I’m going to have to commend InStyle Korea for having good taste and plenty of insightful predictive ability. Back in December 2014, the magazine did a spread on four rising acting talent to watch in 2015, and now five months into 2015 the magazine appears to have hit the nail on the head. InStyle Korea featured Yoon Kyun Sang from Pinocchio, Nam Ji Hyun from What’s with the Family, Park Bo Geum from Tomorrow’s Cantabile, and Nam Joo Hyuk from Surplus Princess. Some could argue Nam Ji Hyun made it already but that was as an established child actor whereas WWTF was her first adult role and confirms she’s ready for the big stage.
My love for Yoon Kyun Sang is no secret and this month alone he’s signed on for two big dramas in The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days and Six Dragons Flying. Park Bo Geum is da bomb even in bomb dramas like Tomorrow’s Cantabile, he will be the male lead of Answer Me 1988, has a movie this year in Coin Locker Girl, and is the new co-host of high profile Music Bank. Lastly, Nam Joo Hyuk was forgettable for me in SP but in his first leading man role has been getting solid reviews in Who Are You: School 2015. He’s the weakest acting link in this group of four but has two things going for him, great chemistry with his leading ladies and a warm natural presence in front of the camera. Check out this retrospective spread.