Rumors of Song Ji Hyo leaving 'Running Man' has stemmed after the actress was confirmed as the lead character alongside JYJ's Jaejoong for the upcoming film, 'Jackal is Coming'.
According to her agency, C-JeS Entertainment, the actress has already completed the first script reading and is preparing to begin filming for the movie. Due to her being cast as a lead character, the possibility of the actress leaving 'Running Man' has been up in the air. Song Ji Hyo has been giving viewers much laughter on the weekly variety program with her "ace" character as well as being part of the "Monday couple" with Gary.
According to a representative of 'Running Man', they have revealed that nothing is set in stone as of yet. Last year, Song Ji Hyo was cast in the MBC historical drama, 'Gyebaek', but was able to balance her schedule and continue filming the variety program.
Hopefully Song Ji Hyo won't be leaving 'Running Man', the show won't be the same without her!
[Update: 'Running Man' staff issued another statement since this report in the newer article here.]
Source: Newsen via Nate