UPDATED October 15:
Following news of negotiations for Ji Soo‘s exclusive contract with artist management agency KeyEast Entertainment, current media reports reveal that both parties have now officially sealed the deal.
Hinting about the company’s future plans for the actor, KeyEast Entertainment announced on October 15, “Ji Soo has been attracting attention for his boundless ability to digest a wide range of characters, on top of a face that boasts strong features yet also overflows with charm. As a young actor in his twenties, we will make sure to provide him with stable and active support.”
Recently, Ji Soo has been impressing viewers with his convincing portrayal of a more mature role in MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday romantic melodrama When I Was the Most Beautiful. The two-part series finale is set to air today, October 15, at 9:30 p.m. KST.
Original (October 9, 2020): Ji Soo considers moving from Prain TPC to Ju Ji-hoon’s management agency
Rising actor Ji Soo is reportedly under discussions to part with his long-time management agency Prain TPC and sign under KeyEast Entertainment.
A representative from KeyEast Ent. revealed on October 6 that their side is positively discussing the details of signing an exclusive contract with Ji Soo, following the recent expiration of the actor’s engagement with Prain TPC.
Ji Soo made his small-screen debut with a cameo role in the drama To the Beautiful You (2012). The young actor later made more notable appearances on TV, such as in the series Angry Mom (2015) and Cheer Up! (2015), but it was with his main role in the popular drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016) that he achieved enormous domestic and international following. From then on, he had been cast in highly buzzed-about dramas like Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016–2017), Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (2017), Bad Guys: Vile City (2017–2018), and the Netflix series franchise My First First Love (2019). Currently, Ji Soo is acing his performance in the love-triangle-themed series When I Was the Most Beautiful (ongoing), alongside famous stars Im Soo-hyang (Graceful Family) and Ha Seok-jin (Crash Landing on You).
KeyEast Entertainment, officially called KeyEast Co., Ltd., is the home agency of several in-demand artists in South Korea today, including Ju Ji-hoon (Hyena), Han Sun-hwa (Backstreet Rookie), Jung Eun-chae (The King: Eternal Monarch), Moon Ga-young (Find Me in Your Memory), and Woo Do-hwan (The King: Eternal Monarch), to cite a few.