‘Liver or Die’ cast volunteer, celebrate as ratings continue to soar

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.

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Jessene Mariano

Jessene is a writer and translator for Kdramapal. Being a licensed professional teacher and Korean culture enthusiast, she has conducted Korean language classes for college students and the Korean-Filipino community for free. Growing up with a lot of Korean uncles and aunts while learning martial arts, she has been exposed to Korean culture ever since she was a young girl. She considers singing as her first love, but anything Korean is a close second. When she's not working, she enjoys traveling and reading poetry. Her favorite place in South Korea is Gunsan (a city in Northern Jeolla) and she considers Hongdae her second home. If she were to be a famous Korean actress for a day, she'd be Gong Hyo-jin. Jessene can be reached at [email protected]