Uncomfortable Feelings Towards Production?
Actor Kim Kap Soo of MBC’s “All My Love” recently expressed some uncomfortable feelings regarding the production of the popular sitcom.On the morning of April 19th, he tweeted, “By the time I came home after finishing the recording for the show, it was already 3 AM. Maybe because I’m still unfamiliar with the way sitcoms work, but it’s hard for me to adjust to the production style of sitcoms. I also can’t understand why everything is forgiven just because it’s a sitcom. I’ll probably never know.”
The day before, he had also tweeted, “I expressed all of my problems with the drama towards the director today. I wasn’t able to conclude my thoughts due to the lack of time, so I’ll try to express them again when we have extra time.”
This isn’t the first time he’s expressed some dissatisfaction with his role and the drama as a whole. He mentioned earlier this year that he’d like some changes done to his unlikable character.
The problem seems to stem from the fact that the sitcom was originally planned for 120 episodes, but was increased to 200. In order to make up for the stretch, producers have begun inserting random stories that don’t fit with the plot, and have been driving the characters into performing incomprehensible actions for the sake of filler. Naturally, viewers have been unhappy these changes, and they’ve expressed some criticisms.
In an attempt to clarify the situation, a representative of Kim Kap Soo’s agency stated, “There seems to be a misunderstanding with the post he wrote on his Twitter. There is no discord between him and the producers of the show, nor is it an expression of his desire to quit. He has always starred in traditional dramas but he’s been going through a hard time adjusting to the production style of sitcoms. It was merely an expression of his inner feelings, there are no other intentions.”
They continued, “The post was written because various edits made to the footage and the overall plot of the drama was not going the way it was initially written, which upset him. He is also currently in discussion for variety programs, as we have two programs that we’re considering.”
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