Because of how common it is for idols to become actors after retiring from the K-Pop industry, idols-actors have the reputation of lacking in acting talent. Several idol-actors, however, are breaking the norm.

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Many people who have watched their dramas and movies agree that they have skill, and the following four are widely acknowledged by the public.

Check them out below!

1. IU

IU first gained popularity for her beautiful voice, having released numerous hit songs like “Good Day” and “You And I”.

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She made her acting debut in the 2011 teen drama Dream High.

She is famous for her roles in SBS‘s Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

…and more recently, tvN‘s Hotel De Luna.

2. Sungjae

Sungjae debuted in the popular boy group BTOB in 2012.

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He made his acting debut in the drama Monstar but his roles in Reply 1994 and Who Are You: School 2015 put his name on the radar.

He won the Best New Actor Award and Star Award for his role in Guardian: The Lonely And Great God.

You may recognize him for his role in the 2020 drama Mystic Pop-Up Bar.

3. Seohyun

Seohyun debuted in Girls’ Generation in 2007, and they went on to become one of the most successful girl groups in K-Pop history.

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She made her acting debut that same year, but her big break came when she starred in the 2017 drama Bad Thief, Good Thief.

Her acting in the 2018 drama The Time was also well-received by viewers.

4. Siwan

Finally, Siwan debuted in the boy group ZE:A in 2010 with the title track “Mazeltov”.

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He made his acting debut in the 2012 hit drama Moon Embracing The Sun.

After the popular historical drama, Siwan proved to viewers that he has a natural talent at acting.

His movies The Attorney and Merciless are a must-watch!

There’s a reason why these idols turned actors are well-respected in the industry.

They have the ability to tug at your heartstrings with their acting.

You’ll find yourself totally immersed in their characters!

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