Ha Ji Won’s Agency Clarifies Reason For Her Withdrawal From “Prometheus”
Updated October 11 KST:
Ha Ji Won’s agency has revealed the reason for Ha Ji Won’s departure from “Prometheus.”
On October 11, Ha Ji Won’s agency Haewadal Entertainment stated, “As filming for the drama was further pushed back from the original plans, [Ha Ji Won] came to leave ‘Prometheus’ due to scheduling conflicts.”
The drama will begin casting other actresses to fill Ha Ji Won’s spot as the lead female role.
Ha Ji Won is no longer attached to the drama “Prometheus.”
“Prometheus” co-stars Jin Goo and has gained attention for its huge budget of 30 billion won (approximately $26.3 million). It tells the story of a former North Korean officer who gets involved in an incident in Russia and finds himself working as a day laborer in South Korea (Jin Goo), as well as an intelligence officer who aims to denuclearize the Korean peninsula (Ha Ji Won).
On October 10, a source from TVReport stated that Ha Ji Won had discussed everything with the production staff and made the final decision not to appear in the drama. Her casting news was announced earlier this summer.
Later the same day, a source from Ha Ji Won’s agency confirmed that the actress is leaving “Prometheus” and said, “The exact reason will be revealed in the future.”
Hollywood actor Ki Hong Lee had also been set to appear in the drama, which was originally set to air on MBC in the first half of next year.
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