SM Entertainment had previously released a statement saying that all talk of TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki’s leader U-Know Yunho starring in dramas were false, but surprisingly, it has been confirmed that he will be indeed!
TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho will be starring in MBC’s Wed-Thurs drama Heading to the Ground (Without Preparation) as Cha Bong Goon. While the role was originally supposed to be played by actor Kim Rae Won, he was unable to take on the role because he received his enlistment notice. The first episode of this upcoming drama with TVXQ’s leader will air on 9th September! With TVXQ oh so popular in all of Asia, and for soccer-mad countries like Korea and Japan, I can almost smell the money and ratings that this hit-to-be drama will be raking in.In the drama, U-Know Yunho’s character, Cha Bong Goon lives an unhappy life, having almost died three times in his life. However, as a lover of soccer, he aspires to become a professional national player. Eventually, with the passion he has for the sport, he overcomes the obstacles in his path and accomplishes his goal. This drama will show viewers a heartwarming story of his success and how he overcomes his obstacles.
Upon being selected, U-Know Yunho stated, “I really like Cha Bong Goon’s character. When I read the script, my heart was touched. I want to express this acting honestly.”
With actress Han Ga In dropping out of the picture earlier on, there’s much speculation about who else will be joining Yunho. For now, there are only rumors about Go Ara, who with her connections with SM Entertainment, might just take on the manager role.