Here are some interesting facts you must know about the 13 Korean actors of Alchemy of Souls (2022):
1. Lee Jae-wook as Jang Uk / Winter
Lee Jae-wook entered the world of entertainment in 2018 and has appeared in Memories Of Alhambra (2018-2019), Search: WWW (2019), Extraordinary You (2019), When The Weather Is Fine (2020), and Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020). He also did cameo roles for True Beauty (2020), Move To Heaven (2021), and Kiss Sixth Sense (2022).
So far, he has achieved 4 wins out of 11 nominations including Best New Actor for Extraordinary You (2019) at the MBC Drama Awards in 2019, Rookie of the Year at the Asia Artist Awards in 2020, Male Rookie Actor of the Year at the Brand of the Year Awards in 2020, and Excellence Award (Actor) for Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020) at the KBS Drama Awards in 2020. He was also recognized as a candidate for Best New Actor for his role in Extraordinary You (2019) at the Baeksang Arts Awards 2020 and APAN Star Awards 2021.
Meanwhile, he joined the agency of Hyun Bin after working with him in Memories Of Alhambra (2018-2019).
2. Jung So-min as Mudeok / Naksu
Jung So-min has appeared in 21 TV series and 6 films including Bad Guy (2010) where she won Best New Actress at the Korean Culture And Entertainment Awards in 2010, The Sound Of Your Heart (2016), My Father Is Strange (2017), Because This Is My First Life (2017), The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018), and Soul Mechanic (2020), to name a few.
She also did cameo roles in the popular TV series, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018), Be Melodramatic (2019), and My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021).
3. Yoo In-soo as Park Dang-gu / Summer
Yoo In-soo has participated in 16 TV/web series including Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017), While You Were Sleeping (2017), Gangnam Beauty (2018), Stranger 2 (2020), and At A Distance Spring Is Green (2021). He also played the famous villain role of Gwi-nam in All Of Us Are Dead (2022) and has been nominated for Best New Actor at Baeksang Arts Awards in 2022.
4. Hwang Min-hyun as Seo Yul / Fall
Hwang Min-hyun is a Korean singer and was a member of the boy group NU’EST in 2012 and Wanna One in 2017. He joined the musical theater in 2019 and landed a role in the TV series, Live On (2020-2021), where he also received a Potential Award (Actor) at the Asia Artist Awards in 2021.
5. Arin as Jin Cho-yeon / Spring
Choi Ye-won is a member of the girl group Oh My Girl and known as Arin. She ventured into the world of acting in 2020 through the web series, The World Of My 17. In 2022, she was cast to join Alchemy Of Souls and Seoul Ghost Story, a Netflix film.
6. Shin Seung-ho as the Crown Prince
Shin Seung-ho is a model and actor who has appeared in nine (9) TV/web series including Love Alarm (2019) and Deserter Pursuit (2021). He was recognized as a candidate for Best New Actor for his role in Deserter Pursuit (2021) at the Baeksang Arts Awards and Blue Dragon Series Awards in 2022.
7. Yu Jun-sang as Uncle Park Jin
Yu Jun-sang is a veteran actor who has appeared in 26 films and 42 TV series since 1994 including the award-winning Heard It Through The Grapevine (2015), Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), and The Uncanny Counter (2020-2021). He did cameo roles for My Love From The Star (2013) and The Penthouse: War In Life (2021). He is also an active theater actor since 1995 and has appeared in 19 stage productions.
Throughout his acting career, he has achieved 27 wins out of 40 nominations and recognized for Prime Minister’s Commendation at the 2006 Taxpayer’s Day as well as Good Model Award at the 2012 K-Drama Star Awards. He was also listed in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity, taking 12th place in 2013 and 29th place in 2014.
8. Oh Nara as Maidservant Kim
Oh Nara is another veteran actress who has appeared in 10 films and 30 TV series including Hyde Jekyll Me (2015), Chicago Typewriter (2017), My Mister (2018), and Sky Castle (2018-2019), to name a few. She did a cameo role in Welcome To Waikiki 2 (2019) and won the Top Excellence Award (Actress) for her role in Racket Boys (2021) at the Korean Culture Entertainment Awards and Best Character Award at the SBS Drama Awards in 2021.
9. Lee Do-kyung as Master Heo
Lee Do-kyung is known to have ran a theater company and has appeared in 14 films and 16 TV series including Gu Family Book (2013), The Fatal Encounter (2014), Black (2017), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), Hyena (2020), The Uncanny Counter (2020-2021), Dali And Cocky Prince (2021), to name a few.
10. Jo Jae-yoon as Jin Mu
Jo Jae-yoon is a veteran actor who has appeared in 42 films and 58 TV series including The Chaser (2011), Miracle In Cell No. 7 (2013), Empress Ki (2013), Descendants Of The Sun (2016), The Outlaws (2017), Save Me (2017), Sky Castle (2018-2019), Catch The Ghost (2019), and Mouse (2021), to name a few.
11. Joo Sang-wook as Jang Kang
Joo Sang-wook has been actively working as an actor since 1997. He has appeared in 9 films and 36 TV series including Queen Seondeok (2009), Good Doctor (2013), and Birth Of A Beauty (2014), to name a few.
12. Park Sang-hoon as Young Jang Uk
Park Sang-Hoon entered the entertainment industry in 2014 as a child actor. He has appeared in 10 films and 24 TV series, including The Producers (2015), Do You Like Brahms? (2020), River Where The Moon Rises (2021), Lovers Of The Red Sky (2021), Hellbound (2021), and Tomorrow (2022) to name a few.
13. Go Youn-jung as Naksu
Go Youn-jung is best known for her supporting roles in He Is Psychometric (2019), Sweet Home (2020), and Law School (2021). She also did cameo roles for The School Nurse Files (2020), and Rookie Cops (2022).
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Historical
Synopsis: It depicts the stories of young magicians dealing with heaven and earth.
No of episodes: 20
Starring: Lee Jae-wook, Jung So-min, Hwang Min-hyun, Arin, Yoo In-soo, Go Yoon-jung
Written by: Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran
Directed by: Kim Seong-yoon
Network: tvN, Netflix
Date: June 18, 2022
Photos: tvN Drama