After casting a slew of idol stars in its high school-age cast, Dream High 2 has put a trio of its leads into an idol group within the drama. The stars who make up the fictional drama threesome are T-ara’s Ji-yeon, Sistar’s Hyo-rin, and newbie Ailee, Wheesung’s protégé who made a splash on MBC’s program Singer and Trainee.
In the drama, the girls make up the idol group called HershE, which I suppose takes the place of Group K in the original series. (Groan at the group name; they’re girls — her, she — we get it.) HershE is the group that transfers to Kirin Art High School and ends up teaming with a boy group already at the school.
I sort of love the description of Ji-yeon’s character as a “terrible actress” who dreams of becoming “Cannes Queen” (a la Jeon Do-yeon). Hyo-rin, on the other hand, lives up to her real-life reputation playing an outstanding vocalist, while Ailee’s character has lots of talent but gets tripped up by her thoughtless actions, making her an idol with a reputation for being conceited.
Dream High 2 premieres on January 30 on KBS.
Below is the poster, flipped:
Via Star News