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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF 13 days ago

Actress Kim Sae Ron withdraws from 'Dear.M' cast amidst order of credits conflict rumors

AKP STAFF

Actress Kim Sae Ron has withdrawn from the cast of the upcoming drama 'Dear.M' in the midst of rumors about conflict involving order of credits.

On October 14, her label Gold Medalist confirmed Kim Sae Ron had decided to drop out of the new KBS drama based on the same world as the popular drama 'Love Playlist', and rumors began swirling about the reason behind her sudden withdrawal from the cast. According to insiders, Kim Sae Ron allegedly raised an objection to the fact that her name was credited behind co-star Park Hye Soo after KBS announced the casting lineup, and the production company did not resolve the conflict smoothly. 

KBS previously announced the list of cast members in the order as follows - Park Hye Soo, NCT's Jaehyun, Kim Sae Ron, and Bae Hyun Sung. As Park Hye Soo and NCT's Jaehyun are new to the 'Love Playlist' world, their names were listed first in the order of credits. 

It's reported the order of credits is a sensitive issue in the broadcast and film industry as the order indicates the influence of each actor. Usually, the order is determined by the weight of the character the actor plays, but other dramas have also listed names in the order of debut year regardless of character importance.

Though Park Hye Soo is 6 years older than Kim Sae Ron, Kim Sae Ron debuted 5 years earlier in the 2009 film 'Traveler', while Park Hye Soo made her acting debut in the 2015 drama 'Yong-Pal'. 

What are your thoughts on the rumors of a conflict?

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nina97x5,286 pts 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

It’s about respect and if they’re not giving her the respect she earned and deserves then they don’t deserve her.

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T_Jazz1,413 pts 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

That must be important to her especially if this series isn't really one she 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 to be in. And I can understand expecting to be listed ahead of more rookie actors.


Often names are listed in the order of prominence, that is, the amount of screen time the actor has and his/her importance in the story with bigger named actors listed early but as "special appearance." I've also sometimes seen them listed in alphabetical sequence. However, lately, haven't they been listed according the actor's potential draw (number of fans)?


Anywayyy.... The ONLY reason I'd even peak at this drama is because Jaehyun is in it.

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