South Korean K-pop artist Kim Jong-in, better known by his stage name Kai, recently talked about his image among fans as the sexiest EXO member as well as his upcoming television drama series, 'Andante.'
As noted by website Soompi, Kai attended a press conference for KBS1's 'Andante' on September 19, along with model-turned-actress Kim Jin-kyung, actor Baek Chul-min, actress Lee Ye-hyun and producing director Park Ki-ho.
During the press conference, Kai was asked about his various images and looks as well as about his latest drama character. The 23-year old singer said, "Thank you for saying that I'm the sexiest idol on stage. I will continue to show my sexy side often. [My character] Si Kyung is really innocent and boyish. I'm very different on the stage and below the stage. I show a cool image on stage but I'm very different off stage. That's why I liked fusing that part of me with Si Kyung for a different image."
Andante is a coming-of-age drama about a high school student played by Kai who moves from the city with his family to a rural area. It is in the countryside that he discovers a different lifestyle which changes his perspective on life.
Kai also revealed that he chose to forego his vacation with EXO band mates to make sure he gave his full concentration to his role in 'Andante.' "It was EXO's vacation at the time. I gave up my vacation and worked hard filming. I made sure that it didn't harm group activities," the singer said.
Meanwhile, new stills from 'Andante' were released recently, featuring Kai with his onscreen sister, played by Lee Ye-hyun. The stills show Kai character Lee Shi-kyung and his sister Lee Shi-young walking beside each other and Shi-young trying a rabbit cosplay outfit. The latter makes him hide his face in embarrassment.
One of the teasers for the drama show the siblings hitting and slapping each other. Shi-kyung is seen demanding respect from his sister, which she denies of course. The teasers also show how Kai's character is afraid of his mother, played by actress Jun Mi-sun.
The first episode of 'Andante' will air on September 24 at 10.10 p.m. KST, on KBS1.