It was only recently that newlywed Eugene announced her next TV project, a cable drama titled Color of Woman, but she has now dropped the show.
The reason cited is that Eugene’s younger sister was recently involved in a serious car accident back in Guam (where Eugene lived prior to becoming an entertainer), and Eugene has been worrying herself sick. Younger sister Yoo-kyung was reportedly standing behind her stopped car on a hilly road, and slippery conditions caused the car to slide, pinning her underneath it. Her spine was fractured in three places. Eeek.
According to Eugene’s agency, the star is still in shock and has been unable to sleep or concentrate. She had met with the drama’s producers for a concept meeting, but after consulting with them, both sides have agreed that Eugene would back out of the show.
Reps from Logos Film, who are producing Color of Woman, said, “We are extremely disappointed to lose Eugene as our lead, but we wish her sister a fast recovery. We are currently in the search for an actress who can play the role of confident careerwoman Byun Sora, and will select someone who can meet fans’ high expectations.”
Color of Woman is described as a comic melo portraying the rivalry between two careerwomen at a cosmetics company, with a frank look at romance. It is planning to premiere in December on Channel A.
Eugene’s sister has been admitted to a hospital in Guam and received emergency treatment, and plans are being made to transfer her to a hospital in Korea. Best wishes to both Eugene and her sister.