Park Seo Joon Lead the Industry Insider Casting Number 1 Choice of Male Lead, Followed by Gong Yoo and then Hyun Bin

The competition to be the most sought after K-actor in casting calls is intense and this week K-ent industry insiders shared their view in an article on which actors are currently the most coveted among industry casting agents. Casting agents and production directors were asked which actor in 2021 currently is their #1 choice when it comes time to cast a project. Six votes went to Park Seo Joon in first place, followed by Gong Yoo with 5 votes, and then Hyun Bin got 4 votes. Rounding out the top 5 are Kim Soo Hyun and Kang Ha Neul who each got 3 votes each. So this group of 5 clearly dominates what industry folks with casting decision authority would like to land and that aligns with knowing how popular and/or critically acclaimed each is with not just hit dramas and movies but also winning as well as getting nominations for Best Actor awards in recent years. Other K-actors who got 1 vote including Song Joong Ki, Joo Ji Hoon, Ji Chang Wook, Jung Woo Sung, Jo Seung Woo, Park Jung Min, Jung Kyung Ho, Ryu Jun Yeol, Jang Ki Yong, and Song Kang.

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Industry Insider Post on Hyun Bin Clearing His Schedule in 2022 as Further Confirmation that He and Son Ye Jin are Planning to Get Married Next Year

I don’t think anyone would be surprised to hear that maybe top stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin are heading towards marriage. They have been dating since finishing Crash Landing on You, though fans of either may believe their … Continue reading

Park Seo Joon Tops the Actor/Actress Group in the 2021 Forbes Power Celebrity List for South Korea

The Forbes 2021 ranking of Power Celebrity is out for South Korean entertainment and it includes not just actors and actresses but all celebrities including sports stars and MCs. This remains more a snapshot of who had popular/breakout/buzzyworthy projects in … Continue reading

Hyun Bin, Kim Hee Ae, and Kim Seo Hyung Among the Next Release Batch in the Korean Actors 200 List

The release continues for the K-actor 200 list, the 5th release with the second half of the compilation left to come. It’s always interesting to see the cool collection in each release and this one has plenty of diversity and … Continue reading

China’s K-ent Ban May be Lifting as Song Joong Ki and Hyun Bin Movies in Talks for Premiere But Jade Lover with Lee Jong Seok Delayed Until 2030 Due to Zheng Shuang Blacklist

The defrosting appears to have begun with China and South Korean tension that led to basically the soft ban on K-dramas airing on TV and movies in theaters in the Mainland. C-ent is reporting that Song Joong Ki and Kim … Continue reading

Hyun Bin, Yoona, and Yoo Hae Jin Reunite for K-movie Confidential Assignment 2 Along with Daniel Henney and Jin Seon Kyu

So much has changed in 4 years since the original movie came out in 2017 not least of which lead actor Hyun Bin has played yet another North Korean officer since then ha! The movie Confidential Assignment was a box … Continue reading