Lee Byung Hun has finally made his first public appearance after the blackmailing case against GLAM’s Dahee and model Lee Ji Yeon and after his marriage with actress Lee Min Jung.
On July 24th, at the briefing session for the movie Memories of the Sword produced by Park Heung Shik, Lee Byung Hun cautiously apologized to the crowd and staff. He stated while apologizing to the crowd, other staff, actors, and actresses, that he was continuously repentant over his actions while filming in the U.S. and that he was worried that his mistakes might have a negative effect on the outcome of the movie.
However, the actor did not give any excuses and simply continued to apologize for his mistakes. He also mentioned that his popularity is due to the love and support of his fans. He ended his statement by saying that he will never forget his mistakes and that he is so regretful over all the damage he has made.
Even though netizens described Lee Byung Hun’s apology as clean cut and sincere, they clarified that his actions would not be easily forgiven.
Lee Byung Hun was recently criticized for attending and speaking at a friend’s wedding with a bold face. This was the first appearance of Lee Byung Hun and actress Lee Min Jung after their return to Korea from the U.S.
On the other hand, Memories of the Sword, set in medieval Korea, is about a man’s betrayal in order to become king, and the revenge of a young girl against the most powerful man and warrior 18 years later. Memories of the Sword will be released in theaters on August 13th. Actress Jeon Do Yeon, actress Kim Go Eun, actor Lee Jun Ho, and actor Bae Soo Bin star alongside Lee Byung Hun in this film.