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Does Kim Soo Hyun deserve his 500 million won earnings per episode?

Everyone knows Kim Soo Hyun is a top paid actor in Korea, but to this extent, is it unbelievable?

Rising to fame across Asia with his roles in iconic dramas such as The Moon Embracing The Sun, My Love From The Star, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay,… Kim Soo Hyun quickly became the highest paid Korean actor,  surpassing many other famous A-listers. The fact that Kim Soo Hyun makes huge amounts of money from his acting gigs is not new, but recently, the estimated number that he receives from the latest drama has surprised the public. Specifically, with each episode of One Ordinary Day, Kim Soo Hyun reportedly pockets 500 million won, an incredibly high number.

One Ordinary Day - the series marking Kim Soo Hyun's comeback after nearly a year
 One Ordinary Day - the series marking Kim Soo Hyun's comeback after nearly a year
One Ordinary Day – the series marking Kim Soo Hyun’s comeback after nearly a year

Netizens have mixed reactions to Kim Soo Hyun’s half a billion won fee per episode. While many believe he is totally worth that much, some others find it difficult to believe that Kim Soo Hyun gets paid more than top actors such as Lee Min Ho, Song Joong Ki, Hyun Bin.  

Audience comments:

  • For years, I was perplexed as to why Kim Soo Hyun was paid so well. His influence is insignificant when compared to Lee Min Ho, Song Joong Ki, Hyun Bin.
  • Is this information real?  Is there any authentic source?  Such a ridiculous number
  • He’s really good at acting but not to the point of receiving such a huge salary
  • He totally deserves it.  He’s really an amazing actor. 
 One Ordinary Day - the series marking Kim Soo Hyun's comeback after nearly a year

Kim Soo Hyun gave an outstanding performance as an honest student who was arrested and accused of murdering a new girl he knew in “One Ordinary Day.” His contribution to the drama was greatly admired. Notably, in this drama, Kim Soo Hyun has bed scenes as well as some completely naked scenes. The production team also shared, “Kim Soo Hyun will surprise the audience with his top-notch acting through each episode.” Perhaps this is why the filmmaker was willing to pay such a high price to invite him.

 One Ordinary Day - the series marking Kim Soo Hyun's comeback after nearly a year
 One Ordinary Day - the series marking Kim Soo Hyun's comeback after nearly a year

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