20 June 2015

From idols to actresses (Seo Hyun Jin, Oh Yeon Seo, Hwang Jung Eum, Park Soo Jin)











Sports Seoul - Naver: Seo Hyun Jin, Oh Yeon Seo, Hwang Jung Eum, Park Soo Jin,4 girl group members turned actresses 

1. [+9,739, -586] Take out Park Soo Jin. I don't really think of her as an actress. She's only getting popularity through 'Tasty Road' and Bae Yong Joon. She's the least actress-like out of those 4 and she doesn't have well-known works in her filmography

2. [+7,830, -146] I have always assumed that Seo Hyun Jin and Oh Yeon Seo debuted as actresses ㅋㅋ

3. [+6,889, -298] Has Park Soo Jin ever starred in a drama??? The other 3 have successful dramas. Take out Park Soo Jin
-She starred in 'My Girlfriend is a Gumiho'
-She appeared in 'Unexpected You'
-Flower Boy Next Door
-Gumiho was successful although she played a villain in that. She got praises before her engagement to Bae Yong Joon. But now, people are busy hating her

4. [+973, -11] I acknowledge all except Park Soo Jin. She might be actively promoting as an actress but her roles are always the occasional first love, sometimes the supporting actress who only appears in 2 or 3 episodes. Hwang Jung Eum got so successful.

5. [+441, -14] Seo Hyun Jin is a good actress. Supporting you~!!

6. [+394, -45] Could've added Sung Yuri instead of Park Soo Jin

7. [+286, -15] M.I.L.K.'s Seo Hyun Jin and Park Hee Bon, Chakra's Jung Ryeo Won, Baby V.O.X's Yoon Eun Hye, Sugar's Park Soo Jin and Hwang Jung Eum, SES' Yoo Jin, Fin K.L.'s Sung Yuri

8. [+69, 0] Hwang Jung Eum was amazing in 'Secret'!


46 comments:

commedesfuckdown said...

But all of them are not so successful. The most popular ones are Yoon Eun Hye, Hwang Jung Eum, and Jung Rye Won but even then...they're just so so compared to "real" actresses. Hope the second/third generation will break the stereotype. I am counting on you, Lee Joon, TOP, Siwan, Yoochun, Suzy, IU etc (listed those who brings ratings after all that's the most important factor commercially and business wise)

Guest said...

i will add the list: kangta hot become director in SM, god comeback after scattered in many years, shinwa still active till today. And few of them appear in totoga.

anonymous said...

True, they are not super successful.. but I just find it funny that there aren't that many prominent male actors who used to be idols in their 30's...

pinocchio said...

The hates toward Park Soo Jin is unreasonable. She worked hard and had a lot of filmography but they refuse to call her an actress. Really??

inthebag said...

I won't say YEH is a B-lister though. Perhaps she's not a top star after her recent flops, but to call her a B-lister is still a bit of a stretch.

Lily said...

There's Eric, Yoon Kye Sang, Kim Tae Woo, Rain, Noh Min Woo......they all started out as idols, but acknowledged as actors now.

And Shinhwa, g.o.d and Rain are still active idols/were active until quite recently unlike the ladies' groups.

Lily said...

YEH, HJE and JRW are still acknowledged as actresses though, the 'former idol' tag doesn't follow them around the way it does with Eugene or Sung Yuri.



You don't get articles about YEH/HJE/JRW forever talking about their status in their idol days, the way you do with others.

Lily said...

I mean, she's not a great actress or anything but the hate towards her just for who she's marrying is ridiculous.

(and I personally think Bae Young Joon looks scary)

anonymous said...

She's not that popular in Korea though nor was she ever a true top star or a A-lister. but she does have an amazing international fanbase.

HJK said...

Eric, Rain, and Yoo Kye Sang are all i can think off

Louisesaji said...

Hwang Jung Eum is the most successful one, she's the only A-lister among idols/singers-turned-actresses in Korea now, has both acting awards/netizens praises and good ratings record in her belt. Look at the K-netz comments above.

Oh Yeon Seo is getting there with ratings record, but unlike HJE, her acting is still controversial.

feelnsmile said...

My bias Oh Yeon Seo...^^. Can't wait to see more from her. I never get any idol vibe from
Her. She just have that actress charisma

Park soo jin acted in some popular dramas though, idk why she hasn't gotten famous yet bfore this Bae Yong Joon thing. She is gorgeous and deserve a chance to get a leading role.

Seo hyun jin is so adorable in her drama with Lee Jin Wook.

Louisesaji said...

I'm sure HJE is already considered very successful, not only as former singer/idol-turned-actress standard but in overal K actresses standard. YEH-JRW star power is dimmed for a while already but the two of them, along with HJE, are still the best representatives of acknowledged K actresses hailed from idols singers.

jessy said...

I have to say that Park Soo jin never gained any acting recognition compared to the other three .

I actually agree with Seo Hyun Jin, Oh Yeon Seo, and Hwang Jung Eum and def have to include Jung Rye won too. They arw so different from the idols
Who turned into actress these days...they are actually really good.

jessy said...

But oh yeon seo gained her acting recognition not just after Jang bori but her high rating drama Shine or Go Crazy with Jang hyuk made her receive lots of praises

swinter101 said...

She is after Coffe Prince none of her dramas have done good. Also her acting is still getting questioned, but she is strong internationally

Lynna said...

I personally think she has the look and the potential to be as successful as the other three if she is given the chance. She has been working hard as supporting characters all these years....

Louisesaji said...

"In JBR she was overshadowed by Lee Yoo Ri, and in Shine she was again competed for attention with Honey Lee. " "She is not bad, but also not really good yet. I'm in the fence for her."

That is some of the netizens comments for OYS in this article alone. You can read & find it. I personally think she has potentials, she's my 2nd fav after HJE. She's kinda similar with HJE too in progressing her career, always take diverse roles-genres and diligent, never rest long between dramas. So I also hope she can be as acknowledged as HJE later.

smileyhoney said...

Yoo Eun Hye is one succesaful example too.
It's too bas that she kept choosing the wrong scripts and ended up stalling her career. I wish she would catch up again.

Hwang jung eum is really good in Secret and Highkick Through the Roof but KMHM didn't make me love her because of her overdone ps and annoying voice.

I always think Seo Hyun jin is underrated. She is gorgeous and has solid acting skill. Too bad that they cancel TTM season 2 and 3. It was one of my fave drama from her.

Oh yeon seo acting is solid from the time she acted as The bitchy Malsook too bad that the stupid WGM careee made hee career stalled but i'm glad that she is def hit big with JBR and SOGC. Def will anticipate more from her.

surfinthesasslife said...

Most of these idol turned actresses I've first seen thru dramas so it's not easily judged like the new idol-actress these days. But those listed above are good actresses.

smileyhoney said...

Eric is amazing...

FeLiCiTaGeO said...

I wish for a new drama soon with HJE. Miss her already even it's just 3 months after KMHM!

Lily said...

if you're looking at her popularity 8 years after her last hit drama then obviously she looks like a B+ lister now.

But I don't know how you can say she was never a true top star in Korea, she was one of the most in demand for acting projects and CFs for years after Coffee Prince, things she endorsed or wore used to sell out if seen on her (the pink lipstick trend in kdramas was started by her) and she had a big fanbase.

People call idol actors a top star for a lot less success (and a lot less talent) than what YEH achieved, tbh.

shopslove said...

But honey lee acting was so bad in that one though. I'm not into saeguk but i read lots of articles about her acting praise

shopslove said...

I don't think her acting is questionable but she really has bad choices. I still don't undestand why she chose
that movie with Park Shi Hoo.
Don't know what her agency is doing... So stupid when she def has the it factor to be a top actress

greenmochi said...

I absolutely adore these actresses. I'm not familiar with Park Soo Jin but it's unfair to discredit her just because she is marrying Bae yong joon.

vaseline said...

bleaching her skin + getting a boob job did wonders for hwang jung eum
(check out her idol days and love letter variety show to see how she was back then. park soo jin and ayumi still looks the same and were the prettiest and hje was super bitter about it. esp towards ayumi)

__soosee said...

Jeon Hyebin too!! she's amazing~

Diana Sone said...

they are all pretty since Sugar ... HJE too...
though Park Soo Jin looks the most similar ( no significant change ) since then..

SoneJack said...

Hwang Jung Eum is the best imo.

SUPERMANisDead said...

at least eun Jiwon still consistent with singing. But the worst with Moon Heejun, he is just mediocore entertainer right now. in variety or talkshow only boasting about his popularity when he was in HOT. kinda sad though

SUPERMANisDead said...

that's why some people just demanding her to be on RunningMan. is it because her popularity not that good anymore? they were asking her to be guest because it can help her career raise up once again

me, exo and our galaxy said...

agree.

smilingpiggy said...

I love all the three actresses but if i have to choose.. I'm looking forward to Oh Yeon Seo the most.

OliviaBlack said...

I'm not sure why people still question Oh Yeon Seo's talent. Beginning in 2012 she won the KDrama Award and KBS Award for Best New Actress For "Unexpected You. A few days later at the end of 2012, she picked up MBC's New Actress Award for a different drama "OJRIC" (she was lead actress). Ratings were high in both, even the high 40's for "UY". In 2014 she won both the K'drama and MBC "Most Excellent Actress Awards for "Jang BoRI" ..lead Actress w/ ratings over 40%.(Kim Soo Hyun Won the 2014 KDrama Most Excellent Actor Award for "He Came From Another Planet") In her last drama "Shine or Go Crazy", she received raves, peeps just hated the ending. She immerses herself in every character and transforms the role.

AurorasEls said...

I think Oh Yeon Seo is a beautifully brilliant actress. Far better then most Korean actresses that keep getting roles they shouldn't.

swinter101 said...

Actually the movie it's a good choice in China but not Korea. She chooses bad Kdrama playing the same female character that cries in every ep. I wish she would have someone else pick her dramas for her

smilingpiggy said...

My favourite actress and she is super stunning.

pinkcherry said...

Of course my bias is Oh Yeon Seo. The lovely actress... Been stanning her so hard after watching her in Shine or Go Crazy.
I love Hwang Jung Eum in KMHM too. Adorable..

girl said...

Park Soo Jin did great in Gumiho and she's a good actress, I have no idea why people are hating on her acting.

girl said...

Oh Yeon Seo, Hwang Jung Eum, and Yoo Eun Hye are my favorites. <3

Jenny said...

Kim Dongwan too

Jenny said...

"But all of them are not so successful."

hmm considering the fact that they (Eric & Dongwan) are less present than the other actors, because they have also a different career , and so they have fewer projects to their assets, I think they are successful.

I love Yoon Eun Hye but apart Goong and Coffee Prince, she is kinda known for not being a so good actress ^^" , though she still hyper popular ^_^

Hwang Jung Eum is really popular and the public other than her fans ^_^ admits her talent

h8her said...

jang hyuk, kim kang woo too

Pearl Doll said...

I remember Park Soojin appearing in Boys Over Flowers.

Pearl Doll said...

True..Bae Young Joon looks intimidating. He's like the kind of boyfriend/husband whose bossy or the one who wants their girl to obey everything they says