“The King’s Letters” Featuring Jeon Mi Sun Announces Change In Promotions After Her Passing
Upcoming film “The King’s Letters,” featuring late actress Jeon Mi Sun, has announced its plans for future promotions.
On July 8, a source from the film told SBS funE, “In order to respect the sorrow of the family of Jeon Mi Sun, who recently passed away, director Jo Chul Hyun and the actors of ‘The King’s Letters’ have decided not to hold promotions except for the press conference on [July] 15.”
The cast will not participate in press interviews, showcases, GVs (conversation with the audience), or stage greetings after the premiere.
“The King’s Letters” is a film with a big production cost of 10 billion won (approximately $8.5 million) about the hidden story of people who worked with King Sejong to create the Korean language. The leads include Song Kang Ho, Park Hae Il, and Jeon Mi Sun. The late actress portrayed Queen Soheon, the wife of King Sejong. She appeared at the press conference on June 25 before passing away on June 29.
A source explained, “It’s a decision that was reached after much contemplation on the part of the director, actors, and staff. I hope you’ll see it as a courtesy to the family who is going through a difficult time mourning the deceased. It’s also difficult for actors who lost their co-star to be asked and answer questions. I hope you’ll understand that pain. We won’t participate in interviews and stage greetings, but the premiere process is the same as other films.”
“The King’s Letters” will premiere on July 24.