‘Lovely Runner’ director Kim Tae Yeob praises Kim Hye Yoon’s dedication on the set, “I admire her professionalism”

Kim Tae Yeob, the director behind ‘Lovely Runner’, couldn’t help but admire actress Kim Hye Yoon‘s dedication to her craft.

On June 11th, Kim Tae Yeob joined Dongguk University’s official YouTube channel to share some behind-the-scenes moments from the making of tvN’s hit drama ‘Lovely Runner‘.

During the discussion, Director Kim highlighted Kim Hye Yoon‘s commitment to her role. He revealed, “We got the script for episode 13 just a day before filming episode 2. We had to jump right into shooting episode 2, but we also needed to keep episode 13 in mind since these scenes had to be filmed together.”

He went on to recall a comment he saw online, saying, “Someone wrote, ‘Did they shoot the endings of episode 2 and episode 13 on the same day? Is Kim Hye Yoon crazy?’ I thought the same thing. Despite the 15-year age gap between us, I truly admire her professionalism.”

Director Kim also touched upon the production costs of ‘Lovely Runner’, emphasizing the financial challenges in the industry.

“As the industry grows, the costs skyrocket, making the risks higher if a project doesn’t succeed,” he explained. “The production budget for ‘Lovely Runner’ was 20 billion won, which is typical for a 16-episode mini-series.”

‘Lovely Runner ‘ tells the story of Ryu Sun Jae (played by Byeon Woo Seok), a renowned artist who finds renewed purpose in life, and Im Sol (played by Kim Hye Yoon), a devoted fan who travels back in time to save him.

The drama has been breaking viewership records with each episode and has topped charts on platforms like Rakuten Viki, holding the number one spot for six weeks straight in 109 countries, including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.



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