The she says/SBS says back-and-forth has been raging one for two days now with respect to the debacle on the set of Wed-Thurs K-drama Return with the departure of leading lady Go Hyun Jung. But the show must go on and it looks like Park Jin Hee will be joining the drama heading for the second half of it’s run. The production hasn’t decided yet whether she will be playing Go Hyun Jung’s character or another one that will be quickly written in. Park Jin Hee is currently pregnant with her second child in the first trimester so I hope she can handle the grueling drama shoot and the likely pressure on this particular drama to quickly catch up on filming to resume airing new episodes.
SBS and Go Hyun Jung’s side are pointing fingers at each other over what went down but the undisputed facts are thus: Go Hyun Jung and the PD got into a big disagreement on Tues with some physical elements, so big that she left the set and filming grounded to a halt. The disputed facts are whether the physical elements rose to kicking and hitting level assault (SBS says) or Go Hyun Jung simply pushed the PD (her side says). SBS asked her to leave the drama and her side agreed because clearly there was no way in hell things could be patched up for Go Hyun Jung to continue filming. So sad to see a promising drama with good audience reaction get sidelined this way but I hope things all work out for everyone.