This isn’t going to come as a surprise to folks who read my last post about he upcoming KBS drama Age of Feeling (Inspiring Generation) but it’s a relief to have confirmation either way. Second female lead Kim So Eun has dropped the drama due to scheduling conflicts, what with the drama pushed back almost 3 months from its initial premiere date which was taken over by Pretty Boy (Bel Ami) with Jang Geun Seok and IU. The official line was that AoF needed more time to shoot and it’s not a flimsy excuse to lose cast members with the schedule shuffle. I think the production didn’t want to release the news that Kim So Eun was out until they cast a replacement, and today the drama secured Jin Se Yeon to step in. I actually chuckled out loud two reasons. The first being Jin Se Yeon doing another period drama set during the conflict between Korea and Japan which sounds exactly like her drama Gaksital (Bridal Mask) with Joo Won and Park Ki Woong. I would think the girl would want to branch out rather than be type cast. The second chuckle came when I remembered that Jin Se Yeon’s last drama was when she stepped in as the last minute replacement when the drama chucked its female lead. That drama was Five Fingers on SBS starring Joo Ji Hoon and Ji Chang Wook, a drama that was going along swimmingly until leading lady Eunjung found herself in hot waters with a scandal associated with her pop girl group T-ara. Jin Se Yeon is young and eager to make a name for herself (only 3 years ago she was playing younger versions of the female lead character such as in The Duo) so I’m not surprised she’s available to take over this role. I was looking forward to seeing Kim So Eun working with Kim Hyun Joong but I’m sure it’s no great loss either way since both girls are about equal in acting ability with plenty of fresh-faced charm. The drama is currently filming in Seoul but will hold a press conference in early December before packing up to head to China for a extended location shoot. Fans captured some new BTS footage of male lead Kim Hyun Joong sporting very realistic make up so that he looks totally beaten up.