SS501 member Kim Hyun-joong has been cast as the male lead in the MBC drama "Mischievous Kiss" (written by Ko Eun-nim, directed by Hwang In-roi and Kim Do-hyeong), which will begin airing from September. According to a spokesperson for his agency Keyeast on July 16, Kim Hyun-joong will play the male lead named Paek Seung Jo in the drama. The character he will play is a handsome genius boy who can learn anything one hundred times faster than others. In the original Japanese comic book, the name of the character was Arie Naoki. Production director Hwang In-roi revealed reason why he cast Kim Hyun-joong for the role by saying, "Kim Hyun-joong has an appearance that looks like he just came out of the romance comics and he also has purity in his mind, so he is very suitable for the character Paek Seung Jo".

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