The SBS mermaid series Legend of the Blue Sea recently revealed some behind-the-scenes clippings on their official Twitter page. The footage shared on the social media revealed Jun Ji Hyun's preparation for the role of mermaid. In the first part of the footage the actress is featured practicing her swimming skills in an indoor pool. She looked exhausted after repeatedly practicing, but still went on with it.
In another part of the video, it is seen that the actress is being accompanied by a team of scuba divers. The exhausted 35-year old actress was also seen discussing things with the show runners and her trainer. Later in the video, Jun Ji Hyun is seen swimming in the deep sea without any diving equipment.
The footage revealed the kind of hard work the actress had put into it. And, definitely it paid off, considering the kind of success the drama is getting not only in Korea but from different parts of the world. Currently, the said drama is on the top spot as most-watched K-drama.
According to Nielsen Korea, the series reached 20.8 percent audience share for the last week's episodes. However, the other Wednesday – Thursday time slot shows gathered just single-digit ratings.
Recently, a research firm conducted a brand reputation tally featuring the TV shows. The research was made based on the buzz that is created by the dramas on the social networking pages. Also, the amount of media coverage the dramas get be it on print or sites were also taken into account.
And, according to the research, the Legend of the Blue Sea came out to be one of the most-talked about K-drama today. It was seen that after every episode the fans go on to the social media to discuss, comment or give their views and theories.
The popular SBS drama not only got the attention of local media but also grabbed the attention of the international media with the lead stars of the Legend of the Blue Sea, Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun constantly remaining in the limelight.