung Woo and Park Shin Hye were both tested for the virus. And thankfully, they were both tested negative for coronavirus.
The same went for SBS’s The Penthouse: War in Life. As soon as an extra notified the production team of his confirmation, Uhm Ki Joon, whose movements overlapped with the confirmed patient, was tested and received a negative result. Bong Tae Gyu, who had no overlapping movements, was tested just in case and was confirmed with a clean slate.
The filming site of SBS’s new drama Joseon Exorcist (literal title) was also put on alert when a supporting actor was confirmed with COVID-19. Kam Woo Sung, who was at the filming site on the same day as the actor, was tested and went into self-isolation. But today, he was tested negative for the virus. Park Sung Hoon and Jeon No Min also received negative results, while Jang Dong Yoon only started self-isolation following the health authorities’ guidelines.
Kakao TV’s Lovestruck in the City also went through the same fate. However, thankfully, all actors, including Ji Chang Wook, Kim Ji Won, Han Ji Eun, So Ju Yeon and Ryu Kyung Soo, were tested negative for COVID-19.
Besides then, YoonA and Hwang Jung Min from Hush also received negative results and will soon resume their filming.