Kim Jong-kook lands role
Singer and TV celebrity Kim Jong-kook has landed his first drama role, according to Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily.
The 39-year-old singer, who is currently appearing in the popular reality TV show “Running Man,” has been cast in the role as a producer in the upcoming drama series “Producers,” which centers on people making entertainment shows at a broadcasting station.
In the drama series, Kim will act out the role of a producer on a variety show.
“After finishing some of his scheduled activities in China, he will join the first script reading next week,” a person who is close to Kim told Ilgan Sports.
Although Kim debuted as a singer in 1995, he has been away from the music scene and has been appearing in “Running Man” instead.
Since Kim is close in real life to actor Cha Tae-hyun, who will appear in the drama series as another producer, industry insiders say their friendship will add more realism to the program.
Other than Kim and Cha, actor Kim Soo-hyun, actress Kong Hyo-jin and soloist IU will appear in the drama.
By Sung So-young