CN Blue′s Jung Yong Hwa is getting busy and he can thank Japan for that. He has recently been receiving offers for lead roles, including the lead for the upcoming MBC drama I DO I DO because his name is able to draw in investments from Japan. He’s especially climbing close to Jang Keun Suk‘s popularity in that he is a flower boy actor in his 20s, characteristics that are highly popular in the country. MBC’s Heartstrings, which he starred in last year, suffered from low viewership ratings, but the production company JS Pictures says that the drama made some profit overseas thanks to Jung Yong Hwa.
An official stated, “Jang Keun Suk and Jung Yong Hwa became popular in Japan through the drama You’re beautiful , and are rare pretty boy stars in their 20s that can earn investments [from Japan] as of now. You’re beautiful managed to make profits thanks to the investments made from Japan. In the case of I Do, I Do . we believe the Japanese are thinking the lead should be a hallyu star like Jung Yong Hwa, and that’s why there has been word that he will be cast for the drama. ‘ You’re beautiful ‘s Jang Keun Suk and Jung Yong Hwa may be meeting to battle it out with their dramas, as KBS2’s Love Rain , which stars Jang Keun Suk and Girls’ Generation’s Yoona, is also due to start airing in May. Kim Sun Ah is currently at the top of the list of possibilities for the female lead for I Do, I Do . And now, many are looking forward to whether Jung Yong Hwa will be able to continue the flower boy boom on the small screen started by Jung Il Woo, Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Seung Gi.