“Rising actors” Kim Jung-hyun, Seo Ye-ji and Kim Seon-ho to make their comeback soon, all they need is acting skill?
Actors, who have been involved in controversies this year, are preparing to return to activities one after another.
Actress Seo Ye-ji has begun filming tvN’s new drama “Eve’s Scandal”, and Kim Seon-ho already attended the script reading for his upcoming movie “Sad Tropical”. Meanwhile, Kim Jung-hyun, who has recently joined a new agency – Story J, will also participate in the company’s “2021 Carol Project”.
Earlier, the media reported actor Kim Jung-hyun’s bad behavior, given that he refused all physical contact with his female co-star while filming the drama “Time” because he was gaslighted by his ex-lover at that time – actress Seo Ye-ji. In response to this controversy, Seo Ye-ji explained through her agency, saying it was just a common fight between lovers. Regarding the forgery of academic background allegations related to her entering the prestigious university called “The Complutense University of Madrid”, she said, “It is true that I prepared for the admission after receiving an acceptance letter from the university. However, I have not been able to attend classes at school normally since I started my activities in Korea.”
In addition, she denied the revelation of school bullying released by A, who claimed to be an alumnus at Seo Ye-ji’s school. However, she kept silent about the controversy over power abusing staff. Most positions were not expressed directly by Seo Ye-ji herself but thỏugh her agency. In June, she posted on her fancafe, saying, “It would be great to have someone who I can trust.”
Kim Jung-hyun got criticized for his behavior of refusing to link arms with the female lead – Seohyun at the drama release press conference of “Time” in 2018. Then he dropped out of the drama when there were only 4 episodes left. It was said that Kim Jung-hyun withdrew from the drama due to health problems. However, many people argued, saying his bad attitudes had some relations to Seo Ye-ji, who was in a romantic relationship with him at that time. In response, Seo Ye-ji’s agency admitted to her dating rumor with Kim Jung-hyun but denied the ‘gaslighting’ allegations.
Kim Seon-ho, who used to be the most wanted and sought after person thanks to “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha“, was embroiled in an uncontrollable controversy due to his ex-girlfriend’s revelation. In October, Kim Seon-ho‘s ex-lover, A, revealed on an Internet community that trending actor K urged her to have an abortion under the pretext of marriage. Based on K’s characteristics mentioned in the revelation, netizens speculated that trending actor K was Kim Seon-ho.
Kim Seon-ho, who had been silent for several days, admitted his mistake and apologized on October 20th through his agency Salt Entertainment. He also dropped out of KBS 2TV’s entertainment program “2 Days 1 Night Season 4” as well as the movies “2 O’Clock Date” (Director Lee Sang-geun) and “Dog Days” (Director Kim Deok-min). However, “Sad Tropical” maintained his casting and is scheduled to start filming on December 10th.
The three are main characters of scandals that have stirred up the entertainment industry for a while, but they are likely to meet the public with new works soon. The fact that they just caused controversies over private life as well as they possessed both acting ability and box office power played a major role. Seo Ye-ji took first place with 780,000 votes for the “TikTok Popularity Star” category at the “Baeksang Arts Awards” held from May 3rd to 10th. Seo Ye-ji, who played an intense character in tvN’s “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”, was immensely loved by overseas fans.
Kim Seon-ho won 2 awards in the male actor category of “RET Popularity Awards” and “U+Idol Live Popularity Award” at the “2021 AAA“ awards ceremony held on December 2nd. Kim Jung-hyun was in a situation in which tvN’s “Crash Landing on You” and “Mr. Queen” were so successful that they achieved the 1st and 5th highest rating in tvN’s history. It is noteworthy whether the three, who are trying to make a return based on their acting skills and popularity, will be able to revive their broken image.