Here are what the cast members of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay doing a year after the drama’s release.
In June 2020, after it was broadcast, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay quickly became a massive hit not only domestically but also internationally. In addition to its new and unique storyline, the drama also features a solid cast consisting of talented actors in Korea’s entertainment industry.
Following the success of It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, the cast members have received many offers to star in new works as well as good endorsement deals. Let’s find out in detail about the current and upcoming projects with the participation of the cast of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay!
Kim Soo Hyun as Moon Gang Tae
After playing a community health worker at a psychiatric ward, Kim Soo Hyun transforms into an ordinary university student in his latest TV series – One Ordinary Day, a remake of BBC UK’s hit TV series Criminal Justice that depicts the story of a man whose life turns upside down after he becomes the prime suspect in a murder case.
In One Ordinary Day, Kim Soo Hyun has continued to impress the audience with his excellent acting skills. Thanks to his captivating performance, plus handsome visuals, Kim Soo Hyun proves he totally deserves the title of Korea’s highest-paid actor, with an average of 500 million won per episode!
Seo Ye Ji as Ko Mun Yeong
Rising to fame thanks to top-tier acting skills, in 2021, Seo Ye Ji once again did not disappoint the audience with her performance in the latest thriller film Recalled. As soon as it was released, Recalled topped local weekend box offices with 18,200 ticket purchases and grossed over 136 million won only on its first day.
Recalled is also one of the highest-grossing movies of 2021 at the Korean box office. After taking a break from TV this year, in 2022, Seo Ye Ji is set to make a small screen comeback in a drama about the chaebol’s life – Eve’s Scandal.
Oh Jung Se as Moon Sang Tae
Earlier this year, Oh Jung Se won Supporting Actor in TV for the second time in his career at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards for his touching portrayal of Moon Sang Tae in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.
2021 has been a productive year for Oh Jung Se when he played a terrifying villain in The Good Detective, followed by a special appearance in My Roommate Is A Gumiho. He recently made another comeback with a role in Jirisan with a star-studded cast including Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon. This December, the audience will get to see Oh Jung Se again on the small screen as the male lead in Uncle!.
Park Gyu Young as Nam Ju Ri
After finishing her role in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, the 28-year-old actress has challenged herself in many different genres, such as Netflix’s apocalyptic horror Sweet Home, or legal mystery drama The Devil’s Justice.
Recently, Park Gyu Young acted alongside Kim Min Jae in the rom-com Dali And Cocky Prince. In the drama, she plays the intelligent female lead Kim Da Li who does a good job at everything but doesn’t know how to take care of herself.
Kim Joo Hun as Lee Sang In
2020 seems to be a “sad” year for Kim Joo Hun because almost all of his roles fail to satisfy the audience. From the role of the head doctor in Doctor Romantic 2, to the appa role in Start-Up, or even the CEO role in It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, he was all criticized by audiences and film reviewers as unimpressive.
But now, in 2021, as a representative of the media company in Now, We Are Breaking Up, he seems to be gradually receiving attention for his stable acting skills.
Park Jin Joo as Yoo Seung Jae
In addition to being an actress, Park Jin Joo is also a part-time YouTuber with funny vlogs about her life.
Please take about 4 minutes to listen to her cover of You Are My Everything, because you will have goosebumps with this mesmerizing voice! And look forward to Jin Joo’s next role in Our Beloved Summer which has been available on Netflix on December 6.
Kang Ki Doong as Jo Jae Soo
Jo Jae Soo plays a man with insightful words in It’s Okay To Not Be Okay. Despite his very humorous look and cute acting style, Kang Ki Doong appears to be focused on his music career since he has gotten offers for many musicals in 2021.
Also this year, he had a cameo role in The Witch’s Diner, which starred Song Ji Hyo. And in 2022, his drama Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son starring Song Joong Ki and Shin Hyun Bin will be broadcast, so please look forward to it!
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay is a watershed moment in the careers of popular actors like Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji. For the other young actors, the drama served as a watershed moment in their careers, as viewers and filmmakers recognized their abilities. The drama provided them with a new avenue to pursue in their careers.