Friday, September 4, 2009

Yunho Saves 200 Million!

No, not 200 million people! 200 million Won!

The power of DBSK / TVXQ and Yunho has saved the staff of Heading To The Ground from shelling out 200 million Won to film the drama.

MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday mini-series Heading to the Ground stars TVXQ’s leader Jung Yunho (U-Know Yunho) as the lead role. On August 31st, approximately 4000 fans flocked to the Seoul Sangam World Cup Stadium for the open filming of 'Heading to the Ground' to cheer Jung Yunho on. Usually, extras are paid 50,000 to 60,000 Won per person ($40~$48) and to fill the stadium with extras would have cost the staff of the drama 200 million Won. However, they did not have to pay this amount of money thanks to TVXQ fans.

One representative of Heading to the Ground stated, “It is an absolute must to have a scene that shows soccer fans cheering in 'Heading to the Ground' which revolves around soccer. Thanks to the fact that we casted Jung Yunho in this drama, we don’t have to worry about paying extras. Because the fans have diligently created various cheers for TVXQ during their concerts, they were complete pros when it came to cheering. We didn’t need to guide them at all.“

The filming for that day was a special event to commemorate the opening of Heading to the Ground’s homepage. TVXQ fans came as early as 3 to 4 hours before filming started and waited. The aforementioned representative said, “It wasn’t only fans in their teens or 20s, we saw some fans in their 40s and 50s as well. This open filming allowed us to estimate how much anticipation and attention is being put on Jung Yunho’s debut drama.”

Heading to the Ground is the story about Cha Bong Goon (Jung Yunho), a soccer player who has amazing shooting skills but does not know how to pass the ball, Kang Haebin (Ara), a rookie sports agent, and the romantic love and touching human story that develops between them

The first episode of Heading to the Ground airs on the 9th at 9:55 pm.

Source: [sportshankook+DNBN]
Thanks to CrazyOverYou for the tip!