The Legend of the Blue Sea, the highly anticipated new drama starring Lee Min Ho and Jeon Ji Hyun, has begun filming. Find out where filming took place and what happened on August 19, the first day of shooting.

The production team announced on August 19, “Today marks the beginning of the partnership between two talented and amazing actors like Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho. Please look forward to their chemistry.”

Filming began in Goesan, Chungbuk, a scenic and mountainous area in the middle of South Korea.

(Fun map as tweeted by a fan:)

According to some loyal fans who went to the filming site, Lee Min Ho arrived in traditional costume and wearing a tall hat. He arrived at 7 p.m. and filming didn't stop until about 4:30 am the next morning. 

When Lee Min Ho was about to leave, he heard the fans' calling him and went around the security line to shake hands with the fans. He said "Thank you." in English and accepted gifts and flowers from excited fans. 

The fans were very cooperative in not taking photos at the filming site, and they also promised to keep secret of what was filmed there.

We previously reported about Lee Min Ho's exciting dual role in the new drama, which is inspired by a a classic Joseon legend about a fisherman who captures and releases a mermaid. He will first play a nobleman's son during Joseon Korea, and then a con artist in modern days. Jeon Ji Hyun plays the mermaid who will encounter Lee Min Ho in Seoul. The two stars are traveling to Palau and Spain, starting in late August, to hopefully give us beautiful shots against the clear blue waters in those exotic locations.

The new drama is Jeon Ji Hyun's first role after giving birth to her first child in February, and likely Lee Min Ho's last appearance in a TV drama before he enters military service in 2017.  

The story is penned by writer Park Ji Eun (My Love From Another Star), who wrote the new drama with the two leading stars in mind, and the drama is helmed by Jin Hyuk who directed City Hunter and The Master's Sun.

The new fantasy drama will go on air in November, following Jealousy Incarnate.

I can't wait. How about you?

~ NancyZdramaland

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