-Residents of the neighborhood were initially shocked because they thought
there was a real disaster had occurred. “Did something happen here?” (The
“Those of you who are acting as patients, can you act like you’re more
sick?” (Noh Dong-cheol PD)
A loud sound of sirens wailing broke the silence of a quiet Sunday morning
at Gangnam Seongmo Hospital. It was because the cast of [General Hospital 2]
was filming the premiere episode scheduled to air on the 19th.
On this day, the cast of [General Hospital 2], who has been busy filming
the show, worked all day to film the most important and biggest scene, where
a boarding house collapses for the premiere episode.
In the scene, an old boarding house eventually collapses, where Southeast
Asian workers and low-income residents are tragically injured (# This script
was written in August and has nothing to do with the recent boarding house accident)
The disastrous tragedy leads to an emergency situation of countless patients
who have serious injuries such as lost limbs or third degree burns. The situation
becomes so critical that Doh Ji-won (who plays Hye-soo) along with all the doctors
and nurses in the Emergency Medicine division are called to the scene.
Jung Ha-yoon (played by Kim Jung-eun), who was at the hospital to apply for
residency, witnesses the scene and tries to volunteer as a doctor, but is stopped
by Choi Jin-sang (played by Cha Tae-hyun). The two of them get into an argument,
which eventually ends with Ha-Yoon leaving the emergency room.
Hye-soo (Doh Ji-won), the head of the ER department, is successful in managing
the patients in critical condition with her calm and analytical judgment in
this bloody scene.
The filming of this scene started at 4 am, and used a large number of amateur
extras from Southeast Asia and over 10 ambulances. Many extras who were dressed
as policemen and fire fighters were also recruited for the scene, which helped
the scene look like a real disaster. The blood used for approximately 50 of
the actors who played the patients in the scene amounted to an astonishing twenty
The medical consultation provided by coordinator Kim Sun-mi, who had worked
15 years as a nurse and now preparing to become a writer, were a big help in
making the scene look realistic. This was because she prepared the actors and
trained them repeatedly at the rehearsals, which eventually lead to great performances
in the actual filming of the scene.
[General Hospital 2], the return of the original series, will portray humanism,
move you to tears, and make you laugh. Please look forward to the return of
this original TV series which will air on the 19th at 9:55 pm.
PR staff: Namgung Seong-woo, Moh Woo-sung (789-2726)