Kim Seok-hoon rejoins filming
Actor Kim Seok-hoon of the currently airing drama Iron Empress (Empress Cheon-chu), who was in a pretty serious car accident two weeks ago, is back to work.
The weekend historical series had found itself in a tight spot with their lead actor out of commission, and Kim had felt guilty for missing filming due to his hospitalization. What’s a little unsettling is that apparently the hospital was against Kim checking out, which he did against their recommendation. Released on April 24, he will return to the hospital two to three times weekly for follow-up care.
To accommodate the actor’s condition, in the drama series, Kim Seok-hoon’s character is laid up in bed after being stabbed. Even so, Kim is still suffering from the injury to his lower back and neck, and finds it difficult to walk. The production team is doing what they can to keep the character lying down out of concern for the actor. (Although I say, if you were really worried about Kim’s health, how about you insist he listen to medical opinion instead of succumbing to guilt about delaying the shooting schedule, and just write him out of the plot for a couple of weeks, huh? I mean, this drama is scheduled for 50 episodes, and surely their writing team can somehow whip up some narrative magic to account for an actor’s serious injury.)
Kim’s accident occurred on April 11 after leaving the film set for the day; his vehicle collided with a 5-ton truck while changing lanes.
Via No Cut News