The Korean entertainment industry is undeniably part of a fast moving cultural economy whose ever growing catalog promises endless enjoyment for fans both new and old! However, this dynamic aspect of Korean entertainment also means that the next big thing is always on the horizon and the new hot trend doesn't necessary stay hot for long. The same can be said for the fame of actors and actresses that largely follow the ebb and flow of new dramas and movies being released at the time. While this does not mean that our favorite stars don't always have a place in our hearts, don't you wonder which actors and actresses are in the spotlight right now? Well, Korea's Reputation Center has collected over 37 million pieces of data to figure out who the most talked about Korean stars were between the 17th of February and March and the names on the list will surprise you! 

Korean drama actors/actresses

#1  Park Bo Young

Park Bo Young has been the topic of much fan chatter lately and is being linked with the terms "cute" and "strong" Her current drama Strong Woman Do Bong Soon has really captivated Korea and her role as Do Bong Soon seems to have brought her into the spotlight again!

#2 Park Hyung Sik

Park Hyung Sik is currently playing snooty chaebol Ahn Min Hyuk in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon and seems to have successfully captured the hearts of the viewers!

#3 Ji Sung

In his most recent completed drama, The Entertainer, Ji Sung played Shin Suk Ho, CEO of a small agency. The role was clearly memorable as he claimed the spot as the 3rd most talked about Korean drama actor! 

#4 Namgoong Min

If his good looks weren't enough, Namgoong Min's most recent role as Kim Sung Ryong in Good Manager has made Namgoong Min a popular topic for many drama fans.

#5 Nam Sang Mi

Already holding a strong fanbase, Nam Sang Mi's role as the main female lead, Yoon Ha Kyung, in Good Manager has only helped keep her part of the conversation for fans old and new.

Korean Film actors/actresses

#1 Gong Yoo

While Gong Yoo's popularity sky rocketed with his amazing performance in Goblin: The Lonely and Great God, he made his way onto this list for another reason. His most recent action-thriller film, The Age of Shadows, has won him the highest rating among Korea's film actors for the past two consecutive months! 

#2  Lee Byung Hun

Lee Byung Hun is not only known for his Korean films but also his work in Hollywood! Most recently, Lee's portrayal of Kang Jae Hoon in the Korean film Single Rider (released in Feb.) has kept him in the hearts and minds of fans around the world.

#3  Kim Soo Hyun

There is much anticipation for Kim Soo Hyun's upcoming movie Real which is expected to release in Korea and China sometime later this year. While Kim Soo Hyun hasn't participated in a film since his cameo back in Miss Granny back in 2014, many people are excited to see Kim take the lead in his first full movie role since 2013. 

#4  Jo Jin Woong

Jo Jin Woong is known for his many roles, but has been garnering praise for his recent lead role in the film Bluebeard, which was released in Korea on March 1st of this year. 

#5  Jeon Ji Hyun

Jeon Ji Hyun is a name that doesn't require introduction for most! Her last two films, The Berlin File and Assassination (a 2015 South Korean espionage-action film) were big hits and continue to be talked about even now! Assassination is currently the seventh highest grossing movie in Korean film history with over 12.7 million admissions!

Did any of the names catch you by surprise or were you already talking about them yourselves? Let us know why below! 

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Starring Park Bo Young and Kim Ji Soo

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