If there is shade, there is also a sunny spot. The entertainment industry also has its share of light and shade. It is especially prominent where siblings are both in the industry.
Most of the time, one sibling has all of the spotlight while one loses it. Those who don't receive recognition for their talent are called 'misfortunes'.
There are siblings even in this generation, including Ha Ji-won
's younger brother Jeon Tae-soo
, Chae Rim
's younger brother Park Sang-uk
, Lee Yo-won
's cousin Lee Joong-moon
, Jang Nara
's older brother Jang Seong-won
, Seo Ji-yeong
's older brother Seo Bae-joon, Kim Hye-soo
's youngest brother Kim Dong-hwi. Jeon Tae-soo
acted in "A Good Day to Love" and "King and I
" but he cannot move past the label of being "Ha Ji-won
debuted in "The Coast Guard
" in 2002, but he is not known at all. He received recognition recently as it became known that he was Chae Rim
's brother. Kim Hye-soo
's brothers Kim Dong-hwi and Kim Dong-hyeon
filmed one music video and disappeared. They show the extremes of an older brother, older sister, and younger sibling.
's company said, "We don't want him to be viewed as Chae Rim
's brother, because he cannot be judged for his skills. We tried to hide that they were siblings, and even now, we don't want help".
said, "It's true that I'm famous because of my sister. But it's also been a drawback. People only pointed out that I was "Lee Yo-won
's cousin". For a while, I didn't do any interviews. Recently, I feel like I've succeeded by myself through KBS "Likeable or Not" and am accepting interviews".
, who admitted to being Ha Ji-won
's brother from his debut, said, "I read comments saying, 'Did you become famous to take advantage of your sister?" and I regretted revealing our relationship. I was disappointed because it seemed like my sister received more anti-fans because of me".
There are those who make it on their own but receive 'misfortune' after the news gets out. Some are Jo Seung-woo
's older sister, musical actress Jo Seo-yeon, Chae Si-ra
's younger sister, musical actress Chae Gook-hee, Choi Min-sik
's younger Choi Kwang-il. These people are recognized for being best in their field, but because of their famous siblings, they receive unwanted compassion.
Choi Kwang-il debuted in 1990 and starred in plays such as "Equus" and "Biloxi Blues". He also starred in the movie "철없는 아내" as the main character. But even for him, he cannot surpass the great actor Choi Min-sik
Chae Gook-hee starred in musicals such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and Jo Seo-yeon is a top star with musicals such as "Rent" and "Hard Rock Café". They stress that they are going different ways than their siblings. Chae Gook-hee said, "I don't care about my sister's fame. I don't do this for fame, so I'm going to go my own way".