3 Korean actresses who should act alongside partners of their age instead of younger male co-stars according to Knet.
Perhaps “noona” romances are not the most suitable option for these Korean actresses!
1. Song Hye Kyo
From a K-drama muse whose on-screen romantic partners were top male stars of her age, Song Hye Kyo has stumbled into controversy over the fact that she continued to act alongside younger male co-stars and juniors within the last 5 years. Playing an older female lead is of course not a problem, but as for Song Hye Kyo, the viewers are getting tired with how she has repeated this pattern in 3 consecutive dramas. From Song Joong Ki (Descendants of the Sun) who is 4 years younger, Park Bo Gum (Encounter) who is 12 years younger, to Jang Ki Yong (Now, We Are Breaking Up) who is 11 years younger than her.
Not to mention the large age gap also puts pressure on Song Hye Kyo to always look younger than her actual age to match her co-star. Hopefully, after Now, We Are Breaking Up, Song Hye Kyo will reject offers to act alongside younger male actors in romantic dramas.
2. Jun Ji Hyun
Jun Ji Hyun once created a stir across Asia with her on-screen romance with Kim Soo Hyun in the hit My Love From The Star. However, her following drama Legend of the Blue Sea and most recently, Jirisan could not achieve the same success. Despite having different storylines, these 3 series have one thing in common is that Jun Ji Hyun all acted alongside younger actors in uncanny relationships.
Perhaps the trope of a sassy, eccentric female lead next to a smart male lead who is innocent in love seems to no longer suit Jun Ji Hyun. The beauty also can not escape the laws of nature, in Jirisan, she clearly shows signs of aging.
3. Son Ye Jin
It’s no accident that following The Classic, Son Ye Jin was given the title of “National First Love.” She possesses a delicate, elegant beauty that inspires a sense of yearning to be protected. As a result, rather than juniors, actresses should stand alongside strong and mature actors like Hyun Bin.
Son Ye Jin used to have a love affair with Jung Hae In, who is 7 years younger than her, in Something in the Rain, but the film did not succeed as expected. Thankfully, Son Ye Jin quickly realized and chose a more suitable path for herself.