Moon Geun Young, Goddess of Fire Jung Yi
Production on the South Korean drama Goddess of Fire Jung Yi had to be halted last week, after the shows star Moon Geun Young was injured by falling film equipment Wednesday, at the height of the Chuseok holiday season. The poster for Goddess of Fire Jung Yi Production on the South Korean drama 'Goddess of Fire Jung Yi' had to be halted last week, after the show's star Moon Geun Young was injured by falling film equipment Wednesday, at the height of the Chuseok holiday season.
Moon was rushed to the hospital and later returned to set, but the damage to her face forced the show's producer's to delay filming indefinitely.
"On the night of September 18 during the Chuseok holidays, Moon Geun Young injured the area near her right eye when a piece of equipment fell from above her head," read an official statement on Monday from the actress's management, according to eNEWS.
"She was transported to the nearest hospital for treatment and retuned back on the set, but as the injury was greater than expected, she was unable to continue filming."
Although Moon attempted to perform through the pain, the producers of "Goddess of Fire Jung Yi" decided to shut down production.
"Her right eye at the moment is very swollen and bruised, and after much discussion, [the show's producers] decided to stop filming," the actress's rep added.
"Goddess of Fire Jung Yi" premiered in July on South Korea's Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
The show is currently 24 episodes into what is slated to be a 32-episode run.
Although scenes without Moon have reportedly been completed for the next two episodes, the show will not air until the actress has healed enough to return to work.
Instead of the episode scheduled to air tonight, MBC executives decided to run a special installment of the show. A new date for the series finale, originally slated for October 15, was not immediately released.
Loosely based on the life of 16th century potter and porcelain artist Baek Pa Sun, the first female artist of the medium to serve under the Joseon Dynasty, Moon plays the central character renamed Yoo Yung in "Goddess of Fire Jung Yi".
Back in June, the actress discussed the training in porcelain making she underwent to ensure her performance looked authentic.
"I practiced at least two hours a day for three times a week over the course of two months," Moon said.
"I thought it wouldn't be that hard, but when I tried I came to realize I had to imprint the knowledge on my body."
"I worked hard so that it wouldn't look like I was merely imitating the work," she added.