The debut date of an idol is not always the first date they enter Korean entertainment. Some Kpop idols had started their career in Korean entertainment way before debuting with their Kpop groups. For example, these Kpop idols who starred in Kdramas before debuting as idols.
Here are some Kpop idols who had starred in dramas before debuting in music
Before debuting with SF9, Chani has made a television appearance. He starred in Kdrama ‘The Innocent Man’ as Song Joong Ki’s younger self, Kang Ma Ru. Besides, Chani’s acting skill was also shown in ‘To the Beautiful You’ and ‘The Great Queen Seondeok.’
FTISLAND Lee Hong Ki
One of Kpop idols who outstandingly starred in Kdramas at a young age is Lee Hong Ki. He played in ‘Magic Kid Masuri’ as Masuri’s friend, Kim Ji Hoon when he was 12. Two years later, Hong Ki starred in ‘There’s a Light at the Tip of My Fingernails’ as Han Joo Min. But, he didn’t stop there and kept making an appearance in several Kdramas before debuting as a Kpop idol with FTISLAND.
Chanwoo’s acting experience is no kidding. Chanwoo starred in the two most famous Kdramas ‘Boys Over Flowers‘ and ‘Heirs’ as Lee Min Ho’s younger self. The appearance of Chanwoo in ‘Boys Over Flowers’ and ‘Heirs’ made his way smoother. Moreover, his acting skill has also been proven when Chanwoo starred in the historical Kdrama ‘The Great King, Sejong,’ as a younger version of Grand Prince Yangnyeong.
Before debuting with KARA, Gyuri was a child actress. Her first Kdrama was ‘Today is a Nice Day,’ and she played Soo Mi. Her gorgeous appearance also captivated many eyes with her role as the teenage version of Kim Jung Eun in ‘Ladies of the Palace.’ Gyuri is one of Kpop idols who starred in Kdramas before debuting with her group, and proves that she is a successful actress.
One of Kpop idols who starred in Kdrama before debuting with their group is ASTRO Moonbin. He played as the young version of So Yu Jung (Kim Bum) in ‘Boys Over Flowers.’ His first-ever role has brought him a significant impact on his career as a Korean star.
MOONBIN WAS IN BOYS OVER FLOWERS EXCUSE ME pic.twitter.com/DQtVTYl4E1— milky (hiatus) (@milkkleaf) May 22, 2020
What do you think of the acting skills of these Kpop idols as kids?
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