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EXO’s Kai to star in Japanese TV drama

  • Published : Mar 1, 2017 - 19:37
  • Updated : Mar 1, 2017 - 19:37

(SM Entertainment)

EXO’s Kai has been tapped for a lead role in an upcoming Japanese TV drama.

The singer’s agency SM Entertainment said Wednesday that Kai will play the main role in a series with the working title “Spring Has Come,” based on a book by Mukoda Guniko.

This marks the first time that broadcast channel WOWWOW has chosen a non-Japanese actor for a drama series.

Kai will play a Korean cameraman who struggles with his daily life, as the program portrays relationship between families.

“I appreciate this meaningful and special opportunity,” Kai said. “There will be cultural obstacles. I will do my best to overcome them.”

Kai is also working on the KBS’ “Andante,” which is to be aired this year.

By Hong Dam-young (dyhong@heraldcorp.com)