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Han Ga In, Han Hyo Joo And Han Ji MIn May Leave Lee Byung Hun's Agency

BY Julie Jones | Jul 08, 2015 10:35 AM EDT


Actresses Han Ga In, Han Hyo Joo and Han Ji Min are currently represented by Lee Byung Hun's agency BH Entertainment. Although negotiations are underway to renew their contracts, some industry insiders have speculated that the actresses will leave when their contracts end in October.

Anonymous industry insiders voiced their opinion on whether the actresses will renew their contracts in an article that appeared in the Korean media outlet Naver TV.

One anonymous industry insider was quoted as saying that the actresses may chose to go with another agency because they have not been able to make a hit drama since they signed with BH Entertainment.

Han Ga In signed with BH Entertainment in December of 2012 around the time she appeared in the hit drama "The Moon Embracing the Sun" and the popular film "Architecture 101." She has not appeared in a drama or film since then.

Han Hyo Joo joined BH Entertainment after she had problems with a former entertainment agency, Fantom Entertainment. She has not appeared in dramas since she signed with BH but the actress has had roles in a few films, including "C'est Si Bon" and "The Beauty Inside."

Han Ji Min left SM Entertainment's SM C&C agency in 2013 to join BH. Her only drama since then, "Hyde, Jekyll and I" did not do well in the ratings, but she did appear in a few films, including "Fatal Encounter" and "Salut D' Amour."

All three actresses do earn money from appearing in commercials. The agency would suffer if they decided to leave. Aside from revenue, an exodus of all three actresses would be bad for the agency's image.

Actor Go Soo already left the agency in June 2015 to join a new agency founded by his former manager at BH Entertainment.

The agency's image may have been negatively affected by the recent scandal in which founder Lee Byung Hun was blackmailed by singer Da Hee and model Lee Ji Yeon. The women tried to blackmail him with a video in which he engaged in a sexually suggestive conversation. The women were found guilty of blackmail but were ultimately sentenced to probation for two years.

The resulting scandal has not hurt Lee Byung Hun's acting career. He appears in two Hollywood films this year, "Terminator Genysis" and "Beyond Deceit."

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