The popular yet controversial SBS drama “Return” has resumed filming for the first time since Go Hyun Jung’s sudden departure.
On February 11, a source of the drama released a statement confirming that the filming of the drama resumed today, they are filming scenes that do not include lawyer Choi Ja Hye (Go Hyun Jung’s character).
“We’re resuming filming with the rest of the cast members on the 11th of February. Its not because we have found a replacement for her character yet.”
The drama production company has been trying to find a replacement for Choi Ja Hye, actress Park Jin Hee was offered the leading role, her agency released a statement confirming that she did receive the offer but is yet to decide whether she would join or not.
Meanwhile, “Return” replaced the main character poster of the drama which featured all the characters faces with another one that only includes the title of the drama following the controversy.
I am against replacing Go Hyun Jung. I’ve said it before and I will repeat it now. It’s a better idea if they just upgraded actress Jung Eun Chae (Geum Nara) role to a better more prominent one.
The drama is already half way through, its going to be very hard to find a proper replacement as interesting as Go Hyun Jung’s character could’ve been, the production staff is also facing backlash for firing the actress.
Some have been demanding she returns, so much that her agency had to release a statement confirming that the actress is not returning.
It’s a huge waste of time to add a new never-heard-of or seen before character and expect that fans will just get behind her and love her, when the circumstances behind the main actress exit were so controversial.
What do you guys think?