The star cast of ‘Moon Embracing Sun’ changed after 9 years causing a ‘fever’ in Asia.
After 9 years, the cast of the movie “Moon Embracing Sun” has changed a lot, some people are more and more successful, others actively choose to leave this life.
In 2012, MBC released the fantasy historical drama “Moon Embracing Sun”, attracting the attention of a large audience. The film achieved a rating of over 40%, becoming one of the highest-viewed films in Korean film history.
Not only is the name “popular” in Korea, “Moon Embracing Sun” also resonates in many countries such as Japan, China, Vietnam… The film not only brought in huge revenue for the family. station but also a stepping stone for young actors. However, after 9 years, in the cast of “Moon Embracing Sun” that day, there are quite a few changes.
Kim Soo Hyun as Lee Hwon
When taking on the role of Lee Hwon, Kim Soo Hyun is just a new actor in showbiz, known a lot through the movie Dream High. But Kim Soo Hyun did not disappoint the audience, he excellently displayed the inner heart of the young emperor Lee Hwon. The film brought Kim Soo Hyun many great awards and his career is increasingly open.
Notable awards in his career such as Best Actor (TV) award at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards, Kim Soo Hyun is also the youngest actor to receive this award. In 2014, he was the first person in Baeksang history to receive the most popular actor award in both television and film.
After that, Kim Soo Hyun participated in two movies, “The Thieves” and “Secretly, Greatly”. Both films topped the box office at the time of release. In 2014, Kim Soo Hyun continued to create a fever with the role of Do Min Joon in My Love From the Star. This movie even beat Moon Embracing Sun in popularity and revenue.
In 2017, Kim Soo Hyun directly produced the movie “Real” starring him. This is considered a remarkable movie blockbuster before he enlisted in the army.
In June 2020, Kim Soo Hyun returned to the race track with the movie It’s Okay to Not Be Okay co-starring with actress Seo Ye Ji after a period of hiatus. The drama quickly caused a fever after only 2 episodes, with initial ratings of 6.1% and 7.0%.
Regarding his private life, Kim Soo Hyun comes from an impoverished family in Seoul. His parents divorced early, so he had to live with his mother in a rented house for 20 years. His father is Kim Chung Hoon – a member of the popular rock group Seven Dolphins in the 80s.
After the divorce, his father remarried and had another daughter. Kim Soo Hyun surprised the audience by saying that he was an only child before. His half-sister – Kim Joo Na – also joined showbiz as a solo singer, she was also a contestant on Producer 101.
Since his father had a new family, he did not actively contact his father until he became famous. His younger sister also spoke out about the closeness between the two cousins, but Kim Soo Hyun kept a quiet attitude and avoided mentioning his father and sister for fear of getting hurt by his mother. Instead, he often updates emotional moments with his mother. For Kim Soo Hyun, his mother has always been a companion and wholehearted supporter for his career path.
Kim Soo Hyun was once entangled in dating rumors with some actors like Suzy and Seo Ye Jin when filming together. Currently, Kim Soo Hyun is still single.
Han Ga In as Yeon Woo
Han Ga In is famous for being beautiful and has many years of experience in acting, but when participating in the movie, the actress was underestimated by professionals much more than Kim Soo Hyun’s junior when she co-starred. However, the actress also reaped for herself more or less from the success of the movie The Moon Embracing the Sun.
In 2012, in addition to the Moon embracing the sun, Han Ga In also participated in the film Architecture 101, which was quite successful commercially.
After that, Han Ga In paused filming to rest, she mainly just went to events and brand advertising. In 2016, she gave birth to her first child after 11 years of marriage with actor Yeon Jung Hoon.
In 2019, Han Ga In gave birth to her second child, forming the most perfect family in Kbiz, two powerful actors and actresses with excellent looks, had a healthy and cute daughter and son.
Jung Il Woo as Yang Myung
Although only taking on a supporting role, Jung Il Woo’s role of Yang Myung overwhelms the main role with the image of an infatuated and unlucky prince that makes a strong impression on the audience. After the success of The Moon Embracing the Sun, Jung Il Woo’s coverage density is increasing.
However, Jung Il Woo’s later works such as: Golden Rainbow, The night watchman’s journal, High end crush, Cinderella and Four Knights… did not resonate much.
In 2016, fans received sad news that Jung Il Woo had suffered from a potentially life-threatening brain aneurysm as a result of a 2006 accident. Jung Il Woo has been serving the public good for 2 years after he exempt from military service. Recently, after 2 years of completing the mission, Jung Il Woo rewarded himself with a trip to Spain with his close friend Lee Min Ho, who also completed 2 years of military service.
Kim Min Seo as Yoon Bo Kyung
Kim Min Seo’s role as the villainous Queen Yoon Bo Kyung is highly appreciated by the audience, this is a character that is both pitiful and hateful.
The moon embracing the sun helped Kim Min Seo get more attention in showbiz but not enough to take her career to a new page.
Over the years, Kim Min Seo has participated in many films such as Good Doctor, 7th Grade Civil Servant, Splendid Politics but has not received much attention, her roles are all supporting roles.
Regarding private life, in 2018, Kim Min Seo held a wedding ceremony at a church in Seoul. It is known that her husband is an outsider in the entertainment industry, now he works and lives in the United States, so after the wedding, the actress will follow her husband to settle in the US.
Jeon Mi Sun as Yeon Woo’s adoptive mother
Although she only played a supporting role, actress Yeon Woo was loved by the audience through such hit works as Bread, Love and Dreams, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Reply 1988, The Moon Embracing the Sun…
Actress Jeon Mi Seon has had a memorable acting career, not only leaving an impression in the hearts of the audience on the small screen, but also the theater projects that made the audience praise.
Over the past 30 years, she has proven her ability and passion for acting through recognition and a number of impressive awards, including Best Supporting Actress with Hwang Jini at the 2006 KBS Drama Awards.
On June 29, 2019, the whole entertainment industry was shaken when it was announced that the actress had committed suicide in a hotel bathroom in Jeonju. The management company confirmed the late veteran actor suffered from depression.
Kim So Hyun as Young Yoon Bo Kyung
Kim So Hyun has been very successful with the role of a conspirator and a schemer in The Moon Embracing the Sun.After the Moon embracing the sun, Kim So Hyun’s career is increasingly promoted, becoming one of the main young faces of the Korean screen. She took on a series of lead roles in School 2015, Hey Ghost, Let’s Fight, Ruler: Master of the Mask, Radio Romance and more recently the movie River Where the Moon Rises.
In addition to working in the field of television, Kim So Hyun also attracted attention when encroaching on film. Kim So Hyun is considered a formidable opponent that can beat other veteran actors.
Kim Yoo Jung as Young Yeon Woo
After 9 years of the film’s release, Kim Yoo Jung’s beauty is increasingly sublimated. Kim Yoo Jung’s career has also improved dramatically, she has participated in a series of large and small works, the most famous ones being the movie Because I love you with Cha Tae Hyun and the drama Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. with Park Bo Gum.
In particular, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is a work marking the maturity of Kim Yoo Jung, helping her to be named the new historical beauty of the Korean screen. The acting ability of the actress born in 1999 made even the most fastidious audience conquered. She also received many acting awards, including KBS’s Outstanding Actress.
After a minor comeback in Convenience Store Saet Byeol, the actress is about to return with the mysterious thriller The 8th Night.
Yeo Jin Goo as young Lee Hwon
At the time of filming The Moon Embracing the Sun, Yeo Jin Goo was only 15 years old but left a deep impression on the audience through the inner scenes. This is also one of the most impressive works in the career of the actor born in 1997.
As an adult, Yeo Jin Goo’s appearance is even more attractive. Every time Yeo Jin Goo appears, female fans constantly praise his handsome and masculine features. Besides, he also proved his advanced acting ability through a series of works: “Missing you”, “Hwayi: A monster boy”. Recently, the actor had an ecstatic performance in the hit movie The Crowned Clown.