Posted by Sophie-Ha Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Director of 'Bloodhounds' personally explains why he decided to leave Kim Sae Ron in the drama


Director Kim Joo Hwan explained why he decided not to completely edit out Kim Sae Ron, who caused a DUI controversy, from the upcoming drama 'Bloodhounds.'

On the morning of June 7, a press conference for Netflix's original series 'Bloodhounds' was held at Hotel Naru in Mapo-gu, Seoul. The cast members attended the event, including Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, Park Sung Woong, and director Kim Joo Hwan.

Based on the popular Webtoon, 'Bloodhounds' is a Netflix series depicting the story of two young men who risk their lives after being sucked into the world of loan sharks.

The drama garnered much attention even before the production with the news that director Kim Joo Hwan, who is well known to be the director of the film 'Midnight Runners, would be in charge of production. Additionally, anticipation grew as actors Woo Do Hwan and Lee Sang Yi confirmed their appearances on the show.

However, the drama premiere hit an obstacle when Kim Sae Ron was handed over to trial over drunk driving back in May of last year, when 'Bloodhounds' was in the final stages of filming.

At the time, Kim Sae Ron drove her car into a converter box, causing an outage in the street in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. Due to this incident, Kim Sae Ron was removed from various works and sentenced to a fine of 20 million KRW in April.

However, the director of 'Bloodhounds' decided to leave Kim Sae Ron in the drama and edit the show to minimize the actress' appearance. He explained that the filming of the drama had been close to complete and Kim Sae Ron's role played an essential part in the story development.

Regarding this, the director explained, "We tried our best to minimize the actress' appearance to decrease the viewer's discomfort. We did our best to increase the quality of the drama while minimizing her appearance."

Meanwhile, 'Bloodhounds' will be premiering on Netflix on June 9.

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trogdorthe8th15,121 pts Wednesday, June 7, 2023 0
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

I don’t begrudge the show and I don’t think it should be punished for the actions of one person. It’s perfectly reasonable to not want to cut up your work of art out of spite, especially when that piece was essential to the work as a whole. People can get over seeing her in the film and praise the others who worked so hard on it. I’m no fan of Sae Ron, but that woman has been charged and sentenced. How you feel about that is up to you, but it shouldn’t affect the work everyone else put into this. She is one part, not the entire work, so I hope those who watch entertainment like this can appreciate that.

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Carlotta-221,702 pts Wednesday, June 7, 2023 0
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

As explained they already tried their best to minimize the actress appearance, so other than that the whole production crew can't pay the price for the mistakes of one person.

People should be understanding, producing a movie not only cost a lot of money but also require a lot of time and the actors already filmed the majority of the scenes so It wouldn't have had sense to reshoot from the beginning.

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