Kim Hyun Joong is finally returning with a new drama, “When Time Stops” is his first drama in four years since his last project “Inspiring Generation” back in 2014.
In 2014, he was embroiled in controversy and a legal battle with his ex-girlfriend for a multitude of reasons such as assault, pregnancy and more.
Though the matter was settled eventually, it did cause him a lot of harm to his public persona. He was also charged with a DUI back in 2017 which was also received negatively by the public.
On October 23, “When Time Stops” held its press conference. It was attended by the main actors of the drama.
During the press conference the actor apologized for what has happened for the past four years, he said,
“I have come back with a project after 4 years. I would like to thank the press for their attention, its larger than I expected.
To be honest, a lot has happened in the past four years; I caused many people worry and concern. I don’t know where to start offering my apologies and asking for forgiveness. From now on, I will live and show you that I am a person rather than saying I will make up for its with better acting or music.”
Kim Hyun Joong then adds,
“I don’t how viewers will react while watching the drama but I believe that if I start to think that way I will be lost in thoughts forever. I simply thought about how I should portray my character. I studied for it and lived as him for the past 3 months. Its now up to the viewers to judge.”
“When Time Stopped” will air its first episode on KBS-W on October 24.