Lee Min Ho offered S$588,500 for just a cameo in Chinese drama

29 March 2014 / 2 years 6 months ago

You think someone’s popular, and then there’s Lee Min Ho popular. To put things into perspective, actor Lee Min Ho was offered 500 million won (about SGD$588,500) to make a cameo appearance in a Chinese drama.

On the March 26 episode of SBS’s Night of TV Entertainment, Hallyu contents expert Ma Seol said, “Lee Min Ho’s per episode pay in China is about 500 million won. But it’s to the point where if he’s not the main character, he can just do a cameo. One place even offered him 500 million won just to make cameo appearance.”

According to Soompi, this episode of Night of TV Entertainment went on to shed some more light on the sheer scale of Korean drama popularity in China.

In the case of actor Kim Soo Hyun from “Man From the Stars,” one company increased their sales by 40% after using Kim Soo Hyun as a model, and for “Man From the Stars” costar Jun Ji Hyun, the clothes and accessories that she wore instantly became trending items. 

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