Seo Ye-Ji Reportedly Replaced In K-Drama ‘Island’ Following Bullying Allegations

According to Korean newspaper Korea Joongang Daily, actress Seo Ye-ji will probably be changed in her upcoming drama Island. The manufacturing crew behind the drama mentioned they’d no selection however to switch her as a result of quantity of destructive publicity she has just lately been related to. Several manufacturers that she modeled for have additionally eliminated her picture. 

The actress has been the topic of allegations that she bullied her then boyfriend, actor Kim Jung-hyun, whereas he was filming the 2018 MBC drama Time, inflicting him to drop out of the drama. These allegations have been adopted by allegations from former center faculty classmates who mentioned that the actress bullied them throughout faculty. Seo Ye-ji’s company, Gold Medalist, launched a statement on April 12, denying the bullying allegations and any position in Kim Jung-hyun leaving the drama Time.

The escalating scandal started when rumors surfaced that Kim and his co-star Seo Ji -hye within the hit drama Crash Landing On You is likely to be relationship. Her company denied the rumor and mentioned the duo frolicked collectively as a result of they have been discussing his presumably working for her company, Culture Depot, when his contract expired. However, this assertion prompted some battle together with his present company relating to when his contract did expire. 

Kim, who just lately starred within the profitable drama Mr. Queen dropped out of Time reportedly for well being causes, citing an consuming dysfunction, and didn’t work once more for nearly a 12 months. His company, ON Entertainment, didn’t contemplate his non-employed time as fulfilling his contract. 

Subsequently launched personal texts between Kim and Seo Ye-ji urged that his causes for dropping out of the drama could have been extra complicated. The private texts have been launched by the Korean newspaper Dispatch.

At the time Kim filmed Time he was relationship actress Seo Ye-ji, who just lately starred within the hit drama It’s Okay Not To Be Okay with Kim Soo-hyun and stars within the soon-to-be launched movie Recalled with Kim Kang-woo. The texts confirmed that she despatched Kim Jung-hyun a number of messages asking him to keep away from any bodily contact together with his Time co-star, actress and Girls Generation member Seohyun, and asking him to have any romance written out of the script.

Seo Ye-ji’s texts additionally requested him to be distant with feminine crew members and solid on set. More than a dozen scenes involving bodily contact have been finally modified and/or faraway from the Time script. However, Kim nonetheless wound up dropping out of the drama. Since he left the drama halfway, the script was rewritten and the storyline completed with none actor substitutions.

Seo Ye-ji’s assertion mentioned that after checking with Kim he confirmed that he didn’t drop out of the drama due to Seo Ye-ji and that he would launch his personal assertion relating to the difficulty.

Seo Ye-ji didn’t attend a current press convention for her movie Recalled and her company apologized for her absence. According to the company assertion, it will be troublesome to just accept that her actions prompted Kim to behave a sure method throughout the filming of Time. The actor had free will and made the ultimate selection about methods to act. The company additionally remarked that such personal conversations, which amounted to jealousy between an actor couple, mustn’t have been made public.

Kim subsequently launched a statement apologizing for his conduct in Time, saying it was his fault for stepping down in the midst of capturing and for his conduct towards Seohyun. He apologized to co-star Seohyun  and his company. 

Island was set to start filming in June however manufacturing will probably be postponed till July or August. Island is a fantasy OCN drama based mostly on the webtoon of the identical title. It stars Kim Nam-gil.

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