In with the old, out with the new 2012/04/18, Source,
Actresses in their 20s, who once dominated K-dramas, are hard to come by on the small screen, as of late. Experienced actresses in their 30s, 40s and even 50s have held on to the spotlight, reversing a trend that dictated casting for decades. Above left, Kim Hee-ae, 45, plays a lead role in JTBC's "A Wife's Credentials" and above right, Kim Nam-joo, 41, plays a lead role in KBS2's "My Husband Got a Family". [JoongAng Ilbo]
Back in the 1980s and '90s, Korean dramas adopted the principle "the younger, the better" when casting heroines. Heartthrob actors in their 40s were often coupled with youthful beauties in their early 20s, at the expense of more experienced actresses,...More
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