Of all the three current IT grown up Korean child actresses, only Kim Yoo Jung has been well known for one specialty whereas the other two Kim Sae Ron and Kim So Hyun haven’t built up any niche in any particular category. It’s the ten year anniversary of Kim Yoo Jung’s storied drama sageuk child actress career, spanning from Iljimae to Painter of the Wind all the way through recent year’s Secret Door and upcoming Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.
She was soooooo cherubic and cute when she first started out but could turn the intensity on like a dime, and in The Moon Embraces the Sun she out-acted her adult counterpart by leaps and bounds, emphasized when the two actresses shared a scene later on in the drama. It’s hard enough to be a child actor but to shine in the harder to act medium of sageuks makes Kim Yoo Jung that much more appreciated for her innate and unbridled talent. Check out her sageuk growth revolution below from wee thing to striking teenager.