Adult actors who portray student roles perfectly (ft. Kim Tae Ri, Lee Min Ho, Song Kang and more)
Playing teen students excellently although they are much older than their characters’ ages in real life, these actors drew admiration from the viewers.
Lee Yeon (Juvenile Justice)
Lee Yeon, who recently showed great performance playing the boy Baek Seung Woo in “Juvenile Justice”, is one of those who shocked drama fans the most. Since the drama’s content is quite dark and deep, it might not attract the viewers’ attention at first. However, once you begin watching, you will not be able to get out of it.
The problematic boy Baek Seung Woo is one of the characters who impress the viewers the most. Surprisingly, Baek Seung Woo’s dangerous eyes and actions were excellently portrayed by an actress named Lee Yeon. What’s more shocking is that the actress was born in 1995 and she has turned 27 this year. Lee Yeon has “deceived” all the audiences with her short hair and youthful face.
Kim Tae Ri (Twenty-five Twenty-one)
Thanks to Kim Tae Ri’s impressive acting, many people have recently been into her character in “Twenty-five Twenty-one”, which is the energetic and lovely high-school girl Na Hee Do, who has a great passion for fencing. Born in 1990, Kim Tae Ri is already 32 years old and 4 years older than the male lead Nam Joo Hyuk. However, she still looks young in school uniforms and can even pull off the mischievous vibe of a teenage girl. That’s why Kim Tae Ri is often complimented as a talented and trustworthy actress.
Hwang In Yeop (True Beauty)
Back in late 2020 and early 2021, Hwang In Yeop, the second male of True Beauty, also attracted a lot of attention when starring in a high teen drama. With the character of a male student who is cold and wild on the outside but warm and loyal on the inside, more female fans would fall for Hwang In Yeop than the male lead Cha Eun Woo.
Judging by his face, body, and posture, who would think that Hwang In Yeop was 30 years old when he starred in this drama. The role gave him the opportunity to shine and improve his reputation, and now Hwang In Yeop is about to take on a lead role in his upcoming drama.
Lee Min Ho (The Heirs)
Kim Tan is one of the most iconic characters of Lee Min Ho’s career. This is also his youngest character in the last decade because Kim Tan is still in high school.
In 2013 when “The Heirs” was released, Lee Min Ho was already 26 years old but he still pulled off the role of a high school heartthrob in a uniform, who sometimes acts immature, likes to tease the girl he likes, and cannot hide his emotional sides due to the pressure of being a chaebol son. With Lee Min Ho’s handsome visuals and charming acting, it is difficult to not fall in love with Kim Tan.
Lee Yoo Mi (All Of Us Are Dead)
Although Lee Yoo Mi plays an antagonist in “All Of Us Are Dead” that infuriates viewers, no one can deny that she absolutely nailed the role. Lee Yoo Mi is 27 years old, but she looks like a highschooler and fits right in with the younger cast. The more we hate the character Na Yeon, the more impressed we are with Lee Yoo Mi’s portrayal.
Lee Jong Suk (I Hear Your Voice)
One of Lee Jong Suk’s most famous K-drama characters is high school student Park Soo Ha in “I Hear Your Voice”. When “I Hear Your Voice” came out, Lee Jong Suk was 24 years old, which is way past the age of a high school boy, but his baby face fit the role perfectly.
After “I Hear Your Voice”, Lee Jong Suk stopped playing student characters because he wanted to take on roles that suit his actual age more. However, even if Lee Jong Suk continued to transform into a student on the screen, there would be no problem either because even though he is 33 now, his face is still the same as in his 20s.
Song Kang (Love Alarm)
When he played a high school student in “Love Alarm”, Song Kang was already 25 years old, which comes as a huge surprise to many viewers considering how young he looks. Hwang Sun Oh of “Love Alarm” gives the impression that he was born in the late 90s or early 2000, but the truth is, Song Kang is a 94-liner.