Controversial Korean actress Seo Ye-ji’s film “Recalled” was launched in South Korea on April 21 and took first place at the field workplace.
According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), “Recalled,” which additionally stars actor Kim Kang-woo, offered 18,187 tickets on opening day to take the No. 1 publish. It earned $121,331, which is 28 % of the revenues of all movies screened on that day.
Including the pre-opening screening, “Recalled” has offered 19,281 tickets and earned $128,048 in South Korea. Seo Ye-ji and Kim Kang-woo filmed “Recalled from May to July 2019.
In the film, Seo Ye-ji performs the function of Soo-jin, who will get into an accident and suffers from reminiscence loss. She then sees the way forward for individuals and faces the stunning actuality of her husband Ji-hoon (performed by Kim Kang-woo).
Its opening numbers are smaller than “Seobok,” starring Gong Yoo and Park Bogum, which offered 45,153 tickets on April 15 and earned $362,189, or 59.87 % of the whole revenues for that day.
“Seobok” positioned first at the Korean field workplace from April 15 to 20 and has offered 258,481 tickets and earned $2.19 million as of April 21.
Seo Ye-ji determined not to attend the film’s press convention final April 13 after she grew to become embroiled within the manipulation controversy involving her former boyfriend, actor Kim Jung-hyun, star of the dramas “Crash Landing on You” and “Mr. Queen.”
As a outcome, Kim Kang-woo and director Seo Yoo-min have been the one ones who attended the occasion to promote the film.
On April 12, or a day earlier than the “Recalled” press convention, Korean media outlet Dispatch revealed a information story that accused Seo Ye-ji of manipulating and controlling Kim Jung-hyun when he was filming the drama “Time” with actress and Girls’ Generation member Seohyun in 2018.
Dispatch reported that Seo Ye-ji ordered Kim Jung-hyun not to film any “skinship” or bodily contact, and romantic scenes with Seohyun regardless of that these have been within the “Time” script. She additionally requested him to change the script in order that there could be no romantic scenes or bodily contact with Seohyun.
It added that Seo Ye-ji ordered Kim Jung-hyun to take movies and audio recordings throughout filming and ship them to her. It acknowledged that when he obtained a script, he would ask for revisions and ship it to Seo Ye-ji.
In one among their exchanges on the cell messaging app KakaoTalk, Kim Jung-hyun instructed Seo Ye-ji, “I preserve studying the script. I’m not doing anything.”
“Correct it nicely so there isn’t any romance. You are joyful due to me. So make me happier,” Seo Ye-ji instructed the actor.
From episodes 5 to 12 of “Time,” the script included 13 skinship scenes however none of them made it to the airing.
In her assertion launched via her company Goldmedalist, Seo Ye-ji admitted that she and Kim Jung-hyun have been lovers throughout the time he was filming “Time.” She additionally didn’t deny the authenticity of the KakaoTalk messages revealed by Dispatch.
However, Seo Ye-ji denied manipulating Kim Jung-hyun and put the blame on him, saying what occurred throughout the filming of “Time” was his choice.
“As a results of checking with Kim Jung-hyun, it was clearly confirmed that the drama-related controversy was not brought on by Seo Ye-ji, and he expressed his intention to challenge his place about it,” mentioned Goldmedalist.
Regarding the difficulty of manipulation, the company mentioned, “It is tough to perceive via widespread sense the controversial report that the principle actor of the drama would act as he’s instructed by somebody with out his personal free will. It is virtually not possible for an actor to act and film with none will.”
On the revealed KakaoTalk messages between Seo Ye-ji and Kim Jung-hyun, Goldmedalist mentioned, “It was not proven within the launched dialog however there was a dialog that Kim Jung-hyun additionally requested Seo Ye-ji, who was filming one other drama, not to film kiss scenes and so on. In response, Seo Ye-ji instructed him, ‘Then you don’t both’ as a part of conversations between lovers exhibiting jealousy about skinship with others.”
Goldmedalist branded the KakaoTalk messages as mere “lovers’ quarrel.”
“This will be seen as a typical lovers’ quarrel between actors who’re lovers within the trade. However, all actors film usually, setting apart their lovers’ quarrel. We suppose Kim Jung-hyun will need to have had different inevitable private circumstances too,” it mentioned.
In addition to the Kim Jung-hyun controversy, Seo Ye-ji can also be going through accusations of mendacity about her tutorial background, mistreatment of workers and college violence.
Companies which employed her as endorsers of their merchandise have determined to delete her advert photographs or cover YouTube movies due to the controversies.
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