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SHINee′s Minho to Appear in Drama ‘Hwarang: the Beginning’

bnt뉴스 by Kim Young Shin Feb 24, 2016 10:08 Updated Dec 20, 2017 14:55
Actor and singer Choi Min Ho, better known as SHINee member Minho, confirmed that he will act in KBS’ new drama Hwarang: the Beginning.

He will transform into a Hwarang, the elite knight of ancient nation Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea which existed 1,500 years ago. All of the episodes of the drama will be taken before its premiere in the second half of 2016. Choi personates Soo Ho, an heir to the highest noble family in the nation. The character is born with concrete self-confidence which helps him to optimistically get over his enemies and obstacles. Moreover, he is the leader among the young aristocrats with his exceeding swordsmanship and righteousness. His large eyes with passion and purity suit the perfect man of Silla.

He made his debut as a member of boy group SHINee in 2008. He actively built up his career as an actor through appearing in dramas including SBS To the Beautiful You and MBC Medical Top Team. He especially received favorable comments for expressing the subtle change in emotions of Yoon Tae Oh, a man who found his first love, in On Style drama Because It’s the First Time. Additionally, he took parts in films such as Late Spring Grandma and Marital Harmony which will hit theaters later in 2016.

Hwarang: The Beginning is much anticipated by the mass public and the media from in and out of Korea because of its excellent casting.

A staff of the drama said, “Choi Min Ho’s positive, faithful and bright image corresponds the one of Soo Ho, a manly, brilliant and optimistic character. Please look forward to see him shining more than any time.”

The historical drama will depict the passion, love and growth of the flower knights, Hwarang, that existed 1,500 years ago in Seorabeol, the capital of Silla. Park Seo Joon, Go Ara and Park Hyung Sik will also appear in it.

The drama caught much attention from Asian nations. LETV, a Chinese media group known as Chinese Netflix, already made the contract to purchase of the drama in the highest rate.

Choi Min Ho joining in the program will raise its values further.

Meanwhile, Hwarang: the Beginning will begin filming in the first half of 2016 and be released later in 2016 on KBS 2TV.

Photo credit: SM Entertainment

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