Kim Nam Gil Resumes Filming For “The Fiery Priest” Despite Injuries
Last week, filming for SBS’s “The Fiery Priest” was put on hold after star Kim Nam Gil suffered a rib fracture while shooting a group action scene for the drama. The actor had previously also suffered injuries to his fingers and wrists during filming. Due to Kim Nam Gil’s hospitalization, filming was cancelled for two days, though the drama’s broadcast schedule was not affected.
On March 7, Kim Nam Gil’s agency C-JeS Entertainment announced that the actor had personally decided to return to filming earlier than required, in order to prevent any changes to the drama’s broadcast schedule.
A representative of the agency explained, “Kim Nam Gil participated in this morning’s shoot for ‘The Fiery Priest.’ Although SBS postponed Kim Nam Gil’s shoot until this weekend out of consideration for the actor’s safety, the actor was determined to prevent a hiatus, so he left the hospital yesterday and returned [to filming].”
C-JeS Entertainment added, “[Kim Nam Gil] will continue to receive treatment at a hospital while filming [for the drama], so that he can make a complete recovery. The support shown by many people has been a huge source of strength. We will do our utmost to prevent another such accident in the future.”
“The Fiery Priest” is a unique new mystery-comedy about a hot-tempered Catholic priest and a bumbling detective who join forces to solve a murder. The drama, which has been breaking its own ratings record with each new episode, airs on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m. KST.
We wish Kim Nam Gil a speedy recovery!
Watch the actor in the latest episode of “The Fiery Priest” with English subtitles below: