On January 8, DSP Media published a press released, which 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.”
According to a representative of DSP Media, Kang Ji Young is carefully looking over other dramas and movies to make her acting debut with.
Had she taken the role, Kang Ji Young was supposed to play Song Chae Ran, a NSS agent. Although she was reported to join “IRIS 2” back in September, many netizens were speculating her leave due to her absence in any of the dramas’ teasers and posters. T-ara’s Soyeon is currently one of the candidates to replace Kang Ji Young in the upcoming series.