It was announced that SF9’s Zuho, as well as actors Kim In-sung and Park Tae-in, will join the cast of the upcoming BL (Boy’s Love) drama Starstruck (literal translation).
South Korean news agency Sports DongAh reported on October 26 about the approval of the cast of Starstruck, the upcoming BL series based on the popular webtoon of the same name. The show has been described as a story telling about the lives of Jo Yoo Jae and Seo Han Joon, who have been a refuge for each other since childhood.
According to the publication, Zuho from the boy band SF9 (“Constant Love”, “The Birth of a Nation”) will play the main role of Jo Yoo Jae, the most popular boy in high school, known for his perfect appearance and personality. Starring opposite him is newcomer actor Kim In-sung as the emotional Seo Han-joon, his childhood best friend.
In addition to the main characters of Starstruck, it was also announced that Park Tae-in (“Rock at Your Service”, “Mermaid Prince”) will play a character named Park Jin-hwan, but details about his character are unknown at the time of writing.
Other rookie actors set to appear in supporting roles include Kwon Sang, Chae Soo-ah (Love #Hashtag) and Lee Sang-min, who will portray the characters Lee In-gyu, Yoon Jae-yeon and Ji Seung-min respectively. . Kim Yoo Bin of the K-pop girl group Bling Bling also played a character named Ha Yoo Bin in Starstruck.
Sports DongAh also reported that filming of the eight-part teen romantic series began recently, on October 19. The overall release window for the Starstruck premiere has not yet been revealed by the participating teams.
In other news, NCT singer Doyoung recently joined forces with breakthrough Patinko star Kim Min Ha for the new duet single “Fallin”, released yesterday (October 25). This romantic ballad, co-written with veteran K-pop idol BoA, became Kim’s first official music since she began her career as an actress.