I think K-actor Jung Hae In will come to regret how he capped off an incredible acting year of projects and accolades with one final blip on his image. No one stays on top forever, or even for a prolonged period of time as plenty of popular then and now stars have experience once time moved on to next and here. It’s indisputable that Jung Hae In had a drama and movie hit streak for twelve months that is astonishing and more than just good luck as he delivered solid performances in The King’s Case Note, Goblin, While You Were Sleeping, Prison Playbook, all capped off with Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food (Something in the Rain). But his center of the winners picture controversy at the May 2018 Baeksang Art Awards really dampened his meteoric rise but not enough to pull him down to earth (yet). He’s on the cover and pages of W Korea looking slicker than my preference but the style for the magazine’s sleek vibe. If he manages to build on this momentum further I hope he compensates for the impression (whether merited or not) that he’s fame hungry. One can be ambitious without coming off as such especially in front of conscious elders in the industry.