It was 2022 when “Woman Power” stood out more than ever.
Sports Chosun picked 5 actresses whose performances were unlimited.
▶ From question mark to exclamation mark… Park Eun Bin became “one-top” both in name and reality
In 2022, Park Eun Bin brilliantly transformed into Woo Young Woo, a genius newbie lawyer with autism, and created the “Woo Young Woo syndrome” not only in Korea but also internationally. With her cute bob haircut, petite appearance and excellent acting that touches every viewer’s heart, Park Eun Bin is said to have achieved her “lifetime character” in 2022. “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” is a huge success as it recorded the highest ratings recorded by any show in the history of the cable channel ENA.
Actress Park Eun Bin has been working nonstop without taking a break since her drama and movie debut in 1996. She proved her acting experiences through the role of Woo Young Woo this year. Park Eun Bin, who has starred in various historical dramas since she was a child actress, got her first leading role on a terrestrial channel in 2013 through “Hur Jun, the Original Story” (MBC). She took off her existing calm image to become Song Ji Won, a girl who is good at drinking, dancing, and often tells dirty jokes, in “Hello, My Twenties!” (JTBC, 2016). With Park Eun Bin’s shocking transformation into a male character, “The King’s Affection” (KBS2, 2021) became the first Korean series to win an International Emmy Award.
▶ Dignity of a national mother without disagreement… Kim Hye Soo persuaded home theater
In 2022 alone, Kim Hye Soo has starred in 2 critically-acclaimed K-dramas, which are the historical series “Under the Queen’s Umbrella” and the legal drama “Juvenile Justice”. Through the two series, the actress went from a strict but loving and dedicated mother to a stern and cold judge that doesn’t hesitate to give harsh sentences, showing off her excellent acting skills. It is also no exaggeration to say that Kim Hye Soo is a major contributor to the success of both projects.
▶ “Finally”… Tang Wei captivated Korean audiences’ hearts
Chinese star Tang Wei returned through director Park Chan Wook’s “Decision to Leave” and perfectly fascinated the audience. Thanks to “Decision to Leave”, she received “Best Actress” at the 43rd Blue Dragon Film Awards held on Nov 25th. As a result, attention is being paid to the deep acting that Tang Wei, who has become a muse of Asia beyond China, will show in her upcoming works.
▶ Best New Actress → Best Leading Actress, Kim Go Eun completed the “10-year story”
Kim Go Eun showed active performances across genres from “Yumi’s Cells” to “Little Women”. She completed the “10-year story” by winning “Best Leading Actress” at the 1st Blue Dragon Series Awards exactly 10 years after winning “Best New Actress” at the 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards.
▶ Girls’ Generation’s comeback → MBC’s highest ratings → “Confidential Assignment 2” attracting 6.9 million audiences… Yoona achieved “3 consecutive hits”
It was Yoona’s perfectly meaningful year as both a singer and an actress. Yoona opened the second half of the year with MBC’s “Big Mouse”. In August, she performed on stage as a member of Girls’ Generation, then continued her energy with the release of the movie “Confidential Assignment 2: International”. And all of these activities were successful.