5 Korean actors who acted in hit dramas but still can’t breakthrough in the industry
Although it has been many years of working in the Korean film and TV industry, the following actors still struggle to reach the peak of their careers.
Besides the Korean actors who quickly rose to fame after just one hit series, there are also many actors who are extremely hard working but still not considered A-list celebrities. Despite their undeniable efforts and being cast in huge projects, for the following 5 Korean actors, it seems that luck is still not on their side.
1. Kim Bum
Kim Bum blew up after playing a supporting role in the hit drama Boys Over Flowers. At that time, Kim Bum was as popular as the male lead Lee Min Ho. However, this series came out almost a decade ago. Currently, Kim Bum is no longer familiar to the young audiences compared to his glory days. This is partly due to the massive success of Boys Over Flowers, which turns into a pressure and makes it difficult for Kim Bum to garner the same amount of attention as he did with his iconic character, the “pottery prince” So Yi Jung of F4.
2. Yoo In Young
Yoo In Young is a familiar actress with viewers of Korean dramas as she often plays cruel and fierce roles in hit dramas such as My Love from The Star, Mask,… However, over the years, Yoo In Young still can’t move on from supporting roles. Many of Yoo In Young’s fans can’t help but feel sorry for her since she has not had a memorable female lead role.
3. Chae Soo Bin
Whether playing a lead character or taking on a supporting role, Chae Soo Bin often gets the opportunity to act alongside many famous and good-looking actors such as Lee Je Hoon, Park Bo Gum, Jung Hae In, etc. However, although she is appreciated for her acting skills, Chae Soo Bin’s roles are not still not striking enough to stick in the audience’s mind. This can be explained by the fact that she often selects fairly safe scripts that fail to impress. Thus, it’s hard for Chae Soo Bin to earn a prominent position in the Korean entertainment industry.
4. Lee Se Young
Few people know that Lee Se Young was once a famous child actor in the TV blockbuster “Dae Jang Geum”. However, compared to other child actresses of the same time like Park Shin Hye, Lee Se Young is somewhat less outstanding. It was not until recent years that the actress’s popularity was gradually enhanced thanks to her appearance in A Korean Odyssey, Dr. Yohan.
5. Kim Jae Wook
With his stunning and mature visuals and charisma, Kim Jae Wook should have become famous a long time ago. Since his debut role on TV 19 years ago, Kim Jae Wook’s journey in the industry has not been an easy road. He became a sought-after actor after starring in the hit drama Coffee Prince in 2007, but it wasn’t until early 2017 that the audience began to notice him thanks to the antagonist character in Voice. Despite playing the male lead in The Guest, Her Private Life, Kim Jae Wook’s popularity is still not enough for him to be considered a top actor in Korean showbiz.