In light of Kris's lawsuit with SM Entertainment in order to get out of his contract, past circumstances have surfaced, showing that this was not the first time Kris and SM Entertainment ran into problems together. During the New Year's holiday in 2013, Kris was absent for two to three months, causing a setback in the boy's promotions for "Wolf." Then, after the Korean Thanksgiving celebrations, Kris was absent once again. After EXO's "Growl" promotions, the boys were allowed a short break, but Kris did not return from Canada, stating there was a problem with his visa.
There were rumors that during this time, various agents approached Kris, using Hangeng's success after separating from Super Junior in the past as an example and there were also mentions of casting him in the Chinese version of 'Princess Hours' ['Goong'] by a famous drama production company in China.
Company "A" had wrote back in April, "One man returned home and wants to engage in activities. After speaking with him through a friend, he revealed himself to be a fan of drama 'Princess Hours' and watched every single installment on the internet. If we were to sign a contract with him, it would become a hot topic and there would be a hot response from fans, but as we're concerned this may cause some chaos, we will not reveal who that person is for now. We like his calm personality. We won't reveal anything, so there's no point in guessing who it is. You will find out if we cast that person for the next season of 'Princess Hours.'" The most prominent opinion here is that the person in question appears to be none other than Kris.
One rep, who is well familiar with Kris's case also stated, "Kris originally planned to file the lawsuit on April 19. However, as the Sewol accident happened in Korea on April 16, he postponed his plans."
Stay tuned for more updates.