Cast members of family drama Liver or Die gave back to the community as they volunteered at a welfare center, keeping a promise made by Oh Ji-ho to the viewers that they would participate in volunteer work when their drama’s rating surpasses 13 percent.
Liver or Die centers on Lee Poong-sang, played by Yoo Jun-sang, a man who takes on the responsibility of financially supporting his younger siblings and ends up stuck supporting them and becoming so involved in their lives even when they are already old and mature enough to take care of themselves.
In the drama’s press conference, Oh Ji-ho, who is playing the second eldest sibling in Lee Poong-sang’s family, promised that if their show goes past 13 percent in ratings, the five lead actors will do volunteer work. Fortunately, the drama surpassed this mark six weeks later, recording 14.8 percent on its 24th episode that was broadcast on February 14, according to Nielsen Korea.
Yoo Jun-sang, Oh Ji-ho, Lee Si-young, Jeon Hye-bin, and Lee Chang-yeob fulfilled their promise on February 25 when they worked at a cafeteria in the Seodaemun Senior Welfare Center. They served meals to the elderly and made sure to take pictures with their fans. It was a worthwhile activity for the entire cast, especially since three days later, the drama went on to hit the 20 percent mark, becoming the first Korean series to score such a success this year.
A member of the production team stated that everyone in the center was happy to see the actors volunteer. The actors discussed the storyline of the drama with the elderly and made everyone smile with their service.
Liver or Die airs on KBS2 every Wednesday and Thursday.