Kang Daniel is taking on his debut acting role in the upcoming Disney+ K-Drama Rookie Cops. The first two episodes have premiered as of January 26th, 2022.
In the drama, Kang Daniel plays Wi Seung Hyun, a freshman starting out at the National Police University in hopes of becoming like his father, the chief of the National Police Agency.
The drama trailers all hint at an intriguing mix of suspense, romance, and comedy that the audience can look forward to. And the variety of tone shifts will challenge the new actor and allow him to show off his skills.
In a recent press conference for Rookie Cops, Kang Daniel talked about how he wanted to try something new outside of his familiar idol work, hence taking the opportunity for this drama.
He even admitted that due to nerves, he made some mistakes at the beginning of filming, but thanks to the support of the experienced actors around him, like his co-star Chae Soo Bin who plays Go Eun Gang in the show, he was able to succeed.
And when asked about what idol actors Kang Daniel looked up to, he acknowledged that there are many talented and successful role models, but he specifically mentioned 2PM‘s Lee Junho.
Kang Daniel saw Junho’s performance in his recent drama, The Red Sleeve, and admired his acting ability. He really enjoyed watching Junho in the drama.
And Kang Daniel’s choice is perfectly understandable as Junho has stared in various types of dramas and movies. From Cold Eyes, an action thriller film released in 2013, to his recent romantic historical drama, The Red Sleeve, the experienced idol actor has always shown off his incredible acting skills.
And hopefully, one day, Kang Daniel can build up an impressive repertoire for his acting as well.