The production of SBS Star’s Lover has infuriated reporters after they were asked for their participation in the drama without any prior notification.
This particular scene was filmed yesterday and was intially just about Choi Ji Woo plus other co-stars at the usual press conference to announce their drama just before the premiere this week. But shortly after the (fake) press conference had started, it was announced that the reporters present would be filmed for the drama with the real press conference starting after filming concluded.
Because of this sudden turn of events, the reporters who were not notified of this at all felt that they were being treated like fools and started leaving the press conference to voice their displeasure. Those who remained behind expressed that the so-called interview only lasted for a few minutes. If they knew it would be like this, they wouldn’t have come in the first place.
What was more ridiculous was that, in the press kit that the production team sent out to the reporters today, it had mentioned, “‘This is the first time in Korean drama and movie history that 70 invited reporters will be filmed in the drama as extras’. After first “using” us without any prior notification, they sent us this press kit which makes us look even more ridiculous.”
The SBS PR team expressed their regret, “We are really sorry for not making the situation clear to reporters beforehand. We are really sorry.” Star’s Lover debuts this Wednesday night on SBS and this particular scene with the reporters acting as extras will be shown in Episode 4 on 18th December.