Yeri of K-pop girl group Red Velvet has been confirmed to star in an upcoming K-drama titled Cheongdam International High School (literal translation).
Yesterday (November 21), South Korean outlet Xportsnews reported that Red Velvet’s Yeri will be acting in the upcoming drama series Cheongdam International High School. She will star in the teen thriller as Baek Jae Na, a third-generation heiress involved in a murder mystery. Following the report from Xportsnews, a representative from Yeri’s agency, SM Entertainment, confirmed the singer’s casting, according to Soompi’s translation.
Cheongdam International High School follows the rivalry between Baek and Kim Hye In in a war of minds. The Red Sleeve’s Lee Eun Saem is said to be in talks to play Kim, a poorly transferred student who is the only witness in the murder case.
The drama will be distributed through an online streaming platform, although a specific route has not yet been announced. Other key details, such as the premiere date and cast members, are likely to be revealed in the coming weeks.
The drama will be Yeri’s first acting role in a year since Naver TV’s July 2021 web drama series Blue Birthday. The Red Velvet member made her acting debut on tvN’s Drama Stage – Mint Condition in March 2021.
Yeri will be releasing new music with fellow Red Velvet Wendy, Irene, Joy, and Seulgi next week with her new mini album “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Birthday.” The record is the second installment in his “The ReVe Festival 2022” series, which began in March with “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Rhythm,” featuring the single of the same name, “Feel My Rhythm.” “Birthday” is also the group’s second Korean release this year.
Ahead of the upcoming ‘ReVe Festival 2022 – Birthday’, Red Velvet’s Seulgi made her solo debut in early October with the EP ’28 Reason’. She is the third member of the group to debut as a soloist, after her colleagues Wendy and Joy, who did so in 2021.