Hongseok has been confirmed for the role of Lee Jin Sung, a visual idol trainee in 'Shadow Beauty'. Lee Jin Sung is a character who is unable to fit in with his friends due to the reason that he is an idol trainee. However, he is the only friend who takes care of Goo Ae Jin (played by Shim Dal Gi), who frequently gets hurt from comments on her appearance. Lee Jin Sung acts as a ray of light for Goo Ae Jin in the jungle-like high school, and will likely show off his heart-fluttering charms.
'Shadow Beauty' (directed by Bang Soo In) is about a school girl named Goo Ae Jin, who is an outcast in school but a social media star online, known as Jini. The web series is based on the popular webtoon of the same name, which attracted more than 700,000 subscribers and received a rating of 9.1 out of 10 points by readers. In particular, Hongseok recently showed his stable acting skills in the web drama 'Blue Birthday'. Thus, many look forward to seeing his new acting transformation in 'Shadow Beauty'.