It seems like the outburst by Lee Da Hae on the 22nd has just opened up Pandora’s box. After announcing her (Lee Da Hae) departure from East of Eden, other cast members have also expressed their discontent and delayed filming, throwing the schedule of the entire drama production into disarray.
It’s believed that some off-screen drama happened at the script recital session for East of Eden at the MBC Dream Center yesterday. Some of the cast members voiced their discontent that the current storyline did not adhere to what was originally stated and causing parts of the drama to be lopsided.
According to a production representative who described the event, “With regards to Lee Da Hae’s departure, many cast members started voicing their discontent about the uneven storyline. Some also mooted to the production team ‘please also allow us to leave the production just like her’, and some even took to shouting in the process to get their point across.”
Song Seung Hun and Lee Da Hae did not attend the session yesterday, citing health reasons. Another surprise was seeing screenwriter Na Yun Sook appearing at the scene. Na Yun Sook was supposed to hand over the script writing to Lee Hong Ku starting from Episode 36 after the earlier had encountered issues with her health. But Na Yun Sook appeared and claimed that she would continue writing with Lee Hong Ku nowhere to be seen.
The representative expressed, “Some cast members couldn’t understand the reason behind Na Yun Sook sudden appearance yesterday. They expressed to the production ‘the cast and production team should be working together. But why are all the decisions being made by the production only (1-sided)?'”
There are also rumors that Park Geun Hyung and Jung Young Sook, who are acting as Lee Da Hae’s parents in the drama would also be exiting along with the latter, leaving the entire production in disarray. Filming originally scheduled for Christmas Day has now been rescheduled for Boxing Day instead.
On a lighter note, Jo Min Ki and Han Ji Hye goofing around.