Webtoon has become a digital comic platform, which is loved in various corners of the world because it presents such interesting storylines. It’s not surprising that now many production houses are competing to turn popular webtoons into Korean dramas.
Apart from highlighting the story, the creator and director also determine the actors who are considered suitable for the portrayal of the characters. Like the following series of Korean actors who are often called ‘specialists’ in starring in webtoon drama adaptations, because they have visuals that are similar to the characters in them.
1. Park Ji Hoon
Park Ji Hoon/ Photo: instagram.com/0529.jihoon.ig
Park Ji Hoon’s name first became known to the public and became increasingly popular after his debut with Wanna One through the survival event Produce 101 Season 2. However, the group only lasted for two years and he is now active as a solo singer.
Having been involved in acting since childhood, Park Ji Hoon began to spread his wings in the world of acting after becoming a soloist. His first project was the sageuk drama, Flower Crew: Joeson Marriage Agency (2019).
Park Ji Hoon di drama webtoon Weak Hero Class 1/ Photo: instagram.com/wavve.official
Thanks to his cute and handsome looks, Ji Hoon was lined up to play the main character in three webtoon drama adaptations, namely the rom-com entitled Love Revolution (2020) and At a Distance Spring is Green (2021).
Meanwhile in Weak Hero Class 1 (2022), he shows a different image by appearing badass and fierce. After successfully displaying stunning acting, Ji Hoon was confirmed to be returning to star in a new drama adaptation of the popular thriller webtoon, Bastard.
2. Song Kang
Song Kang/ Photo: instagram.com/songkang_b
The actor who has the nickname ‘Son of Netflix’ is known for his charming face and expensive aura. It’s not surprising that Song Kang is often chosen to star in webtoon drama adaptations because he has visuals that are similar to webtoon characters.
In fact, from 2019 to 2021, he was able to play his role well in the webtoon adaptation of the drama, even though he portrayed different characters.
Song Kang in the webtoon drama Nevertheless/ Photo: hancinema.net
Song Kang’s first webtoon adaptation drama was Love Alarm (2019), as a high school student who ends up being a sad boy. Then, his name skyrocketed even more when he fought monsters that appeared in his apartment in the Netflix series, Sweet Home (2020).
Song Kang has also appeared as a ballet dancer in the drama Navillera (2021). He also showed his skills again in the drama adaptation of the romantic webtoon entitled Nevertheless (2021), as a handsome man but a bad boy.
3. Cha Eun Woo
Cha Eun Woo/ Photo: instagram.com/eunwo.o_c
This actor and idol group ASTRO is nicknamed ‘Webtoon’s Favorite Child’. The reason is, a number of dramas starring Cha Eun Woo are webtoon adaptations and he succeeded in bringing his role to life.
Thanks to his unmatched visuals, he has become an inspiration for creators to depict handsome male characters in webtoons. Some of the dramas he plays are also no less popular than webtoons.
Cha Eun Woo di drama A Good Day to be a Dog/ Foto:instagram.com/mbcdrama_now
For example, Gangnam Beauty (2018), where Eun Woo is a cold and quiet man. He became increasingly successful after playing the character Su Ho with Moon Ga Young and Hwang In Youp in True Beauty (2020).
In 2022, Eun Woo gets a character that is much different from before through the webtoon drama entitled Island. Carrying out exorcism, he plays the role of a priest who exorcises evil spirits.
It didn’t stop there, the actor was trusted again to star in the latest drama adaptation of the webtoon, A Good Day to Be a Dog, which will air next October. There, he became a high school teacher who was idolized by many students but was known to be cold.
Rowoon/ Photo: instagram.com/ewsbdi
Having stunning visuals and perfect body proportions, Rowoon has stolen the public’s attention. He became a member of the boy group SF9 who entered the world of acting.
Even though he started his career with a small role, thanks to his good acting skills, Rowoon was chosen as the main actor. His name has become increasingly popular since starring in the webtoon drama adaptation.
Rowoon in the webtoon drama Destined With You/ Photo: soompi.com
Extraordinary You (2019) is Rowoon’s first webtoon adaptation which is being watched by many Korean drama fans. Then, Rowoon appeared in She Would Never Know (2021) as an office worker and again starred in the sageuk webtoon drama, The King’s Affection (2021).
Dubbed a specialist webtoon actor, he is the main star in Tomorrow (2022) which is adapted from the webtoon. Not long ago, Rowoon was making a comeback through the drama Destined With You with Jo Bo Ah, which was again based on a webtoon.
Well, those are several Korean actors who specialize in starring in drama adaptations of webtoons. According to Beauties, who has similarities with comic characters?
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