Thursday, August 20, 2009

[News] 090818 U-Know Yunho, TOP...Popular As Can Be

"Protect the star."

In some drama filming locations these days, there is something of more important than finishing a high-quality scenes. It is the 'Star Protection' of the lead roles.

From top stars who are making a comeback to dramas from movies to popular idol group members, most of these stars are taking on lead roles in dramas and every time they go outside to film, the streets end up being clogged up with fans and neighborhood people hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars.

The reason staff are so focused on protecting the stars is because the fans who come to the locations do more than come to support their favorite celebrity. The fans come as many as 200 at a time and not only does this interfere with filming, it also affects the other actors there as well.

The filming crew with the biggest problem regarding fans who visit the filming location is crew of MBC's new Wednesday-Thursday drama 'Heading to the Ground' that stars popular idol group TVXQ's member U-Know Yunho.

As three members of TVXQ are having a dispute over their exclusive contract with their agency, fans come on location to support TVXQ as well as to see U-Know Yunho's transformation from a singer to an actor.

One representative of 'Heading to the Ground' said, "The fans are interfering the filming process by screaming and shouting out loud every time U-Know Yunho does even the smallest action on location. We're filming small scenes for a couple of episodes but our first episode airs on September 9th and we still haven't completed filming the entire first episode." He also said, "There's the problem with the lawsuit, and we heard that the fans are usually very passionate, so we are protecting U-Know Yunho with one manager and one bodyguard constantly at his side," and also pleaded to the fans by saying, "Please help U-Know Yunho and all the other actors concentrate on their scenes."

The same goes for KBS 2TV's Wednesday-Thursday drama 'Iris' that stars Lee Byunghun and Kim Taehui. Since there are these two famous 'Hallyu Stars', as well as popular idol group Big Bang's TOP, there are always lots of fans on location. The main filming location for this drama is an arts centre in Seoul Songpa-goo Moonjung-dong. A rumor that 'If you go there, you can see Lee Byunghun and Kim Taehui' has already spread and has resulted in countless fans and neighborhood people visiting the building.

On representative said, "To give the stars presents and to get a glimpse of the stars' faces, we have at least 50 fans who visit a day. We cannot stop them from coming to give their support, but we would like it if they could cooperate and let the actors do their jobs," and "Also, we've closed off the entrances to the building but fans swarm around the entrance where cars go in and out and we fear there might be an accident soon if fans aren't careful."

This was also the case during the hit drama 'Boys Before Flowers' early this year. Since the 'F4' members, Lee Minho, Kim Hyunjoong, Kim Bum, and Kim Jun, received explosive popularity, the staff had a hard time dealing with fans who visited on location. They were only able to finish filming by using guerrilla tactics such as changing scenes that were supposed to be filmed outdoors to scenes filmed indoors or taking the least amount of people needed and secretly and quickly finishing scenes

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Leyzell said...

yunnie oppa is indeed sooo popular!!!f

echonkz said...

u love yunnie??