On April 1, NCT’s Johnny made a very important announcement. He would be starring in his first reoccurring acting role.
Everyone!! I am excited to tell you guys that I will be playing ‘Jake’ in the new Netflix series ‘Heartfelt Homestyle’. I want to thank Director Michael Beach for giving me this opportunity, and of course our NCTzens for your support. Thank you! -Johnny
— NCT (@NCTsmtown) April 1, 2019
He would be playing Jake in Netflix’s “Heartfelt Homestyle”. But, NCTzens were quick to see through the joke. One fan used Johnny’s long hair in “Wakey-Wakey” as reason to say that he resembled “Twilight’s” Jake instead.
hmm… had you pegged as a different "jake" but ok nice flex pic.twitter.com/TiTtXenqoq
— frannie ᵔᴥᵔ (@PEACHGlF) April 1, 2019
Another fan implied that some NCTzens had been tricked into believing that the news was true. Or, at the very least, would happily be fools because they wanted to pretend it was true.
nctzens rn: pic.twitter.com/Xj7eqsBIWC
— #nctinDAL – 26 (@chuuvese) April 1, 2019
This fan was playfully straightforward in their approach to Johnny’s jest. They didn’t believe him one bit.
omg johnny be quiet
— #StrayKids1stWin¹¹⁺¹⁹ (@mixtapethree) April 1, 2019
Based on NCTzen reactions, Johnny’s joke and the responses to it were indeed hilarious. Let’s be honest; the was detail was rather believable. Maybe we’ll really get actor-dol Johnny in the future?