Park Shin Hye's agency feared Doctor Crush would be a failure
Park Shin Hye's agency S.A.L.T Entertainment stated in a recent interview that they were actually prepared for Doctor Crush to be a flop. After already having had so many K-drama mega-hits, they were worried that her next drama would not be able to do as well as her past ones.
“We thought the timing [of this drama] would lead to a failure. How would we land a successful drama every single time? So we were prepared for failure, and told ourselves not to be disappointed too much if the drama didn’t do well."
They continued, "For the past 3 years, none of [Park Shin Hye's] dramas have failed, and everything always turned out well, so it's true that we were nervous for this one. People were saying that it was about time for at least one failure, and we also thought that there was no way we could succeed in everything. When we were choosing this next project, we wanted to go out in style, even if it did fail, so we chose Doctor Crush."
However, contrary to their concerns, Doctor Crush is already a huge success, reaching nationwide ratings just shy of 20% with episode 6. Viewers are excited to see what happens next and whether the ratings will continue to rise!
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