The Heirs stars after 10 years: Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye were rumored to be dating, but in the end Park Shin Hye married her junior Choi Tae Joon.
It can be said that The Heirs is one of the movies that gathers the biggest actors in the Korean film industry ever. When The Heirs aired, the film achieved the highest viewership rating of 28.6% and contributed to bringing the actors’ names to an international level.
Gathering famous young stars, The Heirs (2013) created a wave of popularity in Korea and throughout Asia. Let’s see after 8 years, how the stormy names of those days are now!
The Heirs is a drama released in 2013 with the participation of two main actors Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye and supporting actors including Kim Woo Bin, Krystal, Kim Ji Won, Park. Hyung Sik… The film is about the life, friendship and love of teenagers – bright heirs in a chaebol family. At that time, “Cinderella” Cha Eun Sang with her humble background and difference became a puzzle piece in this high society picture.
1. Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho was given the lead role of Kim Tan in The Heir, this is the future heir to the Jaeguk corporation. Kim Tan is actually an illegitimate child, but he is made public by being the second child of his first wife.
In the role of Kim Tan, he created a sweet love story with Cinderella Cha Eun Sang played by Park Shin Hye.
Not only that, because of their excellent chemistry in the movie, fans immediately after the end of the drama continuously spread rumors about them dating.
After the resounding success of The Heir, Lee Min Ho continued his acting journey. In 2015, he returned to the big screen with the movie project Gangnam Blues 1970. In 2016, he participated in the international project Bounty Hunters. In the same year, the actor also received attention when he returned to television with Jun Ji Hyun in The Legend of the Blue Sea. The film has received positive feedback from the audience and contributed to maintaining Lee Min Ho’s form.
In May 2017, Lee Min Ho enlisted as a community service worker due to a serious accident in 2016. After 3 years of absence, Lee Min Ho announced to star in the drama. new image The King: Eternal Monarch with Kim Go Eun. Although being led by screenwriter Kim Eun Sook as well as being led by Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun.The film was also extremely successful.
In May 2021, Lee Min Ho confirmed to participate in a new film project called Pachinko. The film has a total of 8 episodes produced by Apple TV Plus in the US and has an investment budget of up to 130 million USD. Currently, fans are waiting for Lee Min Ho’s comeback as well as putting their faith in his breakthrough in the near future.
Regarding his private life, Lee Min Ho publicly dated female idol/actress Suzy in 2015. However, after 6 months of enlistment, the actor announced his breakup with the beauty born in 1994 for the reason busy schedule. In addition, after co-starring with Kim Go Eun in The King: Eternal Monarch, Lee Min Ho was also entangled in dating rumors with his co-star. However, before the doubts of netizens, both chose to remain silent.
2. Park Shin Hye
Park Shin Hye takes on the role of Cha Eun Sang, a girl from a poor family. Cha Eun Sang’s mother has a disability and she works as a domestic worker for Kim Tan’s family. Living a difficult life, Cha Eun Sang has to be independent, she earns money by doing various jobs to make ends meet. Cha Eun Sang is helped by Kim Tan’s family to attend the prestigious Jaeguk High School and then she falls into a love triangle with Kim Tan and Choi Young Do. The person who always accompanies Cha Eun Sang is Yoon Chan Young, her best friend since childhood.
Right after the end of The Heirs, she was also entangled in dating rumors with Lee Min Ho due to the two’s sweet chemistry in the drama. Many fans also wish that the two will become a couple in real life.
Park Shin Hye has been acting since the age of 13 and soon became famous on the Korean screen. However, undeniably The Heir is also a memorable milestone in the career of the actress. After the much-loved role of Cha Eun Sang, Park Shin Hye continued to score with the character Choi In Ha in Pinnochio 2016, the role of Yoo Hye Jung in Doctors and the role of Jung Hee Joo in Memories of the Alhambra 2018.
In 2021, Park Shin Hye launched a new drama called Sisyphus: The Myth with Jo Seung Woo.
In 2015, Park Shin Hye was entangled in dating rumors with actor Lee Jong Suk when a series of dating photos of the two were published by Dispatch. However, the two actors quickly denied the information and said they were just friends. In 2018, Park Shin Hye confirmed that she was dating Choi Tae Joon.
On November 23, 2021 Park Shin Hye officially confirmed that she will marry Choi Tae Joon in January 2022 and also confirmed that she is pregnant.
In May 2022, Park Shin Hye gave birth to her first son.
3. Kim Woo Bin
Kim Woo Bin takes on the villain Choi Young Do in The Heirs. He is the sole heir of the Zeus Hotel and has always been rigorously trained by his father to succeed the CEO position. Choi Young Do has an IQ of 150, but he never studies, so he always has the “best” achievement.
Young Do and Kim Tan used to be close friends, but after the death of his mother he began to hate Kim Tan. At school, Young Do is the fear of many friends when he often bullies them and Cha Eun Sang is also among them. At first, he bullied Cha Eun Sang to annoy Kim Tan, but then he realized he also had feelings for this Cinderella.
This role has helped Kim Woo Bin receive the attention of many people. When The Heirs ended, Kim Woo Bin also only appeared in a new drama, Uncontrollably Fond in 2016.
In 2017, the press reported that Kim Woo Bin had throat cancer and the actor had to suspend all activities to focus on treatment. After two years of treatment, Kim Woo Bin returned to the entertainment industry with a lively appearance. In 2021, Kim Woo Bin returned to work with two film projects, Our Blues and Delivery Knight. Besides, the actor also has a recently completed movie, Alien.
In 2015, Kim Woo Bin confirmed dating the beautiful Shin Min Ah. During his treatment, the actress was by his side to take care and encourage him. This is also a beautiful and admirable couple of the Korean entertainment industry.
Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah are currently said to be planning a wedding in the near future.
4. Kim Ji Won
Kim Ji Won transformed into Yoo Rachel, Kim Tan’s fiancée in The Heir. Yoo Rachel is the daughter of international clothing company RS, she has a beautiful appearance and luxurious fashion style. Because of being pampered, Yoo Rachel has a rather haughty and arrogant personality. When she saw that Kim Tan was in love with Cha Eun Sang, she tried to separate the couple.
An irony is that Yoo Rachel’s mother and Choi Young Do’s father planned to marry each other for business purposes. This makes Rachel feel uncomfortable and her relationship with Choi Young Do also becomes more strained.
Kim Ji Won joined the entertainment industry in 2010, but it was not until she appeared in The Heirs that she began to receive more attention. Although it is a late bloomer, thanks to her ability and hard work, Kim Ji Won quickly became a Hallyu star. After The Heir, Kim Ji Won made a mark when taking on the role of lieutenant Yoon Myung Joo in “Descendants of the Sun” in 2016.
The first lead role she took on was Choi Ae Ra in Fight for My Way 2017. Later, Kim Ji Won was continuously assigned the female lead role in Arthdal Chronicles (2019) and Lovestruck in the City (2020). In 2022, Kim Ji Won received great love and support from the audience with her performance in My Liberation Diary!
Krystal’s role as Lee Bo Na in The Heir is also a prominent character and received much love from viewers. Lee Bo Na is the daughter of the CEO of Mega Entertainment, she possesses a mischievous and haughty character but has a kind heart.
Krystal debuted as a member of the girl group f(x) in 2009. Later, she began to enter the acting field with lovely roles in High Kick 3 (2011) and The Heir (2013) ). With a beautiful appearance and luxurious aura, Krystal is often assigned to personality and charismatic roles. After The Heirs, Krystal appeared in the series My Lovely Girl (2014), The Bride of Habaek (2017), Prison Playbook(2017), The Player (2018), Search (2020) and Aaebigyuhwan (2020).
The diverse roles and perfect acting have helped Krystal’s talent in the 7th arts be recognized by the audience. In 2021, Krystal returns with the movie Sweet and Sour shown on Netflix and the crime drama Police University with Cha Tae Hyun, Jiyoung (B1A4). In addition, the 9x beauty also confirmed to participate in a new project with Crazy Love and actor Kim Jae Wook.
Regarding her private life, Krystal publicly dated EXO’s male idol Kai in 2016. However, in June 2017, the couple announced their separation because of their busy schedules and wanted to focus on their own career.
6. Kang Min Hyuk
Kang Min Hyuk plays Yoon Chan Young in The Heirs.
Chan Young is an intelligent person and is always at the top of his class in terms of academic achievement. Chan Young’s girlfriend is Lee Bo Na and his best friend of the opposite sex is Cha Eun Sang. Although not a bright heir, Yoon Chan Young was not bullied when he went to school because he was the class president, good at studying and still kind.
In The Heirs, Kang Min Hyuk and Krystal made a lovely couple together. Even the couple Yoon Chan Young and Lee Bo Na received more love from viewers than the main couple. Therefore, the role of Yoon Chan Young is considered a big step in the acting journey of an idol like Kang Min Hyuk.
Because he is a drummer with CNBLUE bandmate, Kang Min Hyuk has both musical activities and alternate acting roles. After The Heirs ended, Kang Min Hyuk joined Entertainment with Ji Sung and Lee Hyeri in 2016. Then, he was chosen to play the lead role in the Korean drama Hospital Ship in 2017. In 2021 , after demobilization Kang Min Hyuk came back with Oh! Mister with Nana and Lee Min Ki. At the same time, he and two members Jung Yong Hwa and Lee Jung Shin also made a comeback on the music track.
7. Park Hyung Sik
Besides the central characters, supporting characters like Park Hyung Sik’s Jo Myung Soo also make The Heirs more interesting and lively. Jo Myung Soo is the son of the CEO of the Victory law firm, he lives a life of play and study, but he does not want to inherit the family business. Jo Myung Soo is quite childish and naughty, he is very close to Choi Young Do and has his own studio with Young Do and Lee Bo Na.
Although at the time of joining The Heirs, Park Hyung Sik was still a rather faint name compared to the rest of the actors. However, the mischievous character of the rich family Jo Myung Soo also helped him to be loved by everyone. After The Heirs, Park Hyung Sik participated in the films High Society (2015) and Hwarang (2016). These two films helped him explode strongly on television.
In 2017, he first starred in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon with Park Bo Young. The film caused a fever on the small screen and brought Park Hyung Sik’s name to a new level. A year later, he continued to score points with Suits and proved his acting ability.
Currently, he is also causing a fever in Asian screens when co-starring with actress Han Hyo Joo in the movie Happiness.
8. Kang Ha Neul
Kang Ha Neul takes on the role of Lee Hyo Shin, the son of a lawyer. He has a crush on his tutor but this is a fraught relationship. Hyo Shin’s parents always pressured him to enter law school and continue the family business despite his interests.
Lee Hyo Shin has bad health, he is a close senior of Kim Tan and Yoo Rachel. Later, Hyo Shin decided to enlist in the army in secret to overcome family pressure.
As a capable actor, Kang Ha Neul has made great strides in his acting career after The Heirs. Including the success with the movie Moon Lovers (2016) and two movie projects New Trail, Midnight Runners (2017). After that, Kang Ha Neul enlisted in the army.
In 2019, he returned to the screen with a fever called When Camellia Blooms with Gong Hyo Jin. The success of the drama brought Kang Ha Nuel the Best Actor Award in Television at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards.
In the near future, Kang Ha Neul will work at full capacity with a series of new projects including Rain and Your Story, Pirates 2, Insider and Streaming. With his talent, the actor will definitely create new fever for the Asian entertainment industry.