‘Hallyu Star’ Kim Soo Hyun Films ‘Super Brain’ in China
The rising hallyu star Kim Soo Hyun made his way back to Korea after successfully filming a Chinese variety show Super Brain.
Flying out of Korea on March 8 via Gimpo airport with a private jet provided by Jiang Su Television (JSTV), Kim Soo Hyun arrived in Nanjing to thousands of welcoming fans. 600 security guards were placed in order to prevent any injuries due to traffic.
Kim Soo Hyun headed to film Super Brain as soon as he arrived in the country, and attended the show which invited over 1,000 people to act as audience members.
Even though the show won’t be airing for another two weeks, JSTV revealed the recording scenes through its SNS accounts, responding to the excited fans and the press. Numerous media outlets also wrote reports on Kim Soo Hyun’s visit in China.
It was reported earlier, that the Chinese variety show spent over 1 billion KRW (~930,000 USD) just to invite the actor for the episode.
A Chinese staff member said, “Kim Soo Hyun stayed in Nanjing for about eight hours. The production company had to spend about 1 billion KRW for his stay.”
The rep of Keyeast Entertainment, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, said, “We realized how much love You Who Came From the Stars in receiving by spending a day in China. We would like to thank the broadcasting station, who made filming enjoyable, and the Chinese fans, who showed warm support.”
Meanwhile, Kim Soo Hyun will be holding a fan meeting tour in nine cities in seven Asian countries, starting with the Seoul fan meeting held on March 16.
Photo credit: Keyeast, Chinese Weibo for JSTV