Kim Sae Ron’s agency reacts to a car incident involving “The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim” star.
The police are investigating the 21-year-old actress for violating the Road Traffic Act. If proven guilty, she will be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
Kim Sae Ron Caught Drunk Driving in Gangnam, Seoul
Reports noted that the Gangnam Police Station in Seoul received more than six calls on May 18 notifying them about a traffic situation involving Kim Sae Ron’s car caught swerving on the road.
Upon arriving at the scene, they discovered a vehicle rammed into the roadside near Gangnam’s Hakdong intersection. In addition, reports also state that the actress attempted to escape the incident.
Moreover, Channel A shared that the South Korean actress’ SUV crashed into a guard rail and a street tree more than 3 times before police officers caught her.
As a protocol, the police conducted a breathalyzer test on Kim Sae Ron but requested to be transferred to the nearest hospital to have her blood tested instead.
Meanwhile, the police “will confirm the exact charges after the test results are out.”
Kim Sae Ron’s Agency Responds to the Actress’ Car Accident
Following Kim Sae Ron’s car accident, her agency, Gold Medalist, responds to the issue.
In a brief statement obtained by Dispatch Korea, the talent label said that they “are checking the situation.”
Who is Kim Sae Ron?
The 21-year-old actress started out as a former child star.
Kim Sae Ron made her acting debut in 2011, landing a supporting role in the rom-com K-drama “Can You Hear My Heart” and played the role of young Hwang Jung Eum.
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From portraying younger versions of the main characters, she had her first K-drama lead role in “The Queen’s Classroom” with Go Hyun Jung, Kim Hyang Gi, Seo Shin Ae, and more.
Interestingly, it was the film “The Man From Nowhere” that earned her recognition and her first Best Actress trophy at the 8th Korean Film Awards.
From then on, Kim Sae Ron manage to become one of K-dramas rising stars by joining the cast of “Leverage” and her recent series “The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim” playing the titular role opposite Nam Da Reum.
Her performance and chemistry with the Nam Da Reum for the action-fantasy series gained her praise from screenwriters, the Joo Brothers
In an interview by Star News, the writer described Kim Sae Ron’s acting as “unpredictable.”
“There was an unstructured feeling that she had a natural boldness to her. As predicted, Kim Sae Ron boldly led the drama and did very well exactly as Doo Shim,” Joo Brothers said.
He added, “She even acted through awkward lines in her own way and made Doo Shim appear even more like Doo Shim.”
Kim Sae Ron’s New Drama
After confirmation that “The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim” will return for season 2, Kim Sae Ron is rumored to join the cast of Netflix’s “Bloodhounds.”
The webtoon-based series will also feature Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, and veteran actors Heo Joon Ho and Park Sung Woong as lead stars.
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Written by Geca Wills