6 well-rounded Korean actors who are willing to act in different genres (ft. Kim Soo Hyun, Kang Ha Neul, and more)
Stepping out of their comfort zone and challenging themselves in new genres is how these 6 actors make a memorable impression on the audience.
Kim Soo Hyun
Taking a look at Kim Soo Hyun’s filmography over the years, it is not difficult to understand how he became Korea’s top paid actor with 500 million won per episode.
Since the beginning of his career until now, Kim Soo Hyun has always renewed his image, changed his roles. Almost none of his roles are duplicates. From a student with a gifted voice in teen drama Dream High, a king in the historical-fantasy drama The Moon Embracing the Sun, a stoic but warmhearted college professor in the rom-com My Love From The Star, a young director in The Producers, to a community health worker with many struggles in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.
Currently, Kim Soo Hyun is portraying ordinary student Kim Hyun Soo whose life turns upside down after he becomes the suspect in a mysterious murder case. In this latest role, the image in his previous roles is completely gone. Kim Soo Hyun has smoothly portrayed a more mature and complicated character, even acting in 19+ scenes. Kim Soo Hyun can always make the viewers go from one surprise to another and admire his dedication to acting.
Kang Ha Neul
Kang Ha Neul‘s list of TV series may not be long, but every time he stars in a new drama, viewers are satisfied with his acting and change of image.
Kang Ha Neul used to continuously play scene-stealing supporting roles such as the nice guy in Angel Eyes, the strict senior student in The Heirs, to the warm-hearted and smart 8th Prince who ends up losing his loved ones in Moon Lovers. In When the Camellia Blooms, he captures the hearts of viewers with the character of an honest and sincere police officer.
Not only on the small screen, in theatrical films, Kang Ha Neul has also tried acting in various kinds of genres and impressed the audience with his performance every time.
Lee Jun Ki
Referring to talented actors of the Korean film industry, we will definitely think of the name Lee Jun Ki. This gifted actor has appeared in so many movies and dramas that there aren’t any types of roles that he has not tried.
Lee Jun Ki is loved by the audiences thanks to his participation in different genres of films like historical, thriller, action, dramas,…
We can mention a few of Lee Jun Ki’s hit works such as ‘The King and the Clown’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Time Between Dogs and Wolves’, ‘Iljimae’, ‘Moon Lovers’, ‘Lawless Lawyer’, ‘Flower Of Evil’… Each of them has their own stories and none of their characters are the same. Thanks to his talent, Lee Jun Ki is one of the ranking-protectors of the Korea entertainment industry, who can assure the high-ranking for any movies or drama that he participates in.
Among the Korean actors born after 1985, Joo Won is not the most popular name. However, his acting has never been controversial, even surpassing many other actors of his age.
Joo Won has played many difficult roles such as the hidden hero in ‘Bridal Mask’, the half-righteous and half-evil supporting role in ‘Bread, Love and Dreams’, the secret agent in ‘7th Grade Civil Servant’, the mentally ill doctor in the series ‘Good Doctor’, an extremely talented doctor in ‘Yong Pal’…
Almost all of Joo Won‘s characters require good acting skills to show the character’s stories and he has never failed to amaze the audiences. The 2015 Daesang Award for the role of Yong Pal is also a recognition for Joo Won’s outstanding performance.
Lee Je Hoon
Lee Je Hoon is another actor who doesn’t appear in many dramas, but each time he does, he portrays a different character. This year, he has two dramas out: Taxi Driver, in which he plays a taxi driver who is an expert at killing violent criminals, and Move To Heaven, in which he plays an uncle who values intimacy.
Lee Je Hoon has previously portrayed a talented police officer in “Signal” and then a pompous image in the melodrama “Tomorrow With You.” Lee Je Hoon may not be particularly attractive or handsome, but he has always relied on his talent to keep the audience on his side for many years.
Yoon Si Yoon
Despite the fact that Yoon Si Yoon‘s fame was not as high as the audience expected when he played the Bread, Love and Dreams, many Korean netizens commented that the actor is extremely hardworking and plays a variety of roles.
From the tearful male lead in Bread, Love and Dreams, he turned into a very clever joker in Flower Boy Next Door, and then suddenly became a very calm ancient scholar.
Yoon Si Yoon made even more breakthroughs with difficult roles after returning from military service. The most memorable is the role of a stupid guy who, after losing his memory, mistakenly thinks he is a villain in Psychopath Diary. Yoon Si Yoon portrays the character’s many different emotions with great care, leaving a lasting impression. Yoon Si Yoon is not very popular, but his acting is definitely beyond the audience’s expectations.