In a strange turn of events, Han Ye Seul has expressed her intention to return to the cast of KBS drama “Myung Wol the Spy” today, just hours after landing in Los Angeles in an apparent move to withdraw from the show.
In a press release just moments ago, Han Ye Seul’s agency said, “We would like to apologize for coming to you with such shameful news. Both Han Ye Seul and her agency sidusHQ feels responsible for the whole controversy. Han Ye Seul has been extremely tired both mentally and physically with her busy filming schedule, and that has clouded her judgments at the time. We are sincerely sorry for causing extreme damage to so many people. We will do our best to have her return to Korea and resume filming as soon as possible, and we’ll make sure to do our best until the end of the show. Once again, we would like to express our sincere apologies to everyone involved in this issue.”
Multiple local reports have also confirmed Han Ye Seul’s return to Korea. The production crew of “Myung Wol the Spy” was quoted as saying, “On August 16th, Han Ye Seul has expressed her intention to return to Korea and rejoin the show. But the production team is undecided on whether they would accept her back at this point.” Also, an official close to the producers said, “Han Ye Seul, who arrived in LA earlier today, told her representative that she would return to Korea as soon as she buys the flight ticket.”
KBS, on the other hand, has not made any decisions regarding her comeback to the filming crew. Ko Young Tak, the head of KBS’s Drama Department, said at a press conference today, “Only if she (Han Ye Seul) returns in time and doesn’t delay of the production of episode 12 airing next Monday, we will discuss the matter with the production team and decide then.”
If Han Ye Seul does return to the cast, it seems likely “Myung Wol the Spy” will be able to resume airing soon. KBS had raised the possibility of replacing Han Ye Seul to another actress and it was inevitable to tweak the storyline a little bit. They also said they would take proper legal action to file a lawsuit against the star actress.
Earlier today, Han Ye Seul was spotted at the LAX Airport in Los Angeles where she told local media, “I gave up everything. The working environment was just too hard for me.” She said the poor working environment and differences between her and the production crew had caused the entire dispute and hinted at the possibility of even ending her celebrity career in Korea. Due to her sudden departure, “Myung Wol the Spy” was not able to air on Monday and instead showed a condensed highlight show titled “Myung Wol the Spy Special.”