K-pop diva BoA is set to put her acting prowess to the test in her first major television drama.
Slated to star in KBS’ short, two-episode rom-com Expect To Date (working title), this will be the 26-year-old singer’s first small-screen lead.
After making a brief cameo appearance in SBS’ ATHENA: Goddess Of War in 2010, BoA continued to forge a career in television with SBS’ hit music reality show, K-Pop Star, earning credibility as a compelling judge in the singing competition.
Having established her position as a television personality through K-Pop Star, BoA is taking the next step, tackling a project that may launch a successful career as an actress.
“The main reason I chose to do this work is because the script was very good,” said BoA at the drama’s press conference in Seoul on Thursday. “Also because it is only two episodes long I felt I could learn a lot without being too much of burden on the crew and team.”
In the upcoming series, BoA plays Joo Yeon Ae, a romantic who finds herself continually kicked to the curb by a string of collegiate boyfriends. Determined to find a keeper, Joo signs up for dating advice from an expert via social networking.
Though she starred in a Hollywood dance movie titled Make Your Move 3D recently, this represents her first television drama lead.
Expect to Date will run on Sept 11 and 12 on KBS 2 TV at 10pm