No one had heard of him until a few years ago. Today, however, Han So-hee is one of South Korea’s leading actresses.
The 28-year-old actor is everywhere from popular K-dramas like My Name and The World of the Married to BTS’s new music video for Jungkook.
Recently, she reunited with K-pop idol and actor Cha Eun-woo for a promotional video for a luxury fashion brand and sent the internet into a meltdown.
The video, which shows the couple taking selfies, lighting fireworks, and wandering through the woods, became the gossip of the town after fans asked them to act together in a K-drama.
The duo’s previous collaboration was for a webtoon teaser video called ‘The Villainess is a Marionette’, in which Han So-hee and Cha Eun-woo play the lead characters Princess Kayena and Duke Kidreck.
More recently, So-hee was featured in the music video everyone is playing these days – Jungkook’s solo debut ‘Seven’.
So what’s behind Han So-hee’s sudden ascent to freedom? And who is the debuting star of this K-drama?
According to multiple South Korean entertainment sites, So-hee worked part-time in restaurants, bars, and cosmetics stores before entering the Korean entertainment world and gaining fame.
Born in Ulsan, So-hee moved to Seoul with her grandmother when she was a third year student at Ulsan Art High School. She started working part-time jobs there to earn a living.
In 2016, after modeling for a short time, she made her music video for Shinee’s “Tell me ne to Do”. She made her acting debut with a small role in the 2017 romantic drama ‘Reunited Worlds’.
From there, things started to improve for So-hee. That same year, she landed her first role as one of the main cast members in ‘Money Flower’, a business drama that tells the story of people who are driven by the illusion that they can control money, but that they are the ones who rule. by greed.
He acted in many hit series such as 100 Days My Prince, After the Rain and Abyss.
The actor also appeared in the music video for South Korean singer Roy Kim’s song ‘The Hardest Part’.
Her debut role came when she starred in South Korea’s hit movie The World of the Married in 2020. The show became the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history.
After his success, he started to take leading roles in new series. She played the lead female role in the 2021 K-drama Still alongside Song Kang.
So-hee played Yoo Na-bi, a college student majoring in the arts and the only main cast member who didn’t need to take an art class before filming. Some of his drawings are even included in the series.
He co-starred with Park Hyung-sik in Soundtrack #1 and later appeared in the Netflix original crime-action drama My Name.
In the show, she plays a young woman who joins a gang and then infiltrates the police to avenge her father. My Name had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in 2021.
On March 23, 2022, managed by 9ato Entertainment, the star was named Balenciaga’s First Global Ambassador for South Korea. He was also ranked 28th on Forbes’ 2022 Korean Power Celebrities list.
In a 2022 interview with Allure, an American women’s magazine, the actress commented on her rise to fame.
“Not because I have a goal, but after chasing pleasant things that I love, I’m 29 now. [Korean age]. It’s a sudden thing to have people like me, so I feel a lot of pressure and I just can’t get excited because I have to do something to live it.”
Han So-hee also revealed that contrary to popular belief, she did not receive an extraordinary number of casting offers.
“Honestly, I don’t think I have the face to play any role, even if there are projects that fit my look. Going beyond that is also homework for me. Now, thank goodness, I am getting projects that are suitable for me.”
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