2021 has been a memorable year for fans of historical K-dramas. In addition to captivating storylines, acting also plays an important role in the success of these dramas.
Let’s take a look at 4 of the best female lead portrayals of Korean Actresses in 2021 Historical Dramas. These actresses impressed the audience in this year’s most well-known period Korean Dramas.
- Shin Hye Sun – Mr. Queen
Shin Hye Sun getting nominated for Leading Actress in TV for her performance in Mr. Queen at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards is the strongest proof of her excellent acting and charming presence in the drama. To play a modern man whose soul gets trapped in the body of a queen from the Joseon era is not easy, but Shin Hye Sun has amazingly pulled off the role beyond the audience’s expectations.
Shin Hye Sun’s performance is funny, interesting, adorable, emotional and helps her stand out among the cast. After the success of Mr. Queen, Shin Hye Sun has become a sought-after and trusted star in Korean TV.
- Kwon Yuri – Bossam: Steal The Fate
In Bossam: Steal The Fate, Kwon Yuri plays the female lead alongside Jung Il Woo. The drama initially could not draw much interest from the public. The biggest reason is because it comes from MBN, a small cable broadcaster that has yet to make a strong impression when it comes to TV series. However, Bossam: Steal The Fate ends up getting much praise for its well-written plot, compelling details and especially Kwon Yuri‘s natural acting.
It has been 9 years since her acting debut in Fashion King, Kwon Yuri has made a big step in her career with the latest comeback in a historical drama. She does a good job at emotionally challenging scenes, making the viewers forget that she started out as an idol. Thanks to her impressive performance, Kwon Yuri promises to achieve more success as an actress in the future.
- Park Eun Bin – The King’s Affection
Park Eun Bin was born in 1992, making her 29 years old this year, but she has been acting since she was six years old, giving her 23 years of experience. Although beautiful and talented, it will not be until 2021 the name Park Eun Bin has attracted great attention from the public thanks to The King’s Affection. Park Eun Bin made an impression in the drama due to her excellent appearance when posing as a man.
Besides, Park Eun Bin also has the best acting ability among the young actors of “The King’s Affection“. Every emotion of happiness, sadness, anxiety, fear is fully expressed by her, bringing the best movie watching experience to the audience. It is a good thing that after so many years, Park Eun Bin has finally been noticed with her talent and beauty.
- Lee Se Young – The Red Sleeves
She was famous as a child actress, similar to Park Eun Bin, but Lee Se Young is more well-known because she appeared in many more famous dramas such as “Dae Jang Geum” when she was a child and “A Korean Odyssey” when she was an adult. In the new drama “The Red Sleeve“, Lee Se Young plays a palace maid who wishes to have a free life of her own, instead of confining herself to the palace for the rest of her life. The Red Sleeves is a drama with a high rating in the Friday – Saturday time frame and Lee Se Young‘s acting ability is one of the drama’s most attractive points.
Lee Se Young portrays the image of a young palace maid with modern thinking at the time. Her interaction with the male lead Lee Jun Ho also surprised the public. Although her audience response is not as great as Lee Jun Ho‘s, Lee Se Young still has a large number of fans.
Entering the second year of the new decade, Korean dramas are now a fairer game for everyone. Reputation is no longer an important factor to attract the attention of the audience, but only a good script and acting skills can conquer a large number of viewers.