[NEWS] 2PM Taecyeon to Make His First Regular Appearance in a Japanese Drama Series


On September 28, it was revealed that Taecyeon of 2PM, the 6-member popular idol group originating from Korea, will be appearing in the drama serial "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi (My 99 Days with a Star)" (to air Sundays @ 9:00pm on Fuji TV) set to start on October 23 and starring actor Nishijima Hidetoshi and Korean actress Kim Tae Hee as double leads. Taecyeon, who will be appearing for the first time as a regular in a Japanese drama series, will play the role of Tae Sung, a mysterious man acquainted with a major Korean star played by Kim Tae Hee. He delightfully stated: "I'm very happy to be working with such a wonderful cast and staff for my first appearance in a Japanese drama."

This love-comedy drama with a theme of "a love so close and yet so far" is about Korean star Han Yuna (Kim) who arrives in Japan, and along with her special bodyguard who works part-time for a security firm and who is also an unappealing 40 year old bachelor, Namiki Kohei (Nishijima), the two of them become involved in rough and odd encounters for a "limited time." Unable to properly communicate with each other and under the bodyguard's contract that lasts for a limited time of "99 days," unfolds the pain and laughter of secret love, and the bonds they each have with the funky members of their families and friends.

Taecyeon, a member of 2PM who carries the nickname of "beast idols," has appeared in popular Korean dramas such as "Cinderella's Sister" (broadcasted in 2010) and "Dream High" (broadcasted in 2011). He also made a guest appearance along with his other members in the 6th episode of the drama "BOSS," which starred Amami Yuki, on May 26 of this year.

Taecyeon will act as Tae Sung, a mysterious man who is somehow connected to big star Yuna (Kim). Due to personal circumstances Tae Sung has abandoned his dreams and now carries a huge secret with him that he hasn't told anyone about. A paparazzo by the name of Hashizume (Kaname Jun) becomes involved with this secret and ends up greatly influencing the lives of the two protagonists. Meanwhile, through a complicated set of challenges his character encounters, he gets the chance to once again take up the dream he had given up when he meets Kohei's niece, Momo (Sakuraba Nanami).

Narita Kazuki, who is in charge of the drama's planning, requested for Taecyeon to act in the drama as a man who exudes a mysterious feel. "I requested Taecyeon for the role of a character who will play a hugely important part in influencing the story's two lead characters in the distant future. I'm expecting him to blow a new breeze into Japanese drama," he said, showing his confidence [in Taecyeon]. Taecyeon who enlivens the set as he is never without a bright "smile" said about himself: "I want to try my best to act well, even if it's not that good," showing his strong enthusiasm.

Source: Oricon Style
Translated by: dawnjelly @ Wild2Day.org