IVE‘s Jang Wonyoung is truly the “4th gen it girl“! According to Korean media reports, she’s currently the first on the list of highly anticipated future acting idols.
Although Jang Wonyoung has no acting experience, she’s already been eyed by multiple writers and directors. It was reported that many K-Drama scripts have already been sent to her. In fact, many writers create characters with her in mind! The role of a young or luxurious princess-type character would suit her perfectly.
Jang Wonyoung would suit a younger character or one with a luxurious princess image. Although she has no experience, if her image matches [the character], she’ll be able to pull it off without a hitch. A portion of writers also creates their characters with Jang Wonyoung in their minds when they first write their scripts. So it’s no surprise that they’d offer their scripts to her first.
— Industry Insider
Her star power and issue-making recognition are enough for writers to want to cast her as part of their shows. It’s not an exaggeration to claim that Jang Wonyoung is leading the trends for those in their teens. Korean media reports that many production teams have been requesting Wonyoung to accept their offers for acting.
A K-Drama production staff even compared her star power and potential with AOA‘s Seolhyun. Wonyoung took over as the spokesperson of SK Telecom, a role Seolhyun once held as she shot to stardom.
Sadly, it won’t be easy for fans to see Wonyoung on the silver screen soon. According to industry insiders, Wonyoung is too busy with group promotions as the COVID-19 pandemic slowly draws to a close worldwide and restrictions open up. Even so, K-Drama producers and writers still hold Wonyoung close to their hearts as the number one idol they want to cast!