Lee Soo Kyung sends her statement of apology following her controversial behaviour from the press conference for the new drama, Hogu’s Love (A Pushover’s Love).
On January 29th, UEE, Choi Woo Sik, Im Seulong and Lee Soo Kyung attended the press conference for their new drama. However, the press conference fell under much controversy due to the attitude displayed by rookie actress, Lee Soo Kyung. The actress, who initially appeared fun and outgoing at first, continued to behaved oddly making the rest of the cast members and press uncomfortable.
During the short Q&A session, she was asked what her first impression of actor Choi Woo Sik was, to which she answered, “He looked like a pushover, even when he came into the room the first time, he came in like a push over.”
In another instance, UEE was talking about her outing with Lee Soo Kyung and the rest of the cast on January 1st when the actress made an X with her arms, picked up her microphone and tried to deny the claims. UEE who was unamused with her interruptions, eventually warned the actress saying, “Put down your microphone.”
Videos of the press conference went viral in South Korea with the netizens targeting their outrage over Lee Soo Kyung. Many netizens speculated on her unprofessionalism, while some seemed to assume that the actress was intoxicated.
In a statement two days later, Hodoo Entertainment apologized in behalf of Lee Soo Kyung, saying, “Lee Soo Kyung is still a rookie and she is not used to places with many people like the press conference. She seemed to have made mistakes because she was nervous and unwittingly acted in a way to cause those present uncomfortable. She feels extremely sorry towards Choi Woo Sik and his fans. She wants to say that that was not her intention and that she will be careful not to repeat such actions and work hard so please keep an eye on her.”
Lee Soo Kyung will be joining UEE, Choi Woo Sik and Im Seulong on the premiere episode of Hogu’s Love on February 9th.