Will Choi Hyun-wook’s new drama “High Cookie” be affected?
On October 23rd, the U+ Mobile TV original series “High Cookie,” starring Choi Hyun-wook, will reportedly be released. The drama takes place when a mysterious handmade cookie is rumored to be able to grand anyone’s wishes in an elite high school. It will portray a group of humans struggling with their own desires.
The drama’s cast with actors and rising stars attracted attention in the beginning, but the problem is the controversy over the personal life of the male lead Choi Hyun-wook.
Recently, a video titled “Capture of Choi Hyun-wook at Apgujeong Rodeo” has spread rapidly around the online community. The video showed Choi Hyun-wook smoking in a black sleeveless shirt and white shorts. He held hands with a woman in one hand, smoked with the other hand, and threw away the buttes on the street, which is a no-smoking area. Eventually, Choi Hyun-wook posted an apology in a handwritten letter.
An actor’s individual problems may cause great damage to his co-stars. Kim Sae-Ron’s case is one example.
Kim Sae-ron lost her role in SBS’s drama ‘Trolley’ due to a drunk driving accident. Her appearance in the Netflix series “Bloodhounds” was not edited, but filming was suspended and the drama’s development was reversed in the second half due to Kim Sae-ron’s controversy.
In fact, Woo Do-hwan, who was the male lead of “Bloodhounds,” said in an interview with reporters, “I’m glad that this work was released,” adding, “Everyone had a hard time.” ‘We’ll be fine. I didn’t even have the mindset of reaching first place (on the drama chart). I am just grateful that many people have worked hard over the year. There were moments when I thought I might not be able to complete it, so I feel a lot of emotions because viewers liked it. I am grateful,” he said, indirectly referring to Kim Sae-ron’s case.
Choi Hyun-wook, who was born in 2002, also lost his cute rookie image. He quickly apologized and ended the case, but his image itself changed in the eyes of viewers. Many fear his recent incident might even lead to a boycott.