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Best Male K-Pop Idols Turned Actor of 2016

By Jaideep Lalchandani | December 26, 2016 01:30 AM EST


In Korea's Entertainment industry there are many singers from various bands who turned up to be an actor. Some did well while some failed. Here is the list of few members who tried their luck and turned to actors in the recent past.

1) EXO's BaekHyun

A member of South-Korean Chinese boy group EXO, BaekHyun is a singer who turned to actor recently. He made his debut as the ninth member of EXO in January 2012 while the group debuted in April. BaekHyun's first single came out in April 2015, titled "Beautiful" which was background song for a web show by EXO. He made his debut on the small screen this year in the historical drama "Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo." He received a negative response for his acting skills. People said he wasn't prepared for the role and didn't even understood the character he was playing.

2) SHINee's Key

Kim Ki-bum who is known as Key is a South Korean boys group Shinee's member who made his debut in the year 2008. He started his acting career way back in 2011 in Mnet's series 'Moon Night '90'. In 2016 he received an appraisal for his acting in the new Best Male K-Pop Idols Turned Actor of 2016 tvN drama 'Drinking Solo'. With his sweatpants on and a bowl haircut, Key played his role very naturally as stated in koreaboo.

3) 2PM's JunHo

Lee JunHo a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer and now an actor as well. He is a member of boy band 2PM. In 2008 he joined Mnet's 'Hot Blood Men' which was a group of 13 members which split later on into two as 2AM and 2PM. He has acted in few movies and recently he spoke about his role in a drama titled 'Memory'. He shared about his nervousness for acting. As reported in soompi, "I was really worried about whether I was doing okay up until the first episode aired on TV. I usually have a time of self-reflection as I watch the recording on my way home." He added, "When I watch the episodes that have aired so far, I'd watch the other senior actors and get sucked into their emotions. I can hardly eat because I get so absorbed in their acting. But I can't get into it when I see myself acting. I don't like any of the scenes I'm in."

4) B1A4's JinYoung

Jung Jin-young a lead vocalist of South Korean boy group B1A4 has also appeared in a movie Miss Granny. He also acted in "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds." He left his mark with his good looks and good acting skills. He talked about his role and said, "To be honest, I was worried about wearing hanbok and appearing in a historical drama. However, I think it went well because the other members [of B1A4] gave me words of encouragement, the PD and screenwriters helped me out a lot, and we had lots of script read-throughs."

5) 2PM's TaecYeon

Ok Taec-yeon who is known as Taecyeon a rapper in the South Korean boy group 2PM. He made his acting debut in 2010, in Korean Drama 'Cindrella's sister'. Recently he was in news for his tvN drama 'Let's Fight Ghost' where he was supposed to kiss his co-star Kim So Hyun who is more than 10 years younger to him.

Tagged :  EXO, Baekhyun, SHINee, Key, Junho, Moon Lovers, Drinking Solo, Jinyoung, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, Taecyeon, Let's Fight Ghost


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