Perhaps because of her arrogant and intellectual image, Cha Joo-young has been playing mainly villains, from “Cheese in the Trap”, “Love in the Moonlight”, “The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop”, “Jugglers”, “Wok of Love” to “Chimera” (2021).
Cha Joo-young graduated from the Department of Business Administration at the University of Utah, a prestigious American university, and is fluent in Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese. Her interests were high, but due to her conservative father’s opposition, she could not major in Arts and Physical Education, so she chose Business Administration.
It is said that she received a lot of offers from a young age probably because of her outstanding beauty. When she was in college, she was offered a proposal, but she refused that she thought she would finish school. However, after graduation, she entered the entertainment industry with the mindset of “Let’s try it and regret it.”
Of course, her parents were against it. So Cha Joo-young, who started acting without her parents knowing, told her parents about it when she appeared in “Cheese in the Trap” (2016). She received an answer saying, “We’ll pay the penalty for breach of contract, so stop everything.”
Cha Joo-young, who told her parents “Give me time until I’m 30 years old”, is already over 30, but she has been steadily working as an actress. One day, her father unconsciously called her “Bo-na” and she felt very touched. (The name of her character in “Jugglers“)
Cha Joo-young will appear in SBS’ Friday-Saturday drama “Again My Life”, which is scheduled to air in April. She will meet viewers again as the grim reaper Han Ji-hyun, who gives a second chance to Kim Hee-woo (played by Lee Joon-gi).