With all the talk over the current crop of child actors, which I’ll place at anyone 16 and younger, former child actor Nam Ji Hyun has officially left that station behind as she fully navigates the landscape of adult roles. She’s such an exquisite and versatile actress, from her boisterous plucky childhood roles as younger versions of famous sageuk leading ladies such as in Queen Seondeok to playing teens that oftentimes outshine the same role adult actresses, I’m so happy to see her transition to standalone roles and performances.
One of the biggest K-drama hits last year was the highly rated What’s With My Family, which had a sprawling cast including Nam Ji Hyun paired up with Park Hyung Sik as the maknae coupling. They were supremely adorable together and the pairing elevated both to new levels of popularity. While Park Hyung Sik is currently starring in High Society, Nam Ji Hyun’s next role will be challenging herself rather than going the popular route – she’s joining Cha Seung Won and Yoo Joon Sang in the upcoming sageuk movie Gosangja: The Great Map of the East. A sageuk movie role and with two exceptionally intense movie leading men? Excellent choice, my girl. Continue reading