It was previously reported Kim Soo Hyun would be the first Korean star to appear on Jiangsu Satellite TV’s variety program, “Super Brain.” On March 8, photos of the actor recording the show were uploaded on Weibo. Chinese media outlets and portal sites were covered with Kim Soo Hyun’s name.
Kim Soo Hyun along with Chinese top star Cheung Pak Chi (Cecilia Cheung) appeared on the show as special judges. Kim Soo Hyun styled a dandy look dressed in a black tuxedo very similar to his character Do Min Joon’s style on SBS’ “Man from the Stars.” The audience present at the recording of the show cheered and gave Kim Soo Hyun a standing ovation yelling “Do Manager.”
A rep from Jiangsu Satellite TV revealed they provided the actor with a private jet in order to invite Kim Soo Hyun on “Super Brain.” It was reported the actor was paid 3 million yuan (approx. $490,000) for his appearance on the show.