“Bloodhounds” director explains the decision to keep scenes already filmed by “drunk driving” actress Kim Sae Ron

“Bloodhounds” director Kim Joo Hwan revealed reasons for not removing Kim Sae Ron’s footage even after her drunk driving controversy.

The press conference for Netflix’s original series “Bloodhounds” was held at Hotel Naru in Mapo-gu, Seoul on the morning of June 7th. Actors Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, Park Sung Woong, and director Kim Joo Hwan attended the event.

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Based on a popular webtoon, “Bloodhounds” is about two young men who get caught up in the world of private loans, where money comes before human life, fighting against huge forces to survive.

“Midnight Runners” director Kim Joo Hwan wrote the script and directed “Bloodhounds”. The drama drew keen attention from its production stage after confirming the appearance of Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, Park Seo Woong, Kim Sae Ron, Park Sung Woong, and Heo Joon Ho.

However, Kim Sae Ron dropped out of “Bloodhounds” amid filming in May last year as she was handed over to trial on charges of drunk driving.

At that time, Kim Sae Ron caused an accident in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, while driving under the influence of alcohol. In particular, she collided with guardrails, street trees, and a transformer three times or more. As a result, Kim Sae Ron withdrew from all projects and had to pay a fine of 20 million won in April of this year.

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However, “Bloodhounds” director decided to keep only the minimum amount of footage filmed by Kim Sae Ron after much consideration. It is because most of the filming had already been completed, and Kim Sae Ron’s character was a central figure in the incident of the main story.

In this regard, director Kim Joo Hwan said, “We really tried our best to minimize the inconvenience and discomfort when viewers enjoy ‘Bloodhounds’”, adding, “Since so many people poured their hard work into making the drama, we believe that we should not let the story be ruined. Therefore, we did our best to improve the completeness of the drama by minimizing the scenes of Kim Sae Ron.”

“Bloodhounds” will premiere on Netflix on June 9th.

Source: Wikitree

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