When you watch a drama, you connect with a character and most of the time, it’s all because of the actor’s acting. So what happens when an actor or actress leaves a production halfway? It causes chaos on set, and most of the time, the broadcast channel has to resort to airing a filler episode while they resolve the issue, since Korean dramas are filmed concurrently as it’s aired. That was what happened when two of these four actresses suddenly upped and left their set.
Goo Hye Sun
Hye Sun had to drop out of drama You’re Too Much after being rushed to the emergency room while filming. She felt dizzy and had breathing difficulties, and was sent to the ER, where it was discovered that she suffered from a severe case of allergic digestive dysfunction. As the condition required long-term treatment, she had to leave the drama after the sixth episode and was eventually replaced with Jang Hee Jin, who completed the remaining 43 episodes.
Han Ye Seul
Ye Seul abruptly left the country in the midst of filming Spy Myung Wol, in which she plays the lead actress. She cited extreme working conditions that took a toll on her physically and mentally to be the reason for her departure. She reportedly had to work long hours and filmed through the nights. In the midst of filming, she booked herself on a flight to Los Angeles without informing anyone, including her agency. She returned to Seoul a few days later to resume filming and apologised for her actions.
Oh Ji Eun
Ji Eun had to step down from drama Blow Breeze following a leg injury. The actress had ruptured a ligament in her ankle, which required her to undergo surgery and would take eight weeks to recover. Although Ji Eun wanted to continue filming while recovering from her injury, the producers and staff advised her to focus on recovery and step down. She filmed the first 12 episodes before being replaced by Im Soo Hyang.
Go Hyun Jung
Two days ago, Hyun Jung, who plays the lead role in drama Return, was reported to have refused to continue filming due to conflict with the staff members. A day later, her agency confirmed the reports. It was reported that she had gotten into an argument with the director due to differences in opinion and left because it escalated to the point where it was impossible for them to work together. Despite fans leaving comments online to plead her to return to the drama, her agency said that there will not be any change in her decision to leave. They are now looking for her replacement.