[BBANGYA NEWS｜Jisoo Lee] Actors Seo Gangjun, Kang Taeo, Lee Taehwan, and Yooil turned down offers from large acting agencies in order to keep their friendship with an old manager.
All of them debuted as an actor-singer group Surprise(5urprise) in 2013 under Fantagio. They endorsed various commercials and made appearance in movies and dramas for seven years. They haven't renewed their contract with Fantagio after the exclusive contract ended on April 1.
On the 8th, they announced that all of them are signing with M.O.C.(Man Of Creation), a new agency that the manager who've managed them since before their debut established after leaving Fantagio. The actors rejected the offers from huge acting agencies to start fresh with their old friend.
Seo Gangjun was cast in the television show 'Cheese in the Trap', 'Entourage', 'Watcher' and is playing Eunsub in JTBC television show 'When the Weather is Fine'.
Lee Taehwan was cast in famous television shows such as 'Pride and Prejudice', 'W', 'Golden My Life', 'What's Wrong with Secretary Kim' and 'Touch'.
Kang Taeo rose to a global celebrity after starring in a vietnamese TV show 'Forever Young'. He also took major roles in 'The Best Lover', 'Short', 'That Man Osu'.
Yooil is an actor who played in the musical 'Rho Kisoo', 'Secretly Greatly', and the movie 'About Wedding'.
Gong Myoung, an actor who was also a member of Surprise, has recently signed with Saram Entertainment, an acting agency home to actors including Lee Je Hoon, Honey Lee, Jo Jin Woong, Yoon Kye Sang, Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung, and more.