This Korean actress from “Boys Over Flowers” has long retired from the Korean entertainment industry
There’s no denying the huge phenomenon that “Boys Over Flowers” was. Released 13 years ago, this K-drama series has changed the life of many actors and actresses, including superstars like Lee Min Ho. In fact, even the supporting actress Kook Ji Yeon earned a lot of attention after appearing in the series as Jin Hee, also known as Ginger – the leader of the Ginger – Sunny – Miranda squad of Shinhwa High School, who often bully and mock the female lead Geum Jan Do, even tampering with the main couple’s relationship.
To many’s surprise, despite her flexible acting, Jin Hee was the first role of Kook Ji Yeon. At the time, the actress managed to make a notable mark despite her brief screen time, only to have her career halted due to an issue with her agency.
In particular, Kook Ji Yeon’s agency, Olive Nine, claimed that the actress took up offers for CF films and K-dramas without their permission, thus violating her exclusive contract. As a result, Kook Ji Yeon was unable to take on new jobs, and Olive Nine dropped all support for the actress. At the time, Ji Yeon was only a rookie and was unable to find a footing for herself. For the rest of her career, she could only get super minor roles in 3 K-dramas, and since 2014, the actress had gotten no new acting projects.
Now, Kook Ji Yeon has entered the age of 38, and has retired entirely from Korean showbiz. On her personal SNS, the former actress often post photos with appearance so gorgeous, even better than in “Boys Over Flowers”