Korean actress Lee Da Hae has been found guilty by a court for breach of contract for failing to honor her commitment to star in a movie.
The Seoul Central District Court ordered the actress to pay 210 million won (about P7.7 million) to Ocean Film for backing out of the movie “Gabi,” according to Korean entertainment site Hancinema.net.
Ocean Film sued the actress and her agency last year for 360 million won. Reports said Lee Da Hae verbally agreed to do the movie in December 2010 but decided to renege on the agreement and dropped the project.
Lee Da Hae was supposed to play the lead role of Tanya in “Gabi,” a film based on a novel about a female barista during the reign of King Gojong in the 19th century.
A news story in the Korean media about Lee Da Hae and actor Joo Jin-mo being cast in the film was published in December 2010.
She reportedly backed out “Gabi” because the film shooting schedule was delayed and that it would be in conflict with the filming of drama “Miss Ripley,” which Lee Da Hae starred in May last year.
Actress Kim So-yeon eventually replaced Lee Da Hae in the film, which was released in Korea early this year.
Lee Da Hae starred in many Korean dramas such as “Green Rose,” “My Girl,” “Chuno,” and “Miss Ripley”.