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Boys Over Flowers – Kim So Eun Causes Delay

Kim So Eun

Kim So Eun

Filming for Boys Over Flowers was delayed for over five hours by the absence of Kim So Eun (Chu Ga Eul).

On February 18, Kim So Eun was to report on set at a hotel in Hannam-dong at 2pm. However, as her CF shoot got pushed back, her absence forced filming for BOF to stall as well. She did not show up until approximately 7pm. As the day’s agenda was to film Gu Jun Pyo’s birthday at the hotel, there were 70 extras plus almost 100 crew members who were kept waiting.

Earlier on in the afternoon (before she arrived on set), drama representatives expressed their disapproval quite openly. It was revealed to media outlets that they had already told her representatives she was not permitted to be late due to a CF shoot. A source said that young actors/actresses do not seem to be prioritizing their filming schedules properly.

Originally, Group Eight said that it was considering taking legal action against Kim So Eun. However, the production company and Kim’s agency have settled the issue verbally. A spokesperson for Kim So Eun’s agency said, “It was wrong for her to be late. In an attempt to avoid being so, she began preparation for the CF shoot at 3am. However, the shoot was delayed, [which kept her from leaving]. Fortunately, filming for Boys Over Flowers completed [at 3am on the 19] without further problems and everything was resolved with the show’s creators. However, we will ensure that a similar incident does not happen again.”

Kim So Eun was also not the first cast member to be late for a BOF shoot. Due to the popularity of the show, many of its cast members have had many other obligations (interviews, CF shoots, etc.) that have caused them to run late as well. Hence, many have been questioning why Kim So Eun in particular has been so heavily criticized. After all, this was her one and only time being late for filming the show.

An insider at BOF stated that there are several reasons. This week required shooting to recommence on a tight schedule for upcoming episodes (after a brief break for the cast, since a few episodes were previously filmed in Macau). Kim So Eun’s late arrival on this day in particular – when Jun Pyo’s party had to be filmed – cost the company significantly due to hotel rental fees and food expenses as well as staff wages. However, the representative expressed his/her opinion that Kim So Eun’s case was slightly blown up in order to underline the importance of punctuality to the other increasingly tardy cast members.



Written by KP

February 18, 2009 at 11:15 pm

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  1. 3am? dang, they work hard… anyways, looking forward to this ep! (though it’ll be sad)


    February 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm

  2. wow, just give her a break! 3 a.m? wowowwow


    February 20, 2009 at 8:15 pm

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