SHINee‘s Key and I.O.I‘s Jung Chaeyeon are making their official acting debut in an upcoming drama.
The drama is entitled “Drinking Alone” and tells the story of two young people who are preparing for their exam to enter the civil service. The only difference is that Key’s character has been struggling for years with the exam preparation, while Chaeyeon’s character is very smart and studies well. The drama focuses on the difficult lives of young people in Korea and how they turn to drinking as a distraction and comfort. The program will explore different characters and what make them want to drink alone.
Key shared a picture of him and Chaeyeon holding the script together and sending good vibes for the success of the drama. “Drinking Solo, fighting” he said on his Instagram.
Key has made cameo appearances before in film and television, but this is his first acting role in a drama since he debuted with SHINee in 2008. He does have some acting experience though- he has performed in several musicals and plays, therefore making his theatrical debut and gaining much praise in the process. Due to his solid performances in theatre, his role in the drama is much anticipated. Jung Chaeyeon originally debuted with the group DIA in 2015. However, she went on a hiatus in order to compete on the show Produce 101. As a result, she gained many fans and placed seventh in the survival show. As such, she became an official part of I.O.I. With DIA making their comeback around the same time as the debut of I.O.I, Chaeyeon decided not to promote with I.O.I and return to DIA for their summer comeback. The young artist has appeared in several music videos, but otherwise does not acting experience.
The drama is set to release on September 5th on tvN. Are you excited for this drama? Are you happy to see these idols making their official acting debut in a drama? Let us know in the comment section below!
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