Taking on supporting roles but attracting more attention than the main actors, these Korean actors have found a chance to change their lives.
Many things contribute to an actor’s success, including skill, attractiveness, support, a strong team, and even luck. Every year, the Korean film business welcomes a slew of new actors, yet few are well-known to the general public. Even if they have starred in several works, some actors have failed to leave an impression on the audience. Some actors, on the other hand, are fortunate enough to have risen to stardom with only a supporting role.
Here are some actors who rose to prominence as a result of a supporting role. They now have their own main roles or large fan bases.
Prior to World of Marriage, Han So Hee appeared in a number of films of various genres, but she was mainly known because of her resemblance to Song Hye Kyo. Her breakthrough appearance was as a supporting actress in the smash The World of the Married. Right after that she had her first role as the female lead in ‘Nevertheless.’
As one of the most talented rookies today with a cinematic look, Lee Do Hyun changed his life thanks to a relatively small supporting role in IU‘s Hotel Del Luna. After this role, Lee Do Hyun continuously received big scripts, and continuously played the main role.
Kim Seon Ho is still a new face to many fans. However, he had been in the profession for several years before becoming recognized for his supporting role in Start-Up. Despite many performances as the main role, he was unable to capture the audience’s interest. After a life-changing supporting role, Kim Seon Ho is now well-accepted as the main character in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, the hottest Korean drama right now.
Kwon Nara, while having been in the industry for many years, only rose to fame following her successful supporting role in Itaewon Class. Her fame skyrocketed as a result of this film, and she gained a sizable fan base. Unfortunately, Kwon Nara has yet to had any more noteworthy works.
Similar to Kwon Nara, Ahn Bo Hyun also changed his life thanks to a supporting role in Itaewon Class. Previously, the actor born in 1988 worked extremely hard, casting tirelessly to earn roles in popular films such as Golden Cross, Two Mothers, Descendants of the Sun, Her Private Life, and so on, but he was unable to capture the public’s attention. He now has his own lead role in Yumi’s Cell, co-starring Kim Go Eun.
Lee Jae Wook began his acting career in 2018 with supporting roles in dramas such as Memories of the Alhambra and Search: WWW, but he is most recognized for his role in Extraordinary You. With his outstanding height, good-looking face, and good acting skills, Lee Jae Wook has a very bright future.