These Korean drama lead stars portrayed celebrities, showing just how much variety in terms of personalities those in the entertainment industry really are.
Here are some of the most iconic celebrity characters in Korean dramas.
1.) Who Joon (Choi Tae Joon) in “So I Married The Anti Fan”
Loved by all, top star Who Joon suddenly gets an anti fan. Is he really a two-faced star, just like his anti fan says? Or is there more to Who Joon than meets the eye?
2.) Cindy (IU) in “The Producers”
Cindy shows a different smile when she’s in front of her fans, but, in reality, can be quite a diva off-cam. What is Cindy really like in real life?
3.) Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) in “My Love From The Star”
Probably one, if not the most, iconic Korean drama celebrity character — Cheon Song Yi with her well-known line “Swarry”. Although she can have a bit of a “celebrity syndrome,” Cheon Song Yi is actually pretty kind at heart.
4.) Lee Yeong Jae (Lee Ji Hoon / Rain) in “Full House”
This list wouldn’t be complete without one of the OG celebrity character — Lee Yeong Jae, also known as Justin in Philippine TV. Although he has a bit of an off-putting attitude, Lee Yeong Jae’s heart slowly learned to open up when he meets Han Ji Eun (also known as Jessi, portrayed by Song Hye Kyo).
5.) Oh Yoon Seo (Yoo In Na) in “Touch Your Heart”
Due to a scandal, top actress Oh Yoon Seo decides to lay low. As her popularity declines, she pursues to get a role for a legal drama, and ends up working for a law firm as part of her immersion.
6.) Choi Hee Jin (Yoo In Na) in “Queen In Hyun’s Man”
Another drama featuring Yoo In Na as a celebrity, but this time in a time slip genre. Troubled actress Choi Hee Jin finds her self face-to-face with a noble man from the Joseon era who time traveled to the future.
7-8.) Goo Ae Jung (Gong Hyo Jin) and Dokko Jin (Cha Seung Won) in “The Greatest Love”
Top star Dokko Jin’s heart keeps beating fast whenever he’s around Goo Ae Jung, a once popular girl group member whose career fell due to various scandals.
9.) Shin Joon Young (Kim Woo Bin) in “Uncontrollably Fond”
One of the most popular stars, Shin Joon Young, is battling an illness that no one knows of. He meets his childhood friend, who is now a PD, and eventually learns to open up to her.
10.) Soo Ho (HIGHLIGHT”s Yoon Doo Joon) in “Radio Romance”
Well-known star Soo Ho is known as one of the most in-demand celebrities in Korea. What will happen if he gets invited to guest at a radio show?
11-14.) A.N.JELL’s Hwang Tae Kyung (Jang Geun Seuk), Ko Mi Nyeo (Park Shin Hye), Kang Shin Woo (CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa), and Jeremy (F.T. Island’s Hong Ki) in “You’re Beautiful”
One of the members of the top K-pop boy band in Korea, A.N.JELL, is actually a girl. What will happen if those around her finds out about her secret?
15.-17.) Lee Hyun Wook (Rain), Yoon Se Na (Krystal), and Kim Myung Soo (Shi Woo) in “My Lovely Girl
A love triangle between a well-established singer-producer, an aspiring singer, and a boy group member.
BONUS: Ongoing drama “Imitation” is also all about the entertainment industry, specifically about the lives of K-pop stars.