Korean actors who become famous due to supporting roles
It would appear that these performers find the most success when playing supporting roles.
Many of the characters in Korean dramas serve many functions. Some performers, in particular, rise to prominence in supporting parts despite receiving little to no recognition in leading roles.
Kim Min Kyu
Kim Min Kyu has been in the entertainment industry for nine years and has played a wide variety of roles, both prominent and supporting. Kim Min Kyu tried his hand at playing the male lead in Queen: Love and War once, but he wasn’t very successful. However, the actor’s popularity skyrocketed after he appeared in minor parts in the films Snowdrop, Backstreet Rookie, and A Business Proposal.
Lee Soo Hyuk
Lee Soo Hyuk has been an actor for a long time, however, he has played more supporting parts than main roles in his film career. Lee Soo Hyuk’s memorable supporting parts in dramas like Tomorrow, Sholar Who Walks The Night, and Doom At Your Service have made a greater effect on viewers than his lead roles.
Woo Do Hwan
Once, Woo Do Hwan played the lead in a drama called The Great Seducer, which had an all-star ensemble but ultimately failed at the box office and was mired in controversy. A lot of people know him from his supporting parts in TV shows like Save Me and The King: Eternal Monarch.
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Wi Ha Joon
Wi Ha Joon’s debut performance as a supporting character in Netflix’s international smash hit Squid Game is without a doubt his most notable part to date. Before Squid Game, he became well-known for his notable supporting performances in films like Romance Is a Bonus Book and 18 Again. However, when he was cast as the lead in the drama Bad And Crazy, the show failed to attract audiences.
Yoo In Na
Yoo In Na is more known for her charismatic supporting parts in dramas like Goblin and Snowdrop than she is for any of her starring roles. Yoo In Na, while receiving less screen time than the show’s major protagonists, manages to steal every scene she’s in with her stunning looks and impressive performance.