Jeon Hye-bin drops out of Poseidon
Actress Jeon Hye-bin (Yacha) has announced that she will be dropping out of Poseidon, which is due to, and adds to, the drama’s growing list of troubles. Uh-oh. Does this portend even more problems for the already beleaguered production?
According to a source with the production company, Jeon is exiting the drama because of its repeated shooting delays, as well as the fact that the drama lost its airdate, which had been scheduled for May, but was then retracted by SBS. Stating that it would be too difficult for her to wait around in uncertainty, she decided to bow out.
Granted, Jeon isn’t one of the main leads, so her departure probably won’t have a huge effect on the drama. (The main leads being Eric, Kim Kang-woo, and Kim Ok-bin.) Plus, it’s probably easier for supporting actor to leave at an indication of trouble than, say, the headlining star who’s locked in, if not by contract stipulations then certainly by reputation and image considerations. Still, Jeon Hye-bin has filmed the first two episodes, which means reshoots are required, which adds some burden to an already taxed production.
The reason for the filming delay is attributed in large part to the particularly cold winter, combined with the fact that the drama has a lot of shoots on or around the ocean, being as it’s set among an elite maritime counterterrorism unit. With the heavy snowfalls lasting longer than in previous years, that pushed back shoots till mid-March.
The drama is currently without an airdate. It’s understandable, since it wasn’t likely to make its initial May 9 premiere, but still worrisome since the show is running into so many issues so early in the game. Fingers crossed it makes it through and on the air without further complications…
Via IS Plus