In 2018 , actor Kim Jung Hyun came under fire for his behavior at the press conference for the drama "Time", he was cold to SNSD member Seohyun (his co-star in the drama) , he didn't let her touch him and was the same in other promotional events and even magazine spreads they did to promote the tv show.
A few days ago it was reported that the reason for his behavior was that (at the time) he was in a relationship with actress Seo Ye Ji and she forced him to act like that and controlled his behavior on the set.
On april 12, Dispatch published a report that showed comparisons between the drama's original script and the version that was aired, in that report 13 scenes that included physical contact between the actor and Seohyun were changed or removed. The media outlet also reported that Kim Jung Hyun fought for those scenes to be changed or removed because he was ordered to do so by Seo Ye Ji.
The tabloid explained that they were able to get their hands on text messages exchanged between Seo Ye Ji and Kim Jung Hyun , one of the conversations between Seo Ye Ji and Kim Jung Hyun went as follows:
Seo Ye Ji: Kim Stiff. Take out all of the physical contact.
Kim Jung Hyun: Of course.
Seo Ye Ji: Why aren’t you telling me how you did today?
Kim Jung Hyun: Today I didn’t greet a female staff member. I was really stiff with other people.
Kim Jung Hyun: I made it clear to Director Jang again that I won’t do romance.
Seo Ye Ji: haha okay. Keep behaving stiffly.
Kim Jung Hyun: The script for episode 9 is complete, but I think it will need to be modified entirely.
Seo Ye Ji: Do a good job with the modifications.
A staff member on set at the time said this:
“He kept asking for changes in the script on set. He stressed the importance of platonic love and asked to have any physical contact taken out. If things didn’t go his way, he would suddenly run outside and start gagging.”
On April 13, Seo Ye Ji’s agency released the following statement in response to the reports:
Hello, this is GOLDMEDALIST Co.,Ltd.
This is an official statement regarding the recent reports about our agency’s actor Seo Ye Ji.
First of all, we apologize that it took a long time for an official statement to be released.
After checking with Kim Jung Hyun’s side, we received clear confirmation that the controversy regarding the drama did not occur because of Seo Ye Ji, and he expressed his intent to release his own statement regarding this. However, he expressed that it will take some time for the statement to be released because various issues are involved. As the controversy continues to heighten, we were told that it is alright for us to release our statement first, so we are releasing our statement now. We once again apologize for the delay in releasing a statement.
In addition, we sincerely bow our head in apology for the absence today from the press conference for the film “Recalled,” causing harm to staff and the other actors of the film as well as reporters.
We are revealing our statement separate from Kim Jung Hyun’s. It is logically difficult to accept the controversial report that a drama’s leading actor would act exactly as told by someone else without his own free will. It is realistically impossible that an actor can act and participate in filming without one’s own will.
It is not shown in the conversations that were revealed, but Kim Jung Hyun also made requests to Seo Ye Ji, who was filming a different drama, to not film kiss scenes. So Seo Ye Ji also told him, “Then you shouldn’t do it either,” among conversations of lovers showing jealousy about each other’s physical contact with others. This can be seen as a common lovers’ quarrel between actors who are dating. However, all actors carry out filming normally, putting their quarrels with their partners aside. We believe Kim Jung Hyun must have had an unavoidable personal matter as well. Moreover, the report contains conversations between individuals that should not have been made public, and great misunderstandings seem to have been caused because it was not taken into consideration that these are private conversations between lovers. Ultimately, we are deeply reflecting on having caused concern to many people due to personal immature feelings in a romantic relationship.
We are also receiving many questions about Seo Ye Ji’s education, so we would like to use this opportunity to share the facts. Seo Ye Ji had been admitted to Complutense University of Madrid in Madrid, but after starting her activities in Korea, she was not able to normally attend university.
Moreover, regarding the suspicions of school violence that were additionally raised, we inform you that they are completely false.
We once again apologize for the trouble caused.
After the the news blew up , the actress started to receive a lot of backlash that led to several brands to remove any promotional contents featuring Seo Ye Ji from their official website, SNS and YouTube channel.
Several brands have started to remove promotional contents featuring Seo Ye Ji from their official website, SNS and YouTube channel following the actress' recent controversy— The Seoul Story (@theseoulstory) April 14, 2021
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There also have been rumors of her being a school bully (the agency denied the allegations) and of mistreating the staff by often displaying derogatory and abusive behavior.
In the wake of these allegations, the actress is on the verge of being dropped from OCN's fantasy drama, "Island," which is scheduled to begin airing in the latter half of 2021.
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