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Kim Jae-won to leave E Ji-ah drama

10아시아최종수정 2011.10.14 11:43기사입력 2011.10.14 11:43

Kim Jae-won [MBC]

Actor Kim Jae-won will leave an upcoming TV series he was set to star in opposite actress E Ji-ah.

A press release by MBC, the broadcaster of the show titled "Flower, Me Too" (translated title), said on Friday that Kim will step down from the show due to his shoulder injury.

Kim's shoulder had dislocated last week when a scooter he was riding while shooting a scene for the show malfunctioned.

Doctors said he will need up to four weeks for recovery with examination having shown that his ligaments and cartilage got torn while his bone got fractured.

Accordingly, producers and Kim's party had halted shooting of the show, set to premiere on November 2, and discussed on the measure they should take.

"However, the actor's safety and health is most important as well as our promise to deliver viewers our show on time" and decided that Kim should depart from the drama.

MBC also added they have yet to decide on a replacement for Kim who was supposed to play Seo Jae-hee, the owner of a designer label shop and a parking attendant, who falls in love with an ill-tempered policewoman named Cha Bong-sun (E).

The romantic comedy will be helmed by Ko Dong-sun of "Queen of Housewives" (MBC, 2009) and written by scenarist Kim Do-woo of MBC's 2005 smash hit "My Name is Kim Sam-soon."

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