f(x)‘s Luna and SS501‘s Kim Kyu Jong have confirmed their casting for TV Chosun‘s upcoming drama, ‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Shil‘!
Although they have experience acting in musicals, this will be their first time acting in more formal roles for a TV series. Both Luna and Kim Kyu Jong are known for being idols that exude charisma on stage, so audiences are looking forward to see how that will translate on to the drama.
Luna will play the role of Kim Hae Sook’s maknae daughter ‘Seo In Young’ (21), a college student majoring in Western Painting, while Kim Kyu Jong will play the role of ‘Nicki’ (24), a man who dreams of becoming a musical actor. Since the drama is centered around Kim Hae Sook, their roles won’t be as extensive as the rest of the cast; however, they are still very important characters to the plot.
Luna stated, “It’s my first drama so I’m extremely scared and nervous, but I’ll try to show as much of my character as I can.” Kim Kyu Jong added, “As my character isn’t someone that leads the plot, I will use this experience to learn and grow.”
Source + Photos: Issue Daily via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
SS501 member Kim Kyu Jong expressed his disappointment in not receiving any acting advice from his fellow members.
At the press conference for TVChosun‘s new drama ‘Saving Ahjooma Go Bong Sil’ that took place at Kyungnam’s Hilton Golf and Spa Resort Clubhouse on the 7th, Kim Kyu Jong remarked,,
“They simply told me to ‘do well’,” he revealed. “Everyone is so busy, they don’t even have time to take care of themselves, let alone me.”
“All of us members agreed that we would focus on individual promotions for this year and next. I hope that we will all work really hard and we will be able to greet each other as good-willed rivals,” he added with hope.
To support Kim Kyu Jong‘s solo debut, fellow SS501 members Heo Young Saeng and Kim Hyung Jun personally made a visit to the set of Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown‘!
On September 29th, the official ‘M! Countdown’ Twitter updated with a picture of the trio and the message, “Hyung Jun & Young Saeng came to support Kyu Jong’s solo debut. Kim Kyu Jong prepared for his solo stage amidst a friendly and heartwarming atmosphere.”
Dressed in his stage outfit, Kyu Jong can be seen posing between his two handsomely dressed group members. With arms slung over one another’s shoulders, the group smile for the camera while giving a thumbs-up for good luck.
Fans commented, “Such a friendly picture”, “He must feel so strong to have his members supporting him for his first stage”, and “Let’s make a daebak with your solo!”
Source + Photos: Star News via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
Kim Kyu Jong who plays Prince Lee Shin in the musical Goong, recently got an opportunity to play a prince in the real world!
KyuJong is a well known ambassador and active promoter at the Heart 2 Heart foundation. He recently played host to a group of undernourished children at the rehearsals for his musical. After showing the children around and spending some quality time with them, he also posed for photographs with the children and signed autographs for the entire lot. This gesture was no lesser than that of a prince’s to these children, as it brought a glow of happiness on their young faces.