While the drama version for Navillera confirmed rising actor Song Kang as its lead, Chae Rok, the musical remake has cast former idol, MYNAME‘s Insoo for the role.
Insoo’s agency, iMe Korea, has confirmed that he has been cast for the role. Insoo stated, “I am extremely happy and grateful to be cast in Navillera. It seems like I have kept my promise with fans, so I will be preparing for this with gratitude and excitement so as to definitely show a great performance.”
Navillera is based on a webtoon that first launched in 2019. Navillera is about a 70 year old retiree, Shim Duk Cheol who starts ballet at an old age, to chase his childhood dreams which he previously shelved to better provide for his family. Song Kang and Insoo will play Chae Rok, a 23 year old ballet student who meets Duk Cheol. Chae Rok is struggling financially after choosing to pursue ballet despite his father’s wishes. His mother, who passed away, used to be a ballerina.
The musical will raise its curtains on May 14, 2021. On the other hand, the drama version with Song Kang in the lead will air on March 22, 2021.