Starring in Netflix’s latest K-drama Inspector Koo, actress Kim Hye-jun might just be the next breakout South Korean actress
Following the exciting lineup of K-dramas in 2021 – from Netflix’s Squid Game to Now, We Are Breaking Up starring Song Hye-kyo – many fans have moved on to a new TV series with K-drama legend, Lee Young-ae. In this new series Inspector Koo, fans might recognise Kim Hye-jun from the hit show Kingdom.
We suspect Kim might just be the next big breakout star. Here are five things to know about the actress who once aspired to be a nurse.
In 2019, Kim Hye-jun starred in the film Another Child directed by actor, Kim Yoon-seok. That same year she was named best actress for the role at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. In an interview with Aju News shortly after picking up the award, Kim Hye-jun opened up about how her dad was grateful and thankful to the director with whom he shares the same name.
She was in the music video of Jay Park’s City Breeze
If you love K-hip hop songs, you may have heard of Jay Park. It seems Kim Hye-jun herself is a K-hip hop fan. She starred in the music video of Jay Park and Kirin’s song “City Breeze” in 2016. She played Kirin’s girlfriend in the music video.
In an interview with Cine 21 in 2020, Kim Hye-jun said she enjoys playing around with her film camera and eating mint chocolate. She said she is also into trying many different vitamins including Omega 3 and Biotin as she considers having good health as the key to achieving work-life balance.