Cast and production staff members of KBS 2TV’s drama series River Where the Moon Rises have demonstrated wholesome teamwork amid the crisis.
The show recently faced a critical situation over Ji Soo’s school violence controversy. About 95% of the 20-episode series has already been filmed, but the controversy had led the lead actor to unexpectedly drop out.
The production company explained in response, “We had no choice but to consider the innocent victims including numerous staff, actors, and the production company.” They revealed to have decided to cast a new actor, Na In Woo, and proceed with re-shooting the drama.
Then Lee Ji Hoon, Choi Yu Hwa, and Wang Bit Na decided not to receive the fees for re-shooting. On the role of Jin Bi, Wang Bit Na said on the 8th that she decided not to be paid for the re-shooting of River Where the Moon Rises due to her loyalty to the director and the executive of the production company. Lee Ji Hoon playing for General Go Geon also stated, “While we are currently re-shooting for a lot of scenes, we decided not to receive any guarantee for it. I also intend to cooperate and help the production team as much with the drama.” Choi Yu Hwa who plays Hae Mo Yong also joined the ‘no guarantee circle.
Meanwhile, Na In Woo will be appearing as On Dal from the seventh episode of KBS 2TV’s Mon-Tues series River Where the Moon Rises. The episode will air at 9.30 p.m. KST today (8th). Whilst Na In Woo was scheduled to appear from the 9th episode, the team re-shooted and re-edited the scenes starting from the 7th to make it smooth-running. As actors and staff have united with loyalty for the show, more attention is focused on how the show will do moving forward.