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Chinese media say, "Korean actors and actresses are preferred because they are cheap"

2013/04/28 | 3880 views | Permalink | Source

A Chinese media analyzed the reason for many Korean stars in Chinese dramas for their cheap guarantee.

According to a recent report by Beijing Cheonbao, a local newspaper, Korean stars have taken over the star role in 10 Chinese dramas in the last 2 years.

This is an expanded number compared to 20 dramas in 10 years since Ahn Jae-wook in 2001. These Korean stars include, Jang Woo-hyuk, Kim So-eun, Jeon Tae-soo, Lee Tae-ran, Yoon Si-yoon and more.

This newspaper claims, "Their guarantee is cheaper than that of Chinese stars". Apparently a Chinese actor or actress charges roughly 130 million won an episode while Koreans charge 60 million.

It is a small number compared to the Chinese but it is still 30% more than Korean dramas.

Yoon Si-yoon in the drama "Happy Noodle" is only class B of the local actors.

Along with this fact, the conditions of working with a Korean are not as difficult as some Chinese stars and therefore preferred by the locals. "While Koreans only ask for flight, wardrobe, a make-up team and a 5-star hotel, Chinese actors or actresses ask for their own van, a manager and ten or so more people to tag along with them" says the newspaper

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