Not many idols received good reviews when they turned into acting. These are some familiar idols who often receive criticisms for their acting.
Apart from the idols who possesse great acting skills, many other KPOP idols are considered the “blackholes” of Korean movie industry and received lots of bad reviews whenever they act in new films. These are the 6 names that are mentioned the most!
1. Hye Ri
Before becoming an actress, Hye Ri used to be a vocal of the idol girl group Girl’s Day. After the explosive success of Reply 1988, she has become much more popular. However, after 6 years, people still only remember Hye Ri as Duk Sun. She continuously received bad reviews for other new roles, for example, the role of Lee Dam in “My Roommate Is A Gumiho”
2. Cha Eun Woo
Apart from being a singer and a member of the boy group ASTRO, many people have seen Cha Eun Woo on the small screen. However, his acting skill has not been recognized by hard-core movies fans or experts in acting. Moreover, lots of netizens often leave comments saying he can’t act and even call him “emotionless handsome actor”
Double Patty is the first Korean movie starring Red Velvet‘s visual member, Irene. However, most viewers criticized her lack of emotion and expressionless, dull tone. Many netizens commented that Irene is a prime example of an idol actor who only has a pretty face and lacks the acting skills.
The drama series Rich Man, Poor Woman starring EXO‘s leader, Suho, used to receive negative comments due to the male lead’s awkward acting and monotonous expression. The emotional levels in the drama were poorly portrayed by Suho as he could only pull off the same expression over and over.
Few people know that the actor who plays the eldest grandson in the drama Mine used to be VIXX’s leader. N’s acting in Mine was not appreciated by viewers because his performance was claimed to be stiff and awkward, lacking emotional depth and highlights. Even the chemistry between him and his co-star makes the couple seem unnecessary among the characters of Mine.
Joy is a famous Red Velvet’s member and is a quite familiar idol-turned actress to Kdrama audiences. When Joy started her acting path with the lead role in The Liar and His Lover, Joy failed to convince the audience with her flawed acting skills. Her second work, The Great Seducer, also received mixed reviews and recorded extremely low viewership ratings in MBC‘s history.