Yiiiiikes. MBC’s upcoming romantic comedy Me Too, Flower! was already in crunch time to make its premiere, and now it’s lost its hero, Kim Jae-won, due to injury.
Kim was involved in a filming accident on October 4, during a shoot behind Seoul’s Samsung-dong Ramada Hotel that involved him riding a motorcycle. The accident dislocated Kim’s shoulder and he was rushed to the emergency room.
Kim had taken a wait-and-see approach after being treated, but his doctor warned that he wouldn’t be able to use his shoulder for four weeks, and suggested possible surgery. Ergo withdrawal.
This means that producers are now hurriedly looking for a replacement. The problem (other than the obvious issue of needing a new hero) is that Me Too, Flower! was already short on time as it was — in fact, it only began filming three days ago, less than a month out from its scheduled premiere. Not ideal even in a live-shoot system, which likes a little more time between the initial shoot and the broadcast premiere.
The drama is slated to air following Can’t Lose, and in fact Flower’s situation is likely the main reason for that drama’s extension, albeit in an unofficial capacity; Flower’s producers denied that was the reason, but there’s really no other explanation for that extension. Can’t Lose certainly didn’t have the ratings or the fanbase to support it.
Eeeep! They’re going to have to really hustle now. The drama stars Lee Jia as a policewoman who falls for an “undercover boss” (Kim’s former role), who’s a chaebol masquerading as a parking attendant. Han Go-eun plays the hero’s sophisticated CEO supporter, and Seo Hyo-rim his other love interest (who happens to also be the heroine’s stepsister). Let’s hope they can get their act together quickly, because it sounded like a cute premise.
Via E Daily
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