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Here are the Top 5 K-Drama Rising Stars to watch in the future


2022 is the year for the rising stars. A new batch of Korean Drama Artists began to emerge after their stellar stints in their respective roles, catching the heart and emotions of many K-Drama lovers worldwide. If you are an avid fan of the likes of Song Joong Ki, Park Hyun Sik, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Bum, Park Shin Hye, and many more K-Drama stars, they all started their prime during their youth before making an immediate impact in the field of entertainment media.

Here are the Top 5 Korean Drama artists to watch this 2022.

Spoiler Alert!

If you are a K-Drama lover and are just planning to watch K-Dramas or films yet, at least you now have a clue of the characters you will watch. No spoilers for the K-Drama though!

1. The Baby Face Hambie - Cho Yi-Hyun

I bet boys will have a new crush on this new rising star. The 21-year-old hambie— just kidding, artist and model, has been phenomenal, starring in several blockbusters and award-winning dramas like Hospital Playlists 1 and 2, School 2021, and All of Us Are Dead. Her portrayal in Hospital Playlists 1 and 2 as Jang Yoon-bok, a medical intern, already caught everyone’s hearts. However, it was in School 2021, and All of Us Are Dead where she made a breakthrough performance.

If you haven’t watched any of these K-Dramas, watch them now. I bet you will quickly fall in love with the baby-face hambie when she smiles and giggles.

2. The Heart Police – Daniel Kang

As soon as he becomes a police officer, get ready as he catches your heart. Daniel Kang, a 25-year-old singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur, finally made his first television drama acting debut in Disney+ original series, Rookie Cops. Fans have highly praised his acting skills after justifying his role as Wi Seung-Hyeon, a man of passion and justice who is determined to follow in his father's footsteps as a policeman. Though he is known as a singer, he can prove that he is one of a kind in acting.

Having a major role during his debut is absolutely nerve-wracking, but amazing at the same time. If you haven’t watched Rookie Cops yet, I bet you should also put it on top of your watchlist.

3. The Very Hideous – Choo Young Woo

There are a lot of rising K-Drama stars. However, if there is someone that we think that we should watch, he is this versatile actor known not just for his charisma but also for being consistent in every role he portrays. He is the 22-year-old Choo Young Woo. Choo Young Woo made his acting debut in You Make Me Dance in 2021. However, Police University and School 2021 made him show how good he was. Whenever we see him in the first part of the drama series in both Police University and School 2021, all we know is that he is silent and serious. However, as you begin to understand him in the latter part, you will know who he was. His facial expression speaks of his emotions, making him an excellent actor. We are hoping to see him more in the next K-Drama. He is indeed a star.

Curious about him? Know him more as you watch how good Choo Young Woo is in Police University and School 2021.

4. The Very Persistent - Yoon Chan-young

His role in All of Us Are Dead made him stand out. However, before he began to take the lights in his outstanding acting prowess in All of Us Are Dead, he indeed was an excellent actor. The 20-year-old Yoon Chan-young has already proven that he is among the best actors to watch out for in the entertainment industry. Chan-young received several compliments and recognitions even before. He has won several awards as a Best Young Actor and Best New Actor in Korea.

He began his acting career as a child actor. There is no doubt that he has been improving and slaying the world of Korean Drama through the years. Don’t know him yet? What are you waiting for? Watch him now.

5. The Cutie Patootie – Park Ji-hoo

This girl is one of a kind. Most of us may have known her from the webtoon Netflix hit series All of Us Are Dead. However, this girl has already been slaying since she began her acting career in 2016. Known by many as On-jo, in All of Us Are Dead, Park Ji-hoo has shown how good and versatile an actress she was as she displayed the emotion-catching acting skills that made her one of the best rising stars of her time. The 18-year-old Ji-hoo has been already hauling awards in the entertainment industry even before she was known in the blockbuster series All of Us Are Dead. She won multiple awards, local and international, in the award-winning Korean film House of Hummingbird, where she portrayed the role of Kim Eun-hee, a 14-year-old child preparing to enter high school. She is indeed one of the rising stars to watch. If you have not watched any of these films and dramas yet, I recommend watching them and knowing how good Park Ji-hoo was.

The generation of K-Drama rising stars is up-and-coming. These are just 5 of the best rising and promising actors and actresses to watch in the future. However, there are many more who might pull a surprise in the field of entertainment media. What we just need to do as avid K-Drama lovers is to watch out for them.

All love for the K-Drama artists. All love for the K-Dramas.

Kamsahamnida. Annyeong. Saranghae.


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