‘Kingdom’ Actor Park Byung Eun In Talks to Star in Upcoming K-Drama ‘Eve’s Scandal’ + Seo Ye Ji Rumored to be the Female Lead

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Park Byung Eun is set to appear in tvN's new K-drama "Eve's Scandal," alongside Seo Ye Ji, who is rumored to make a comeback to the small screen after the mega-hit series, "It's Okay to Not Be Okay."

According to a local media outlet, the "Kingdom" actor might consider starring in the upcoming drama after being courted as the lead star. 

"Park Byung Eun received an offer to appear in tvN's new drama 'Eve's Scandal' and is considering it," Park Byung Eun's agency, C-JeS Entertainment, shared to Star News. 

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Meanwhile, joining the 44-year-old versatile actor is the "Lawless Lawyer" star who is reportedly preparing for her drama comeback.

Sports Chosun cited that a tvN official revealed that Seo Ye Ji was proposed to play one of the main characters in the new K-drama "Eve's Scandal," however, nothing has been decided at the moment. 

The same goes for Seo Ye Ji's agency, Gold Medalist, after confirming that she received the offer and is currently reviewing it.

Park Byung Eun and Seo Ye Ji New Drama 'Eve's Scandal' and What We Know So Far

Based on several reports, the forthcoming series depicts a story of a multi-billion dollar divorce lawsuit involving a conglomerate family that is set to overturn the Republic of Korea. 

If the 31-year-old beauty agrees, she will take on the character of Lee Ra El, the main focus of the controversial lawsuit. 

Following the cast update, "Eve's Scandal" release date and filming session have not been confirmed. 

A Look Back at Seo Ye Ji Controversy

Seo Ye Ji
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As mentioned above, this is the "Hwarang" actress' return to K-drama after her breakthrough performance as the famous child author Ko Moon Young in "It's Okay to Not Be Okay."

Apart from it, she was also embroiled in numerous scandals involving Kim Jung Hyun and bullying issues. 

To recall, the 31-year-old rising star was accused of manipulating her then-boyfriend, causing him to drop out of his drama "Time" with Seohyun, saying that he is suffering from health issues.

In addition, Seo Ye Ji's scandal also includes being accused of bullying her schoolmates and even her staff. 

Unfortunately, the negative publicity prompted her to cancel her appearance during the press conference of the thriller mystery movie "Recalled." 

Recalled, Kim Kang Woo and Seo Ye Ji
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Not only that, the controversy made Seo Ye Ji withdraw from her upcoming K-drama "Island." 

In May, her agency revealed it was a mutual decision between the production and the actress. 

The forthcoming OCN series stars Kim Nam Gil and ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo, who is currently in talks for his role. 

With Seo Ye Ji dropping out from "Island," the production reportedly casted Lee Da Hee as her replacement for the female lead role. 

READ MORE: Baeksang Arts Awards 2021: Netizens Congratulate Kim Seon Ho and Seo Ye Ji for Hitting No. 1 at TikTok Popularity Award

Park Byung Eun Current and Upcoming Projects

As for the versatile actor, Park Byung Eun is currently starring in the melodrama "Lost" with Ryu Joon Yeol and Jeon Do Yeon. 

Apart from this, he is also appearing in a slew of films including "Mathematician in Wonderland," "Decibel" and "Citizen Deok Hee.

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Written by Geca Wills

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