Currently, KPop has become one of the commodities with super many and loyal fans. No half-hearted, this form of music from South Korea that combines singing, dancing, and rap has even become a global phenomenon.
As a result, K-Pop stars also get a lot of attention. Not only by music lovers, but drama activists also look at idols to be included in their projects. Some have even been trusted to play the main character.
Then, what Korean dramas choose K-Pop idols as the main characters? Just check it out, here’s the list!
1. True Beauty starring Cha Eun Woo Astro
One of the frontmen of the boy band Astro, Cha Eun Woo managed to amaze the audience through his actions for the Korean drama titled True Beauty. In this drama, which is based on a webtoon comic, Cha Eun Woo plays a character named Lee Su Ho, a popular student who has deep wounds.
2. 100 Days My Prince starring Do Kyung Soo EXO
Do Kyung Soo EXO is not only talented in singing and dancing, but he also performed very well as the main character in the Korean drama titled 100 Days My Prince. This EXO member becomes the main character named Lee Yul who loses his memory and wanders for 100 days with a new identity and personality.
3. The King Loves starring Im Yoona of Girls’ Generation and Im Si Wan ZE:A
Not kidding when starring in a Korean drama titled The King Loves, Girls’ Generation’s Im Yoona’s actions resulted in an award as the best actress at the 2018 Annual Soompi Awards.
Besides Im Yoon Ah, the two main male characters are played by the frontman of the boy band ZE:A, Im Si Wan, and actor Hong Jong Hyun. As reported by Soompi, the chemistry of the three is the key to the success of the drama which takes the background of the Goryeo dynasty.
4. He Is Psychometric starring GOT7’s Park Jin Young
The drama He is Psychometric features GOT7’s Park Jin Young as a young man who has the power to see the memories of people who come into contact with him. Paired with Shin Ye Eun, the idol who was once under JYP Entertainment successfully carried out his duties as the main character.
5. Extraordinary You starring SF9’s Rowoon
Very unique, this drama shows what if the comic characters have their own will. The extras who become unimportant characters must want to improve their fate so that they are not controlled at will by the author.
Well, that’s what SF9’s Rowoon did, playing the role of Haru, he also tried to make his own story in the comic. This was triggered by the desire of Eun Dan Oh (Kim Hye Yoon) who is also a side character in the comic titled Secret.
6. Start-Up starring Bae Suzy Miss A
Bae Suzy is not new to the acting world, starting her career as an idol in a group called Miss A, Bae Suzy had her first experience of acting in the musical drama, Dream High in 2011.
Her acting skills led Bae Suzy to more plays, one of which was to become the main character in the popular Korean drama, Start-Up. Lee Min Ho’s former lover has received praise from Korean netizens for his role as Seo Dal Mi in the drama.
7. Run On starring Im Si Wan ZE:A
ZE:A’s Im Si Wan is also the main character in the Korean drama Run On. The idol successfully plays a former runner named Ki Seon Gyeom who falls in love with a language translator for films or subtitles, Oh Mi Joo (Shin Se Kyung) whom he meets while undergoing his new profession.
Unexpectedly, apart from singing and dancing, K-Pop idols are quite agile in acting. So, who else do you think deserves to be the main character?