Kim Sae-ron's character 'killed off' in Netflix show 'Bloodhounds' after her DUI controversy

After having her driving license revoked for causing an accident, Kim Sae-ron is being replaced on Netflix's 'Hounds', opposite Woo Do-hwan


                            Kim Sae-ron's character 'killed off' in Netflix show 'Bloodhounds' after her DUI controversy
Actress Kim Sae-ron is being replaced by Jung Da-eun (inset) for the upcoming Netflix K-drama 'Hounds' (@ron_sae, @da.ni_jung/Instagram)
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The last few months have been hard for child actor-turned-leading lady, Kim Sae-ron, who was embroiled in some controversies involving her personal life. Back in May 2022, Kim Sae-ron was booked for drunk driving after she caused an accident on the streets of Gangnam. After this, the actress had her driver's license revoked at the age of 22 because her blood oxygen levels were found to be higher than the limit set by the Korean government.

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Soon after that, the actress issued a handwritten apology on her Instagram account stating how she was apologetic for the chaos she had caused, stating that she was "reflecting" on it. Soon after that, it was announced that she had taken a break from all her ongoing acting projects. Kim Sae-ron was officially fired from the K-drama 'Trolley' as the makers decided that she would no longer feature on the show. Not only that but, Sae-ron also lost another prestigious project that could have earned her global fame. The series was Netflix's K-drama, 'Bloodhounds' (Also known as 'Hounds' or 'Hunting Dogs'), where she starred opposite Woo Do-hwan.

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Kim Sae-ron's character 'killed off' on Netflix show

At the time of Kim Sae-ron's controversy, the makers of the Netflix K-drama had announced that Kim Sae-ron was not going to be a part of the show any longer. On August 4, reports about the Netflix drama revealed that Kim Sae-ron's character had been "written out of the show." The makers revealed that Kim Sae-ron had already finished filming all of her scenes on the show and her character had been killed off. In her place, a new character will be introduced and will be played by actress Jung Da-eun, who will be the K-drama's new lead actress.

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This means that Jung Da-eun is bound to take on a role in the plot that is similar to the one played by Kim Sae-ron in the show, but she will play a completely new character. The K-drama 'Bloodhounds' revolves around three young men who set foot in the loan business in pursuit of money before eventually getting caught up in a scandal. Before her DUI scandal, Kim Sae-ron took on the role of Cha Hyeon-joo, who was a teammate of the three young men.

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However, after Kim Sae-ron was caught by the police on charges of violating the Road Traffic Act in May, additional filming with her was prohibited. Like Kim Sae-ron, Jung Da-eun too is an actress who made her debut as a child. In 2014, Da-eun made her debut with the movie 'Zoo' and also appeared in other films like 'Youth Police', 'Middle School Girl A', and 'Seonhwa and Seulgi' among others.

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A lot of attention has been focused on the show as its male lead is Woo Do-hwan. The actor last appeared in the hugely successful K-drama, 'The King: Eternal Monarch', released in 2020. After this, he departed for his military enlistment. 'Bloodhounds' is his first show after being discharged.

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