Moon Lovers stars after 5 years : Ji Soo’s career broke up because school bullying scandal, IU and Lee Joon Gi become the Princess and Prince of Korean cinema.
Moon Lovers aired in 2016 and created a fever in the audience community. By far, Moon Lovers is one of the most popular Korean historical films among international audiences. The cast that day after only 5 years has a lot of big changes.
Ji Soo – Good acting but fans spotted the past as a school hooligan that made his career go down!
Ji Soo plays the Four Prince Wang Jung is one of the most popular characters of Moon Lovers thanks to his dignified nature and silent love for the heroine. After Moon Lovers, the actor participated in many projects through supporting roles in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon and the male lead in My First First Love, When I Was The Prettiest is considered as a rising star of cinema South Korea. Especially, Ji Soo shined in the movie “River Where the Moon Rises” – Drama of KBS, but the past revealed by her classmates as a hooligan at school caused the actor-friendly image of the actor to collapse.
Nam Joo Hyuk – Handsome, but his acting was criticized by the audience for not improving.
Nam Joo Hyuk plays the role of Three Prince Baek Ah, a romantic with a sad love story. Immediately after Moon Lovers, the actor was fortunate to have an instant with the movie ” Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” and he immediately caused a fever and even dated his co-star Lee Sung Kyung, but this relationship did not last long.
Although his acting was not rated well, Nam Joo Hyuk still always trying with the next films such as Bride of Water God (2017), The Great Battle (2018) In the last 2 years, Nam Joo Hyuk’s acting has improved and is loved by young audiences. The actor did well in movies like Dazzling (2019) or Josée (2020). In particular, his role in Start Up (2020) was not too successful, but his acting skills were well appreciated.
In the near future, the actor has two large-scale projects Here and Remember, which are both large-scale and possessing a huge cast, and if he can show his stable acting, it will become a new breakthrough in his career.
Jo Min Ki – Career and reputation collapsed because of a scandal of sexually harassing female students.
Jo Min Ki takes on the role of King Taejo in Moon Lovers as a senior actor with more than 20 years of acting experience and university lecturer, best known for his roles in Queen Seon Deok, East of Eden. However, when the #MeToo movement to denounce violence and sexual harassment broke out in Korea in February 2018, the actor was accused of sexually harassing many female students, making public opinion outraged. Jo Min Ki resigned as a lecturer, admitted the allegations and was found dead in early March 2018 with the cause identified as suicide.
Hong Jong Hyun – Handsome but bad at acting.
At the time Moon Lovers aired, Hong Jong Hyun was an impressive role. However, Hong Jong Hyun did not have great progress, out of the 5 he was only allowed to play the male lead in the movie Mother of Mine (2019), but the actor’s acting was blurred. Currently, Hong Jong Hyun is in the enlistment period, hoping the actor will have an impressive comeback in the near future.
Seohyun – Pretty and her acting is getting better.
With outstanding beauty and charisma, the character of Princess Woo Hee played by Seohyun in Moon Lovers is very popular. After Moon Lovers, Seohyun started to receive the female lead. Her works such as Bad Thief, Good Thief (2017), Time (2018) or Private Lives (2020) all have not outstanding achievements, but Seohyun’s acting has gradually matured and is loved by the audience.
Baekhyun – Absent from the movie market to focus his singing career
The Ten Princes Wang Eun, played by Baekhyun, is always the character that brings laughter to the audience at Moon Lovers. Unfortunately, after this role, Baekhyun did not participate in any more movies to focus on his singing career. The male idol is currently very successful with both his group and solo career and has become one of the most prominent names in the entertainment industry, so it will be difficult to see Baekhyun as an actor again.
IU – From female singer to princess of Korean film industry.
When Moon Lovers aired, female lead IU and male lead Lee Joon Gi became the most popular couple. After 5 years, IU is currently the top young actress with 2 Best Actress nominations at the Baeksang Awards thanks to My Mister (2018) and Hotel Del Luna (2019). Good acting helps IU become a popular name on the small screen. Besides acting, she is still firmly positioned as the top female solo idol in Korea. In the near future, IU will debut in the cinema market with Dream in collaboration with top male god Park Seo Joon, promising a new milestone in the actress’s career.
Lee Joon Gi – Skills immutable top-notch acting, called “The Prince” of Korean cinema.
In Moon Lovers Lee Joon Gi takes on the role of the Four Princes Wang So, he excelled in the role that the audience will never forget. In the past 5 years, every time he appears in films, he has made the audience satisfied with his roles. Most recently, Lee Joon Gigay was strongly impressed with his role in Flower of Evil (2020) – the film is not too popular in Korea but is loved by millions of international audiences.