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Jun Ji Hyun of 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' Earns About $85K Per Episode

by Chiqui Guyjoco / Dec 13, 2016 04:59 AM EST
"My Sassy Girl" star Jun Ji Hyun gives birth to a baby boy Thursday morning. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Hallyu goddess Jun Ji Hyun shows she's still very much in demand as she makes a whopping 100 million KRW or about $86,000 per drama episode.

MBC's "Section TV" revealed the fantastic figures Sunday, as reported by allkpop. But that's not all. The actress' 2014 drama "You Who Came from the Star" with another in-demand actor Kim Soo Hyun was such a phenomenal success that she made 14 different endorsements since then. It is believed that she made 1 billion KRW or about $850,000 for each CF.

She stars with one more highly sought after actor, Lee Min Ho, for her current drama "The Legend of the Blue Sea."

It seems like even the romantic drama is getting quite a lot of love as Jin Hyuk, the drama's producing director, revealed through social media recently that the cast and crew were treated with a coffee truck accompanied by a banner with uplifting words from no other than actor Lee Jong Suk.

Comedian Cha Tae Hyun, who starred with Jun in 2001's mega blockbuster romantic comedy "My Sassy Girl," also made a cameo in the drama's episode four.

He shared warm thoughts on his short reunion with his sassy former co-star.

"It was strange to think I would be appearing in the same shot as Jun Ji Hyun in 15 years," Cha told SBS PowerFM's "2 O'Clock Escape Cultwo Show" on Monday's episode, according to Soompi. "This is the first time I've made such a long [cameo] appearance. I didn't think that I would ever film again with Jun Ji Hyun after 'My Sassy Girl.'"

He added, "It was short, but I had a lot of lines despite it being just a cameo. I was pleased that I could film for a longer amount of time. It wasn't awkward at all."

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