Following the disbandment of the beloved group IZ*ONE, each member embarked on unique paths, some becoming soloists and others joining new K-Pop groups. One such member, Kim Minju, decided to take a different route and ventured into the world of acting.
Famous for her beauty, this decision didn’t come as a surprise to those who have long praised her for her “actress visuals.”
She signed an exclusive contract with Management SOOP who houses many famous actors such as Gong Yoo and Suzy.
And it didn’t take long for her to assume the role of crown princess in MBC‘s historical K-Drama, The Forbidden Marriage.
However, her decision to act ultimately received mixed reactions, with some netizens believing that she may have made a mistake by forgoing a career as a singer and declining a spot in Source Music girl group LE SSERAFIM.
They felt that she is being hidden from her fans with her career now, so it would have been a wiser decision to stay active as an idol then switch to acting later in her life.
- If she debuted in LE SSERAFIM, she would’ve been included in the Jang-Ka-Sul line and she would’ve made it to the top, so it’s just a shame. She could have always become an actress later in her career… just why…
- It’s true that it’s disappointing that she’s hiding herself in her youngest and prettiest days. Kim Minju still hasn’t made any career-high aside from being an MC of Music Core.
- But I feel like it’s hard for a face like hers to blow up as an actress.
But many others disagreed. They believe that Kim Minju’s decision to pursue acting is a bold move that allows her to explore her passion, challenge herself, and grow as an artist.
Ultimately, they think it is her decision alone to make and others shouldn’t lose sleep over it. “If you’re a fan, you would support her no matter what,” they commented.