Many years have passed, but Kim Yoo Jung and Kim So Hyun are still pitted against each other.
Kim Yoo Jung and Kim So Hyun both used to be popular child actresses, getting recognition thanks to their abilities and becoming two current well-known actresses of the Korean entertainment industry. Although each has their own acting knack, different features, they also don’t look alike, over the years, two girls of the same age have been constantly pitted against each other, even causing “fan wars” on social media.
Having the same starting point as a talented child actor, but when the two actresses starred and played rivals in the historical drama The Moon Embracing Sun, their fandoms split up into 2 sides and the debate officially became intense. As the years went by, sometimes viewers still compare Kim Yoo Jung with Kim So Hyun, even though there is no conflict between the two actresses. Looking back at some past pictures, it can be seen that the Kim duo are even close friends.
Objectively speaking, apart from having the same starting point as child actors, the careers of the two female stars surnamed Kim don’t have much in common. Both are recognized for their acting ability through different projects by showing their own colors.
Kim Yoo Jung from a young age has matched well with an innocent, sweet, kindhearted character and often stars in historical dramas. She succeeds as a “grown-up actress” through hit dramas such as Love In the Moonlight, Backstreet Rookie and currently Hong Chun Gi. Excellent visuals and impressive acting skills make Kim Yoo Jung known as the goddess of Korean historical dramas.
Unlike Kim Yoo Jung, Kim So Hyun is more suitable for dramas set in the modern time, especially when she plays a student. She has also proved her ability through various roles, both as the protagonist and antagonist. Kim So Hyun’s most popular works include School 2015, Love Alarm, Bring it on, Ghost, etc. Although her appearance sometimes sparks controversy, Kim So Hyun’s acting is always trusted by the viewers.