There are always those actors that just make you go “ugh” whenever they get cast. However, there are occasions when casting/director fate, acting coaches, or just luck, intercede and they suddenly become better. Here are those actors who changed our minds.
DAY 2 – Actor(s) that proved you wrong in their acting abilities
Jennie: This one is tough. I usually like who I like. I will say that I had never heard of Ji Chang Wook before Healer, and now I think he’s the best ever. So I guess there’s that.
Drama Geek: This would have to be L. (Kim Myung Soo). I thought his acting was passable in Shut Up Flower Boy Band and Cunning Single Lady but was still very stilted and cardboard. Little did I know that when I watched My Lovely Girl I’d actually fast forward Rain’s scenes to watch L. He still has a long way to go with his acting, but I feel like he proved he has potential to continue to grow.
Kmuse: Nam Gung Min is that actor for me. Two years ago if you had told me I would actually love one of his dramas, I would have thought you were crazy. I went from apathetic to total loathing his various characters up until 2015 when he accepted the bad guy role in Girl Who Sees Smells. He followed that with an even better performance of psycho chaebol in Remember: War of the Sons and now in Beautiful Gong Shim, I have forgotten why I didn’t like him. I guess I just needed him to wipe the smirky 2nd lead actor slate clean with some evil roles.
Which actor has really improved over time? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and be sure to check out all of our 30 Days of Asian Drama Challenge posts for more great questions and answers.
See you tomorrow,