It was previously reported last September that the youngest member of girl group KARA, Kang Ji Young will make her acting debut in the drama IRIS 2 which also stars Lee Da Hae and Jang Hyuk.
However, on January the 8th, DSP Media released a statement saying that she will no longer be part of the cast. The published press stated, “Kang Ji Young has been in discussions to appear in KBS’s ‘IRIS 2,’ however, she has recently decided not to join the cast due to differences. The decision resulted from the fact that she wanted to do the best she can for herself and others.”
The KARA maknae was meant to play a NSS secret agent by the name of Song Chae Ran but many netizens had already forseen her departure due to her absence in all promotional teasers and posters. It is rumoured that T-ara’s Soyeon is a possible candidate as her replacement in the cast.
A DSP Media representative stated that Kang Ji Young is choosing her role for her acting debut carefully and is looking over a variety of offers from other dramas and movies.
Are you excited for IRIS 2? Regardless of the cast, I’m sure it’ll still be a fantastic drama!
Article by Celine & Alona
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