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130713 2PM’s Nickhun And Miss A’s Jia Sign On For Chinese/Korean Drama

Written By Kim Regina on Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 8:50 PM


Although 2PM’s Nickhun and miss A’s Jia are Korean superstars, theyboth have an international background. And together they are planning tostar in an international production.

Nickhun, who was born in California to Thai-Chinese parents, lived inThailand, New Zealand and the U.S., before he was scouted at a LosAngeles Korean Music Festival and moved to Korea to pursue a career as asinger. He speaks English, Korean and Mandarin.



Miss A’s Meng Jia is a Chinese singer, actress and model. As miss A’smain rapper and lead dancer, she is one of the best-known Koreancelebrities of Chinese origin. Jia speaks Mandarin, Korean and a littleEnglish.

Jia has played an important role in miss A’s ongoing popularity inChina. The group has performed on numerous variety shows there. GivenJia’s drama plans, they may soon become even more popular in China.

Together she and Nickhun are going to star in an upcomingChinese/Korean production called “One And A Half Summers” or “Yi You ErFen Zhi Yi De Xia Tian.”

In the young adult drama, Nickhun will play a Chinese-Americanstudent who comes to China to study and falls in love with a Chinesegirl. The 30-episode romantic drama about finding love and overcomingcultural differences takes place on a college campus.

Filming does not start until July 15 but Nickhun and Jia were seenthis week at Jimei University in Xiamen, talking to students. Filmingtakes place through October at the college and other Chinese locationsin Xiamen, Fuzhou and Beijing.

Neither singer has acted in a drama before although they have donedrama cameos. Nickhun and Jia both had a cameo in “Dream High” and shealso had a cameo in “Dream High 2.”

Nichkhun was cast in the Japanese film “Ouran High School Host Club”and had a supporting role in the Thai film, “Seven Something.”

Although he is happy singing with 2PM, Nickhun admits that it wasalways his dream to be an actor. He wants it more every time he acts butthat doesn’t mean it’s easy.

“It really feels different to be in front of a camera as an actor andnot a singer,” he said when he was cast in the Thai film. “I’m reallytrying and I want to be a wonderful actor.”

”One And A Half Summers” is set to premiere next summer.
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