Contrary to reports last June 21, SS501 member Kim Hyun Joong’s participation in the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango is not yet final.
On the same day news broke, a DSP Entertainment official clarified the issue. “SS501 is busy on its album production and nothing has been decided yet (on Hyun Joong acting in the drama). It’s true that there was an offer for him to act in the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango and it’s still being examined if it’s possible for him to shoot the drama,” the official said.
The official added, “It’s priority that he shoots MBC’s ‘We’re Married.’ An album can’t be produced if he starts filming for the drama. If schedules don’t get fixed, it’s going to be impossible to shoot the drama.”
But rumors are circulating that album production will be postponed once Hyun Joong and other SS501 members, who have also received offers to act in dramas, push through with acting.