Song Hye Kyo and Jeon Ji Hyun‘s drama is known to cost 200 million won per episode.
According to the Hankook Ilbo on November 30th, Song Hye Kyo and Jeon Ji Hyun, who are currently active in the small screen, are paid more than 200 million won per episode.
Song Hye Kyo is leaving a strong impression by playing the role of Ha Young Eun, the head of the design team at a fashion company in SBS ‘Now, We’re Breaking Up‘.
In tvN’s ‘Jirisan‘, Jeon Ji Hyun is meeting viewers as Seo Yi Gang, the best ranger in Jirisan National Park.
Both dramas are produced in 16 episodes, and it is estimated that Song Hye Kyo and Jeon Ji Hyun receive a total of 3.2 billion won for these works.
In the case of Song Hye Kyo, she already received more than 100 million won per episode in tvN’s ‘Encounter‘, which aired in 2018.
This was greatly influenced by the previous work, KBS2 ‘Descendants of the Sun‘, which gained popularity not only in Korea but also abroad.
It is reported that Jun Ji Hyun received 100 million won per episode when she appeared on SBS ‘My Love from the Star‘ in 2013, and received more than 100 million won per episode on SBS ‘The Legend of the Blue Sea‘ in 2016.
In addition to Song Hye Kyo and Jeon Ji Hyun, there is Lee Young Ae as a female actress who boasts a high ransom.
When Lee Young Ae appeared in SBS ‘Saimdang, Memoir of Colors’, which aired in 2017, her appearance fee per episode exceeded 100 million won.
Excluding them, there are only Son Ye Jin and Go Hyun Jung among top female stars who earn more than 100 million won.
On the other hand, officials explain that even with similar recognition and weight, male top stars are paid up to twice as much.
Kim Soo Hyun, who is currently known as the actor who receives the highest amount of appearances in Korea, is said to have received more than 500 million won per episode by appearing in Coupang Play’s ‘One Ordinary Day‘.