[BBANGYA NEWS｜Yulia Cho] K-POP idols have long been competing against renowned actors and actress with their outstanding impact on television shows. Check out four male K-POP idols who are as famous as actors as they are as singers and television shows that star them.
The runner-up of ‘PRODUCE 101 Season 2’, Park Jihoon made his name known at first as a member of WANNA ONE. He debuted as an actor in a drama ‘Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency’ in 2019. He is now in talks to join a romance drama ‘Love Revolution’ as male lead Gong Juyoung scheduled to air later this year. Younghoon of THE BOYZ is another idol in talks to star in the drama as Lee Kyoungwoo.
Cha Eunwoo of ASTRO
Cha Eunwoo will play Lee Suho, the main character of a webtoon-based romance drama ‘Goddess Has Descended’. It marks his third cast as male lead following ‘My ID is Gangnam Beauty’ and ‘Rookie Historian Goo Haeryung’.
VINI is a model, member of JBJ and also actor debuted through ‘Vogue Mom’ in 2017. He will resume career as an actor with a family sitcom ‘Don’t Let Go’, another webtoon-based show. The webtoon of the same name was published for 10 years and hit over 2 billion views on Naver. He will play ‘Kiyoungsangdo’, the leader of an idol group.
Kang Seungyoon of WINNER
The 6-time winner from TV singing competition show ‘Masked Singer’ returns to screen after three years, following ‘Prison Playbook’ in 2017. Kang Seungyoon debuted as an actor before he did as a singer; he appeared on the third season of ‘High Kick’ in 2011. He gave much impression to audience in ‘Prison Playbook’ by playing two roles at the same time. In the fantasy thriller drama ‘Kairos’ scheduled to air later this year, he will play Lim Kunwook, a close friend of female lead.