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19-year-old Han Ga-in VS 41-year-old Han Ga-in: Same face, different charms

Actress Han Ga-in recently took off her mysterious and arrogant image to approach the public with a more friendly, honest and easy-going aspect through entertainment shows.

In the past, Han Ga-in drew attention as she boasted a unique visual with perfect facial features seemingly given to her to become a celebrity. At the moment, she is already a mother of two children. 

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Thanks to her outstanding beauty, Han Ga-in was able to appear in an interview on “News 9” in 2000 when she was a third-year high school student. Appearing on a recent broadcast of KBS’s variety show “2 Days 1 Night”, Han Ga-in revealed, “A news team came to my school. My friends told them ‘Please interview her, she’s pretty’, then I was chosen.”

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Han Ga-in, who studied well enough to rank 5th in the entire school, was also famous for being a star found through KBS’s “Challenge Golden Bell”. After entering Kyung Hee University in the Department of hospitality management, Han Ga-in, who was not only pretty but also smart, naturally made her first step in the entertainment industry.

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She appeared in commercials for various brands, including Asiana Airlines. Cast in her debut drama – KBS’s “Sunshine Hunting” in 2002, Han Ga-in caught the eyes of the public with her Western look that resembles Olivia Hussey’s. 

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In the following year, Han Ga-in starred in the drama “Yellow Handkerchief” and received keen attention. She played Jo Sun-joo, a student who is smart and good at doing housework but always gets in trouble because of her unconventional behaviors. Especially, this character has a strange hostility toward her sister Jo Min-joo (Choo Sang-mi).

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Han Ga-in dated Yeon Jung-hoon, whom she met through “Yellow Handkerchief”, for two years then married him in 2005. Han Ga-in and Yeon Jung-hoon got married at the age of 24 and 28, respectively. At that time, Han Ga-in was still a young and promising actress with a bright future so that’s why Yeon Jung-hoon was called a thief.

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In 2004, Han Ga-in made her debut on the big screen through the movie “Once Upon a Time in High School”. Playing Eun-joo, a high school girl is loved by two men played by Kwon Sang-woo and Lee Jung-jin, at the same time, Han Ga-in stimulated the viewers’ fantasy of love.

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In the same year, Han Ga-in was cast to portray Kang Eun-ah, the sister of the main character Kang Geum-pa (Chae Si-ra) in “Terms of Endearment” and made the audience cry so hard. After this drama made a big hit and achieved high ratings of over 40%, Han Ga-in also rose to stardom.

Han Ga-in once made headlines as she cosplayed Sailor Moon and shouted “In the name of love and justice!” on the broadcast.

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Han Ga-in continued to appear as Mi-ok, an employee who works at LK Corporation with a 5-year contract, in the 2005 drama “Super Rookie”, starring Eric. At that time, director Han Hee of “Super Rookie” praised Han Ga-in, saying, “Han Ga-in’s acting is even more beautiful than her face”, adding, “I was surprised by Han Ga-in’s professionalism.”

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In the 2006 drama “Dr.Kkang”, she transformed into Kim Yoo-na, the character who heals the wounds of Kang Dal-go (Yang Dong-geun), who has a perfect appearance but is deeply hurt inside because of other people and the society. Han Ga-in’s acting in this work once again impressed all the small screen viewers.

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16 years later, Han Ga-in showed up on the Youtube show “MMTG” and revealed that all the self-praise lines, such as “I’m so pretty. Sometimes I’m surprised when I look in the mirror. It’s because I’m so pretty. Who is that? Is she a doll? How can a human be that pretty? I was really famous in Busan. Boys lined up 100 meters in front of my school so I had nowhere to go. It even caused traffic congestion”, were all her ad-libs.

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In 2007, Han Ga-in joined “Witch Yoo Hee” as Ma Yoo-hee, a pretty and smart girl who is the best in her work. However, the actress was criticized for not being able to portray the image of a witch well or failing to make good chemistry with Jun-ha (Kim Jung-hoon) and Mu-ryeong (Jae Hee). At that time, Han Ga-in’s agency drew attention as they blamed the failure of “Witch Yoo Hee” on the production team.

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After taking a three-year hiatus, Han Ga-in returned through the drama  “Bad Guy”. She played Moon Jae-in, an art consultant who is moderately snobbish and faithful to her desires, and worked with Kim Nam-gil. Despite Han Ga-in’s beauty and natural acting, the rating performance was somewhat sluggish.

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Two years later (2012), Han Ga-in challenged historical drama genre by appearing in MBC’s “Moon Embracing the Sun”. This is a court romance drama that tells the sad love story between the fictional king Lee Hwon and Shaman Wol. “Moon Embracing the Sun”, starring Han Ga-in, Yeo Jin-goo, Kim Yoo-jung, Im Si-wan, Kim Soo-hyun, and Jung Il-woo, gained huge popularity, surpassing 40% in rating.

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However, Han Ga-in was criticized for looking older than her co-star Kim Soo-hyun apart from the controversy over her acting skills

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In the same year, Han Ga-in made her first comeback on the big screen after 7 years through the movie “Architecture 101” portraying Yang Seo-yeon together with Suzy. Yang Seo-yeon suddenly appears in front of Seung-min (Lee Je-hoon, Um Tae-woong), who became an architect after 15 years, and asks him to build a house, leaving an impression as the woman who shakes his heart once again. “Architecture 101” set the highest box office record in the history of melodramatic film by accumulating more than 4.1 million admissions.

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After then, Han Ga-in had a long break. She dedicated her time to taking care of her family after getting pregnant and giving birth. 6 years later, she made a drama comeback through “Mistress” in 2018. Han Ga-in once shared, “I’ve gotten older and gained much experience so I think I can now play more diverse roles”. She perfectly transformed into Jang Se-yeon, a single mother who raises her daughter alone and runs a cafe.

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Han Ga-in, who was less active in dramas and movies after giving birth to her second child, recently revealed a more easy-going image. He is unexpectedly active in entertainment shows. She even surprised everyone by appearing on “2 Days 1 Night Season 4”, starring her husband Yeon Jung-hoon without him knowing it. Han Ga-in showed off her reverse charms with many talks as well as her straightforward and friendly personality.

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Han Ga-in also became a regular cast on an entertainment show for the first time through “Circle House” and honestly confessed her stories, such as the reason why she couldn’t have a child for 11 years after marriage, her miscarriage, anxiety disorder, and family issues, etc.

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Han Ga-in is currently active in entertainment after a long hiatus. Starting with his performance in entertainment, many fans are hoping to see her comeback in dramas and movies in the future.

Source: daum

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