Choi Tae Joon To Not Appear In Upcoming tvN Drama With IU And Yeo Jin Goo
On April 4, a source from the drama industry stated, “Choi Tae Joon has stepped down from tvN’s upcoming Saturday-Sunday drama ‘Hotel del Luna’ (working title).” Choi Tae Joon reportedly stepped down due to differences between his understanding and the production team’s understanding of the role he was offered. The source further stated that Lee Tae Sun has been cast in replacement of Choi Tae Joon.
In response, Choi Tae Joon’s agency Huayi Brothers explained, “Choi Tae Joon was positively reviewing the offer to star in tvN’s ‘Hotel del Luna.’ However, he decided to not appear due to conflicts regarding the direction [of the drama] and the character’s role and importance in the drama.”
A source from tvN explained, “This is different from stepping down. During the final stages of making adjustments about a month ago, [his] character was changed. After discussing [the matter] with each other, both parties decided that [Choi Tae Joon] will not be taking [on the role].” The source also explained that the role that was offered to Lee Tae Sun is different from the role Choi Tae Joon was in talks to take on.
Lee Tae Sun’s agency Namoo Actors also revealed, “It is true that Lee Tae Sun is in talks to star in tvN’s new drama ‘Hotel del Luna.’ However, he is considering a role that is different from the role Choi Tae Joon turned down.”
“Hotel del Luna” is a fantasy drama that tells the story of various occurrences that happen at the mysterious Hotel del Luna, where ghosts wander the halls. Yeo Jin Goo and IU are confirmed to play the drama’s leading roles. Yeo Jin Goo will play an elite hotelier, and IU will take on the role of a woman who falls under a curse as punishment for her wrongdoings.