Actress Lee Da Hae left a message on MBC East of Eden website yesterday night expressing that she will be leaving the drama production soon. Although there were rumors earlier that Lee Da Hae might be leaving the drama due to health reasons, this was the 1st time that she had expressed her desire to leave in public and this has generated a huge response from viewers.
Lee Da Hae wrote in her message, “Because of mental stress, I often feel tired and unable to continue filming. Although I have tried taking medicine, injections but that is only temporary. It can alleviate my body pain but not my stress levels.” She continued, “I am not sure when it started, but whenever I finish filming a scene, I would start feeling guilty about not being able to act it as well as I could. I don’t even understand the role that I am acting out, much less the viewers. So I have decided to leave the East of Eden production.”
As for her parting thoughts about acting in East of Eden thus far, Lee Da Hae expressed her thanks, “Although I have experienced lots of difficulties while filming but I have also picked up a lot of things along the way. Most importantly, I was able to befriend more friends through this drama. I hope that I can still keep in contact with them after I leave the East of Eden production.
Lee Da Hae was going to be an important part of Song Seung Hun’s life in the latter part of East of Eden. But with her departure from the drama, the scriptwriter has no choice but to amend the script to accomdate the sudden change. The production team has not released any statement regarding Lee Da Hae yet but many viewers believed that her departure will pave the way for a reunion between Lee Yeon Hee and Song Seung Hun in the drama.
Min Hye Rin, Lee Da Hye’s character in the show will likely have shorter and shorter scenes in the next couple of weeks before being phased out totally either through death or going abroad or maybe something innovative.
Her role seems to be stuck in a rut I must say all along after leaving Dong Wook. There was no progress and she seems to be hovering just there without any purpose (redundant). Her initial character write-up depicting that she would be an ambitious women that will tear the 2 brothers apart (Dong Wook, Dong Chul) didn’t and never seem like it would happen, judging from her character development. This will be a talking point for some time definitely.