CNBLUE member Kang Min-hyuk attends a press conference marking the release of their first full-length album "FIRST STEP" held in Seoul, South Korea on March 21, 2011. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Korean rock band CNBLUE member Kang Min-hyuk has said he has been cast in a new MBC TV series starring leader Jung Yong-hwa.
Kang made the remark during a press conference marking the release of the band’s first full-length album "FIRST STEP" held in Seoul, South Korea on Monday in response to a reporter asking about each member's recent activities.
"I'll be taking on the role of Yeo Jun-hee in the upcoming drama 'Festival' with Jung Yong-hwa," Kang said. "I hope that I'll get the chance to show that I have grown as an actor."
Kang has appeared on both the small and big screen before including in daily series "I'm Okay Daddy" and omnibus film "Acoustic."
Meanwhile, the group went onto to explain how they all took part in writing, composing and arranging nine out of a total 12 tracks on the album and introduced several of the songs as well as revealing the music video for title track "Intuition" for the first time ever from "FIRST STEP" which went on sale today.
Composed of other members Lee Jung-shin and Lee Jong-hyun, CNBLUE made their debut in Korea early last with their hit single "Alone" and mini-album "Bluetory" after releasing two singles in Japan.
They shot to instant fame in Korea with Jung's appearance in popular TV series "He is Beautiful" (SBS, 2009) alongside actors Jang Keun-suk, Park Shin-hye and Lee Hong-ki.
CNBLUE has also led a successful music career overseas, going double platinum in Taiwan and placing in the top ranks of the prestigious Oricon chart in Japan. They have also held several fan meetings and concerts in the country which were attended by several thousand fans.
Outside of their group activities, the boys have expanded their careers in the entertainment industry, appearing in dramas, movies and a number of variety shows.
CNBLUE will officially kick off their promotional event for "FIRST STEP" with their guerilla concert later on tonight.
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