The cast of “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” after 14 years: filled with scandals and a shocking death

Netizens are discussing the various scandals that occurred to the cast members of 2010 drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”

13 years ago, the historical-romance series “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” was released, starring 

Park Yoo Chun, Park Min Young, Yoo Ah In, Song Joong Ki, and Jeon Tae Soo, and gaining huge popularity. 

Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Whilst the series brought its cast members fame, the various scandals and difficulties that occurred later to them are being highly discussed. 

Park Yoo Chun

In “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, Park Yoo Chun assumed the role of male lead Lee Sun Joon. Originally debuted as a member of boy group DBSK and later JYJ, he also gained huge recognition in the acting world with “Miss Ripley”, “Rooftop Prince”, and so on. 

park yoo chun

However, it’s no exaggeration to say that Park Yoo Chun’s career has “collapsed”, 13 years after “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” due to drug and sexual harassment controversies. In particular, 4 women accused the idol-actor of sexual assault in 2016, though his agency refuted all claims. He was deemed not guilty in 2017. 

park yoo chun

However, in April 2017, Park Yoo Chun announced his marriage with Hwang Hana, only for the supposed marriage to fall through. Hwang Hana later implied that Park Yoo Chun used drugs, and he later tested positive and was arrested.  

Now, the idol-actor no longer enjoys the same popularity he once experienced. 

Park Min Young

Park Min Young plays female lead Kim Yoon Hee in “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, and while her career is mostly smooth-sailing, there are still some notable issues. 

Park Min Young Marie Claire thumbnail

First, Park Min Young was recently criticized for alleged “abuse of plastic surgery”, to the point some netizens said her beauty was ruined. Then, in September 2022, Park Min Young was revealed to have dated Kang Jong Hyun, a businessman.

Park Min-young

Most notably, Kang Jong Hyun was accused of scamming and arrested on various charges, causing Park Min Young’s name to be stained. The actress later announced that she has broken up with the man, but media outlets still attach her name with him.  

Released in late 2023 and early 2024, Park Min Young’s ‘Marry My Husband’ became a hit and helped her rebuild her reputation.

Yoo Ah In 

Moon Jae Shin, the second male lead of “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, was played by none other than Yoo Ah In, who is the talk of town lately due to a scandal. 

yoo ah in

Accordingly, on February 8, Yoo Ah In was reportedly investigated by the police for illegal propofol use. He has also been banned from leaving the country.

Previously, at the end of 2021, Yoo Ah In was rumored to be dating a male photographer who graduated from Seoul National University. This quickly became a hot topic among netizens.

Song Joong Ki

Song Joong Ki, in the role of Gu Yong Ha in “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, caused much buzz when he married and called it quits with Song Hye Kyo after less than 2 years of living together. 

Song Joong Ki one-sidedly filed for divorce and announced it to the media, causing Song Hye Kyo to be criticized. This made Song Joong Ki’s image worse in the public eye. 

In 2023, Song Joong Ki also surprised the public when he announced his marriage to his British girlfriend Katy Louise Saunders and her pregnancy.  

song joong ki rumor girlfriend

They then welcomed their first son on June 14, 2023.

Jeon Tae Soo

Finally, it’s Jeon Tae Soo (in the role of Ha In Soo), the younger brother of female star Ha Ji Won.

Compared to the other actors , Jeon Tae Soo has a much shorter career. He started acting in 2007, but did not achieve as much success as his famous sister. It wasn’t until 2010 when he took on a supporting role in “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” that the public knew about him.

Jeon Tae Soo

In 2011, Jeon Tae Soo was caught in a scandal when he was accused of assaulting a taxi driver and two policemen while drunk. The incident caused Jeon Tae Soo’s career that had just started to rise to a halt. After that, the actor only acted until 2013 and then went on a hiatus completely. Few people expected that, during that time, Jeon Tae Soo was suffering from depression.


In January 2018, the public was shocked when the media reported that Jeon Tae Soo was found dead at the age of 34 at his own home. The sudden death of the actor caused great pain to his loved ones. A source revealed, Ha Ji Won cried to the point of collapsing in front of her brother’s photo. She asked to cancel all work schedules at the time.

Back to top button