The truth behind Kim Jung Hyun‘s cold and odd behavior filming MBC drama Time, which the public witnessed first hand at the disastrous press conference, is likely wrapping up. Once the truth is out, including why he acting that way, the only thing left is seeing if the public will accept his apology and let him comeback at some point in the future. A top entertainment reporter covering this story has written a final article sharing additional details to flesh out the goings on during the filming. The reporter said it was important to share because what happened was so unprofessional, being unable to keep one’s personal situation outside the workplace and creating such a negative tidal wave of consequences for others. First off, the PD and screenwriter have high praise within the industry for being good people. The PD kept telling Kim Jung Hyun to take care of his health first when things started to go wrong, basically “your health is more important than a drama”.
Kim Jung Hyun initially wasn’t acting cold and awkward, and it’s proven by the script reading stills when he’s comfortably leaning close with Seohyun with an easy smile like normal costars would. His chemistry with Seohyun was actually quite good at the beginning of the drama as well. But then his behavior started to get weird and the crew noticed and was upset about it because it was causing problems, but Seohyun was genuinely worried and thought maybe she was the cause of it. The crew did believe Kim Hyun Jung was not well physically and emotionally at that time, so that was not an excuse. But the reporter says that the text messages between Kim Jung Hyun and now ex-girlfriend Seo Ye Ji absolutely show that she was gaslighting him (“I make you happy, right, so do this to make me happy”) to not interact with any women on the set including his own costar Seohyun. The reporter says ultimately the responsibility rests solely with Kim Jung Hyun as he chose to do Seo Ye Ji’s unreasonable demands and impact Time, but Seo Ye Ji’s unprofessional demands really shows her bad character.