It’s no secret that Korean drama industry is a harsh working place. It’s common for artists and crews to work several days with only a couple of hours of sleep.
Apparently now , some of the big names started to speak out about it, just like what Lee Jun Ki, Kim Sun Ah and co-star Park Gun Hyun did.
On June 16, Kim Sun Ah who is filming I Do, I Do wrote on her Facebook ,” I didn’t sleep for 30 hours straight. This’s a sad reality of making a drama. When will this situation improve ? Please, cheer up for actors and crews, they usually don’t sleep at proper time as well as don’t regularly because of filming schedule”.
Her co-star, actor Park Gun Hyung also wrote on his twitter on June 20 , ” I only slept 4 hours from Sunday until today. At the moment, my shooting scene is over. Kim Sun Ah, Lee Jang Woo and other staffs have to stay longer. I’m so sorry that I leave first”.
Meanwhile, Lee Jun Ki who’s filming his drama Arang and The Magistrate pointed it sharply ,” My American friend thinks that Korea is the best country because he can order anything at any time, restaurant opens 24 hours, so does valet parking, replacement drivers and people are full of energy”.
He continued ,” Korea surely is energetic nation. But, there are staffs who work 24 hours without sleeping. It also happens to the actors and actresses. I don’t think it’s right. How people keep their health for long time ? Will we have to go to another hell now ?”
Duh, what he said is spot on !
But, the good news is Korean lawmakers are reportedly discussing the scheme to limit daily filming hours into only 18 hours a day during the ‘Public Hearing for the Re-revision of the General Arts & Culture Standard Contract”.
Since there’s a lot of components to make a drama, from producers, writers, scripts and broadcasting companies, it’s surely not easy to make a change.
But they have to, for the sake of their industry !
Source : Newsen