According to the latest media report, Sang Hyun’s visit to Brazil is scheduled from 23rd – 28th June while MGB Japan reported it as from 22nd -3oth June.
This will be Sang Hyun’s 2nd visit to Latin America as he was in Cuba last November as ambassador at the Havana International Fair pavilion. This time he will be visiting Brazil’s TV Globo Production Central (Projac), the world’s largest drama production centre. Rede Globo is Brazil’s largest broadcaster with about 120 million viewers daily and is the 3rd largest station after CBS and NBC. Located in the Jacarepagua neighbourhood on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, it is a mini city with multiple outdoor sets spread over an area of 165 hectares of unused farmland and staffed by around 7000 people. Its size is truly mind boggling.
Sang Hyun will get to experience the local drama production scene with their actors during his visit to Projac on 24th. He will also get a taste of their traditional culture and explore the local Bossa Nova music scene on his visit to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. And of course, get to join in the World Cup fever with the games held in Brazil.
On a side note, I had read with concern the news on the potential transport chaos due to the strikes as well as security threats. Let’s hope everything will go well and Sang Hyun will have a wonderful and memorable trip. After having worked so hard on the filming of Gapdongi, this trip would surely be a well deserved break before his next project starts.
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