THEN & NOW: 16 Photos of Korean stars in their first K-drama role versus now
Have you ever wondered what your favorite actor's first role was? Are you interested in seeing how much famous K-drama stars have changed over the years? Check out this article to see how different (or not different) your favorite stars are from their first K-drama role to now! From Rain to Park Shin Hye, you will be amazed at how these celebrities have changed!
Scroll through to see how much these 16 celebrities have grown!
One of Rain's first real K-drama's was 2003's Sangdoo Let's Go To School alongside Gong Hyo Jin. Can you believe how young he looks? He has certainly accomplished a lot since those days, starring in super popular dramas such as Full House, A Love to Kill, and My Lovable Girl. You can catch Rain in his upcoming drama Come Back, Mister here on DramaFever tomorrow!
2. Han Ye Seul
3. Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho shot to fame when he played Gu Jun Pyo in the mega-hit Boys Over Flowers, but his first role was as a student in the 2003 drama Sharp. Yes, that young man on the right is, in fact, Lee Min Ho!
4. Kim Soo Hyun
Kim Soo Hyun first appeared on the K-drama scene in the 2007 sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile. The young fresh faced Kim Soo Hyun skyrocketed to fame only a few years later and is now one of the highest paid and most in-demand actors in Korea!
Can you believe that adorable little school girl is Park Shin Hye? She has certainly matured a lot since her supporting role in Stairway to Heaven, most recently starring opposite Lee Jong Suk in Pinocchio. We can't wait to see what Park Shin Hye does next!
6. Kim Woo Bin
Your eyes are not deceiving you, that red headed lad is in fact the handsome Kim Woo Bin! The still is from his first K-drama appearance in the drama special White Christmas. The former model has since made a name for himself in School 2013, Heirs, and the highly anticipated Uncontrollably Fond!
7. Song Jae Rim
Song Jae Rim began his career with a small part in the epic drama Daemul but soon moved on to more popular roles in Flower Boy Ramen Shop and Moon that Embraces the Sun. He just celebrated his 31st birthday and is set to appear in the upcoming thriller drama Goodbye, Mr. Black.
Ji Chang Wook's first drama role was in the KBS2 drama You Stole My Heart, but the still above is from his role as Song Mi Poong in My Too Perfect Sons. He certainly has changed a lot! Good think he no longer has that terrible hair cut...
9. Ha Ji Won
Ha Ji Won's first big drama role was in the 2000 drama School 2. The K-drama star then had a string of successful dramas including What Happened in Bali, Secret Garden, and Empress Ki. She most recently starred in the The Time that I Loved You, 7000 Days, the 2015 remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You.
10. Lee Jong Suk
Little Lee Jong Suk is so adorable! The number of successful dramas Lee Jong Suk has been involved with is astonishing. From Prosecutor Princess and Secret Garden to I Hear Your Voice and Pinocchio, he has definitely made a name for himself as one of the most talented K-drama actors around!
Uee has had a blossoming career since 2009 with one hit role after another! She made her debut in the period drama Queen Seonduk and then quickly landed a role in You're Beautiful! Most recently she starred in Fool's Love and High Society and made a cameo in She Was Pretty. Uee is definitely one of Dramaland's most beloved actresses!
12. Shin Min Ah
13. So Ji Sub
Can you believe that is So Ji Sub above?! I can't! So Ji Sub's first drama role was back in 1996 for the drama Three Guys and Three Girls. The Oh My Venus hunk certainly has changed a lot!
Siwon's transformation from the 2005 drama Eighteen, Twenty-Nine to his most recent role in She Was Pretty is quite amazing! The Super Junior idol is currently serving his military service.
15. Gong Hyo Jin
Gong Hyo Jin has had a very long and successful career! The photo above is from one of her first dramas, Ruler of Your Own World. Most recently she costarred with Kim Soo Hyun and IU in the super popular drama Producer.
16. Park Bo Young
Before she starred in the hit drama Oh My Ghostess, Park Bo Young was only 16 when she had a role as school girl Cha Ah Rang in the 2006 drama Campus Secret. And can you believe that she costarred with a very young looking Lee Min Ho? Check out the bonus photo below!
Which star do you think has made the biggest transformation? Which star looks the same? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
KD Bonbon loves dogs and enjoys listening to K-pop and watching Korean dramas in her spare time. Whenever she’s not working her 9-5 corporate job, she’s writing for DramaFever News. Follow KD Bonbon on Twitter and read her latest article here!