Hyun Bin star-studded movie, “Harbin” with Lee Dong Wook and Jeon Yeo Been has reportedly brought the actor to an alleged blacklist incident in Japan. So, what really happened,s and are the rumors accurate? Check out the following complete stories and official statements from Hyun Bin agency, VAST Entertainment.
Japanese Entertainment Industry Has Reportedly Blacklisted Hyun Bin – Agency Immediately Responded
On December 2, Insight Korean media reported that Hyun Bin was under suspicion of being blacklisted by the Japanese entertainment industry. The original reports came from a Japanese company official in a statement to Newsen. The official claimed that since his recent movie casting confirmation, the Japanese entertainment market began treating him with unpleasantly.
What REALLY Happened: “Harbin” the Movie is the MAIN Cause
Further in the report, Insight stated that the cold and unpleasant treatments from the Japanese market started after the agency confirmed Hyun Bin role in the upcoming movie, “Harbin”.
According to the reports, once his role was confirmed Hyun Bin started losing enthusiasm from the Japanese market. All the Japanese companies who had initially fought for an opportunity to hold Hyun Bin’s fan meeting in Japan began changing their minds.
One by one, these companies began to lose the eagerness and interest to hold the event they had in the past. Instead, they take a step back from the line with various excuses, including demand forecast, possible audience number, as well as issues regarding Hyun Bin’s venue rental and ticket presales. And they did it to avoid holding and organizing Hyun Bin’s events and fan meetings.
And according to a Japanese industry representative, this lack of enthusiasm started to appear after Hyun Bin confirmed his appearance in “Harbin” movie.
After all, Hyun Bin upcoming movie, “Harbin,” revolves around Korean activists in their fight to reclaim independence against the Japanese invaders. And Hyun Bin would play the character Ahn Jung Geun, the center of the “Harbin” movie and the whole Korean army at the time.
The “Harbin” movie plot, storyline, topped with the character Hyun Bin will portray, possibly created tensions among the Japanese audience and markets. Therefore, it resulted in reactions and rumors that may affect Hyun Bin reputation among the people in Japan.
Hyun Bin Agency, VAST Entertainment, Responds to Blacklist Rumors due to “Harbin” Movie
Immediately after the rumors circulated on the internet and social media, Hyun Bin VAST Entertainment agency responded with an official statement.
Their official position to various media outlets stated that nothing had changed in the Japanese market, but they would continue monitoring.
“We are constantly monitoring, but we do not feel anything related to changes in the Japanese market.”Hyun Bin agency, VAST Entertainment.
Finally, “Harbin” movie starring Hyun Bin, Lee Dong Wook, and Jeon Yeo Been is currently under the filming process. The cast previously visited the Ahn Jung Geun Memorial Museum to pay respect to the fallen warriors, and they claimed to feel immense pressure to perform their characters.
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