Suddenly being replaced while she was playing the lead role in the drama Return is still a shocking scandal in the career of actress Go Hyun Jung.
In 2018, the viewers were extremely excited to welcome the return of actress Go Hyun Jung after a long absence from the small screen. Her drama comeback with Return used to be highly appreciated because of the in-depth storyline related to the law, murder and the elite.
In the drama, the former Miss Korea runner-up plays Choi Ja Hye, a lawyer who is extremely famous for her talent, strictness and fairness. Ja Hye is hired to protect a member of the chaebol family and accidentally gets involved in a murder case, where the suspects are all friends of the upper class. The drama was broadcast and received quite positive feedback, but things did not go smoothly as expected. When only half of the series with Go Hyun Jung as the female lead (15 out of 32 episodes) was aired, it was suddenly informed that she would be leaving the drama and replaced by actress Park Jin Hee.
At that time, Dispatch reported that Hyun Jung got into an argument with director Joo Dong Min on the set. She even cursed, hit the director and announced to stop filming. On Sports World, a crew member revealed that, after her fight with the director, Go Hyun Jung declared that she would not continue filming.
The agency IOK also added that Go Hyun Jung repeatedly apologized to the crew members but failed. However, the SBS representative denied this information and said that SBS has no ban on Go Hyun Jung. However, until now, 3 years after the incident, Hyun Jung has not been involved in any other projects with director Joo Dong Min or SBS. Her latest work also comes from the cable network jTBC. Moreover, from 2018 to now, Go Hyun Jung has only starred in a series (with 1 more coming soon). Her career has not prospered.
Go Hyun Jung was a popular actress in the 90s, but then she halted her acting career to get married to a man who was the nephew of the Samsung Group CEO. Her years as a chaebol bride used to be the focus of the press because of how terrifying it was. Later, after she divorced, she returned to acting and received many positive results. The incident with the drama Return was a rare scandal in her career and is still being questioned by the audience until this day about what actually happened during that time.