Korean idols who became successful actors

31 January 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

This past Saturday, CNBLUE were guests on the Korean variety show ‘˜Quiz That Changes the World’ and one of the topics was how each member had acted in a K-drama this pastyear, all with success. Allkpop explores that widespread phenomena of most of our favorite idol singers also moonlighting as actors between albums (or maybe it’s the other way around) but the singerturned actor isn’t a new phenomenon in K-pop.Many of the old school idols have gone onto big acting careers once TV executives realized that idol singers bring with them a huge, built-in audience. Nowadays, it seems as if it’s a requirement for idols to give a shot at acting. About every major idol group in K-Pop has at least a few members starring in various sitcoms and dramas. Usually this is to help establish the identity of those members who normally get upstaged by the main vocals.So this week, we’ll take a look at some of the more successful idol to actor conversions‘¦ maybe next time, we’ll look at some that didn’t turn out so well.

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