ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo Shares His Thoughts On Prejudice Against Idol Actors

ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo spoke about his newest drama and his approach to prejudice against idol-actors.

On October 29, Cha Eun Woo attended the press conference for the upcoming web drama “Top Management” alongside Seo Eun Soo, Ahn Hyo Seop, Jung Yoo Ahn, and Bang Jae Min.

Cha Eun Woo said, “‘Top Management’ is a drama that I filmed before ‘My ID is Gangnam Beauty.’ Instead of feeling like a new drama, it reminded me of my trainee years while preparing [to debut under] ASTRO.”

He continued, “I think that I’m still lacking. I’m always trying to work hard. Before becoming an actor, I debuted as a member of the group ASTRO. I heard a lot about the stereotypes against idols and saw a lot of it as well, but I’m ready to accept various criticisms and advice. I’m also confident that I’ll be able to show a more improved appearance. I’ll be sad when I get hurt, but I’m confident that I’ll be able to overcome it. Whether it’s ‘Top Management,’ ‘My ID is Gangnam Beauty,’ or other dramas, I promise that I’ll show you good appearances.”

Producing director (PD) Yoon Sung Ho stated, “I hesitated after receiving the offer for ‘Top Management,’ but I decided to do it because of Cha Eun Woo. I’m a fan of ASTRO, so I worked on the scenario in case Cha Eun Woo would appear in it. I continued working on it and Ahn Hyo Seop appeared. I was hesitating about the contract in April, but signed it the day after I had a meeting with Seo Eun Soo.”

He added, “I cast rookies so that when people watch it five years later, they’ll think, ‘How did he recognize these kinds of actors and film this?'”

“Top Management” will tell the story of youth trying to achieve their dreams of becoming successful K-pop idols. It will air its first eight episodes on October 31 at 11 p.m. KST on 1theK’s YouTube channel. The remaining eight episodes will be released on November 16.

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