Red Velvet fans are in for a treat, as member Kim Ye-rim, more popularly known by her stage name Yeri, will be making her official drama debut in one of tvN’s projects for the first quarter of the year.
Drama Stage 2021 is tvN’s one-act drama anthology. Yeri has joined the lead cast of Mint Condition, one of 10 titles under Drama Stage 2021. In Mint Condition, she plays Hong Chae-ri, a radiology clinic nurse with good looks and a strong personality. The comical drama tells the heartwarming story of an old man who mysteriously becomes a young man in his 20s due to a malfunction of an MRI machine.
At present, Ye-ri is fulfilling her duties as a member of the girl group Red Velvet. She is the second member of the group to make an acting debut this year, following another member’s, Irene, film debut Double Patty last February.
As Mint Condition is Yeri’s first official acting experience, expectations are already set on the idol as to what kind of performance she will give in the drama. In response, Yeri said, “I am very excited to be able to show [my] acting, [which I’ve] always wanted to try [and] challenge myself [with]. I will prepare hard so that I can show you various projects in the future, so please support me.”
tvN’s Drama Stage 2021 is scheduled to air every Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. KST beginning March 3.