Scene-stealing cameo appearances in K-dramas (ft. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, Son Ye Jin, and more)
Which K-drama cameo do you think is the most memorable?
Cameo appearances are very common in Korean dramas. Sometimes they only appear for about ten seconds, but still manage to draw much attention. Here are the unforgettable K-drama cameo appearances that definitely stole the show.
In “Goblin”, Jung Hae In plays Ji Eun Tak’s (Kim Go Eun) high school crush. He is a handsome baseball player whom Eun Tak keeps looking at with heart eyes and calls “oppa”, making the goblin (Gong Yoo) jealous. Jung Hae In’s heart-fluttering visuals with first love vibes in this short cameo went viral when “Goblin” was aired.
Before he blew up, Song Kang was once referred to as the “handsome delivery boy” when he made a short cameo in “Touch Your Heart”.
Kim Young Dae took on a cameo role in “True Beauty” as he played a guy who came across Moon Ga Young on the street. This is his first comeback after the Penthouse craze.
Also in “True Beauty”, Kim Hye Yoon and Lee Jae Wook from “Extraordinary You” reunited and acted as cameos together as they suddenly appeared to watch the movie with the main couple.
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo had a short yet impactful cameo appearance in “Arthdal Chronicles”. Her character only appeared for 14 seconds and had one line before she died.
Suzy plays a student of professor Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) in “My Love From The Star”. She flirts with him, saying, “You look exactly like my ex-boyfriend Song Sam Dong”, making Jeon Ji Hyun jealous.
“Doctors” co-stars Lee Sung Kyung and Yoon Kyun Sang had a funny cameo appearance as a couple in “While You Were Sleeping.”
Son Ye Jin once made a cameo in “Secret Garden” while having no idea that the drama’s male lead would be her husband years later.
Kim Soo Hyun had an epic cameo in “Crash Landing on You” as he reprised his iconic character from the movie “Secretly, Greatly.”
Kim Soo Hyun continued to surprise drama fans with his special appearance in the final episode of “Hotel Del Luna”. He showed up as the new owner of Jang Man Wol’s hotel.
Yang Se Jong played one of the three main characters in “Dr. Romantic 1” and drew keen attention with his performance. He caused a stir when returning to Season 2 with a cameo role and added great much fun to the story.
In “Start Up”, Yeo Jin Goo did the voice for the AI robot installed in the house of Kim Seon-ho’s character. At the end of the drama, he appeared by himself as Hong Ji Seok, a young man whose start-up plan shocked Kim Seon Ho.
Right after his grand wedding with actress Park Shin Hye, Choi Tae Joon transformed into “sweetie pie”, Kim Tae Ri’s first love in “Twenty Five, Twenty One”. However, the young couple made audiences laugh so hard as they broke up in only two weeks.
Although Kwon Na Ra’s love for Park Seo Joon was not returned, she fell in love at first sight with Park Bo Gum in the ending scene of “Itaewon Class”.
“Obnoxious guy” Kim Sung-cheol became the scene-stealer with his cameo role in “Vincenzo”, acting alongside the junior actor Song Joong Ki.
Park Seo Joon “unexpectedly” became an actor who starred in an Oscar-winning movie with his short but important cameo scenes in “Parasite”.
Making a special appearance in “Squid Game”, Gong Yoo for sure would never expect this drama to make such a big hit in the whole world. His role as the “slap-match guy” gained special attention. Despite making his name known with many big hits before, overseas media began to call him “Squid Game actor” after this cameo scene.