The injury was sustained while Kim Myung-min was filming of a scene where his character, drug salesman Jae Hyuk, was mobbed by some angry citizens who were demanding for medicine. In the scene, Jae Hyuk struggled with the aggressive and abusive crowd, and was eventually pinned down, with his face flat on the ground.
Even after Director Park Jeong-woo yelled "cut!" when the scene was completed, Kim Myung-min couldn't move at all and remained on the cold ground for a few minutes. Thereafter, that particular scene was repeated a few times.
After the shot, the actor explained to Kim Myung-min International, "The pain starts here, on the right side of my neck and it extends down to my shoulder. This area in between, close to my collarbone, is extremely painful".
He added, "I somehow anticipated that this would happen. So I have prepared the necessary medicine for such condition".
Kim Myung-min continues to feel the pain and pressure in the area and has been filming since the break of dawn today. Filming in Changwon started yesterday, and will finish tomorrow. After that, the team will head to Busan.
"Yeongasi" revolves around the emergence of mutated horsehair worms called "Yeongasi" that drives the country to a state of panic and calamity. These parasites, which normally feed on insects, start infecting people by controlling their brain. Kim Myung-min plays Jae Hyuk, a drug salesman who desperately strives to find the cure for this deadly epidemic that is also threatening his own family.
The 10 million Korean won movie is the brainchild of scriptwriter-turned-director Park Jwong-woo whose works include "Jail Breakers – No. 815″ (2002), "Dance With The Wind" (2004) and "Big Bang" (2007). Kim Dong-wan, Lee Honey and Moon Jung-hee also star in the movie. Filming is expected to wrap up on 20 February for a mid-2012 release.
9 January 2012, Kim Myung-min International
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