It seems that the star of the MBC melodrama Time, Kim Jung Hyun, has had to step down from his role. He has apparently been suffering from psychological and physical health issues and needs time to recover. The drama’s production team announced that he will not be recast and the script will instead be edited to accommodate his early exit.
This is definitely a pretty big casting shake up considering the drama is just halfway through its run. Based on the plot description concerning Kim Jung Hyun’s character, I’m guessing they will just have to move some things up though. Of course, the overall story will still be impacted. But I really hope he gets the rest he needs to make a full recovery.
Time is about a man (Kim Jung Hyun) facing death who decides to live his final days helping a woman (Seohyun) whose life he ruined. The drama comes from the writer of Mask and Secret and the PD of Hotel King.