TVXQ’s Yunho, Lee Yeon Hee And Hong Jong Hyun Join The Cast Of Movie “Race” — Netizens In Doubt

It is Yunho’s first return since his controversy.

TVXQ‘s Yunho will soon be making his return to the big screen. As his last acting work was five years ago with K-Drama Meloholic, many were anticipating his next work. On June 2, 2022, it was reported that he would be joining the upcoming movie, Race, as the male lead. It is about the digital generation that lives in a rat race.

TVXQ’s Yunho. | Joongang Daily

He will be playing the CEO of a communication and PR company, Seo Dong Hoon. He was born in America but schooled in South Korea before doing a degree in design in New York. After graduate school, he started working in PR before becoming the CEO of the company.

Lee Yeon Hee. 

His female lead will be played by Lee Yeon Hee. Lee Yeon Hee plays Park Yoon Jo, who strives to be a self-made woman despite her family background. Hong Jong Hyun will play Ryu Jae Min, a warm and smart person who seeks to create a better world. They enter a love triangle in the office with Seo Dong Hoon.

Hong Jong Hyun.

Despite the exciting casting and storyline, viewers are already in doubt about the movie. All three actors have been known to get into controversy due to their poor acting skills. “Bad acting” reels have often been compiled for Lee Yeon Hee and Yunho.

On the other hand, Hong Jong Hyun had roots in modeling before making a switch to acting. He has a steady resume of many supporting roles including in Moon Lovers, My Absolute Boyfriend, and more.

Netizens expressed their disbelief and doubt at the confirmed casting.

Netizen reactions to the cast. | theqoo

  • “His controversy is one thing but who will do the acting?”
  • “I mean, just how trashy was the script that it went to them?”
  • “Hey, who will do the acting?”
  • “Lee Yeon Hee’s acting has improved but…”
  • “Who….will act…”
  • “His controversy is one thing but who will do the acting?”
  • “Who will act…”

Race’s release date has not yet been confirmed. This is Yunho’s first return to the spotlight since his controversy during the peak of COVID-19 where he was caught flouting rules. Read more about it below.

TVXQ’s Yunho Is Currently Being Investigated For Flouting Covid Social Distancing Rules

Source: theqoo