The popularity and various interesting stories of a webtoon or online comic often make production houses interested in adapting it into a Korean drama. Proven to be in demand, that’s why Korean drama adaptations of webtoons always appear from year to year.
In determining the cast, there are several Korean artists who are often appointed to play in the drama. There is Cha Eun Woo, here are six Korean artists who deserve to be called webtoon drama specialists .
The title “king of webtoon dramas ” seems worthy of being pinned on SF9’s Rowoon. Throughout his acting career as a main role aka the main character, all the dramas he has starred in are webtoon adaptations . These include Extraordinary You (2019) , She Would Never Know (2021) , to The King’s Affection (2021) .
In 2022, he has also been confirmed to be the main star in the drama Tomorrow which is again based on a webtoon story . Interestingly, in all four of his plays was Rowoon always play with noona or older artists.
2. Cha Eunwoo
Cha Eunwoo is considered a webtoon drama actor because his acting is always considered satisfying in bringing to life the roles of the online comics he stars in. His popularity immediately skyrocketed when he became a tsundere boy in the drama My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018). He was even more successful after starring in the drama True Beauty (2021) with Moon Ga Young.
After the two popular dramas, Cha Eunwoo was again appointed to play in a webtoon drama titled Island which is planned to air on OCN in 2022. This drama carries the theme of exorcism which is a new genre for him. He will take on an interesting role as a priest who carries out the process of exorcism.
3. Song Kang
Since 2019, all dramas starring Song Kang have been webtoon adaptations . Starting from Love Alarm season 1 (2019), season 2 (2021), Sweet Home (2020), Navillera (2021), and Nevertheless (2021).
Thanks to his great acting, Song Kang also managed to play his role perfectly in all four dramas even though the characters are very different. In Love Alarm, he becomes a popular man who has a crush on Kim Jo Jo (Kim So Hyun). He went on to become a student battling monsters in Sweet Home , playing a character full of ambition in Navillera , and becoming an annoying playboy in Nevertheless .
4. Kim Yoo Jung
After being popular as a ” sageuk drama fairy “, Kim Yoo Jung is now often playing in drama adaptations of webtoons . Some of these dramas include Clean with Passion for Now (2018), Backstreet Rookie (2020), and Lovers of the Red Sky (2021). The three dramas are also projects that he received after entering adulthood, which is 20 years according to Korean age calculations.
He managed to release the teenage image that is attached to him. Kim Yoo Jung also successfully became a job hunter who ignores cleanliness in Clean with Passion for Now , a hardworking woman in Backstreet Rookie , and a painter in the Joseon dynasty era in Lovers of the Red Sky.
5. Ahn Bo Hyun
Prior to starring in My Name , actor Ahn Bo Hyun had three roles in the drama adaptation of the webtoon . The three are Her Private Life (2019), Itaewon Class (2020), and Yumi’s Cell (2021). Through him, Ahn Bo Hyun’s name is getting more and more famous in the acting world.
In Her Private Life , his figure begins to steal attention when he becomes a sad boy character whose love is unrequited for Park Min Young. He then became more popular when he became a rival to the arrogant Park Seo Joon in Itaewon Class , until he changed 180 degrees as a simple and warm-hearted man in Yumi’s Cells.
When playing in webtoon dramas , artists have their own challenges because they are required to be able to play the same role as the characters that have been featured in comics. Which role do you think is the most memorable in a webtoon drama ?