Bae Joo-hyun, popularly known as Irene of the South Korean girl group Red Velvet, is set to mark her debut on the big screen through the upcoming film Double Patty.
SM Entertainment, the 29-year-old K-Pop star’s agency, confirmed the reports that Irene has snagged her first-ever movie role.
“Irene will be appearing in the film ‘Double Patty.’ She will be playing the role of an aspiring anchorwoman,” said a representative from SM Entertainment, as translated by Korean entertainment site Soompi.
The film will reportedly follow the story of a group of young people on their journey of growth and development.
This is not the first time Irene entered the world of acting as she previously appeared in a 2016 web drama called “Game Development Girls.” She likewise made a cameo in Descendants of the Sun in the same year.
Meanwhile, the cameras will reportedly start rolling some time in August while the screening in cinemas is slated towards the end of the year.
Having joined SM Entertainment in 2009, Irene trained for five years before debuting as part of Red Velvet in 2014.
From 2015 to 2016, Irene co-hosted the KBS show Music Bank with Korean heartthrob Park Bo-gum.
look at bogum's reaction when irene was complimenting kim sunggyu's voice uwu 😂 + when Irene stuttered a bit at her line, Bogum nodded as a motion that it's okay and that she should continue kyaaaaa 😭💖 (© for Velvet Subs) - - for those who can't read the subs: • IRENE: Kim Sunggyu has a really pleasant voice~ (Bogum pouts while looking at Irene) • IRENE: And Bogum, is there anything for you? • PBG: There is. • IRENE: What is it? • PBG: It's surely Music Bank. It has to be you. (points at the camera) • IRENE: What kind of sense it that? (laughs while touching his arm) • PBG: Thank you! (smiles) • PBG: And shall I guess what Irene will never give up? • IRENE: What is it? • PBG: It's definitely this spot besides me ❤ (opens an arm with a confident smile) • IRENE: (being playful) No. It's gonna be the next stage. (PBG looks at the camera with a rejected expression) - - [#RedVelvet #Irene #BaeJoohyun #ParkBoGum #BOGUMMY #BoRene #OTP #KpopOTP #아이린 #레드벨벳 #ChemiCouple #FridayCouple #GummyBae #MusicBank #뮤직뱅크 #거플 #사랑 #박보검 #보검 #보검이]
Known as the leader of Red Velvet’s main group, she also leads the sub-unit called Irene and Seulgi.
Red Velvet is the group behind hits “Psycho,” “Bad Boy,” “Red Flavor,” and “Zimzalabim” among others.