Actor Kim Seon-ho to make a public comeback with the live play 'Touching the Void'
Kim Seon-ho will play Joe Simpson, mountaineer and author of the autobiographical novel 'Touching the Void,' in a Korean play of the same title
Fans of Korean actor Kim Seon-ho have been deprived of seeing him on screen ever since he was embroiled in an abortion scandal back in 2021. Since the start of the controversy, his fans have stayed with the actor and ensured that he feels safe to make a reappearance online after it was revealed that his ex was gaslighting him by stirring up the controversy. After the scandal broke out, the actor made an exit from his long-running variety show '2 Days 1 Night' and took a hiatus from the entertainment industry.
Following the controversy, the actor was spotted by fans on numerous locations but due to the lack of new content from Kim Seon-ho, they were essentially left waiting for his big comeback. It seems like the time has finally arrived as it has been revealed he will be a part of the Korean dramatization of the international best-selling novel ‘Touching The Void’. Kim Seon-ho was seen in public after it was announced that he was preparing for the filming of his upcoming movie 'Sad Tropics' and also took over Twitter trends on his birthday. The actor also made his return to Instagram thanking fans for their support and love for him on his birthday back in May 2022.
Kim Seon-ho will make a comeback with the play 'Touching the Void'
Fans are eager to witness the actor in action for the first time since the 2021 tvN K-drama 'Hometown Cha Cha Cha'. On June 20, it was reported that Kim Seon-ho would be starring in the lead role of mountaineer John Simpson in the Korean dramatization of his 1998 autobiographical novel that was later made into a documentary in 2003. The report suggests that Kim Seon-ho will play the role of John Simpson as Salt Entertainment, the label that manages the actor, posted various photos of him training for the play that is set to open this July.
The exact date and location of the opening are yet to be revealed. The label posted a series of photos of Seon-ho on a climbing wall with the caption, “The first part of the climbing education and experience of Kim Seon-ho, who will play the role of mountaineer Joe Simpson in the play 'Touching the Void'."
The photos show Kim Seon-ho learning how to climb a mountain as preparation for the challenging role. Fans of the actor started trending him online after the photos were released as this is going to be his first appearance as an actor since 'Hometown Cha Cha Cha'. The K-drama had been so loved by fans that the show bagged the Hallyu Excellence Award at the 2022 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards.