On December 30th, Lim Ju-hwan won the Best Excellence Award for a performer in Wednesday/Thursday dramas at the MBC Drama Awards. Lim Ju-hwan had appeared in two Wednesday/Thursday dramas in 2020, "The Game: Towards Zero" and "The Spies Who Loved Me" both featuring him in prominent supporting roles. This was the first such award Lim Ju-hwan had won in his seventeen years of work as an actor, and he had many people to thank in his acceptance speech.
AdvertisementThe first were, of course, his family. This was followed by high school friends, and then his agency family. Lim Ju-hwan then thanked the cast and crew of both of the dramas he appeared in. After that, however, he thanked mentoring figures whose exact relationship to Lim Ju-hwan was unclear. These included Cha Tae-hyun, Jo In-sung, and Kim Ki-bang.
Most surprising, however, were the mentoring figures Lim Ju-hwan mentioned despite his acknowledging that they were actually younger than him. These included Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Woo-bin and Do Kyung-soo. Lim Ju-hwan was the second lead alongside Kim Woo-bin in the 2016 drama "Uncontrollably Fond" and also appeared with Kim Woo-bin in the movie "The Con Artists" in 2014. Lim Ju-hwan does not have any confirmed upcoming projects.
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.
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