Nearly a decade has passed since the high-end Dream High aired, the current main cast has turned their way in very different directions.
Dream High aired in early 2011 and can be seen as one of the monuments of Korean school movies. Revolving around teenagers who are trained to become idols, the movie story is a combination of love, friendship and music that has created a widespread fever among young people. Nearly 10 years have passed, each name in the main cast that day has now been in very different positions on the Korean star map.
Dream High marks her first female lead role and debut as her actress “nation’s first love” Suzy. Although her acting skills are still limited, Hye Mi’s character still leaves a deep impression on the audience, helping the actress win the Best Newcomer and Best Couple Award (with Kim Soo Hyun) of KBS.
In the 8 years after Dream High, Suzy participated in many famous works. Although she owns a small number of movies, but ‘Architecture 101’ in 2012 helped her win the prestigious Baeksang’s Best New Actress award. In the television field, the main-act Suzy has mostly had good results and is very popular with the media thanks to her high reputation and beauty value, although her acting is still controversial, typically Gu Family Book, Uncontrollably Fond and While You Were Sleeping.
Until 2019, Vagabond’s broadcast created a slight fever and marked the turning point of Suzy’s next career when she showed remarkable progress in acting, even won the best female lead of the station. SBS. Although still not recognized in the ranks of good acting, at least now Suzy probably no longer makes the audience frown every time she watches her movie. In the near future, there will be three film projects of Suzy, respectively, to air, including the short film If My Stuff Is Still In Your House, It’s Not Over, the TV series Start Up and the movie Wonderland.
Before Dream High, Kim Soo Hyun was a faint name. He is the only regular actor out of the 6 characters and has to learn speed dance for 3 months to play the role of “country boy” and musical genius Sam Dong. Dream High takes Kim Soo Hyun’s reputation to a new level, creating a solid springboard for a series of successive hits.
Just over a year after Dream High, Kim Soo Hyun stepped up to the top male god ranks with the historical superhero Moon Embracing the Sun collaborated with Han Ga In, and won the excellent male lead at Baeksang at the age of 24. – an unprecedented and controversial achievement at that time. One more year, My Love from the Star, collaborating with Jun Ji Hyun, continues to be a super hit sweeping Asia, officially helping Kim Soo Hyun to be named “the king of television”. The Producers then, despite facing many controversies, still “misty” the two-digit rating continuously and helped add many titles to the award collection of the actor. In the movie segment, Kim Soo Hyun also made a mark with The Thieves and Secretly, Greatly. After 2 years in the army, the famous actor has just returned with Psycho But It’s Okay has been a huge success in the international market thanks to a unique scenario. With the tendency to prioritize quality over quality, it may take a long time for audiences to see Kim Soo Hyun on the screen.
IU has emerged as “national sister” since the song Nagging in 2010. When joining Dream High, her music career is on the rise. IU’s role as Pil Seok does not require much acting skills but mainly impresses with her rich tone and inspirational overcoming story.
After Dream High, IU continued to firmly step on the path of becoming a top female solo artist and developed acting in parallel. The Pretty Man, You Are the Best !, The Producers are more or less popular, but it was not until the end of 2016 that IU was really feverish as an actor thanks to Moon Lovers.
After Moon Lovers, IU’s acting career gradually “took off” with My Mister and Hotel Del Luna has been highly appreciated. From a “rolling eyes” actress, IU’s acting has grown tremendously and helped her twice to be nominated for the best female lead in Baeksang next to the old names. Currently, she is a rare name with great success in both music and film. In the near future, IU will have her first commercial movie, Dream, in collaboration with top star Park Seo Joon.
As a prominent member of 2PM, Taecyeon joined Dream High as Jin Guk and “crushed” the hearts of many young girls at that time with his rather “brash” but kind personality. The guy and Kim Soo Hyun for a while gave the audience a headache because they didn’t know
With a relatively natural but less explosive performance, Taecyeon has gradually asserted his position as an actor, but his performance is quite voluminous and has not had a significant breakthrough. Wonderful Days, Let’s Fight, Ghost !, Save Me are movie titles that have helped him make his mark on the television front. In the movie segment, Taecyeon still does not have outstanding works.
After leaving the army, the actor returned with The Game: Towards Zero in the sensational detective genre, but unfortunately the work did not resonate. He also announced that he is dating a girlfriend outside the industry at the end of June. In the near future, Taecyeon will appear in Vincenzo with Song Joong Ki as well as have his first historical role in his career with the movie Hansan titled Korean-Japanese war talent cooperates with a quality cast, hoping to give his “average” career a necessary boost.
Han Eun Jung
Entering the entertainment industry at the age of 7 as a child actress, at the time of Dream High, Han Eun Jung has accumulated some acting experience and is a part of the popular girl group T-ara. As Baek Hee, she won a lot of love from the audience, but just over a year later, T-ara’s bullying scandal caused the group’s reputation to plunge and Eun Jung was also unjustly cut off from the Five Fingers project.
Despite being estranged for many years, Eun Jung is still active in both music and movies. She starred in a series of supporting roles in Endless Love, Love on a Rooftop or Lovely Horribly and had been in the cinema but failed to resonate. Although the old scandal has been clear and T-ara has been unjustly resolved, the careers of the members in general and Eun Jung in particular are still uncertain in the midst of the new generation of talented stars.
Wooyoung is also a member of 2PM. The role of a hybrid Korean – American Jason in Dream High marked his first appearance as an actor. The cute image in the movie helps Wooyoung to be loved by many audiences. However, after Dream High, he only participated in two more low-profile dramas and since then has not returned to movies for 7 years. Wooyoung is currently active in the music industry as well as entertainment programs.