There’s a saying that kids grow like weeds, not as a negative connotation but a simile for how they sprout so quickly. It’s been a pleasure watching yet another round of this occur before our eyes as three very talented Korean actress child actresses have been vetted as nearly all grown up. The three Kims, so to speak, have dominated the child actress acting category for K-dramas and movies for nearly the last decade. There have been some competition here and there but for the most part they are the go to choices for child roles. This year marks all three as over 16 years of age in Korean years, with the youngest Kim Sae Ron born in 2000 while the year older Kim Yoo Jung and Kim So Hyun both ’99ers. K-ent is wondering which new child actresses will take their place, and how these three lovely talented ladies will blossom once they fully transition into adult roles.
It’s crazy how fast kids grow because the top picture is from two years ago and the bottom from this year, and in two years these ladies got all the curves in all the right places and piled on the sophisticated aura. I’d love to see kids grow at their own pace, but then entertainment industry kids are preternaturally mature and wiser beyond their years, so it’s not always a bad thing they are so composed. Of the three, I think Kim Sae Ron has the edge with her Chungmuro cred thanks to starting out in movies, but the other two owned K-dramas and that’s nothing to blink about. I love all three equally and can’t wait to see what the next phase of their acting career produces.