Respected actress Go Hyun Jung was revealed to have left the popular SBS drama “Return” due to a fight with the drama PD. The actress announced that she’d be leaving the show, while SBS said confirmed that the actress won’t be continuing to film the drama.
The actress was basically fired due to her altercation with the PD of the drama. On February 8, it was announced that Go Hyun Jung left the drama.
It is very rare in the Korean industry for an actor or an actress to leave a drama like this. Rumors circulated around that the actress had assaulted the PD after getting into a fierce verbal altercation with him.
Following the controversy and the backlash, SBS released an official statement explaining that the actress and the PD had ‘significant conflict,’ so bad that they can no longer work out their difference. SBS also declared that they’d be seeking a new actress to replace her.
Following SBS’s statement that the actress would be leaving, a source from her agency, IOK Company released an official statement saying,
“Hello, this is IOK Company.
First of all, We would like to express our sincere apologies to the viewers who gave her a lot of encouragement, ‘return’ is receiving a lot of love.
Go Hyun Jung officially left the SBS drama ‘Return.’
In the meantime, Go Hyun-jung has worked on shooting with great affection for responsibility and work as an actor. However, there was a lot of differences between the production team and her during the production process, and we could not narrow the gap in our efforts to tune in as much as possible.
After many discussions and thoughts, we decided that it was hard to continue filming anymore. Also, rather than blaming anyone, we decided to accepts SBS notice to leave because it is only natural that the person who is said to be the problem leaves.
We apologize for being unable to fulfill the actress responsibilities as a leading actress, and we apologize to all the crew and fellow actors of ‘Return’.
We would like to ask for your continuous interest and affection for the drama ‘return.’
IOK and Go Hyun Jung send support and encouragement for ‘Return’ as viewers.
The agency then clarified the rumors of a physical fight between the actress and the PD, they denied that she had assaulted him, however they revealed that she did have a verbal conflict with him over difference in opinion. The agency added,
“Its true that she did shove him but she didn’t grab him by the collar as many reports have stated.”
The agency also revealed that there might have been a misunderstanding in the delivery process of the news.
While SBS commented on their statement saying,
“Assault is interpreted from the perspective of the person who was assaulted, we compiled verbal accounts of staff members who were present at scene, its undeniable that shoving and kicking took place that day. She may not have felt that it was physical assault because it was a typical behavior to her.”
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