APRIL's Naeun faces the axe from Model Taxi's producers; Confirmed to leave the show post bullying scandal

APRIL's Lee Naeun will be replaced in Model Taxi and her scenes are confirmed to undergo a reshoot and edit with a new actress. Read on to know the details.

Updated on Mar 09, 2021 04:32 AM IST  |  1M
APRIL debuted on August 24, 2015.
APRIL's Naeun faces the axe from Model Taxi's producers; Confirmed to leave the show post bullying scandal
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It seems like netizens are in no mood to forgive actors with problematic behaviour. After actor Ji Soo's departure from River Where The Moon Rises, it is APRIL's Naeun who faces the axe from the producers of Model Taxi. Lee Naeun was accused of school bullying in elementary school. Her label, DSP media had denied the allegations and shared they would take strong legal action against all posts that contain malicious slander and false information. Now, after much controversy, Naeun will officially be replaced with a new actress in her latest drama Model Taxi.

Model Taxi's production company confirmed the news via an official statement. According to an official translation from Soompi, The production company stated that they have discussed the issue with Naeun's agency and agreed upon her replacement. Naeun who has already filmed 60% of the drama, will be replaced by a new actress, who will re-shoot all the parts featuring her. They asked for audiences' patience and compliance with the same. Naeun was cast for the role of Go Eun, a hacker in the drama Model Taxi.

You can check the full statement below:

Hello. This is StudioS, the production company of SBS’s Friday-Saturday drama “Taxi Driver.”

The “Taxi Driver” production team has decided after discussion with her agency that actress Lee Naeun, who had an important starring role in the drama, will be replaced.

We ask for the understanding of viewers regarding this statement being released belatedly as it took time to thoroughly assess public sentiment regarding this situation and cast a replacement actress.

Filming for the drama “Taxi Driver” is about 60 percent complete. All of the footage feature this actress will be re-filmed with a new actress taking over.

StudioS and the “Taxi Driver” production team will do our best until the end in order to present a great drama. Thank you.

Model Taxi, aka Taxi Driver is a drama based on the same name. It stars Lee Je Hoon, Esom and Kim Eui Sung in prominent roles. Taxi Driver is about the mysterious taxi service Rainbow Taxi that takes revenge on behalf of victims who are unable to get justice from the law.

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