Yoo In-na likely to be forced out of role in Chinese drama: reports

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Actress Yoo In-na is likely to be forced out of the role in a Chinese periodic-fantasy drama series “Love Weaves Through A Millennium 2.”

“We are now waiting for a statement from the local producer of the series on her position,” a staff at YG Entertainment was quoted as saying in an Xports News report Thursday.

Yoo is reported to be staying in China.

This came two days after YG Entertainment denied the allegation that Yoo has already stepped down from the role and been replaced by a Chinese actress who is scheduled to reshoot Yoo’s scenes.

If Yoo is expelled from the series, Yoo’s case may serve as an omen for the decimation of hallyu contents in Chinese entertainment market, along with a series of cases involving “Uncontrollably Fond” stars Kim Woo-bin and Bae Suzy, and “Reply 1988” actor Park Bo-gum.

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Earlier Thursday, a fan event for “Uncontrollably Fond” viewers where Kim and Bae were invited was cancelled two days before the D-day. Also, news reports emerged Thursday that Park appeared to be demeaning the Great Wall of China, as he beat go player named Great Wall in a TV commercial in January.

Korean news articles speculate Seoul‘s decision to deploy Terminal High Altitude Area Defense in Korean peninsula has stirred the government-led move to stem activities of Korean hallyu stars.

“Love Weaves Through A Millennium 2” is a 28-episode long remake of tvN‘s 2012 series “Queen In-hyun’s Man.” The upcoming series is set to premiere in China in September.

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)

cr: kpopherald

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