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U-Kiss idol Shin Dong Ho takes on yet another dark acting role

Published on Dec 4, 2012 12:06 PM
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South Korean boyband U-Kiss, which is an acronym for Ubiquitous Korean International (Idol) Super Star, consists of (from left) Shin Soo Hyun, Alexander Lee, Kevin Woo, Shin Dong Ho, Eli Kim, Lee Ki Seop and Kim Ki Bum. Shin Dong Ho will next be seen in new Korean drama Holyland, in which he plays an awkward teenager Kang Yoo who finds solace in boxing.-- ST PHOTO: MALCOLM KOH

Shin Dong Ho from K-pop group U-KISS is your typical idol onstage - cute, photogenic, and with all the right dance moves. But as an actor, the roles he takes on will not drive girls screaming in his direction.

His latest film, Don't Cry, Mommy, released last month (Nov) in South Korea, saw him play a high school sexual predator who violates a student Eun Ah (actress Nam Bo Ra), who commits suicide.

The singer-actor will next be seen in new Korean drama Holyland, in which he plays an awkward teenager Kang Yoo who finds solace in boxing. The drama, which is based on a Japanese martial arts manga series of the same name, premieres tomorrow (Dec 5).

In an e-mail interview, Shin, 18, describes his character in Holyland as "kind of shy and dark" - which is nothing like what he is like in real life.

 
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