It’s revealed this week that senior actress, 61-year-old Kim Young Ae, was battling pancreatic cancer at the time she’s filming super hit drama The Moon That Embraces The Sun (TMTETS). Kim Young Ae played the evil Queen Dowager on that drama.
The story was revealed on SBS’ Good Morning show on October 10.
Kim Young Ae told that she was in deadly battle against cancer at the time she shot TMTETS.
But she didn’t want to bother other drama’s team who’s working in hard schedule so she secretly visited hospital for 2 months.
She also told that it’s hard to do filming while she’s sick. She had to tightened her waist with ties. After shooting, she was once delivered to the hospital because of jaundice, but at that time she only told that she just tired.
After the filming ended completely, Kim Young Ae took a 9 hours operation to remove the cancer.
Kim Young Ae definitely a woman who doesn’t want to bother other people include her own family.
As she worried that her son and her daughter-in-law who lived in US would come to see her if heard that she underwent an operation, she decided to only share her ilness to her daughter-in-law’s mother.
Although the battle with cancer made her lost a lot of weight, now she’s in much better condition and works in new SBS drama My Love, Madame Butterfly.
Source : Stoo