On December 31, 2021, Cine21 released the names of Korean actors to look forward to in 2022. The survey was assessed by 62 Korean entertainment officials from the movie and drama production companies, investment distribution companies, OTT and management companies.
Here are the Top 5 most anticipated Korean female actors according to the industry experts:
1st Place | Han So-hee
Han So-hee is best known for her work in the series, The World of the Married (2020), Nevertheless (2021), and My Name (2021).
She won the “Best Artist Award” at the 2021 Asia Artist Award (AAA) and took 1st place as “Actress of the Year” at the 2021 Kinolights Awards. She also ranked 39th in the list of 2021 Forbes Korea Power Celebrity.
She is expected to appear in the upcoming TV series, K Project.
2nd Place | Kim Tae-ri
The Mr. Sunshine star, Kim Taeri, is anticipated to appear in the series, Twenty-Five Twenty-One with Nam Joo-hyuk. It is scheduled to be released in the first half of the year.
3rd Place | Kim Hye-soo
Kim Hye-soo is a veteran actress known for her work in the series Signal (2016) and Hyena (2020).
Her upcoming project includes Juvenile Justice, a Netflix Original series.
4th Place | Yum Jung-ah
The Sky Castle star, Yum Jung-ah, is anticipated to appear in the television series, Cleaning Up.
4th Place | IU
The multi-talented, IU, has been topping charts and winning awards in the music industry. After her hit drama, Hotel Del Luna in 2019, she is expected to appear in the films, Dream and Broker.
4th Place |Park Eun-bin
The well-loved Crown Prince in The King’s Affection (2021), Park Eun-bin, won the “Top Excellence Award” and “Popularity Award” at the 2021 KBS Drama Awards.
In 2022, she is expected to appear in the Netflix Original series, Strange Lawyer Woo Young-woo.
5th Place | Jeon Jong-seo
Jeon Jong-seo is best known for her role in the mystery-thriller film, The Call in 2020. She won the “Best Actress” for the said movie at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards and Buil Film Awards.
She is anticipated to appear as a lead role in the upcoming Korean version of Money Heist on Netflix.
5th Place | Shin Hye-sun
The Mr. Queen star, Shin Hye-sun, won the “Close-up Award” at the 2021 Korean Film Producers Association Awards. She is expected to appear in the television series, See You In My 19th Life.
5th Place | Jeon Yeo-been
Jeon Yeo-been has shown versatility as an actress through the action-noir film, Night in Paradise (2020) and crime-comedy series, Vincenzo (2021).
She won the “Best Artist Award” at the 2021 Asia Artist Award (AAA), “Popular Star Award” at the 2021 Blue Dragon Film Awards, and took 3rd place as “Actress of the Year” at the 2021 Kinolights Awards.