Kim Soo Hyun‘s salary for his upcoming drama may have just set a new record.
It was recently reported through numerous media outlets that Kim Soo Hyun would be receiving an impressively high salary for his new drama, That Night. According to news reports, Kim Soo Hyun is guaranteed to receive a shocking salary of ₩500 million KRW (about $440,000 USD) per episode. This number is only anticipated to increase due to the revenue from advertisements, such as copyright sales, product placements and more. If these reports are true, Kim Soo Hyun would become the highest paid actor in the history of South Korean dramas.
The news of the actor’s salary have been making constant headlines since it went public earlier today. Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, Gold Medalist released a statement addressing the reports, stating that “they are unable to confirm the reports regarding his salary.”
Previously, Kim Soo Hyun excited fans all over the world after he confirmed his lead role casting in the upcoming drama, That Night. That Night received favorable attention when it was revealed that it would be based on the British television series, Criminal Justice. Kim Soo Hyun will be joined by veteran actor, Cha Seung Won for this production, further exciting K-drama viewers.
This will mark his small screen return after his role in It’s Okay To Not Be Okay back in 2020, which further catapulted the actor into top star status. That Night will be his second production since his release from his military service.
Kim Soo Hyun has been continuing to prove his true hallyu status as one of South Korea’s top actors. His impressive repertoire includes The Moon Embracing The Sun, My Love From The Star, The Producers, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay and more.
His incredible resume and superb acting abilities may be the reasons why he is being paid the big bucks for this upcoming production.