MBC’s EP Kim Ho Joon commemorated the late actor Lee Ji Han.
On Dec 30th, the “2022 MBC Drama Awards” was held at MBC Media Center in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul. Broadcaster Kim Seong Joo and singer-actress Choi Soo Young hosted the show.
“Big Mouth” won “Drama of the Year”. The viewership rating of the final episode of “Big Mouth” was 13.9% in the metropolitan area and 13.7% nationwide, breaking its own record and ranking first among dramas that aired at the same time. (Based on Nielsen Korea) “Big Mouth” also topped the TV topicality in the Friday-Saturday drama category. (Good Data Corporation)
MBC Drama Studio’s EP (Executive Producer) Kim Ho Joon said, “There are many mini-series that only air for about 2 months, but the actual preparation period is several years. ‘Big Mouth’ had been prepared for quite a long time. Many works are going through the same preparation period.“
He shared his thoughts, “I would like to express my gratitude as an EP for being invited to such an honorable place. I want to tell viewers, ‘You’ve done a great job watching ‘Big Mouth’.’“
He congratulated and thanked the director, writer, production company, filming staff and actors.
He added, “I hope that 2023 will be a peaceful year where Park Chang Ho (Lee Jong Suk) can live comfortably, and Ko Mi Ho (Im Yoon Ah) does not need to shed tears. MBC dramas will also move forward in line with ‘Big Mouth’.“
EP Kim Ho Joon commemorated the late Lee Ji Han, “Lastly… There were only 10 scenes. I will never forget the late actor Lee Ji Han, who left 10 scenes and became a star in the sky too quickly. I would like to express my deepest condolences to those who lost their family members in the October 29th disaster.“
The late Lee Ji Han passed away on October 29th in the October 29th disaster that took place in Itaewon, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. The late Lee Ji Han was known to have been filming MBC’s new drama “Kokdu: Season of Deity”, which is scheduled to air in 2023, causing regret.
EP Kim Ho Joon wrapped up his speech, “If I go to work today next year, I will try my best to be a father who can go home within today without leaving work tomorrow. Happy New Year to viewers, and I will never forget your love for ‘Big Mouth’.“