Is Suho making an acting comeback? EXO leader may star in K-drama 'Hip' 4 years after 'Rich Man'
Reports revealed EXO member Suho is in talks to star as the main lead in the K-drama, 'Hip'
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: EXO is one boy band that fans cannot wait to see as a whole again. Back in the early days of K-pop's third generation, EXO was one of the most popular boy groups to exist with each member being an idol and actor at the same time. Now with two out of the nine members still enlisted in the military and two more members set to enlist soon, the group is nowhere close to being complete yet.
This is why fans are now looking forward to more and more solo activities for the members of the boy group. After his enlistment, EXO's leader Suho (Kim Junmyeon) returned as an active member of the boy group and now the idol-actor is rumored to be making an acting comeback. Being a 91-liner, Suho enlisted in the military in 2020 and was discharged aptly on February 14, Valentine's day this year, and fans welcomed the leader who has promised fans a lot of group and solo activities from the boys in the days to come.
EXO Suho to star in the K-drama 'Hip'
On September 13, reports revealed that the EXO member is in talks to star as the main lead of an upcoming K-drama, 'Hip'. SM Entertainment, the label that manages his activities told Korean Media that Suho will be making his acting comeback four years after his last show, 'Rich Man'. The label stated that the K-drama, 'Hip' (working title) is a new work by director Kim Seok-Yun, who directed JTBC's 'The Light in Your Eyes' and 'My Liberation Notes' which were both stories that took place in a rural setting.
Now, the upcoming show starring EXO's Suho as the main lead titled, 'Hip' is discussing filming with the goal of broadcasting in the first half of 2024. With Suho confirming his appearance in the K-drama, actors such as Lee Min-ki and Han Ji-min are positively reviewing working on the K-drama too. Suho made his official debut as an actor with the 2016 film 'One Way Trip' and then started his K-drama journey with the 2017 show, 'The Universe's Star' in the main role.
Suho has also appeared in the lead role in films like, 'Middle School Girl A' and 'The Present' as well as his most famous K-drama, 'Rich Man'. Not only that, but Suho also made many cameo appearances in projects like, 'Attack on the Pin-Up Boys', 'To the Beautiful You Himself' as well as 'Prime Minister & I'. Suho is not the only EXO member who has multiple solo projects lined up for him as D.O. (Do Kyungsoo) will soon be appearing in the K-drama, 'Bad Prosecutor' as well as Xiumin, who will finally be making his solo debut with 'Brand New'.