Actor Jo Jung Suk voluntarily cut his appearance fee to save money for tvN’s “Hospital Playlist” production.
According to an exclusive report from TV Daily, Jo Jung Suk voluntarily reduced his pay to around 70 million won per episode for “Hospital Playlist”. He initially received between 90 million won and 100 million won per episode but he relayed his intention to the production team about how he’d accept the performance fee lower than the original price putting more of an emphasis on his participation in “Hospital Playlist” itself.
Multiple insiders told TV Daily that “Jo Jung Suk is worth a lot of money as he is #1 top actor in the drama cast. He is an actor who receives between 90 million won and 100 million won per episode, but voluntarily cut his performance fees due to his trust in producer Shin Won Ho and writer Lee Woo Jung. This kind of actor is really rare and he’s also becoming a good example on set”
Filming for “Hospital Playlist” has finished this month and Jo Jung Suk will finally have time to focus on prenatal education with his pregnant wife Gummy
Original post: Nate
[+2,327,-183]Ah 70M won..ㅋㅋ
[+2;168,-61]As expected from Jo Jung Sukㅠㅠㅠㅠ He’s so cool!
[+1:869,-43]Woah…That means 700M won in 10 episodeㄷㄷㄷ
[+185,-8]Woah 100 million won per episode? Celebrity’s income is crazy! Dramas are usually 16 episodes, so once you shoot a drama,
you get almost 2 billion won for your performance if we take into account re-runs and 1 billion won at most with the company. There’s a reason why Korean celebrities are building owners.
[+157,-12]Are you serious? 100 million won per episode?ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Yah! Celebrities deserve equal pay for equal work, no? Even if you were the main character in an hour-long drama, your screen-time won’t even surpass 30 minutes, but you’ll be paid 100M won???!
[+108,-0]He did well! But the revenue model is really deformed… If celebrities keep getting that much for each episode, they’ll soon take over all of Korea’s best buildings!
[+66,-1]Their one day payment is more than what people get in a year…
[+64,-3]Jo Jung Suk just did a good deed but he’s being blamed out here because of how much someone else is paying him! Is he taking your money?
[Theqoo] Jo Jung Suk Volunteers To Reduce His Payment For Acting In “Hospital Playlist”
Original post: Theqoo
1.Jo Jung Suk is cool, I think he’s a really good actor
2.That’s a good thing and he deserves to be praised for it, but the amount that actors get paid for dramas will always make me laugh
3.Jo Jung Suk has a really likeable personality
4.Daebak! I’ve always liked Jo Jung Suk, he seems like a good guy to me
5.If Jo Jung Suk voluntarily cuts his acting fees, I’m afraid other actors will feel pressured to do the same
6.Woah… The appearance fee is amazing… I guess the drama is profitable enough for them to get paid that much, right? But where do all that money come from?
7.That’s really cool!
8.I fell in love with Jo Jung Suk lately ㅠㅠㅠㅜ I’m watching all of his filmography these days
9.Jo Jung Suk’s cool, cute and handsome! He’s got it allㅋㅋ
10.Woah! About a decade ago actors were paid a thousand dollars per episode, but now it’s a hundred million, that’s crazy!