Taecyeon (22), a member of the Korean group 2PM, has been given his first regular role in a Japanese drama series. He will play a mysterious character in Fuji TV’s “Boku to Star no 99 Nichi,” which stars Kim Tae Hee (31) and Nishijima Hidetoshi (40).
The drama is a love comedy about a top Korean actress named Han Yoo Na (Kim) who comes to Japan, and Namiki Kohei, the man assigned to be her personal bodyguard (Nishijima). Taecyeon’s character is described as a man who has had to give up on his dreams, and he carries a big secret that ends up affecting both Yoo Na and Kohei.
Taecyeon has previously appeared in Korean dramas, and he was a guest in an episode of the Japanese drama “BOSS” this past spring when the members of 2PM appeared as themselves.
“Boku to Star no 99 Nichi” premieres on October 23.