Actor Jin Goo looks somewhat unrecognizable in his latest role.
“Descendants of the Sun” is a K-drama sensation released in 2016 with a massive coverage not only domestically but also across Asia. In addition to the main leads, Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki, the second male lead portrayed by Jin Goo, also received much love from the audience.
Jin Goo’s emotional on-screen love story with Kim Ji Won once captured the hearts of many viewers. After 6 years since the release of “Descendants of the Sun”, while his former co-star Kim Ji Won has become one of the most sought-after actresses, Jin Goo hasn’t had any memorable performance after his role as Sergeant Seo Dae Young.
When he starred in “Descendants of the Sun”, Jin Goo had been in the industry for over 10 years. He once took home the Best Supporting Actor award at the Grand Bell Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards for his role in the 2009 movie “Mother”. However, “Descendants of the Sun” was the drama that brought Jin Goo his first breakout role on the small screen. Acting alongside Song-Song, a duo of top actors, Jin Goo still managed to leave a strong impression with his charm. He also drew much praise for being well cast as his masculine and cold appearance suited the character perfectly.
After making waves with “Descendants of the Sun”, Jin Goo unfortunately failed to create the same effect with his subsequent works. His most memorable role in the past 6 years was a brief cameo appearance as Kim Ji Won’s husband in the hit drama “Mr. Sunshine”.
Currently, Jin Goo is appearing in “The Witch: Part 2. The Other One” as a supporting character. Compared to his looks in “Descendants of the Sun”, many viewers find Jin Goo’s current looks unrecognizable. He has a beard and looks older, however, Jin Goo’s trademark cool aura is still outstanding. Although “The Witch” sequel is gaining keen attention after hitting the theaters, Jin Goo is barely mentioned under the topics related to the movie, as he is overshadowed by the young cast.