“The Return Of Superman” CP Talks About Cast’s Efforts To Help Families Amidst COVID-19 + How Social Distancing Affects Filming
The chief producer (CP) of “The Return of Superman” recently spoke about the cast’s good deeds and the effect of social distancing on filming.
On the May 3 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s “The Return of Superman,” proceeds from the show’s group calendar were donated.
As representatives for all the families, Moon Hee Jun and his daughter JamJam met up with Sean of Jinusean at the park to donate 30 million won (approximately $24,400) from their calendars. Sean shared, “With this money, 10 children from low-income families will be able to receive treatment for a year.”
Announcer Do Gyung Wan and his children Yeon Woo and Ha Young also visited a flower farm. As May is the month of family in Korea, they arranged a flower event for the elderly.
On May 4, Kang Bong Gyu, CP of “The Return of Superman,” spoke about these events and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with OSEN. He shared, “To be honest, the producers were only the agents, and the work was done by the fathers and their children.”
He continued, “This is not the first time we’ve donated proceeds from ‘The Return of Superman’ calendar. In the past, we made a calendar for each family, but last year we all filmed together. We typically sell them to viewers at the end of the year and donate the profits. However, since Sean does many good deeds and has a deep relationship with us, we wanted to work with him.”
Talking about social distancing, the CP added, “It is the reality that filming ‘The Return of Superman’ is difficult because of COVID-19. It is due to the prolonging of social distancing, but our producers cannot say we are having a hard time because so many other people are facing difficulties. While thinking about how we could be of a bit of help, we found the work helping the flower farm.”
Starting May 6, South Korea will implement a “living quarantine” system to relax social distancing rules. This includes re-opening some businesses and permitting gatherings as long as they follow disinfection measures.
Kang Bong Gyu commented, “Although it is very relieving news, I don’t think we can feel completely secure or become too relaxed. As ‘The Return of Superman’ is a broadcast featuring vulnerable children, from a producer’s perspective, we will continue to implement our preparation system for the remainder of May.”
Lastly, he shared, “Since we are a program spending long periods of time with children, we are doing our best to make sure our cast and our viewers do not worry. Even with these restrictions, we will do our best to spread warm laughs without worry.”
Watch the latest episode of “The Return of Superman” below!