– True Beauty Korean drama facts.
– The cast’s response to the characters being played.
Who, here, is a fan of Yaongyi’s The Secret of Angel webtoon? For those of you who are already familiar with the stories of Ju-Kyung, Su-ho, and Seo-jun, surely you can’t wait to see their stories on the small screen? Yep, as you know the webtoon The Secret of Angel or also known as True Beauty has been adapted into a Korean drama by tvN.
The True Beauty drama is directed by Kim Sang-Hyub, who previously directed Extraordinary You (2019). Although it has not officially aired yet, because the drama is scheduled to air on December 9, True Beauty has become a byword among drakor lovers almost all over the world. So, what are the interesting things about this drama?
Here are interesting things about the Korean drama True Beauty that you may not know. Anything?
1. Adaptation of the popular webtoon comic
The Korean drama True Beauty is an adaptation of the webtoon of the same name by Kim Na-young aka Yaongyi. Before being adapted into a drama series, True Beauty was already a huge success and became one of the most popular webtoons in South Korea. True Beauty tells the story of Lim Ju-Kyung who is known as a beautiful girl at school, thanks to the facial makeup skills she learned on YouTube.
Ju-Kyung is very careful with her makeup because she doesn’t want anyone to see her real face without makeup. Everything went smoothly until one day the popular guy at his school, Lee Su-ho accidentally caught Ju-kyung’s real face without makeup which was 180 degrees different.
In addition to an interesting and unique storyline, this webtoon is popular because of the author’s figure. The beautiful Yaongyi is getting extra attention from fans and followers on social media. He is often compared to the main character in the webtoon, Lim Ju-Kyung.
2. Cha Eun-woo’s latest debut in 2020
After gaining success through his role in Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Kyung in 2019, Cha Eun-woo is back on the small screen through True Beauty. In this Korean drama, the 23-year-old actor plays Lee Su-ho.
In the webtoon, Lee Su-ho’s character is described as the ideal guy with a handsome face who is crazy about girls. In addition, Su-ho is smart with high academic scores and is good at basketball.
As reported by Soompi, Cha Eun-woo revealed that this new character has a different story from other characters he has played. Therefore, he is very enthusiastic about this project because he can show a new side of himself through the character of Su-ho. Because he wanted to explore the character of Su-ho, Eun-woo even practiced jujitsu and basketball to be able to totality in drawing Su-ho who loves sports.
3. The rising cast
Besides Cha Eun-woo, this drama also stars several other actors and actresses who are on the rise in the drama world. They are Moon Ga-young who plays Lim Ju-Kyung and Hwang In-yeop as Han Seo-jun, another male character who also has a close relationship with Lim Ju-Kyung.
Moon Ga-young began to attract public attention since starring in the drama Tempted (2018). The series won her the “Excellent Actress” award at the 2018 MBC Drama Awards.
Meanwhile, Cha Eun-woo, who was formerly known as a member of the boy group ASTRO, started his career as an actor when he starred in My ID is Gangnam Beauty (2018). Then, Hwang In-yeop whose popularity began to skyrocket thanks to his appearance in the Korean drama 18 Again some time ago.
Not to forget, besides the three of them, there will also be Park Yoo-Na as Kang Su-jin. This character is the opposite of Lim Ju-Kyung because she has a natural beauty.
Kang Su-jin will also be involved in a romantic relationship and add to the excitement of the True Beauty storyline. Not only presenting a love triangle drama, but True Beauty will also bring laughter through a touch of comedy and accompanied by stories of friendship, to an important message about self-acceptance.
4. The process of selecting the cast was debated
Before Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, and Hwang In-yeop were announced as the main characters in the Korean drama True Beauty. The process of selecting the cast has become a hot debate on social media.
This happens because netizens have their arguments about who is the most appropriate to play the characters Lim Ju-Kyung, Lee Su-ho, and Han Seo-jun. This heated debate seemed to be a virtual casting by fans.
For the role of Lim Ju-kyung, not a few fans chose Kim Ji-soo, a member of Blackpink, as the most suitable actress to play the character. For Lee Su-ho’s character, fans also favored another name, namely Jin BTS. Meanwhile, for the character Han Seo-jun, fans are speculating on the model and rapper, Kwon Hyun-bin, who will play the character.
After it was officially announced who the cast was, some netizens thought that Cha Eun-woo and Hwang In-yeop’s acting quality was dubious. However, after the official True Beauty poster was released, fans began to change their minds.
The selected cast looks very similar to the characters in the webtoon version. You could say, this Korean drama will be a means of proving the actors above to answer the doubts of the fans.
5. Hwang In-yeop’s first time playing a lead role
True Beauty is Hwang In-yeop’s debut as the main character. It’s not surprising that this actor is very enthusiastic and excited about this new drama.
Hwang In-yeop also shared stories about the character he played and how he experienced during the filming process. In-yeop plays Han Seo-jun, his character is rebellious but his heart is so warm.
“A year ago, I first saw in an article that the webtoon True Beauty would be adapted into a drama. I thought, ‘How great would it be if I could be in this drama?’. Thankfully, I got the chance to audition, and I finally got to play the cool character Han Seo-jun,” said Hwang In-yeop.
Being chosen as one of the characters makes In-yeop happy and it feels like a dream. To him, Han Seo-jun’s character was so stylish. He looks rude and rebellious on the outside, but he is actually a very friendly and caring man. “He is a character that is difficult for you to hate, because he has new and diverse charms,” he concluded.
During the filming process, Hwang In-yeop was trying so hard to prepare himself. Starting from visuals to how to manage emotions to fit the image of Han Seo-jun’s character. He did this because he really wanted to play Seo-jun coolly, and he hoped the audience could see all his efforts and hard work in this Korean drama.
Those are the five reasons that make this one tvN drama series worthy of your watch list. The Korean drama True Beauty will air from December 9 every Wednesday and Thursday.