Actress Na Moon Hee is now a household name after starring in hugely popular K-dramas, but early in her career, she faced a lot of hardship.
Now 80 years old, actress Na Moon Hee is known as the “nation’s grandma” thanks to her roles in various mega-hit K-dramas and hugely popular sitcoms that the entire Korea has heard about. However, her youth was laced with difficulties.
Recently, old photos of Na Moon Hee in her youth have been resurfacing on various SNS platforms. While her appearance has considerably changed with age, most of her features are still extremely recognizable, and her overall vibe was warm and comforting.
Unfortunately, Na Moon Hee’s appearance caused Na Moon Hee a lot of struggles in her career, despite her outstanding acting talent. In fact, while she made her debut at the age of 20, Na Moon Hee was falling behind other actresses of her time, as the public thought she had “lacking visuals”.
Against the criticisms, however, Na Moon Hee refused to give up, and constantly sought opportunities to prove herself. Her efforts finally paid off with the 1996 K-drama “The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World”, which made the actress a household name at the age of 55. After years of hard work, Na Moon Hee got her well-deserved recognition.
Even in old age, Na Moon Hee continued to work hard. In 2005, when she was 64 years old, Na Moon Hee drew attention via the movie “Crying Fist”, and in 2007, she joined the sensational sitcom “High Kick”, where she earned the nickname of “nation’s grandma”.
After “High Kick”, Na Moon Hee’s prolific career went on with various projects on both the big and small screen, and now, in her 80s, the actress still dedicates her all to the acting craft.