Rating:
Average user rating 3.2
36

Playful Kiss casts newbie Yoon Seung-ah as best friend

It looks like Playful Kiss is looking to newbies for the supporting roles, which I’m a fan of, since it’s a high school drama and will benefit from some fresh faces. Relative newbie actress Yoon Seung-ah has been cast as the best friend, Min-ah, to Jung So-min‘s Ha-ni, and will be displaying a 4D (quirky, off-kilter) sensibility.

You may recognize her from the horror film Death Bell 2 (Go-sa 2), or MBC’s Hero, both in minor roles.

She debuted in 2006 in Alex’s music video for “Words that Hurt Too Much,” and received the moniker of “Snail Girl.” She waited to finish college before debuting, and gave up a chance to study art abroad in order to pursue her acting career. It was a sudden choice, but one that she doesn’t regret.

She was an art major with a dream of becoming a designer, and came up to Seoul to fulfill her dream, only as luck would have it, she’d be taking a different route. Yoon says, “I was cast [discovered] on the street, really by chance. But it didn’t take long to make the decision to give up studying abroad and choose this path. My parents said they would trust my choice too. It must have been fate.”

But success didn’t necessarily land in her lap, as she struggled to have an active career. She says with determination that she’s not going to give up on this dream now. Her appeal now seems to be her greenness; she herself wants to be the kind of actress who can be a blank canvas.

The 26-year old actress will be the oldest of the actors playing high school students, and she worries about that a little, but sees the opportunity in a positive light. The staff was surprised to find out her real age, as most people are, so she considers it a compliment to be able to play so young.

Yoon: “I’m still not used to my own image on camera. But I want to be a real actor. I want the audience to be able to say, ‘Oh, she fits this role well,’ and ‘Oh, she fits that role well’ too. Ah, I’m already anticipating Playful Kiss. Please give 4D Min-ah lots of love!”

Playful Kiss premieres September 1 on MBC.

Via HanKyung

RELATED POSTS

Tags: ,

36

Required fields are marked *

Can't they find 20 yr olds to play teens in Korea?

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

If a 26-year-old can play the role convincingly, why not give her a shot?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

It's not a rule that u ve to cast a teen for a teen role...as long as the actor can do his/ her job...age doesn't matter.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I would think that too.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

shes so cute

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

she borders on anorexic -

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Agree but since most actors looking more healthy while shooting dramas I hope she will too. Otherwise I cannot imagine how she will survive that hard treadmill.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Please start airing already. I can't wait any longer!! XD XD

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Wow, yeah she not definitely does not look 26 to me. She's so cute though, look forward to seeing her in PK.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

She's very pretty. :-D

26 is not even old anyways so who cares.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

She'd look younger than other 20-year olds. I can see her portraying a quirky role. I can't remember the 2nd leads in ISWAK, must re-watch some parts of the Taiwanese version.

Is the Japanese version good?

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

i believe the second leads for ISWAK were played by Jiro i Wang and Tiffany Xu??

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

the japanese version was really good....trust me....i more interested with that one compare to taiwanese....^^

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

omg i also look young for my age!! will i be like that when i'm 26 !!!

yupppieee :D:D:D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i hate it when people throw out words like she's so anorexic or she must have some sort of eating disorder. some people are just skinny! or they might be overworking or have some sort of IBD that prevents them from putting on weight. if you don't know them personally, don't judge 'em

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

I totally agree. Throughout my youth, I've always been accused of being too skinny and anorexic looking, but the truth was that even when I tried to gain weight, it was easier said than done and I hated it. Now that I'm approaching 30s and my metabolism has slowed, I do miss the old days. But it's always annoyed me that although many people tend to be sensitive about calling heavier people "fat" or "obese," these same people don't care to show the same sensitivity to skinnier/lighter people.

But returning to the topic of this post, I think Yoon Seung-ah is gorgeous and definitely young looking. I look forward to seeing her in Playful Kiss.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yes, there are people who are natural skinny. I had one in my class (she got it from her mother) but they are looking totally different. Natural skinny people have long fingers and slender ankles/wrists. Hers are looking totally normal for me.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I for one have short and chubby fingers and average wrists, but slender calves and ankles. You can't generalize.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@sleeplessinwgtn
Yes the Japanese version is very good! I just saw it last week. I think it's so much better than the Taiwan version because one its shorter, only 9 episodes, and two the lead actress is less annoying. Go see it!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

maaan..Sunkyungwan Scandal just came out with a trailer..and i'm seriously torn because its either this drama or that one...:(

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

what?? A trailer
When was this lol??

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Is it just me, or in the first picture does she really look like Chae Rim from her OML days? :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

she does not look 26...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i like her.. she's so cute and remind me to shin min ah

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

is she the one who was on that dating show with Kangin? she looks familiar.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

what!! ..i saw her in hero and i thought she was like 18 or 17 ..but 26????.....she looks so young...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

isn't lee si young older than this girl? so that would make lee si young the oldest playing a student? unless lee si young only appears during the college years or something..

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh aww. =)

I see that she seem like she's very fresh, new person with her younger face like that! ^_^ Ooh, she's really lovely, of course.

I hope this new drama "Playful Kiss" drama will give her ALOT of love and do her best! (winks)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

After watching the Japanese anime version, I started to have doubt with acting abilities of KHJ (Oh, I know we 've been through this pages long), it just starts to hit me, will he be able to protray Irie Khun?

Although, Irie is indifferent to Kokoto most of the time , his actions in some scenes do tug the heart of the viewers as a loving man and I could find myself seeing KHJ in that role. I know too late to complain.

Oh well, will be keeping my fingers crossed.LOL.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Sorry , typing mistake.
I mean '....I could NOT find myself seeing KHJ in that role...'

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I say "you go, girl!"
She is young and pretty, and I don't think you should have to be a teenager to debut! :oD

I'm sure we also remember how long Melissa Joan Hart played a teenager...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

,.,.hai,.,.i like so much korean actor,,they all so cute,.,.also kim nam gil,.,.i love it,.,.,

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

That girl is 26?! Holy crap!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

she is sooo dam cute.. loved her in playful kiss.. payed more attention to her then oh han ni the main char

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Shes 26, but she looks like 17/// she can pull of looking young, and thats very rare

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i love min-ah very much ..
she's so cute !!!!!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *