On October 9th, Japan’s Sankei Sports reported that they were surprised to see actress Kim Tae Hee in no need of an interpreter at her first interview for her Fuji TV drama, ‘My 99 Days with a Star‘.
Kim Tae Hee had revealed, “I lived in Chiba for about a month in the past and am a big fan of Japanese cooking, books, and movies. I’ve always wanted to promote in Japan because there are a lot of cultural similarities between Korea and Japan. I thought it’d be amazing to combine the two cultures into one project.”
She continued, “I have very friendly feelings towards Japan.” Kim Tae Hee went on to reveal that she had visited Japan several times while on vacation with her family and with an exchange student she had become friends with in college.
Fuji TV has just announced that 2PM‘s Taecyeon is going to become a regular on their upcoming Sunday drama “Boku to Star no 99 Nichi“.
“Boku to Star no 99 Nichi” is starring Japanese actor Nishijima Hidetoshi and South Korean actressKim Tae Hee as the two main characters. Earlier this month, it was already announced that the young actress Sakuraba Nanami was added to the cast, making Taecyeon the fourth known regular on the show.
The story is about a South Korean superstar named ‘Yuna‘ (Kim Tae Hee), who happens to fall in love with her Japanese bodyguard ‘Kohei‘ (Nishijima).
Taecyeon plays a mysterious young man called ‘Teson‘, who seems to share some kind of secret with Yuna that could have a big influence on her relationship with her Kohei. Teson used to live towards a certain dream, but he had to give up on this dream due to some unknown events in his past. However, it is Kohei’s niece ‘Momo‘ (Sakuraba) that makes him pursue his dream once again. We will have to find out what kind of events led them to cross each other’s paths, but it could be related to Momo’s growing jealousy towards the relationship between Yuna and Kohei.
Taecyeon already played a couple of roles in Korean dramas, but it will be his first regular role on a Japanese drama.
The producer of the drama commented, “We needed someone who can by mysterious and make his presence felt by others at the same time. Outside of his role, Taecyeon is a very polite and bright person, who always manages to create a cheerful atmosphere at the set. He is going to bring a breath of fresh air to the Japanese drama scene.”
Taecyeon commented, “It’s my first role in a Japanese drama and I’m really happy to be able to work together with such a wonderful cast and such an amazing staff. I will exert myself to the best of my abilities in order to polish my acting as much as I can.”
“Boku to Star no 99 Nichi” will premier on Fuji TV on October 23rd and air every Sunday at 9 pm.