These Korean actors suffer from poor choices.
Playing the main character in K-dramas does not equal success. For an actor, getting a leading role is hard, but choosing the right script is even harder. There are many Korean actors that are unarguably talented but end up choosing the wrong scripts that are either getting involved in controversy or being flopped. Let’s find out who they are.
Jung Hae In
Jung Hae In‘s Snowdrop is currently on air. Although the drama has overcome the backlash over alleged historical distortion, the results Snowdrop are seeing still do not meet expectations. The viewership ratings are relatively low while the cast and crew had to go through fierce criticism that affected their image.
Accepting the offer to join the cast of Snowdrop is considered a wrong move by Jung Hae In. He has natural acting and handsome visuals, but instead of compliments, all he gets from Snowdrop is a bad reputation. After the success of Something In The Rain, Jung Hae In has continued to star as the lead in not so successful romantic dramas. Before Snowdrop, there was One Spring Night, followed by A Piece Of Your Mind.
Lee Se Young
At the end of 2021, Lee Se Young achieved huge success thanks to her role in the well-received historical drama The Red Sleeve, bringing her career to new heights. This is a deserving achievement for Lee Se Young after all the hard work she put in throughout her lengthy career.
Prior to The Red Sleeve, Lee Se Young took on roles in The Crowned Clown, Doctor John, Memorist, Kairos… but could not draw much attention. Lee Se Young’s acting is undoubtedly good, so she deserves to get all the recognition. Fortunately, The Red Sleeve has done her talent justice.
Song Ji Hyo
When we think of Song Ji Hyo, we will immediately remember the show Running Man in which she has been a fixed cast member for more than 10 years. But Song Ji Hyo’s main job is acting. Since 2013, Song Ji Hyo has taken on female lead roles. However, no drama picked by Song Ji Hyo has attracted enough attention to be considered a hit.
Whether it’s set in historical or modern context, thriller or romance, even horror, she challenges herself in different genres but the results she receives are below expectations. In 2021, Song Ji Hyo transformed her image in dark fantasy drama The Witch’s Diner but the drama’s media coverage was quite low because it was only broadcast online. Song Ji Hyo has turned 40 but she still has not played a leading character that is considered legendary. Is it possible that all of Song Ji Hyo’s luck is poured onto Running Man?
Yoo Seung Ho
From a young age, Yoo Seung Ho’s acting skills have been confirmed. After growing up, he consistently took on leading roles, but perhaps the majority of viewers still link Yoo Seung Ho with his child star image or his iconic second lead role, instead of his male lead roles for the last 7 years.
Yoo Seung Ho did have several quality leading roles, such as in Remember or Ruler: Master Of The Mask, but these dramas were not famous and impactful enough. Dramas released from 2017 until now such as I’m Not A Robot, Player, My Strange Hero, Memorist or recently Moonshine are not so buzzworthy either.
Lee Jun Hyuk
Lee Jun Hyuk is considered to be not picky about the script, but it seems like Lee Jun Hyuk and hit dramas are not meant to be. The works he participated in such as Black Hole and A Poem A Day recorded ratings of 0%. 365: Repeat The Year had decent coverage but the ratings were also low.
After taking on leading roles, he has yet to star in a hit drama, different from when he played the second lead in famous dramas like City Hunter, Secret Forest…
Both Lee Jun Hyuk’s acting skills and looks are not lacking, but when it comes to playing the male lead, perhaps luck is not on his side, so viewers can’t help but feel sorry for Lee Jun Hyuk when he has yet to rise to the top.