BoA makes drama debut

BoA makes drama debut
Singer BoA (right) and costar Choi Daniel attend the press conference for KBS’ “Expect to Date” (working title) at the Grand Ambassador Seoul in Jangchung-dong on Thursday. (Park Hae-mook/The Korea Herald)

K-pop diva BoA is set to put her acting prowess to the test in her first major television drama.

Slated to star in KBS' short, two-episode rom-com "Expect to Date" (working title), this will be the 26-year-old singer's first small-screen lead.

After making a brief cameo appearance in SBS' "ATHENA: Goddess of War" in 2010, BoA continued to forge a career in television with SBS' hit music reality show, "K-Pop Star," earning credibility as a compelling judge in the singing competition.

Having established her position as a television personality through "K-Pop Star," BoA is taking the next step, tackling a project that may launch a successful career as an actress.

"The main reason I chose to do this work is because the script was very good," said BoA at the drama's press conference in Seoul on Thursday. "Also because it is only two episodes long I felt I could learn a lot without being too much of burden on the crew and team."

In the upcoming series, BoA plays Joo Yeon-ae, a romantic who finds herself continually kicked to the curb by a string of collegiate boyfriends. Determined to find a keeper, Joo signs up for dating advice from an expert via social networking.

The so-called expert, Cha Gi-dae, will be played by rom-com veteran actor Choi Daniel, who recently starred in KBS' "School 2013," while boy band ZE:A member Siwan will be playing Joo Yeon-ae's potential boyfriend-for-keeps, Jung Jin-gook.

In the series, Joo finds herself falling for Cha though she feels that Jung, a somewhat naive and faithful boyfriend, would be the safe and wise choice.

In regards to dating, BoA herself admitted to being a bit like her heroine when it comes to matters of love.

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