Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kim Joon to make comeback in new TV series

Korean actor Kim Joon
will make a comeback to the small screen in a new TV series, his first since starring in last year's smash hit "Boys Over Flowers", according to his agency on Wednesday.

Planet 905 announced in a press release that the actor will play the lead role in a drama tentatively titled "The Love of Pygmalion", to be co-produced by Korean and Japanese production companies

"Kim had been offered numerous roles in Korea and from Asian countries since appearing in 'Boys' but decided to take on this drama because it would allow him to show a different side to him as an actor," an official at Planet 905 was quoted as saying.

The official added that Japanese producers named Kim's character for the drama after the actor's real name, Kim Hyung-joon.

Pygmalion", co-starring Japanese actress Minamisawa Nao, is about a woman named Mika who has lost her memories regarding her lover Hyung-joon.

The drama will be directed by producer Kim Yoon-chul, who is known for hit 2005 drama "
My Name is Kim Sam-Soon." The actor commented that he was "happy to work with director Kim Yoon-chul whom I admired" and "learned a lot as an actor" from the experience.

"Pygmalion", which wrapped up shooting this month in Korea, will premiere on Japan's mobile channel BeeTV on March 20.

Kim, 26, made his debut in the entertainment industry in 2007 as a rapper of K-pop group
T-Max. He rose to stardom playing one of the famous F4 characters in "Boys" last year.

Many of T-Max's songs were featured on the soundtrack for "Boys" and Kim is currently working on the group's upcoming studio album.

Reporter : Lynn Kim
Editor : Jessica Kim
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