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“The Red Sleeve” star Lee Se Young: Getting a breakout role after 24 years of acting

Thanks to the success of The Red Sleeve, Lee Se Young got her big break. 

The Red Sleeve, although not featuring a star-studded cast, is receiving countless compliments for its engrossing storyline. The viewership rating has also exceeded 10%. In the drama, Lee Se Young steals the viewers’ hearts with her portrayal of the female lead character. She showcases convincing acting skills and lovely visuals.

“The Red Sleeve” star Lee Se Young

Lee Se Young was born in 1992 and has been a familiar face with the audience of Korean TV because of her lengthy acting career. How she came across acting is an interesting story. Lee Se Young‘s mother wanted her daughter to become an actress so the public could remember her face, as she believed that could prevent bad things from happening to her, like being abducted. In 1997, when Lee Se Young was only 5 years old, she made her debut as a child actress in a TV show. 

“The Red Sleeve” star Lee Se Young

With a pretty and adorable face, Lee Se Young fulfilled her mother’s wish and successfully drew attention from the audience. Lee Se Young’s biggest role during the early days of her career was a part in the hit “Dae Jang Geum“. In the drama, she portrayed the young self of the second female lead Choi Geum Young and flawlessly boasted her natural acting ability despite her young age, leaving a deep impression on many viewers.

Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young

Continuously taking on new roles from the age of 5 to 16, Lee Se Young then decided to take a break from acting for 3 years to focus on her studies. In 2011, she returned to the entertainment industry and resumed her acting career as an adult actress. However, Lee Se Young faced fierce competition when the industry already had plenty of outstanding and promising young names. Therefore, Lee Se Young almost had to start over again with small and supporting roles in productions with small impact. 

Lee Se Young

Regarding seniority, the majority of Lee Se Young’s young co-stars actually debuted later than her, but her popularity is unfortunately not on the same level as some of them. Lee Se Young was often seen taking on supporting roles for a while. It was not until A Korean Odyssey in 2017 that the actress was given a prominent role. Still not a leading character, but she could grab more attention. In 2019, Lee Se Young finally had a female lead role in the historical drama The Crowned Clown, acting alongside Yeo Jin Goo.

Lee Se Young

With 24 years of acting experience, the 29-year-old actress is confident in challenging herself in different genres and characters. From crime, romance to historical, from playing nice characters to villainous ones, a doctor, a police officer or a court lady, Lee Se Young pulls off every role in any genre. 

Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young

It is not easy for actors to constantly change their image. As for Lee Se Young, she has proved her versatile acting, hard work and dedication to the job. However, it took her a long time to truly get a breakout role. 

Lee Se Young

This beautiful girl always attracts attention whenever she has a crying scene.  Lee Se Young is very beautiful and emotional when crying, she always clearly shows the intentions of the scriptwriter, the color of the character.  Many times when mentioning her name, the audience did not hesitate to give Lee Se Young the title of “master of crying scenes”.

Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young

Having such a good acting ability, but her reputation is not as high as others, Lee Se Young still worked hard in acting and finally her efforts paid off.

The Red Sleeve has brought many good achievements to this girl.  From the film that did not receive much attention, The Red Sleeve gradually became the “black horse” of the Korean drama race at the end of 2021. In particular, it also had a spectacular and convincing victory over its direct rival Now We Are Breaking Up by Song Hye Kyo. While Song Hye Kyo was criticized for her unattractive acting and boring script, Lee Se Young received many compliments.

Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young

In addition to her acting skills, Lee Se Young was also praised a lot for wearing a hanbok.  It has been 3 years since Lee Se Young acted in a historical drama. Unlike the previous time when she played a queen wearing splendid and regal costumes, this time as a palace maid, she dressed much more simply, but still exudes a gentle aura like a fairy, and even made herself to the top of the most beautiful actresses in hanbok

Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young

Besides, the actress also has a great singing ability.  She appeared on the variety show The King Of Masked Singer in 2017 and sang 2 songs with her face hidden.  Her sweet voice attracted the audience’s great attention at that time.

Lee Se Young

Hopefully the career of this girl will be more and more successful.

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