“Postpone the last 2 episodes is inevitable choice for viewers.”

PD Kim Do Hoon of MBC hit drama The Moon Embracing the Sun confessed his thoughts after returning to the filming set.

Kim Do Hoon joined the MBC union general strike on the morning of March 6th, 2012, but returned to the shooting scene of The Moon Embracing the Sun by that night. On the afternoon of March 7th, 2012, Kim Do Hoon told Sports Donga in an exclusive interview, “Under the situation that PDs have declared to join the strike, I joined the strike in order to show the commitment to the union.”

He continued, “However, in order to keep the promise with viewers, I decided to return to filming set.”

Kim Do Hoon

The following is the Q&A with PD Kim Do Hoon.

Reporter: What are the reasons for participating in the strike?

“I am part of MBC. Under the situation the whole department of TV series announced to join the strike, I could not say “I don’t know” alone!”


Gold: I was one of the MBC. Series Board as a whole announced to participate in the BG, I can not say “I do not know.

In the spirit of loyalty with PD colleagues, in order to express strike will of MBC union, so I decided to participate in the strike.”

Reporter: There is no broadcast this week. It seems like it’s also possible for a normal broadcast to continue.

“In reality it’s impossible. The Moon Embracing the Sun has to shoot everybody in order to broadcast as normal. After deciding to participate in the strike on the night of March 5th, 2012, the shooting has been interrupted. In the case of shooting been terminated, the normal broadcast is impossible. I’m very sorry to the audience.”

Reporter: After joining the strike, but immediately return to the scene of the shooting, what’s the reasons for it?

“After announcing the strike, I feel I have to do all my best to help with the shooting. In fact, I think what’s most important is the promise to audience who loves The Moon Embracing the Sun. So after participating in the strike rally on the morning of March 6th, 2012, I rushed back to the filming scene.”

Reporter: There is saying that you returned to shooting because of the problems on schedule of actors.

“Yes. There are many lead actors who have CF shooting schedule right after the shooting for The Moon that Embraces the Sun officially ended.

One of the actor in leading role even hs a schedule of 2 CF shootings in a day. Once I heard that the actor has to pay compensation for the damage in the case of violation of the advertising contract, I was thinking ‘have to quickly done the shooting.'”

Reporter: How’s the progress of the shooting now?

“Previously it’s divided into group A and group B to shoot. Now only group A proceeded with me to do the shooting. The filming will be until this weekend. The volume of filming is not much, it’s expected in the shoot, now I only have the shooting. The shoot will be this weekend. Few shooting component, is expected to be completed soon.”

Reporter: Will it be broadcast next week?

“As I said previously, I am part of MBC drama bureau. It will only known after discussion with TV series bureau and union which joined the strike. But, what’s most important is still viewers who love The Moon that Embraces the Sun. Just like the shooting now, will strive to the greatest extent to broadcast normally next week (March 14th and 15th).”

Reporter: Because of the strike, The Moon Embracing the Sun has been labeled with political element, the pressure should be great.

“The pressure is high. Really very sorry to the audience. I will try to solve the problem as soon as possible. Doing it through to the end is the basic courtesy to the audience.”

On the other hand, in addition of PD Kim Do Hoon, PD of God of War, Kim Jin Min, PD of Just Like Today, Kim Dae Jin, PD of Banquet of the Gods, Lee Dong Yoon, also officially announced to join the strike and left the shooting set on March 6th, 2012.

Because of this, God of War has followed The Moon Embracing the Sun to cancel its normal broadcast on March 10th and March 11th, replacing with special feature programs.

The scenes already shot for Just Like Today ensures the normal broadcast till March 9th, 2012.

The broadcast of Feast of the Gods continues as per normal on March 10th and March 11th. But if the strike continues to next week, the delay of the broadcast for the drama is inevitable.

via Sports Donga