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The careers of “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” cast members after 4 years: Park Min Young is said to be stagnant?

After the success of the romcom series “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”, each cast member has been leading their own paths. 

Starring famous names like Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young, “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” managed to become an iconic office romance K-drama. Now that it has been 4 years, all cast members of the series have seen noticeable changes in their careers. 

Park Seo Joon 

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In “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”, Park Seo Joon assumes the role of the arrogant yet hilarious vice-president of the female lead’s company. While the role is not too tough compared to the actor’s ability, Park Seo Joon managed to pull off this role with a unique charm, and even his narcissism gets endearing from time to time.

Park Seo Joon

Of course, with his talents, Park Seo Joon is still just as popular, if not even more outstanding after this hit series. In 2020, he delivered an outstanding performance as the male lead of “Itaewon Class”, which is also a hit in Korea. 

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In fact, Park Seo Joon is now trying his hand in Hollywood with a role in “The Marvels” – a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie will air in 2023, so it will be a long wait, but being casted in such a production is already super impressive. 

Park Min Young 

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Compared to Park Seo Joon, who has been constantly rising in the last 4 years, Park Min Young, who played the female lead, has been seeing a stagnant career. Since she was so successful in the office genre, the actress began to take on various other office roles, including “Her Private Life” and “Forecasting: Love and Weather”. 

Park Min Young

Unfortunately, other than “Forecasting: Love and Weather”, Park Min Young’s other projects after “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” can’t be said to be widely successful. In addition, while Park Min Young’s acting abilities are undeniable, her repeated office images lead to a lot of complaints from bored audiences. 

Pyo Ye Jin 

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While Pyo Ye Jin’s popularity can’t yet be compared to Park Min Young, the actress has managed to showcase extensive versatility across the years. In particular, after “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”, she has participated in 2 rather popular works: “V.I.P” and “Taxi Driver”. 

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Three characters portrayed by Pyo Ye Jin in these three works are completely different, from strong to cute and bubbly, to even annoying. Compared to many other actors who were also born in 1992, Pyo Ye Jin seems to be less familiar to viewers. However, with her potential and hard work, she promises to get a breakout role in the near future. 

Kang Ki Young

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Kang Ki Young, who played the best friend of Vice President Lee in “What’s Wrong Secretary With Kim?”, is gaining huge attention for his role as lawyer Jung Myeong Seok in the most buzzworthy drama at the moment, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”.

Kang Ki Young

No longer portraying a funny side character, in “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, Kang Ki Young transforms into a serious, professional, but also warmhearted boss, one of the outstanding characters of the drama. Through “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, Kang Ki Young has successfully boosted his popularity and showcased his acting skills. After the drama ended, more offers are expected to pour in for him.

Lee Tae Hwan 

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Like Pyo Ye Jin, Lee Tae Hwan has yet to land a leading role after “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?” Despite having attractive visuals and decent acting, Lee Tae Hwan is still struggling to make a name for himself. He recently starred in well-known dramas such as “Royal Secret Agent” and “Thirty Nine” but his performances were not memorable enough for him to stand out from the cast.

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In the actor group 5urprise, Lee Tae Hwan and Yoo Il are the two members who are still finding ways to leave a lasting impression on viewers. The rest of 5urprise including Seo Kang Joon, Gong Myung and Kang Tae Oh have already earned their own places in the industry and get cast in prominent roles. Lee Tae Hwan is currently enlisting in the military. After he gets discharged, he is expected to gain more explosive success. 

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