Daesung returns in “What’s Up”
Daesung has carefully stepped back into the spotlight with his first acting piece.
Daesung appeared as the lead character named Ha Do Sung in the MBN drama What’s Up, which aired its first episode on December 3. This is the first time he’s appeared in front of the public in seven months, since his car crash incident in May.
Ha Do Sung (Daesung) calls himself Hades, and sings on television in a mask to hide his identity, because of his parents. But when he learns that someone has taken a photo of him, he gives up singing and tries out to become a musical major.
The broadcast recorded 0.46% viewership ratings (AGB Nielsen Media Research), which, while fairly low, is a good start for a new station, and Daesung’s acting was also received well.
What’s Up ranked high on various internet portal site keyword searches, and many viewers took to the viewer forums to leave comments such as ‘I missed him so much I cried when I saw him’, ‘His acting is better than that of a rookie actor’ and ‘This is above expectation’.