“Man From the Stars” starring Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun recently experienced a setback when the tenants of the apartment voiced their frustration at the inconvenience caused by the filming of the drama.
In the drama, Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun are neighbors. Their apartment complex is a main set for the drama, and apart from scenes that take place inside of their apartments and in the hallway, everything is shot in the actual Mokdong apartment complex in Seoul.
According to a tenant on January 6, the production team recently blocked off the path to the elevator, preventing tenants from entering, and because of this, there was a verbal exchange between a drama staff member and a tenant. This led to tenants posting messages of complaints on the drama’s homepage and ended with the production team apologizing to the tenants, and posting a letter of apology on the elevator.
In the recent episode of “Man From the Stars,” Chun Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) is swept up in the scandal of Han Yoo Ra’s (Yoo In Young) death, and there is a scene where reporters crowd the apartment.
On this, an official at HB Entertainment, the production company for “Man From the Stars,” said, “While we did post a letter of apology, it wasn’t a big problem,” but the official was careful about explaining the specifics of blocking off tenants.
“Man From the Stars,” currently on its sixth episode, is doing great, consistently exceeding a viewer rating of 20%.