Having a cast line up of big name actors and actresses can be extremely important for K-Dramas, as these stars could actually move a large number of fans to watch the show. Therefore, K-Drama producers and casting directors keep their eyes glued on the hottest stars of the time — working closely with agencies to pick the right faces for the right roles. As of 2020, here are the top 5 actresses who have the highest casting priority among directors who have upcoming K-Drama productions!
5. Park Min Young
Actress Park Min Young is currently starring in a new K-Drama When the Weather Is Fine, with actor Seo Kang Joon. Her rightfully earned nickname of “Rom-Com Queen” only proves why casting directors want her name in the line up. With her talent and visual, she’s definitely a guarantee for boosting those viewer ratings!
Vocalist-and-actress IU has risen to be one of the hottest female leads in the industry as of now — thanks to her most persuasive portrayal of the character Jang Man Wol in her recent work Hotel Del Luna. Over the years and with each series she took on, her acting has developed and peaked. Now, K-Drama producers agree, she has the power to drive any series to its success.
3. Son Ye Jin
Considering that actress Son Ye Jin‘s most recent K-Drama Crash Landing On You received international love and rewrote tvN’s history, it is obvious why directors are bent on casting her for their upcoming works. As of March 2020, she does not have anything scheduled to premiere soon — so fans and producers are paying 200% attention to where she will go next in her career!
2. Gong Hyo Jin
Actress Gong Hyo Jin, with her most recent hit K-Drama When the Camellia Blooms having been a viral sensation after each episode, is rightfully the second “most wanted” on K-Drama producers’ “To Cast” list. Gong Hyo Jin also does not have anything scheduled to premiere in 2020. So it looks like the casting competition will be fierce for this talented queen!
1. Jun Ji Hyun
Finally, the hottest actress on all K-Drama casting directors’ “Most Wanted” list is actress Jun Ji Hyun. Considering how even the most brief cameo on Kingdom 2 can shoot up the viewer anticipation, K-Drama producers are simply unable to resist Jun Ji Hyun’s charms. She is set to return to the screen soon, in a brand new K-Drama scheduled to premiere in 2021. Fans can’t wait to be blessed with her gorgeousness.