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Cast of “Untold Scandal” After 21 Years

"Untold Scandal" not only attracts audiences with its steamy scenes but also with its compelling content and the performances of its cast

“Untold Scandal,” where love is buried by selfishness and hatred

The film “Untold Scandal”, adapted from the French novel “Les Liaisons dangereuses,” revolves around three main characters: Lady Cho, Jo Won, and Widow Jung. Lady Cho, who marries into a noble family and possesses captivating beauty, hides a scheming heart.

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“Untold Scandal” is one of the most must-watch 18+ Korean films.

Lady Cho never wanted to marry into this family, but fate gave her no choice. Therefore, she harbors a deep grudge against her husband and his family. She plans a silent revenge on her husband by arranging for his fiancée to become pregnant with her cousin, Jo Won.

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Lee Mi Sook played Lady Cho, a woman with many cunning schemes.

Lady Cho chooses Jo Won because he is a playboy skilled in seducing women. More importantly, Jo Won has always secretly desired to possess his cousin’s body. Thus, Lady Cho uses her own body as a reward to manipulate Jo Won into following her plan.

However, even the most perfect plans can be disrupted by a variable. In this case, the variable is Widow Jung. She is a virtuous woman who became a widow before even consummating her marriage. Despite her circumstances, she maintains her virtue.

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Bae Yong Joon played Jo Won, a playboy.

Widow Jung’s presence makes the playboy Jo Won fall genuinely in love, driving Lady Cho insane. From there, tragic events unfold. By the time Lady Cho realizes who she truly loves, it is too late. She ends up living with regret and remorse for her selfishness and hatred.

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However, Jo Won’s heart is moved by the virtuous Widow Jung.

The film “Untold Scandal” was released in 2003 and made a significant impact. Now, 21 years later, how are the main cast members doing? Let’s find out.

Lady Cho of “Untold Scandal” had affairs both on-screen and off-screen

Lee Mi Sook played Lady Cho. In “Untold Scandal,” her character engages in immoral relationships, even sleeping with a man young enough to be her son to satisfy her desires. In real life, Lee Mi Sook also had an affair with a younger man, which led to the destruction of her own happy family.

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In “Untold Scandal,” Lee Mi Sook’s character has a relationship with a young man.

Lee Mi Sook’s affair was exposed in 2012 during a dispute with her former company, The Contents Media. The company revealed that Lee Mi Sook had an affair with a man 17 years her junior in 2006. Her lover later used intimate photos to blackmail her.

Ultimately, the truth came out, and Lee Mi Sook’s husband discovered the affair, leading to their divorce. Although Lee Mi Sook denied everything, her public image was irreparably damaged.

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Lee Mi Sook is no longer a top actress. She now appears in supporting roles in some notable films.

In recent years, Lee Mi Sook’s career has waned. She mostly takes on supporting roles or cameos in long-running TV dramas. Some notable projects she has participated in include “The Law Cafe,” “A Perfect Marriage,” and “Queen of Tears.” In cinema, she starred in “The Trap,” but the film did not achieve significant success at the box office.

Bae Yong Joon left the entertainment industry, with a successful career and a happy family

Bae Yong Joon played Jo Won in “Untold Scandal.” At the time, he was at the peak of his career following the success of “Winter Sonata.” Many expected him to continue making significant strides in the arts. However, he chose to leave the entertainment industry early.

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Bae Yong Joon played Jo Won in “Untold Scandal.”

The last major film Bae Yong Joon starred in was “The Legend” in 2007. He later made cameo appearances in “Naniwa Shounen Tanteidan” (2012) and “Dream High” (2011).

Despite no longer acting, Bae Yong Joon amassed considerable wealth. Between 2003 and 2007, his income reached 53 billion won. Since 2015, he has been involved in investment, earning substantial profits. In 2018, he sold his shares in KeyEast Entertainment to SM Entertainment for about 50 billion won.

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Bae Yong Joon now leads a fulfilling life.

Currently, Bae Yong Joon enjoys a happy life with his beautiful wife, Park Soo Jin.

Jeon Do Yeon continues acting, with a highly anticipated return to the big screen

Jeon Do Yeon played Widow Jung in “Untold Scandal.” She is a familiar face to Korean film lovers, having won numerous prestigious awards, including Baeksang, Blue Dragon, and even the Cannes Film Festival.

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Jeon Do Yeon played Widow Jung, a virtuous woman.

Although she is no longer dominating the entertainment industry, Jeon Do Yeon remains a highly respected actress. She continues to work diligently, appearing in various films and TV series such as “Crash Course in Romance,” “Kill Boksoon,” and “Lost.”

Soon, Jeon Do Yeon will make a highly anticipated return to the big screen with the film “Revolver.” This action-crime movie follows a female police officer named Ha Soo Young who is falsely accused and imprisoned.

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Jeon Do Yeon collaborates with Ji Chang Wook and Lim Ji Yeon in the upcoming film “Revolver.”

After regaining her freedom, Ha Soo Young becomes a different person, determined to expose those who framed her and make them pay. In this project, Jeon Do Yeon works with two other famous and talented actors, Ji Chang Wook and Lim Ji Yeon.

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