IU’s agency and the production company for her upcoming drama have denied reports of IU getting paid $379K per drama episode.
Both Pan Entertainment, the production company of You Have Done Well (literal title), and IU’s agency have refuted recent reports about the singer’s supposed payment of $379K per episode for the upcoming drama.
On April 6th, a media outlet reported that IU receives $379K per episode for her new drama You Have Done Well, which would make her the highest-paid actress in Korea.
Jun Ji Hyun from Mount Jiri and Song Hye Kyo from The Glory are known to be the highest-paid Korean actresses, earning up to $151K per episode. The recent report claiming that IU receives $379K per episode for You Have Done Well came as a surprise to many industry insiders, as it suggested that IU would receive more than double the highest reported payment so far. However, both the production company and IU’s agency have denied the validity of this report, and the actual amount that IU will be paid for the drama has not been disclosed.
You Have Done Well is a drama that portrays the adventurous lives of Ae Soon, a bold and rebellious woman, and Gwan Shik, a quiet but extremely trustworthy man, both of whom were born on Jeju Island in the 1950s. The series was written by Lim Sang Chun, the screenwriter behind the hit drama When the Camellia Blooms, and stars Park Bo Gum and IU.