Monday episode of Boys Before Flowers delayed following accident
The Monday (March 2) episode of Boys Before Flowers will be replaced by a special “F4 talk show” broadcast instead, due to delays in filming caused by Gu Hye-sun‘s latest accident.
Initially, the actress’s February 27 car accident had been deemed trifling, no doubt because production was eager to resume filming. It was then reported that Gu’s accident was more serious than initially thought, and that she had to receive stitches in the mouth — she had slammed into the seat in front of her when the vehicles collided. (PSA: Seat belts. They are good things.) Then news followed that with a wave of pacifying “Gu is okay, she’s returning to set” messages. And now, finally, it’s been announced the 17th episode will be delayed while Gu rests in the hospital on the recommendation of doctors.
Production company Group Eight has announced that they will be putting together a last-minute special for Monday’s broadcast, with Episode 17 to air on Tuesday. Group Eight CEO Song Byung-joon said, “It’s the responsibility of the producers to think of the actors’ health and safety. We will compensate by putting forth a special program whose quality is on par with our regular programming.” (Insert snarky comment of your choice here.)
The special will feature F4 members Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon showing the cameras behind the scenes on the set locations, unaired footage, and other clips. The proceedings will be hosted by MC Han Seok-joon and Hyun Young. Gu Hye-sun is expected to return to filming mid-week.
The silver lining in all this? More time = (hopefully) better episodes and less fatigued actors. Also, with production off by one episode, expect another special to air at some point (my guess is that it will come after the last episode).
Via Star News