[HanCinema's News] Roh Jeong-eui Latest Child Star to Transition to Adult Roles
By William Schwartz | Published on
With the upcoming release of "The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" actress Roh Jeong-eui has become the latest child star to show marked determination to continue her choice of career into hotel. In "The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" Roh Jeong-eui is still playing a teenager as usual. But in contrast to her previous artistic projects and roles as the younger version of the actual leads, Roh Jeong-eui is playing to a wider audience as "The Day I Died: Unclosed Case" is a mainstream release.
While Roh Jeong-eui is best known currently for her role in the currently airing drama "18 Again" her career has shown a marked variety in roles despite her still being under the age of twenty. Her film credits include "Fantasy of the Girls" and "A Haunted Hitchhike". Roh Jeong-eui also received strong positive attention for her role in "Drama Stage 2020 - Everyone Is There".
While Roh Jeong-eui's profile is still relatively low there is ample precedent for her to quickly ascend the ranks to stardom. Kim Hyang-gi achieved mainstream penetration in "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" in an adult role. Even as she continues to play high school students with soon play a recent college graduate in the upcoming movie "I". Lee Re was a teen getaway driver in "Peninsula", appears as the younger version of Bae Suzy in "Start Up", and will also appear in "Hellbound" from Netflix.
Jung Ji-so, likewise, has made good use of her "Parasite" publicity to appear in the OCN drama "The Cursed", which already has a planned sequel. She's also confirmed to star in "Imitation" next year. And then there's "Backstreet Rookie", which saw Kim Yoo-jung as the leading lady opposite Ji Chang-wook, showing a new side of herself from her more teenaged self best known for "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds". In this way a new generation of actresses is making their presence known.
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.