2AM’s Jinwoon Confirmed for Male Lead Role in “Dream High 2”

Following much rumors and speculation, the highly anticipated KBS drama “Dream High 2” has confirmed the casting of 2AM’s Jinwoon as its male lead role. Jinwoon will play the role of “Jin Yoojin,” a mischievous student that aspires to be a rock star.

Jinwoon has recently debuted as a solo rock musician with his own single, “If It’s Not Now.” The casting crew expects his real-life experience as a rock star to translate to good acting on the show.

“I really like the ‘Jin Yoojin’ character who’s completely into rock music. I’m also a big fan of rock music so I think I’ll do a good job portraying his character. It’s my first chance at acting so I’ll do my best to show good performance,” Jinwoon said in a statement.

The first episode of “Dream High 2” will air on January 30. So far, only JYP Entertainment’s founder Park Jin Young, T-ara’s Jiyeon, and veteran actor Kim Jung Tae have been confirmed as its main cast. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the MV of Jinwoon’s latest rock single, “If It’s Not Now.” Enjoy!