The recent situation of former APRIL member Lee Na-eun is a current hot topic.
Kim Jong-do, CEO of Namoo Actors, which manages actors Lee Joon-ki and Kim Jae-kyung, has recently followed Lee Na-eun‘s official Instagram, drawing keen attention from netizens.
Earlier in April, it was known that Lee Na-eun contacted Namoo Actors to express her wish of promoted as an actress after APRIL’s disbandment, but Namoo Actors said at the time, “It is true that we had a meeting with Lee Na-eun, but nothing has been decided regarding the exclusive contract.” However, CEO Kim Jong-do has 17,000 followers, but he only has about 70 followed accounts, and most of them are actors from his agency, making it unusual for him to follow Lee Na-eun. Netizens are expressing opinions that CEO Kim Jong-do seems to have followed Lee Na-eun Instagram because she will soon join his company.
In fact, there is a heated debate on various community bulletin boards, saying, “This means she will be in a drama with actors from Namoo then,” “Isn’t this a confirmation that she has signed with them?” “She found a new place to save her now?” and “I think she will rise to stardom as an actress soon because of her high public recognition.”
Meanwhile, after debuting as APRIL in 2015, Lee Na-eun appeared in the web drama “A-TEEN” series and the MBC drama “Extraordinary You” and received favorable reviews in terms of acting. However, she was under fire after rumors of Lee Hyun-joo, a former member of APRIL, being bullied in the group were raised. She later left the SBS drama “Model Taxi,” which she was scheduled to appear in. APRIL has now disbanded as all members left without renewing their contracts with DSP and are on their own path.