Thursday, March 18, 2010
TVXQ Member to Star in a Japanese Drama
Hero Jae-jung of TVXQ has decided to star in Japanese drama “Because I’m Not Honest.” His co-star is Japanese celebrity Juri Ueno, who also has a huge following here in Korea. She had starred in hot musical drama “Nodame Cantabile” in 2006 as a piano prodigy. Japanese media is showing interest in the upcoming TV series, because this is the first time that such huge stars as Hero Jae-jung and Ueno, each representing Korea and Japan, are collaborating in a TV show. This is also Hero’s debut drama in Japan. TVXQ, known as Tohoshinki in Japan, is a megastar status there. This drama represents a new opportunity for a TVXQ member to expand his career overseas. Hero and two other members of TVXQ have been embroiled in an exhausting lawsuit with their agency SM Entertainment over unfair contracts.
Meanwhile, “Because I’m Not Honest” will start airing in April. It is scheduled for every Thursday at 10 o’clock. The drama also stars model-turned-actor Eita, Megumi Seki, and Tetsuji Tamayama.
source: KBS Global