[HanCinema's News] Park Hoon Steadily Migrating to Better Roles
By William Schwartz | Published on
While Park Hoon has long been a presence in the South Korean entertainment, his career has been on a notable upswing in recent years. He scored his first major supporting role in a major drama with "Memories of the Alhambra" and followed that up with a similarly prominent appearance in "Haechi". Now, he's starring in "Nobody Knows" as the man at the center of the drama's many mysteries.
What makes Park Hoon's career particularly interesting in this regard is that none of these roles have any obvious commonality with each other. They are, indeed, from radically different dramas. "Memories of the Alhambra" is a far flung romantic thriller, while "Haechi" is a Joseon costume drama. "Nobody Knows" is a contemporary mystery.
The roles themselves are also quite distinct, with Park Hoon playing characters that can be anywhere from sympathetic to sinister. Park Hoon's wide range has given him many opportunities to distinguish himself over the years, grabbing the attention of casting directors through often minor roles. His willingness to continue taking such roles, even during a time of relevant fame, has also helped cement his reputation of being very available.
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.