KMazing – Kpop idols are one of the major contributors to the emergence of new actresses in the Korean dramas and films industry. In fact, for the sake of pursuing the world of acting, some idols are willing to give up their careers as idols. Here are four of the newest idols turned actress that will certainly be on KDrama this year!
Kwon Na Ra debuted as a member of Hello Venus under Fantagio Music in 2012. She was part of the Hello Venus for 7 years before the group officially disbanded in 2019. After the group disbanded, Kwon Na Ra chose to leave Fantagio Music to focus on being an actress.
On June 7, 2019, she joined the agency A-Man Project. While at the agency, Kwon Na Ra has starred in several dramas, such as Itaewon Class (2020), Royal Secret Agent (2020-2021), and Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (2021).
Yerin made her debut with GFriend under Source Music in 2015. However, on May 18, 2021, all members of GFriend reportedly terminated their contracts with Source Music and announced that the group had disbanded.
After leaving Source Music, Yerin decided to focus on acting. On June 17, 2021, Sublime Artist Agency, through their social media accounts announced, that Yerin has joined their agency as an actress. Sublime Artist Agency is the home of Rain and legendary actor Song Kang Ho.
Yerin is understood to have made her acting debut in the web drama The Witch Shop: Reopen with Yonghee CIX. This web series aired last December.
Seo Ji Soo
Seo Ji Soo debuted with the group Lovelyz under Woolim Entertainment in 2014. However, on November 1, 2021, Seo Ji Soo and the other six members announced that they would be leaving Woolim Entertainment after their contracts expired on November 16, 2021.
Now, Seo Ji Soo is determined to focus on her acting career. On January 4, Mystic Story, through their social media accounts, announced that Seo Ji Soo has officially joined their agency and will be pursuing a career as an actress.
Sowon – Idols Turned Actress
Besides Yerin, a former member of GFriend who is now officially turned into an actress is Kim So Jung (Sowon). On August 2, 2021, IOK Company announced that Sowon has officially joined their agency and will continue her career as an actress under the name Kim So Jung.
IOK Company is an agency of several senior actors and actresses, such as Jo In Sung, Kim Ha Neul, Koo Hye Sun, and Go Hyun Jung.
Kim So Jung is understood to be making her acting debut in the cinema drama Chilling Roommate with iKON’s Chanwoo. The cinema drama will hit theatres in the first half of 2022.
Those are four idols who choose to follow another path in the entertainment industry by switching professions to become actresses. Let’s give the utmost support and look forward to their future acting projects!