B2ST’s Yong Jun Hyung Opens Up About Sasaeng Fans
Multi-talented B2ST member Yong Jun Hyung will put his acting hat on in Mnet’s upcoming music drama Monstar, and it appears his personal experiences as an idol star, from dealing with rumors to sasaeng fans, has helped him in bringing his role to life.
A press conference was held for the music drama at the 63 Convention Center in Seoul on May 13, where the stars talked about their respective roles.
Yong Jun Hyung is set to play 18-year-old Yoon Seol Chan, a member of a popular six-member idol group, who gets involved in an incident with an overzealous sasaeng fan that forces him to return to life as an ordinary high school student.
On the parallels between his character and himself, Yong Jun Hyung said, “My experiences promoting with B2ST has helped me a lot in my role. He [Yoon Seol Chan] also gets entangled in rumors and with sasaeng fans.”
Although sasaeng fans have evoked strong reactions from celebs and fans alike, Yong Jun Hyung kept a positive head, saying “Even weird rumors or sasaeng fans, they’re signs of interest, so i don’t think it’s all bad.”
CJ E&M’s first music drama, Monstar, is a collaborative effort of tvN and Mnet ,and the first episode is set to air on both channels on May 17.
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min