Which Asian actress has the best performance as a mermaid?
Mermaid is an image that has appeared many times in Asian films and dramas. Let’s take a look at the actresses who have taken on the role of a mermaid in some famous Asian works!
Jun Ji Hyun
Legend of the Blue Sea is one of the most popular Korean dramas in 2017. The drama has successfully brought the name of the female lead Jun Ji Hyun to a new height. In the drama, Jun Ji Hyun played the mermaid Shim Chung who accidentally got lost in modern times and was surprised by the change of life on land. Here, she happened to get acquainted and then fell in love with the male lead Joon Jae (Lee Min Ho).
Jun Ji Hyun’s mermaid version exudes a very innocent and graceful beauty. She possesses a painful backstory where her current boyfriend Joon Jae, was Dam Ryung, the son of a noble family. Thanks to its unique content and excellent cast, Legend of the Blue Sea achieved double-digit viewership ratings and was well received by viewers.
Jo Bo Ah
Besides Jun Ji Hyun, Jo Bo Ah also once played a K-drama mermaid named Hani. Mermaid Hani is determined to find her true love in the human world, spending 100 days on the land with many ups and downs and suffering.
Although her acting in this work was not highly appreciated, Jo Bo Ah has created a memorable mermaid version that is somewhat “younger” than Jun Ji Hyun’s version. In the end, Hani had a beautiful ending with the true love of her life, bringing a new ending to an already familiar fairy tale.
In Stephen Chow’s famous movie The Mermaid, the mermaid Shan is definitely the brightest face of the work. Besides her young and attractive appearance, Shan is a mermaid with an extremely strong personality who is always willing to stand up with her tribesmen against the acts of destruction of the environment.
Not putting too much emphasis on the romance, Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid in 2016 integrates many social elements but has a very unique sense of humor. Lin Yun herself also became a sought-after name after taking on the role of the mermaid Shan.
The title of “the most beautiful mermaid on the Asian screen” certainly belongs to Marian Rivera with her role in the 2008 Philippines drama Dyesebel. In the drama, the actress played Dyesebel, a mermaid who traded her beauty for a pair of legs to go ashore to find her true love. However, at that time, the love of her life, Fredo (Dingdong Dantes) did not recognize her, leading to a series of tragedies that struck Dyesebel.
Fortunately, Dyesebel also had a beautiful ending with Fredo when the drama ended. Although appearing in simple costumes and not having the same youthful vibes of the actresses mentioned above, Marian Rivera’s mermaid version is still considered the best thanks to its authenticity and storyline that can touch the heart of many viewers.