Jun Tae Su Makes His Return Following Assault Incident Through ′Cruel Palace′
Jun Tae Su, who had left the scene in 2011 after being charged for assault, will be making a return with the jTBC drama Cruel Palace: War of Flowers.
The press conference for the drama was held on March 19 in Seoul. Director Noh Jong Chan and actors Lee Duk Hwa, Kim Hyun Joo, Jeong Sung Woon, Jung Sung Mo, Jun Tae Su and Go Won Hee were present this day.
Jun Tae Su′s appearance was his first in two years (three by Korean count). He wore a serious expression on his face, which showed how nervous he was, but still it was enough to show his determination toward continuing his acting career.
A rep from his agency told enews, "I think he′s really tense because it′s his first comeback in a while. He has looked back on himself during his time off, even doing volunteer work. I hope everyone looks on with kind eyes as he makes his return."
Jun Tae Su, little brother of actress Ha Ji Won, rose to stardom through KBS2′s Sungkyunkwan Scandal, but had to leave his fans for a while after getting involved in a violent incident involving his being charged with assault in 2011. He made a brief appearance on MBN′s Come, Come, Absolutely Come 11 months later, but he didn′t call it his official return.
During his time off he participated in Dokdo related movements and did volunteer work in social welfare organizations.
He received many offers for a variety of pieces, but he turned them all down. Finally, this year, he gave in and decided to appear in Cruel Palace. Though he received an offer from China to appear in a large-scale piece as its lead at the same time, Jun Tae Su chose Cruel Palace to meet with his fans in Korea first.
The rep added, "He made many efforts to change during his time of self-reflection. He thought a lot about acting, and strived to meet expectations. He is especially determined to make a name for himself in acting."
Jun Tae Su said this day, "I thought a lot about it, and I had many concerns and reservations. I′ll work hard so that I won′t embarrass myself."
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
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