Singer-turned-actor Cha Eun-woo has confirmed to star in upcoming historical fiction drama.

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After the huge success of “My ID Is Gangnam Beauty,” Cha Eun-woo is making a bold decision to take the lead in a new genre of drama. Through “Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung” (working title), the star is to make a historical period drama debut.

Set in the early 19th century, the drama follows female historians who struggle against social standards set by gender and social class.

In the drama, Cha Eun-woo is to act the character Lee Lim, a prince who never leaves the castle who secretly writes romantic novel hits. His encounter with Goo Hae-ryung, the female historian and “legal stalker” of his, make him aware of love and world outside of the castle for the first time.

“I loved the script and the motifs were interesting,” said Cha Eun-woo through his agency. “Most importantly, the character Lee Lim made me excited. I want to illustrate the growth of this character well.”

Meanwhile, actress Shin Se-kyung has confirmed to act the female lead, Goo Hae-ryung. “Rookie Historial Goo Hae-ryung” will premiere in July.


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