SHINee's Minho bags lead role in fashion-centric Netflix series 'Fabulous'
After participating in two comebacks with his K-pop group SHINee, Choi Minho is now focussing on his acting career. After his debut as an actor in the November 2010 KBS2 drama 'Pianist', Minho was lauded for his skills as an actor. Since the time of his acting debut, Minho has appeared in five films and seven dramas as the main or supporting cast member and made special 'guest appearances' in four dramas.
After joining the military in 2019, Minho halted his activities as an entertainer but made a comeback as an actor in the year 2020 with not one but two projects. Minho was last seen in the 2020-2021 Netflix drama, 'Lovestruck in the City' where he had a cameo. His most recent cameo appearance is in the 2021 tvN drama, 'Yumi's Cells,' in which he plays the character of Chae Woogi.
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Lead roles for Choi Minho
After his stint doing special appearances on dramas or as the host or mentor on a few variety shows, fans of Minho as an actor really wanted to see him cast in a lead role. The latest news of Minho being cast as the main lead for a Kakao TV original webtoon, 'Goosebumps' had fans excited. But later, it was revealed that Minho will only appear as the lead character for one of the eight episodes because 'Goosebumps' is an anthology series and each episode will have an independent plot. So Minho's fans hoped that he would bag the lead role in a K-drama or movie as the main lead for his next acting project.
It has now been reported that Minho has finally been cast in the lead role for a 'Netflix Original' series. On September 28, Naver News confirmed that actors Chae Soobin and SHINee's Choi Minho have been cast as the main characters in the Netflix drama 'Fabulous' and will soon start filming for the show. It is also reported that the show will debut in the year 2022.
While details on the nature of the project is yet to be revealed, the description of the show makes it seem like it were a movie. 'Fabulous' depicts the work, passion, love, and friendship of four young people who work in the field of fashion. The project is a surrealistic romance that captures the daily lives of urban men and women of today, living life as lonely people with the show's perspective empathizing with their pain.
The character of Ji Jieun, played by Chae Soobin, is that of an employee who is in the fifth year of working at a luxury fashion agency. She is full of positive energy and does not back away in the face of challenges that come her way. Choi Minho transforms into the character of Jimin, a freelancer, who is handsome, tall and has long legs, and looks like a handsome movie star.
Choi Minho's character is not like him at all
Jimin, the character played by Minho is not used to expressing his emotions. Even though he does not work hard at anything, he is a man who has never been disappointed in his life. Fans are excited to see SHINee's Minho transform into a character who is very different from what he is — a hard-working idol, in real life. 'Fabulous' will provide a behind-the scenes glimpse into the world of fashion, and the reality behind its glamor, while depicting a realistic romance that is honest and sympathetic. The project is produced by Gil Pictures, and scripted by Kim Hee, the writer of 'Stove League' and 'One the Woman'.