Second lead it is not the main focus in Korean dramas. However, it does not necessarily make them apart from attention. The proof, there are many actors and actresses who are increasingly popular thanks to their appearance as second leadsuch as Kim Seon Ho, Hwang In Yeop, Kang Han Na, etc.
The following is a list of artists who have successfully acted as second lead. Because of their ability, this year, the artists are ready comeback as first lead. Is there anyone? Let’s see the list!
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1. Kang Han Na
Bite Sisters (2021) became the first web drama to hook Kang Han Na as the female lead. The series airs on YouTube Put Your HandsOME for 10 episodes with a duration of approximately 10 minutes per episode.
Previously, the 33-year-old actress often got the role of second lead. Say it in drama Rain or Shine (2017), Familiar Wife (2018), Start-up (2020), and My Roommate is a Gumiho (2021).
This year, Kang Han Na comeback in the historical drama entitled Red Single Heart. The drama became the first feature-length drama to cast Han Na as first lead and paired it with actor Lee Joon.
2. Lee Joon
in drama Bulgarian: Immortal Souls (2021 – 2022), Lee Joon successfully played an antagonist named Ok Eul Tae. He is an immortal being who is thirsty for power and continues to target the female main character, played by Kwon Nara.
In early November 2021, the former MBLAQ member confirmed his appearance as the main character in the drama Red Single Heart. He is ready to transform into the king of Joseon who falls in love with Kang Han Na.
3. Chae Jong Hyeop
Drama fan nevertheless (2021) of course you are already familiar with “Mas Potatoes”. Yes, that is the nickname for Chae Jong Hyeop whose love is one-sided in the drama.
no longer sad boyJong Hyeop is ready to complain chemistry with Park Ju Hyun in drama Going to You at a Speed of 493 km which will air in April. In addition, the actor under YNK Entertainment has also confirmed his appearance on upcoming drama Unlock the Boss.
4. Hwang In Yeop
Hwang In Yeop successfully stole the attention through his role as Han Seo Jun in the drama True Beauty (2020 – 2021). Many viewers are affected second lead syndrome and wants him to unite with Im Ju Kyung (Moon Ga Young) in the drama adaptation webtoon the.
Now, the audience need not worry. Cause this 31 year old actor is coming soon comeback as first lead male drama Why Her and became Seo Hyun Jin’s partner. The drama, which is scheduled to air from June 2022, presents a love story between a lecturer and a student at a law school.
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5. Bae In Hyuk
Image second lead and sad boy also not separated from Bae In Hyuk. The 1998-born actor is known for his iconic role in My Roommate is a Gumiho (2021) and At a Distance, Spring is Green (2021). In addition, he will also play the role of a law student whose love is one-sided with Seo Hyun Jin in the drama Why Her.
Late last year, In Hyuk received an offer to star in the romantic mystery drama titled Cheer Up. For the first time, he was lined up as first lead male and paired with Han Ji Hyun who previously starred The Penthouse (2020 – 2021).
6. Kang Tae Oh
in drama The Tale of Nokdu (2019) and Doom at Your Service (2021), Kang Tae Oh is forced to let go of the girl he loves. It’s different in drama Run On (2020 – 2021). Even though it’s still second leadit doesn’t end up being sad boy whose love is one sided. In the drama, Kang Tae Oh managed to melt Choi Soo Young’s heart.
This year, Kang Tae Oh is ready to return to acting on the small screen. He has been confirmed to star in the drama Weird Lawyer Woo Young Woo and will co-star with Park Eun Bin.
7. Park Jin Young
In 2021, Park Jin Young appears as the third person in the relationship between Kim Yumi (Kim Go Eun) and Goo Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun) in the drama Yumi’s Cells. He takes on the role of Yoo Babi, Yumi’s (Kim Go Eun) officemate who is smart and popular.
Yumi’s Cells immediately continued to the second season. In the second season, we can witness the development of the relationship between Babi and Yumi who had broken up with Woong. Thus, Jinyoung who last year appeared as second leadthis time, ready to be the male lead.
8. Nam Gyu Ri
in drama You Are My Spring (2021), Nam Gyu Ri successfully portrayed the character of an actress who looks coquettish and cheerful, but harbors trauma from the past. He collided acting with Kim Dong Wook and Seo Hyun Jin who were partners in the drama.
A month over You Are My Spring After finishing, Gyu Ri accepts the offer of a new drama. This 38-year-old actress will be the main character in the drama Blood Riding Love with actor Kim Min Seok.
9. Jung Chae Yeon
Last year, Jung Chae Yeon played the innocent crown princess in The King’s Affection. Personnel girl group DIA is accompanying Park Eun Bin who is lined up as first lead female.
It didn’t take long for Chae Yeon to appear again in a new drama project entitled Gold Spoon. In the drama, he became the main partner with Yook Sung Jae.
The above actors and actresses have shown their acting skills through the various roles they have played in dramas. Increasingly successful, they were flooded with new project offers with new challenges as well. Which drama are you looking forward to the most?
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