What is the cast of “Full House” doing almost 20 years after the release of the iconic K-drama?
Kicking off the trend of rom-com K-dramas that became famous across Asia, Full House (2004) is one of the classic hits on the Korean small screen thanks to its comedic yet romantic story of the couple Lee Young Jae (Rain) and Han Ji Eun (Song Hye Kyo).
During its first broadcast, Full House set a new record of viewership rating for KBS and created a buzz not just domestically but also in many other Asian countries. Full House has been remade into different versions by producers in Thailand, China or Vietnam. The success of Full House became a stepping stone for the cast including Rain, Song Hye Kyo and other supporting actors to get themselves solid positions in the entertainment industry.
It’s been 18 years since Full House first aired, are you curious what the cast is doing now? Read until the end to find out.
Song Hye Kyo
Before playing the female lead in Full House, Song Hye Kyo already shot to fame thanks to her role in Autumn in My Heart, a heartbreaking melodrama. In Full House, Song Hye Kyo transformed into Han Ji Eun – a free-spirited freelance writer who has lost her parents and lives alone in a house designed by her father.
After being deceived by her friends, Han Ji Eun has her house sold to famous actor Lee Young Jae (Rain). Han Ji Eun then agrees to a contract marriage with Lee Young Jae in order to keep staying in her house. This is how the two get themselves into a chaotic marriage life with unpredictable and hilarious misadventures.
After Full House became a hit, Song Hye Kyo continued to strengthen her status as a top K-drama star and was cast in famous productions such as Worlds Within, That Winter, The Wind Blows, Descendants of the Sun,…
After playing Song Joong Ki’s love interest in Descendants of the Sun, Song Hye Kyo got married to her younger co-star in a grand wedding in October 2017. However, they ended up getting a divorce and officially parted ways in June 2019, after 18 months of living together.
Currently, Song Hye Kyo is assumed to be single. Last year, she returned to the small screen in Now, We Are Breaking Up, but the drama’s performance was not so impressive. In 2022, she is reuniting with screenwriter Kim Eun Sook of Descendants of the Sun in Netflix’s original series The Glory.
When Full House came out, Rain was only 22 years old. Despite being a singer-turned-actor, Rain perfectly portrayed the selfish and arrogant actor Lee Young Jae.
After Full House, Rain continued to prove his acting talents through his participation in The Fugitive: Plan B, My Lovely Girl, Diamond Lover, Come Back Alive,…
Besides a successful career, Rain also has a happy personal life with his wife, goddess Kim Tae Hee and two lovely daughters. Rain and Kim Tae Hee are one of the most powerful Korean celebrity couples, gaining the public’s admiration.
Rain is now a top Hallyu star. Not only singing, acting, and doing various gigs, he also runs his own entertainment agency Rain Company and a real estate business. He is the role model of many young stars in the industry.
In 2022, Rain made his comeback to the screen in the fantasy medical drama Ghost Doctor. This is his latest work after 2 years since starring in Welcome 2 Life. In Ghost Doctor, Rain plays Cha Young Min, a genius doctor, but he is arrogant and selfish. One day, Cha Young Min gets involved in an unexpected case and his spirit takes over the body of another doctor. These two doctors are complete opposites, with opposite personalities and medical abilities.
Han Da Gam
Playing the role of Kang Hyo Won, who tries to destroy the love of the main couple Lee Young Jae and Han Ji Eun, Han Da Gam receives a lot of hate because of her character’s selfish and annoying personality.
After the success of her role in Full House, Han Da Gam was more sought after and has had many projects such as Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child, Lawyers of Korea, Return, etc
After many years in the entertainment industry, Han Da Gam married her boyfriend, who is 1 year older than her, on January 5, 2020. Just a few months after the wedding, she participated in a new drama project called Graceful Friends.
Recently, Han Da Gam acted in the family drama The All-Round Wife. The drama revolves around Seo Cho Hee (played by Han Da Gam), a woman who struggles to improve her quality of life when she wants to have her own house. But when she had a house, she discovered that family was the most important thing.
Kim Sung Soo
In Full House, Kim Sung Soo played the second male lead Min Hyuk, a mature, calm, and polite man. He has feelings for the female lead Han Ji Eun, who is the “fake wife” of his best friend and also the male lead Lee Young Jae.
After the success of his role in Full House, Kim Sung Soo participated in many dramas and movies. Among them are famous works such as ‘Cruel Love’, ‘Jumong’, ‘Family Secret’, … In addition, Kim Sung Soo is also known for his role as a director and producer.
In early September, the mysterious drama called ‘The Road: The Tragedy One‘ starring Kim Sung Soo with Ji Jin Hee, Yoon Se Ah, Kim Hye Sun and Ahn Nae Sang has just aired its last episode. The success of this drama helps Kim Sung Soo‘s name become more and more famous and become a “rating guarantee” for Korean dramas.