CIX's Yonghee to play lead opposite GFRIEND's Yerin in web drama, fans 'can't wait'
Yonghee from CIX is all set to join the web drama, ‘Witch Shop Reopen’ opposite Yerin from GFRIEND
Ever since the news broke out about GFRIEND’s disbandment in May of 2021, Buddys have been waiting for more updates of the members’ future activities. GFRIEND, a six-member girl group decided against renewing their six-year contract with Source Music a label under HYBE. As they parted from one another and the band, the members took to Weverse to express gratitude and wrote letters for Buddys.
It comes as no surprise that all these members are up to bettering themselves and focusing on their solo careers. Yerin started as an emcee on Lifetime Channel’s ‘Beauty Time’ for its second season. She also visited her high school classmate, Joy from Red Velvet with Apink’s Hayoung.
Yonghee from CIX is finally, an actor
As for CIX’s Yonghee who was cast by his agency while he was eating at Hapjeongdong to be a member of the five-member rookie boy group, CIX. It is reported that Yonghee was originally training to be an actor, but after taking singing and dancing classes in the company, his interest changed and he wanted to be a singer instead.
His dream of becoming an actor is finally seeing the light of day when Spotify News made an announcement on August 19. The announcement said Yerin of GFRIEND and Yonghee of CIX were cast as the main characters of the web drama 'The Witch Shop Reopens'.
About the web drama
The web drama, 'The Witch Shop Reopens', is the story of Jiho (played by Yonghee), a timid and helpless high-school boy without a dream, who struggles to save the shop by meeting the black witch Haena (played by Yerin), the owner of the witch shop, which is on the verge of closing. The show will be a teenage rom-com which will try to show how a teenager changes and grows with the help of friendship and love.
This show will act as a sequel to the 2019 hit drama, ‘Welcome to the Witch’s Shop’ which has surpassed 10 million cumulative views. The production team decided to give the drama a sequel due to the love the original drama amassed. It is reported that Yerin is set to play the black witch Lee Haena, the owner of a witch shop.
The two main characters
The character of the witch is that of a demonic woman who is beautiful, charming, and talented. Despite all these qualities, she is a failure as she lacks entrepreneurial qualities. Fans seem interested to see how Yerin, who has quite the opposite image, will play the black witch which also marks her first acting project.
On the other hand, Yonghee is set to play the role of Jiho who is an ordinary high-school student who can do anything if he puts his mind to it. The only issue is that he is unable to put his mind to anything at all. He becomes a part-time student at the witch shop and ends up becoming more powerful in comparison to the witch herself. This also marks Yonghee’s debut as an actor where he will show off his chemistry with Yerin who actually is older than him in real life. The drama is set to premiere in December of this year.
‘Yerin-Yonghee Acting Debut’
As fans found out about this, one fan said, “Lead role for a debut and promotions left and right. yerin is bringing in the coins.” while another said, “BESTIES WAKE UP! YERIN ACTING DEBUT” A fan of Yonghee said, “You did it, yonghee!! you’re now yong actor too.” and another said, “I knew that Yonghee will get it too. so proud of CIX.” Another fan pointed out that, “omg! first i got baejin, hyunsuk n then yonghee acting schedule aaaa can’t wait.”
One shocked fan questioned, “YONGHEE!?” while another said, “OMG CONGRATS YERIN AND YONGHEE!! FINALLY ACTRESS YERIN, CONGRATS TO THE BOTH OF YOU WE CANT WAIT TO WATCH IT! BUDDIES AND FIX LET'S SUPPORT THEM!!” while an array of FIXs got to Twitter to trend, “CIX YONGHEE ACTING DEBUT.”
Lead role for a debut and promotions left and right 😭😭 yerin is bringing in the coins 😭🤩🤩— aㅏ | CLOSE YOUR EYES OUT NOW (@gfriend_owemji) August 19, 2021
BESTIES WAKE UP! YERIN ACTING DEBUT— ◺◊◿ STILL WITH GFRIEND ◺◊◿ (@GFRIENDSparkles) August 19, 2021
I knew that Yonghee will get it too 🥺🥺🥺🥺 so proud of CIX https://t.co/ogSpn1tQJJ— jℓ - QUEENDOM DAY (@thatfangirl365) August 19, 2021
omg! first i got baejin, hyunsuk n then yonghee acting schedule aaaa can’t wait😍 https://t.co/ZysXtwDgJm— darliea_f🧸 (@jihodarl) August 19, 2021
OMG CONGRATS YERIN AND YONGHEE!! FINALLY ACTRESS YERIN, CONGRATS TO THE BOTH OF YOU WE CANT WAIT TO WATCH IT! BUDDIES AND FIX LET'S SUPPORT THEM!! ❤️❤️— kel^ebawn (@kel_llliciouss) August 19, 2021