Jang Gyu Ri has opened up about why she withdrew from fromis_9, choosing only acting as a career, hardships working as an idol actor, and more.
For Jang Gyu Ri, the SBS drama “Cheer Up” is a special work. This is because it is her first time working as only an actor after she left the group fromis_9 where she has been loved as a girl group member while taking small acting roles.
Jang Gyu Ri expressing her gratitude said,
Many idol singers are active as “idol actors” by working as actors at the same time. Nevertheless, Jang Gyu Ri withdrew from the group and decided to continue her career as only an actress, she explained, “I thought that the dream of acting was on the side of my mind, I felt that it was causing inconvenience to the team.”
Jang Gyu Ri, expressing her faith in the members of fromis_9 members, said,
She confessed the reason why she chose to leave the group by saying,
In the days when she was acting and singing at the same time, Jang Gyu Ri did everything without expressing herself at all. She said, “I think it’s obvious. I thought I wanted to do both and shouldn’t let anyone know that I’m having a hard time. I thought it was natural to do this for the members and fans.”
“Cheer Up” was a drama that could make full use of Jang Gyu Ri’s strengths. As the deputy leader of the cheering squad, she showed restrained choreography and even showed a surprise performance. Fans who have supported and cherished Jang Gyu Ri for a long time expressed their happiness at Jang Gyu Ri’s appearance in “Cheer Up.”
Jang Gyu Ri, expressing her affection for the fans, said,
She cried during the fromis_9 fan meeting in April, and said,
As it is the path of an actor she decided on, she wants to do well. Jang Gyu Ri explains what kind of work she wants to try in the future, sharing.