Yoona, a member of idol girl band Girls’ Generation, will be first introduced to Japan as an actress rather than as a singer. The KBS1 drama “You Are My Destiny,” in which she appeared, will be aired on the Japanese cable channel Eisei Gekijo from May 19. She won the Best New Actress award for the role she played in the drama at the 2008 KBS Drama Awards.
In promoting the family drama, to be broadcast in Hi-Vision, the Japanese channel said that it topped the TV ratings chart for 14 consecutive weeks, with the last episode recording 40.3 percent viewer ratings. Yoona made her acting debut through the drama, it added.
The actress and singer will appear in the new MBC drama “Cinderella Man” playing opposite heartthrob Kwon Sang-woo, which will be aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 15.