MBC East of Eden screenwriter Na Yun Sook will not be involved with writing the script anymore due to her detoriating health condition bought upon by the hectic schedule. Lee Hong Ku will be the new drama screenwriter.
According to East of Eden production staff, Na Yun Sook had fainted twice consecutively while rushing to write the script recently and is no longer in the right condition to continue any longer. Before her departure, she had completed 35 episodes and the remainder will be completed by Lee Hong Ku.
To avoid any drastic changes in between, Na Yun Sook will still remain on the East of Eden set and guide Lee Hong Ku along as he pens the remaining screenplay. According to production staff, this change will not affect the broadcast of East of Eden in anyway. Na Yun Sook will be able to come back to the set to write the screenplay once her health condition improves.
Meanwhile in other related news, Song Seung Hun has decided to halve his pay per episode to 35 million won instead of 70 million won. His decision comes in a time when the economy has badly affected the entertainment industry, especially in the budgeting department. Song Seung Hun will get his remaining 50% from the overseas rights once the drama has concluded.