A rumor has been going around claiming that actor Lee Byung Hun salary for the highly anticipated upcoming drama “Mr. Sunshine” is a staggering 150 million won (approx. $134,700).

tvN has responded to those reports in a statement to the Seoul Economic Daily Star, they explained that its not in their right to disclose actors salaries.

Its estimated that Lee Byung Hun salary for the entire 24 episode drama will total around 3.6 billion won (approx. $3.2).

“Mr. Sunshine” is the most expensive drama production of 2018 and also one of the most expensive Korean drama-productions ever made, it was revealed that the production cost totals to 40 billion won ($35.9 million).

The project is writer Kim Eun Sook’s 2018 comeback project following the huge success of “Goblin,” it star-studded cast includes Kim Tae Ri, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Min Jung, and Byun Yo Han.

The drama will air its first episode on July 7 as a follow-up to “Lawless Lawer.”

What do you think of these numbers?

Source: (A)


  1. I have always admired Lee Byung Hun’s acting on Korean movies and television series as well as in his Hollywood films and Mr. Sunshine is not an exemption. However, in fairness I was amazed by Yoo Yeon Seok’s role as Gu Dong Mae. He ought to be given a hefty pay per episode too. He was the character in the story which moved and touched me a lot of times. I cried so much and my heart broke on how he ended compared to the rest who had a tragic ending too. He did an ace and superb performance! I would watch this series again and again, just because of Gu Dong Mae. <3


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