KBS’s upcoming vampire medical drama “Blood” is still searching for their vampire lead after both Yoo Yeon Seok (Reply 1994) and Jung Il Woo (The Night Watchman’s Journal) declined the roles, and the latest news is that Ahn Jae Hyun, who made his acting debut in SBS’s hit drama of 2013 ” My Love From the Stars” or “You Who Came From the Stars” has now been offered the lead role.
The fact that KBS is now offering a leading role to an actor/model who has only had TWO drama roles along with the fact that both Yoo Yeon Seok and Jung Il Woo, the latter of whom starred in the failure that was the Night Watchman’s Journal and Golden Rainbow have both turned down the lead role (which is now being offered to a rookie) makes me question how good the script for Blood actually is. If they’re going for vampire looks, yes Ahn Jae Hyun fits the bill, a vampire surgeon however I’m not so sure, not to mention the fact that he does not yet have the acting ability to carry a lead role. If the production company are after vampire looks there are much more qualified actors out there, as I’ve mentioned here and here, JYJ’s Jaejoong fits the vampire bill and he’s proven to us that he has the acting prowess to be a male lead also he needs to get far away from that Spy drama and Go Sung Hee, Witch’s Romance male lead Park Seo Joon also fits the bill of vampire plus we know he’s able to carry a lead role in a drama.If KBS is looking for model turned actors to play the lead in Blood then there are plenty of those out there for example, Kim Woo Bin (The Heirs) who’s more than ready to star as the lead in a drama, Lee Soo Hyuk (High School King of Savvy) who doesn’t even need any additional touch up, Sung Joon (I Need Romance 3) , Song Jae Rim (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) and Seo Kang Joon (Cunning Single Lady) all qualify in the “vampire” looks department and most importantly have more acting experience than Ahn Jae Hyun.
Ji Jin Hee (Dong Yi) has been confirmed to play the leads vampire rival since early November so it’ll be interesting to see the two on the small screen together if Ahn Jae Hyun confirms his participation, especially when Jin Hee has hits such as Dong Yi and Dae Jang Geum under his belt.