Actor Lee Min-wook has been tapped to play the lead role in HBO Max’s upcoming original drama “Além do Guarda-Roupa,” according to his agency J-FLO Entertainment on Thursday.
“Through his audition, Lee was cast as the K-pop idol Sang-mok in the HBO Max original drama ‘Além do Guarda-Roupa,’ which will be released worldwide in 2023,” the agency said. .
Last week, HBO Max released the line-up for its next original series and announced the launch of “Além do Guarda-Roupa” (translated as “Byeond the Wardrobe”). The story revolves around a teenage girl who finds a portal in a closet and encounters a K-pop group in Seoul by teleporting through the portal.
The series is the first-ever K-pop drama series created by the streaming platform.
Lee’s character Sang-mok is part of the fictional K-pop boy band Act. According to the agency, Lee was meticulously hand-picked after a three-month audition. Kim Jin-kwon of boy group Newkidd and Kim Woo-jin, a former member of boy group Stray Kids, were also chosen to appear as boy group members on the show.
Lee received the best actor award at the 4th DIMF Musical Star, a musical competition for young people organized by the Daegu International Music Festival, in 2018. His performance was highlighted in the musical “Grease” in 2019.
BY LEE JAE-LIM [[email protected]]