Gong Hyo-jin fractures arm in three-car collision
Hey universe, quit it with all the dramaland accidents, will you? It makes me so nervous! Actress Gong Hyo-jin (Master’s Sun) was in a car accident early on the morning of June 19, as she was being driven back to Seoul after a late-night shoot on the set of her new drama It’s Okay, It’s Love. She was in a van with her manager and two other staff members on their way back from the drama set in Yongin, when they were involved in a highway pile-up involving her van, a 4.5-ton truck, and another 2.5-ton truck. Yeeeeeek.
Her management released a statement that she fractured her left arm and suffered some minor wounds to the face. She’s currently being treated at the hospital, and they say she’s okay. I can’t believe she collided with two freight trucks and managed to walk away with a broken arm. What a relief. I really hope this isn’t the start of some SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama accident curse, after what just happened on the set of You’re All Surrounded. Un-jinx! Un-jinx!
They say that in general the injuries won’t interfere with her drama, though I don’t think you can exactly be inconspicuous about an arm cast. I’m sure they’ll have to figure out a way to write it into the script, which is a little less organic than Lee Seung-gi’s fight-scene accident when he’s playing a cop who just got attacked by a killer. She’s playing a psychiatrist who falls in love with a mystery novelist (Jo In-sung), so maybe they’ll have to invent an angry patient who attacks her or something.
Reps from the production have stated that they’re not worried about lost time since writer Noh Hee-kyung and PD Kim Kyu-tae are known to heavily pre-produce their shows, and It’s Okay, It’s Love has been shooting since early May. They’re currently on schedule to have filmed half the episodes by the premiere in July, which is pretty average for them. So even if they get behind the halfway mark, it builds in some healing time for Gong Hyo-jin.
The problem is actually a shoot planned in Okinawa in three days’ time, where Gong Hyo-jin and Jo In-sung are scheduled to fly to Japan and join a staff that’s already in place to shoot a portion of the drama. She’s likely not going to be able to fly so soon, and they might have to cancel the shoot abroad; it’s not like you can send your drama hero alone for his romantic getaway. For now Gong Hyo-jin will be resting up.
It’s Okay, It’s Love is scheduled to follow You’re All Surrounded, and premieres July 23.