Despite constantly trying to change themselves through each role, these Korean actresses are still under the shadow of their past roles.
Starting her career as an idol, Hyeri was fortunate to have great success as an actress thanks to Reply 1988. The public thought that from then on, she would be recognized as a talented actress. However, Hyeri’s roles in later works were all said to be new versions of Duk Sun.
2. Jin Ji Hee
Playing the role of Heri in High Kick 2 at the age of 10, Jin Ji Hee made a strong impression on the audience when she successfully created the image of a fierce but humorous little girl. After the success of High Kick, Jin Ji Hee continuously took on new roles. She constantly tries to get rid of the child star image, but people still only remember Ji Hee with the image of little girl Heri. Ji Hee’s recent role in Penthouse has a different vibe, but her character still resembles Heri.
3. Goo Hye Sun
Rising to fame thanks to the role of Geum Jan Di in Boys Over Flowers, Goo Hye Sun was thought to become an A-list star of the Korean film industry. However, she still lives only under the shadow of Geum Jan Di. After Boys Over Flowers, Goo Hye Sun was even judged as having bad acting skills, becoming the rating poison of the Korean film industry. And what people say about Goo Hye Sun’s acting career is her most and only successful role – “Geum Jan Di”.
4. Kim Ah Joong
Kim Ah Joong became an A-list star in 2006 thanks to the film 200 Pound Beauty, which made her famous throughout Asia. Her singing ability, in addition to her acting ability, was highly appreciated. She was regarded as a promising Korean entertainment star at that time. However, after that, she struggled for many years but was unable to escape the shadow of 200 Pound Beauty. Her reputation was later damaged as a result of the tax evasion scandal.