Competition is fierce to create better content. And above all else, a battle over the cast is the most competitive in the industry. YTN Star asked 14 drama production companies about the actresses they’re keeping an eye on. (Monster Union, Bon Factory, Big Ocean ENM, Samhwa Networks, CELLTRION Entertainment, Studio & New, Studio S, Ace Factory, Jidam, GTist, Hunus Entertainment, HB Entertainment, JTBC Studio, Ascendio)
Song Hye Kyo (3 votes)
Song Hye Kyo is one of the actors loved by men and women of all ages. Starting with her sitcom Soonpoong Clinic, many of her works like Autumn Tale, Hotelier, All In, and Full House are still loved very much. Then in 2016, she made her comeback with Descendants of the Sun and showed off her mature charms. Her innocent yet glamorous looks only enrich her acting skills. Multiple insiders shared, “If Song Hye Kyo appears, people will watch that show.” In the latter half of this year, Song will return with the SBS series Now, We Are Breaking Up. Jang Ki Yong, who has been on the rise, was chosen as her partner this time, following Park Bo Gum in Encounter.
Gong Hyo Jin (5 votes)
Gong Hyo Jin has already been an actress for 20 years. During that time, she had participated in many works, and most of them were greatly loved by the public. A student, a teacher, a chef, a celebrity, a psychic, a doctor, a weather girl, and a single mom – she has created all these characters with her own color. And with Pasta and The Greatest Love, she won the nickname “Gongvely.” In 2019, she won the grand prize at the KBS Drama Awards with When the Camellia Blooms. The actress is often praised for her “realistic acting.” Her acting is comfortable and easy to relate to. Perhaps that’s why she’s always so loved.
Kim Tae Ri (6 votes)
Kim Tae Ti perfectly imprinted her image on everyone with the 2016 movie The Handmaiden. In particular, her plain-looking yet unique face stood out. Since the success of The Handmaiden, her career has been on the constant rise. From 1987: When The Day Comes and Little Forest to Mr. Sunshine, every work she chose became a hit. Space Sweepers, released this year as a Netflix original film, once again proved Kim’s versatile charm. Also, her easygoing and candid charm, often seen in interviews with entertainment information shows, is eye-catching. And yes, the producers must feel the same way. This must be the reason why she’s ranked 1st.
Other attractive actresses selected by the production company:
Jun Ji Hyun, Son Ye Jin, IU, Jeon Yeo Been, Park Shin Hye (2 votes)
Han Hyo Joo, Lee Ha Nee, Suzy, Kim Yoo Jung, Park Bo Young, Han So Hee, Shin Min Ah (1 vote)
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