Seungri of Big Bang will appear in a Korean drama for the first time.
Seungri confirmed his role in a new SBS weekend drama, “Angel Eyes (working title),” which will begin airing in April.
According to an affiliate of the drama, “Seungri attended the first scrip reading for the drama on February 27 with other actors including Lee Sang Yoon, Goo Hye Sun, and Kang Ha Neul. The script reading completed in a harmonious mood.”
Seungri will be playing the role of a 119 (911) rescue worker who return to Korea after growing up overseas. He was raised by his grandmother, so he speaks Korean with a Choongcchung-do Province dialect and English with a Texan accent. He shows an obsession towards elders who live alone and suffer from dementia and causes problems because tries to exceed the bounds of his duties.
This will be Seungri’s first appearance in a Korean drama. After debuting in 2006 as a member of Big Bang, the singer has also been focusing on his solo career. Last year, he starred in the Japanese NTV drama special, “Kindaichi Case Files” working alongside Asia’s top idol stars.
“Angel Eyes” portrays the story of a man and a woman who are forced to let go of the first love but meet again after 12 years. The drama will replace the time slot of “Thrice Married Woman” once it concludes in April.