Actress Park Eun Bin made a new history with her K-drama “The King’s Affection”, proving her title of constant “hitmaker”.
It is no exaggeration to say that 2022 is the year of Park Eun Bin, who recently enjoyed a syndrome-like popularity after appearing in the ENA drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo“. Prior to that, the actress starred in the historical K-drama “The King’s Affection“, through which she won the Best Actress Award at the Korean Broadcasting Awards. This award is the highest individual award that can be received by an actor or actress. .
In addition, on November 21st (local time), “The King’s Affection” became the first Korean drama to win the International Emmy Award. The International Emmy Awards is an event hosted by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS) and is one of the most prestigious international awards in the world broadcasting industry.
At the awards ceremony, which was held in New York at 8PM (KST) on November 21st, “The King’s Affection” was named the winner in the telenovela category, beating out finalists from China, Spain, and Brazil. This K-drama depicts the story of a child who was born as twins and was abandoned just because she was a girl. However, after her brother passed away, she masqueraded as him and became the Crown Prince, struggling to hide her secret.
In the past, Park Eun Bin actually received the offer for “The King’s Affection” and “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” at the same time. After much consideration, however, she chose “The King’s Affection” to satisfy her wish of portraying a crown prince and later king during the Joseon Dynasty. In the end, with “The King’s Affection”, Park Eun Bin won the Grand Prize at the KBS Acting Awards, gathering not only domestic but also global fandom with good results on Netflix.
Then, nearly a year later, Park Eun Bin joined the cast of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, which production team had been waiting for her for a long time. Here, she assumed the role of female lead Woo Young Woo, who has autism spectrum and a genius brain, and pulled off an excellent portrayal. As such, the syndrome-like popularity that follows later is well-deserved.
The value of Park Eun Bin, who hit the jackpot with “The King’s Affection” and “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, shone even more beautifully. As soon as the actress finished her work, she shot several commercials and quickly emerged as a “blue chip” in the advertising world. In addition, as both of Park Eun Bin’s K-dramas were aired overseas on Netflix, the number of fans at home and abroad increased exponentially.