Behind the Scenes: Unveiling the Unspoken Challenges in the Entertainment Industry
Unfiltered Revelations on a TV Show
In a recent episode of MBC Every1’s Lifetime show “I am angry now”, actresses Oh Yoon-ah and Han Chae-young shared some grim experiences they had with broadcasting companies. These revelations offered a rare glimpse into the struggles and challenges that women face in the entertainment industry, highlighting the urgent need for respectful treatment and equality.
Chilled to the Bone
Han Chae-young shared an unsettling episode when she was not informed about participating in a swimming competition in ice-cold water until she arrived on set. During the event, her muscles froze and she almost suffered from hypothermia. This incident sparked laughter as she admitted to sending a long text to her CEO expressing her anger, only to realize that the main writer at that time was present at the show’s filming. Comedian Lee Kyung-kyu humorously suggested that she should have thrown ice water at the writer, a notion that was met with laughter from Oh Yoon-ah, who confessed she would have created a scene if she were in her shoes.
Time and Anger
Han Chae-young also expressed her frustration about people being late. A particular instance that irked her was when her husband, who she has been married to for 17 years, started coming home late. Her anger unexpectedly resulted in a nosebleed, which she attributed to her low blood pressure.
The Stigma of a Past
Oh Yoon-ah, on the other hand, discussed the prejudice she experienced on set due to her past as a racing girl. She recalled an incident where the camera zoomed in on her chest during a dance scene, which she felt was unnecessary. Because of the image linked to her past, she had often been assigned roles requiring excessive exposure. As a result, she made a conscious effort to dress modestly. She shared a memory of going to a meal with actress Lee Bo-young in a turtleneck in the middle of summer, which led to her developing neurodermatitis due to stress.
Han Chae-young empathized with her experience and shared that she had often heard directors use profanity on set. In a bold move, she confronted a director who repeatedly addressed her using a derogatory term, earning respect from everyone present. These experiences underscore the need for change in the entertainment industry where women are often subjected to unfair treatment and expectations.
These stories bring to light the stark reality behind the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry. It is crucial that these issues are addressed and necessary steps are taken to ensure equality and respectful treatment of everyone involved in the industry.
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