As of April 15th all filming and preparation of "Forest" has been put on hold. The staff and actors of the drama have instead decided to do charity work in areas afflicted by the Gangwon fires for the foreseeable future.
It should be of little surprise that the production team behind "Forest" would feel afflicted by the Gangwon fires. After all, the main character is a rescue 119 worker. Filming and preparation events were also canceled when the fires broke out on April 4th.
In a statement Park Hae-jin said that there wasn't anything to say to the victims of the fire. Feeling that words of comfort alone were not enough, Park Hae-jin wanted to go to the site directly and see what people needed.
Jo Bo-ah also stated that she was hurt to see so much pain appear so suddenly as a result of the fires. She said that whatever little they could do to help, they wanted to do to help. Jo Bo-ah went on to say that she hoped they could all find the strength to carry on.
A person related to the production of "Forest" said that the production team was of one mind on this issue, and felt that acting as a large group was the most meaningful gesture they could make. However, the source also noted that the production team was thinking realistically in terms of what they could do.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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