By Park Si-soo
Kim Dong-jun of the popular K-pop boy band ZE:A will appear in a single-episode TV drama designed to improve public awareness of the disabled. He will play a leading role, along with actress Kim Bo-ra, in the drama to be aired on Friday and April 20 on KBS2.
The education ministry and a private foundation promoting the welfare of disabled people supported the production to celebrate the Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on April 20. Kim agreed to appear in the drama without compensation, according to his management agency.
In the drama, Kim portrays the depressed son of a disabled climber who falls in love with a visually-impaired woman.
"I hope the drama will help improve public awareness of disabled people," Kim said in a media briefing about the drama at Duksung Girls' High School in Seoul, Wednesday.