Kim Jung-hyun to quit from drama ‘Time’ midway
South Korean actor Kim Jung-hyun decided to quit his role in the MBC drama “Time” due to health concerns.
Kim chose to step down from his role with the approval of broadcasting network MBC and his agency O& Entertainment, reports K-Pop Herald.
To further explain the decision, O& Entertainment issued a statement saying that Kim has been unable to eat or sleep properly.
“Kim has been shooting the drama while receiving treatment, with the determination to not trouble the production. The production team has been taking necessary measures, adjusting the shooting schedules, respecting the actor’s desire to complete the work,” the statement said.
The statement added that Kim’s doctor recently advised for the actor to get “psychological, physical rest,” and upon multiple consultations with the crew, Kim decided to leave the cast. As there will be no replacement for Kim, the production crew is working on revising the script for Kim’s character to naturally fall out of the story.
“Kim is still working on some remaining scenes. We hope that Kim will recover soon and that we will meet him again in good condition,” MBC’s announcement.
Kim’s participation in “Time” had been flooded with issues from the start. During a press conference held in July, the actor was seen unenthusiastic, answering questions curtly without much expression, in contrast with other actors present at the press conference. JB
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