[HanCinema's News] Hwang In-yeop Tops 7 Million Instagram Followers
By William Schwartz | Published on
Actor Hwang In-yeop passed a major milestone recently, with his Instagram account hitting over seven million followers- 7.3 million, as of this writing. In spite of his account still not being verified, Hwang In-yeop has already outpaced the account of his "True Beauty" co-star Moon Ga-young, ith only 5.4 million followers. However, both still lag behind Cha Eun-woo, with 16.8 million followers.
However, the three are not in competition. In response to the milestone, Hwang In-yeop expressed appreciation to his co-stars for helping him out during production, crediting their experience with improving his own deficiencies as an actor. Hwang In-yeop also thanked fans for their support. In a statement released through his agency on February 10th, also said that he was very happy, and that "True Beauty" appeared to have given him some unforgettable memories.
The news cements Hwang In-yeop's status as a rising star, as "True Beauty" was the first leading television role for thirty year old actor. Small but memorable roles in "The Tale of Nokdu" and "18 Again" paved the way for this moment, with Hwang In-yeop's name already circulating in regards to "The Sound of Magic" which is coming out via Netflix. "True Beauty" ended on February 4th with ratings of 4.5%.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.