Jung Ryeo Won was conspicuously missing at the praying ceremony for Princess Ja Myung Go which took place on 12th December at the SBS Ilsan Production Center. Other cast members like Park Min Young, Jung Kyung Ho, etc were all present to to pray for high tv ratings and smooth filming. A TN Entertainment representative represented Jung Ryeo Won at the ceremony.
It might be odd to some to see Jung Ryeo Won missing since she is playing the leading role in Princess Ja Myung Go and also her first-ever period drama. But with post-production work on her movie Wandering Mr. Kim still in progress, Ryeo Won was unable to extract herself away for the praying ceremony.
According to her representative, “The post-production for her movie Wandering Mr. Kim has been delayed, resulting in Ryeo Won being unable to integrate herself into the drama filming. With regards to this, she is very sorry and said this is unavoidable as she wants to do her best for the movie poster filming and post-production. In between breaks, she is dilligently reading the script to prepare herself. She will join the drama filming in early January.”
Despite being able to command 20 million won per episode, Ryeo Won will only be drawing 15 million won after the actors’ association had imposed a salary cap. Princess Ja Myung Go will greet viewers in February 2009.