The appearance of the cast of Ripley, MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama which Park Yoochun plays a leading role in, on MBC’s ‘Come To Play’ has fallen through and many are curious to know the reason behind it.
According to a broadcasting company representative on the 3rd, Kim Seung Woo, Kang Hae Jung, Lee Da Hae and Park Yoochun, the leading roles of the drama, recently sought out an appearance on ‘Come To Play’ to promote their drama but the plan fell through. This brought about speculations that the appearance fell through because of Park Yoochun, who is currently locked in a dispute with SM Entertainment.
Though Park Yoochun appeared as the leading role in KBS 2TV’s ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ last year, he was not seen on any KBS variety shows. Therefore, many believe that the ‘Ripley’ team’s inability to appear on ‘Come To Play’ may be related to this.
Regarding the controversy surrounding the ‘Ripley’ cast and Park Yoochun, a production representative of ‘Come To Play’ stated, “The cast of ‘Ripley’ did attempt to appear on ‘Come To Play’ but we have decided to drop the idea,” and “In the case of dramas like ‘Ripley’, the ‘Come To Play’ episode would have to air before the drama begins airing, but because the filming schedule for the cast is already packed, we had trouble adjusting the schedule to find a time that suited everyone.”
He continued to add, “This has nothing to do with Park Yoochun. We are being suspected by many for something that is not true because Park Yoochun just happens to be a member of the Ripley cast (T/N: The term he uses is 오비이락 which means “A pear drops as soon as a crow flies from the tree.”).”
On the other hand, a representative of Curtain Call Media, the drama’s production company, gave schedule adjustments as the reason behind the issue and said, “We were not able to attend the filming of ‘Come To Play’ because of Park Yoochun’s World Tour schedule. From what I know, the drama’s schedule frequently overlaps with his Asia Tour,” and “It was difficult trying to adjust the schedules.”
A representative of Park Yoochun’s agency stated, “It’s true that Park Yoochun is busy because of his ‘World Tour’ schedule,” and “But we never heard anything about dates for the filming of ‘Come To Play’.“
Source: [today korea]
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