The world of Korean dramas has been in a total frenzy after the appearance of a female Joseon King in “The King’s Affection” (Yeonmo). Never once sageuk dramas have EVER been this interesting! It is the first time a cross-dressing character applied in the Joseon royal family. And the King himself, for that matter. Still, this unique concept behind “The King’s Affection” (Yeonmo) will never be successful without the brilliant acting skills of the leading actress, Park Eun Bin, who’s hidden shocking fun facts you’ve NEVER expected before!
10 Shocking Fun Facts of “The King’s Affection” (Yeonmo) Actress Park Eun Bin You’ve NEVER Expected
Biodata and Information
- Name: Park Eun Bin (박은빈)
- Birth date: September 4, 1992
- Birth place: Jamsil-dong, Songpa District, Seoul, South Korea
- Blood Type: A
Park Eun Bin’s Early Career
First Debut in 1996 at 4 Years Old
Many Kdrama fans recognize Kim Yoo Jung as one of Korea’s prominent child actresses who debuted at a very young age. However, only a few people know that “The King’s Affection” (Yeonmo) actress Park Eun Bin also debuted when she was 4 years old (5 y.o in Korean age) as a model for children’s apparel.
The MYSTERY of Park Eun Bin’s First Acting Career
Park Eun Bin’s early acting career remains a huge mystery up until today. Initially, the “Yeonmo” actress mentioned that her acting debut was when she starred in an SBS drama named “White Nights 3.98” as a child actress in 1998. However, several media and drama sites mentioned that before “White Nights 3”, Park Eun Bin had also made several appearances as support roles in several other dramas, including “I Only Know Love”, “Soonpoong Clinic”, and “Love and Breakup”.
There is not yet any explanation from the actress herself, though. That is why due to her immense projects, Park Eun Bin’s first acting career remains a mystery.
Growing Up in the Korean Filming Industry
Park Eun Bin’s Patiently Climbing Up Her Acting Career
Since her first mysterious acting debut, Park Eun Bin has been starring in plentiful of Korean dramas. Just like other child actresses, she mostly starred as the younger versions of the lead roles. Her rising path in the Korean drama industry is filled with patience and extraordinary experiences, especially with A LOT of prominent Korean actors and actresses.
In 2001, Park Eun Bin starred as Song Hye Kyo’s younger version of “Guardian Angel” drama female lead. Then, in 2002 she joined the “Glass Slippers” drama with So Ji Sub. She’s also the younger version of Kim Ha Neul’s role in “Stained Glass” (2004), and she played Yoo Seung Ho’s character’s wife in Queen Seon Deok (2009).
First Debut as the Lead Role
Furthermore, Park Eun Bin’s career journey has always been challenging since her first debut. After making appearances in over 25 Korean dramas and movies, the brilliant actress finally landed her first lead role as the main character in “Operation Proposal” (2012).
“Operation Proposal” is the Korean version of Japanese dorama, “Proposal Daisakusen” (2007), played by Yamashita Tomohisa. In this drama, Park Eun Bin played the female lead alongside actor Yoo Seung Ho. Indeed, the drama marked the second time they both played as a major couple, and many—MANY—times they appeared together. That is why their amazing chemistry triggered a dating rumor between Park Eun Bin and Yoo Seung Ho.
Rising to the TOP List of Korean Actresses
After successfully completing her first lead role in “Operation Proposal”, Park Eun Bin’s reputation kept rising higher to the top list of prominent Korean actresses. Her role in “Hello, My Twenties!”, also known as “Age of Youth,” for two seasons as Song Ji Won was exceptionally special for her because she had to act the complete opposite of her real self.
“When I was acting, she was such an opposite character [to me] that I was awkward at the beginning, wondering why she was like that. However, after two years and two seasons, we became much closer and more comfortable.”Park Eun Bin about her role, Song Ji Won.
Then, Park Eun Bin once again charmed everyone with her elegance and musical skills in “Do You Like Brahms?” with her co-lead Kim Min Jae.
Park Eun Bin STUNNING Duality in “The King’s Affection” (Yeonmo)
Yes, we may have seen Park Eun Bin’s incredible acting skills during these over 25 years with more than 45 projects. Still, she has once again managed to shock Kdrama fans with her jaw-dropping duality as the twins Crown Prince Lee Hwi and Yeon Seon in “The King’s Affection”.
In fact, “The King’s Affection” director Song Hyun Wook clearly stated that he was grateful to have found Park Eun Bin for this role.
“Since ‘The King’s Affection’ is based on a manhwa, I expected the casting to be tricky since the beginning. After all, we truly required a lead actress who could make the main role’s part believable. That is why when I met Park Eun Bin, I got a burst of confidence. I immediately knew she was the one. Therefore, I’m grateful to her for being prepared.”director Song Hyun Wook.
The Personal Life and Fun Facts of Actress Park Eun Bin
Graduated from Psychology and Media Communication at Sogang University
Regarding Park Eun Bin’s personal life and characteristics, there are countless amazing fun facts you definitely CANNOT miss. Firstly, she was one of a few Korean actresses who graduated with a non-acting major. In fact, she graduated from Psychology and Media Communication at Sogang University.
She Has NEVER Taken any Hiatus Period Since Debut
What’s more astonishing about Park Eun Bin is how much she has devoted herself to acting. Truth be told, she has NEVER taken any hiatus since her debut, even during her school year. That is why she considered it one of her toughest moments as an actress.
“When I was in school, there were things I needed to do for school. Doing both [school and acting] was hard, and I didn’t have time for other things. I didn’t get to go to places, and I didn’t get to do anything exciting. Those things were tough.”Park Eun Bin.
Park Eun Bin Rarely Appears on Variety Shows
Due to her immensely hectic schedule and projects, Park Eun Bin remains one of few Korean actresses who rarely appear in variety shows. Her very first appearance on a variety show was “Happy Together” in 2018.
However, during her busy activities, she managed to have fun in Korea’s most prominent variety show, “Running Man,” with her “Do You Like Brahms?” co-star, Kim Min Jae.
Despite Being an Introvert, Park Eun Bin is Strong and Full of Spirit
Furthermore, Park Eun Bin’s MBTI personality described her as an introvert. That is why acting as Song Ji Won in “Age of Youth” made her shy at first. However, some of her co-actors apparently stated that Park Eun Bin is tough and full of spirit despite her introverted traits.
“Park Eun Bin looks gentle, but she’s tough in spirit, and she’s a strong person.”Kim Min Jae about Park Eun Bin.
During Embarrassing Moments, What does Park Eun Bin do?
So, what does Park Eun Bin do when she encounters embarrassing moments? Unexpectedly, she will make use of her Song Ji Won character to gain her confidence. This is one of the interesting fun facts hidden by “The King’s Affection” (Yeonmo) actress Park Eun Bin.
“As Park Eun Bin, I have a lot of embarrassing moments. When I’m embarrassed and want to run away, I think that I’m turning on my Song Ji Won mode, and I feel like I’m suddenly gaining confidence.”Park Eun Bin.
Her Dedication to Acting is UNRIVALED
Still, what makes Park Eun Bin an impressive individual is her noble dedication to acting. Her constant perseverance is what makes almost all her dramas trending and famous.
“When I was younger, the person who wanted me to do this work was not my parents, but myself. That’s why I had to do everything I could to succeed.”Park Eun Bin.
For example, when she starred in “Do You Like Brahms?”, Park Eun Bin decided to take over 3 months of violin lessons due to her character being a professional violinist.
Park Eun Bin Plays Piano Really Well
Despite having to take violin lessons for her character, it doesn’t mean that Park Eun Bin doesn’t have a musical aptitude. As a matter of fact, her skill in playing the piano is definitely NOT mediocre.
Her Astonishing Head-to-Head with Kim Yoo Jung in “Secret Door”
Nothing beats the moment when two genius actresses appear head-to-head on the same screen. Thankfully, we had that experience when Park Eun Bin and her hoobae, Kim Yoo Jung, faced each other in “Secret Door”. Their intense acting skills brought the viewers to intense emotions.
She Wanted to Join “The King’s Affection” (Yeonmo) No Matter What
As a professional, there will always be that one thing you really have to do during your career journey. Apparently, “The King’s Affection” (Yeonmo) is that one project Park Eun Bin really wanted to do. That is why she decided to cast everything aside and gave her all to join the drama.
“I was drawn to the idea of a woman sitting on the throne during the Joseon dynasty. ‘A story of a woman in the Joseon era living as the crown prince and becoming king’—this one summary line of the drama’s foundation was so appealing.
Although there will probably be more opportunities for me to act in other historical dramas in the future, I don’t think there’ll be another chance for me to play a king. That’s why I cast everything aside to do ‘The King’s Affection.’”Park Eun Bin.
And with that perfect mix of cold and gentle gaze, we are all grateful that she managed to land the role successfully!
Park Eun Bin: The Actress who Have Yet Unleashed Her Full Ability
Overall, Park Eun Bin may not be the kind of actress who shines radiantly with dazzling lights like other Korean actresses. However, in her intense and complex talents hide an ultimate acting skill that has yet been unleashed. One of Park Eun Bin’s senior actors once recognized this talent, and today we’ve seen just glimpses of them in “The King’s Affection” (Yeonmo), in the ways how she perfected her challenging role as BOTH male and female twins.
“A senior actor told me that personalities like mine could contain so much more and was the force that could result in better acting. Therefore, I gained the belief that I could transform the emotions I couldn’t express into my acting and was able to overcome hardships with this in mind.”Park Eun Bin.
We all truly hope that Park Eun Bin will continue rising in her acting career at the end of the day. That’s because, well, let’s just be honest. If she can handle this role so remarkably, what CAN’T she do?
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