Seeing this new pictorial with Kim Go Eun confirms why she has been so polarizing for K-drama viewers in her decade long television foray. She is a great actress in ability but she’s not a seamless chameleon who can play any role well. My favorite is when she’s got edges, is sharp, and definitely not asked to do cute unless it’s awkward cute. Her natural state is like this April 2022 edition of Harper’s Bazaar, sleek and simply elegant but isn’t trying to win people over with charm. She just “is” and I love that about her, so I’m super excited for the upcoming season 2 of Yumi’s Cells because that role has all the complexity and growth that she’s perfect for without being overly syrupy.