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A new and different but worth trying path in Kim Ji Won’s acting career

Kim Ji Won starts 2022 with a new work that is completely different from previous works in which the actress has participated, opening up a whole new page in her acting career.

Before entering the year 2022, unlike actresses of her same age like Lee Se Young, Park Eun Bin or Go Ah Sung, Kim Ji Won seems to fall behind a little bit with her hiatus of nearly a year since her last work Lovestruck In The City. In the beginning of 2022, Kim Ji Won reappeared on the Korean small screen with My Liberation Notes – a work of JTBC with content that is different from all of her previous works. However, up to this point, viewers have gradually understood why Kim Ji Won chose this work to participate in and also sympathized with the career path that she chose to take.

Kim Ji Won
Kim Ji Won

Kim Ji Won started to be well-known to the public through her impressive TVCs in which she modeled. The two nicknames that the audience used to call her 14 years ago were “Oran C Girl” and “Lollipop Girl”. At that time, many viewers also called her “the second Kim Tae Hee” because of the similarities in their visuals. Taking this opportunity, Kim Ji Won decided to encroach on the acting field.

Kim Ji Won

After a small TV work marking her debut in 2008, Kim Ji Won got her first well-known role in High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged in 2011. Her sweet beauty and natural acting skill in this popular family series quickly won the hearts of the audience.

Kim Ji Won

Since 2012, Kim Ji Won became more and more popular through 2 supporting roles in To The Beautiful You and The Heirs. Playing the role of the villain, Kim Ji Won is not hated, but on the contrary, is enthusiastically supported by viewers and even somewhat overwhelming the female leads of the two dramas.

Kim Ji Won

Kim Ji Won’s career reached its peak in 2016 – exactly 5 years since she emerged with High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged with her supporting role in Descendants of The Sun

Kim Ji Won

Not letting her fans down, in the following year, Kim Ji Won became the female lead in “Fight for My Way“, co-starring with Park Seo Joon. In 2019, she reunited with Song Joong Ki in “Arthdal ​​Chronicles“. Kim Ji Won takes slow but steady steps to slowly reach her own goal. Kim Ji Won’s wins at the APAN Star Awards and the KBS Drama Awards have helped to embellish her path to stardom.

Kim Ji Won

Some netizens did not expect much from Kim Ji Won’s performance in “My Liberation Notes”.  The healing content that is delivered at a rather slow pace was thought to hardly attract the audience. Meanwhile, Kim Ji Won has been absent from the small screen for about 3 years and her name has somewhat faded in the audience’s mind.  Things became even more difficult when other stars of the same generation such as Lee Se Young, Park Eun Bin, and Go Ah Sung have gradually built up a solid foothold for themselves.

Kim Ji Won

However, Kim Ji Won is getting the best role and performance in her 14-year career. As a star with brilliant beauty, Kim Ji Won can easily become more famous with rom coms or melodrama with simple, easy-to-watch and viral content like “Business Proposal”. 

Kim Ji Won

Kim Ji Won, on the other hand, chose a more challenging path by casting for a difficult role like Yeom Mi Jung in “My Liberation Notes”. Kim Ji Won’s performance in “My Liberation Notes” completely caused the audience to change their opinion of her.

Kim Ji Won

Kim Ji Won perfectly portrayed the introverted Yeom Mi Jung in “My Liberation Notes”. It can be said that Kim Ji Won is the female lead with the best performance in Korean dramas in the first half of 2022.

Kim Ji Won

Kim Ji Won’s role as Yeom Mi Jung in “My Liberation Notes” may be the peak of her career, or it may be just the beginning. Hopefully this is just the beginning because an actress who bravely chose the difficult path like Kim Ji Won deserves more success.

Source: Dienanh

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