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Can EXO's Chanyeol become a successful TV actor?


EXO's Chanyeol is going to make a debut as a TV actor by appearing in "Missing Nine" to begin to air on January 18, while the press conference for the drama was held on January 12. You know, he's appeared in his movie "Salut d'Amour" in 2014, but it's the first time for him to make an appearance in a TV drama.

Actually, Chanyeol did well in his first ever movie "Salut d'Amour," and that's why people are expecting that he's going to show good performance in "Missing Nine" too. In addition, the famous idol star is tall and handsome enough to be loved by many viewers as a TV actor.

But the problem is that acting in a movie is different from acting in a TV drama. The production environments of the two genres are totally different. Movie actors usually can have enough time to film their scenes. They analyze their characters and discuss the scenes with their peers again and again, while they can have multiple chances to get a satisfactory outcome. However, one of the most important requirements for being good TV actors is the agility. They usually can't have enough time to film their scenes, and they can't have multiple chances to get a satisfactory outcome. Due to many factors including the production cost, TV actors should finish filming their dramas as soon as possible.

So, acting in a TV drama is more difficult than acting in a movie, in some ways, and the key is whether Chanyeol can adapt himself to new circumstances.

Here's what he talked about his first drama appearance.

My character in the drama is a person with a lot of optimism just like me in real life. It's an honor to be able to appear in such a good drama, and I'm trying to just enjoy filming the drama now. I know some people think of idols' drama appearance very negatively. But that's why I tried to analyze my character very hard and asked many people around me for advice. At first, I was really nervous when I filmed the drama, but I feel more comfortable now because I became intimate with my fellow actors.