It seems fans’ prayers have been answered. Jaehyun had become the next NCT member to branch out and become an actor, however, he ended up facing way too many obstacles. His first acting project was the K-drama ‘Dear M’ which was a spin-off of the hit web series ‘Love Playlist’. Jaehyun was one of the main characters in the show which was supposed to air in February 2021. Unfortunately, it was delayed as female lead Park Hye-su got embroiled in a school bullying scandal.
We then learned that Jaehyun had been signed on to play one of the lead roles in the BL (boy love) movie drama remake “Bungee Jumping of Their Own.” Unfortunately, due to creative differences, it was scrapped. While NCTzens (NCT fans) weren’t too discouraged as the film was allegedly homophobic, they were all frustrated with the “curse of actor Jaehyun” since he couldn’t get a K-drama. despite his interest in the theatre. But it looks like that’s about to change with ‘Dear M’ now having a release date.
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Why was the K-drama postponed?
In early January production, KBS finally gave an update on ‘Dear M’. They said they were still interested in airing the K-drama, however, when they would get the green light depended on other factors. An insider had shared, “As of now, it looks like streaming will be tough in the first half of this year. I think we can discuss the broadcast [of ‘Dear M’] only after the results of the police investigation [of Park Hye-su’s bullying scandal] exit.”
Park Hye-su’s bullying scandal has been unofficially cleared up by Dispatch, a Korean media outlet that investigated and found that the actress herself was bullied at school and not the other way around. But since the general public turned their backs on the actress until an official statement was released, the production is looking for other ways to spread the drama.
‘Dear M’ will be released first in Japan
On March 24, an insider shared that “Dear M” got a release date in Japan. They said, “After last year at KBS, ‘Dear M’, which is still on hold this year [for the Korean premiere], will be released in Japan in the second half of this year. KBS also confirmed that the drama has signed an overseas broadcast deal and that Japan is one of the countries. Fans are happy that Jaehyun’s drama will finally see the light of day and no one else’s hard work will be wasted due to one person’s actions or controversies.
An NCTzen tweeted, “Actor Jaehyun, the wait was definitely worth it.” Another fan posted, “WELCOME TO CHA MINHO HOUSE.” One shared, “It’s been over a year and finally a good day for Jaehyun and Valentines.”
Another added: “Dear.m finally streaming actor omgggg jaehyun coming to life!! see you soon cha minho!” One fan said, “B***H FINALLY!! IT’S MY MAN’S TIME TO SHINE GOD I’VE WAITED SO LONG FOR THIS. Another NCTzen commented, “Actor jaehyun 😭😭 finally.”