CNBLUE’s Kang Min-hyuk (Entertainer) will have a cameo appearance in the first episode of KBS’s new youth drama, School 2017. He will be playing the crush of Kim Se-jeong’s character named Ra Eun-ho.
Kang Min-hyuk’s role is a college student named Jong Geun, who has told her to “come to my university, my dream is to be a campus couple.” Ra Eun-ho has a crush on him and likes him so much that she decides to enter the prestigious university where Jong Geun is enrolled in. Although she has a talent for drawing, her grades are poor and she ranks last in her class, so her dream to enter a prestigious college is most likely impossible to happen. This is why Kang Min-hyuk’s character is a major motivation that pushes Ra Eun-ho to pursue such a dream. An official from the drama said, “Kang Min-hyuk plays a special role in the drama. [Jong Geun] is an important character that shakes up 18-year-old Eun Ho’s life. She ranks 280th in class, but she is determined to enter a prestigious university to become a ‘campus couple’ with her first love.”
During the filming, Kang Min-hyuk gave some tips to his fellow idol Kim Se-jeong, a member of the girl group Gugudan. The actor gave her advice on acting based on his own experience in dramas including The Heirs in which he played a smart high school student and Entertainer wherein he portrayed another high school student who has amazing talent in music.
Kang Min-hyuk is working on a new series titled Hospital Ship, MBC’s medical drama about young doctors who travel by boat across small islands to provide medical services to people who have no access to hospitals. He is playing the leading male character opposite actress Ha Ji-won.
School 2017 will center around Ra Eun-ho and her two high school friends played by Kim Jung-hyun (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People) and Jang Dong-yoon (Solomon’s Perjury). The drama will premiere tonight at 10 pm in South Korea. It will air every Mondays and Tuesdays, replacing the time slot previously occupied by Fight For My Way.