Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun still carry their influential power in the acting industry since their famed drama, My Love From The Stars.
Starting from the year 2013, TV Report began to nominate actors and actresses who have much influence to even impact the formation of dramas. In 2015, the three big broadcasting stations KBS, MBC, and SBS chose the two individuals of the year 2015 through a survey.
The survey ran for three weeks starting from March 23rd to April 3rd. Many actors and actresses were on the list who showed excellent performances in both major and minor broadcasting station dramas. The forty voters who were direct staff of the three major broadcasters had the choice of not answering the survey or voting for more than one nominee. To be fair, actors and actresses who have not been active in the past five years were not in the list.
According to the survey, Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun were chosen as the top actor and actress. Followed by them were Kim Woo Bin, Jo In Sung, Song Joong Ki, Lee Min Ho, Lee Jong Seok, So Ji Sub, Ha Ji Won, Suzy, Gong Hyo Jin, Song Hye Kyo, Park Shin Hye, and many others, all proving their influence in the field.
The influence Kim Soo Hyun brought to the industry was truly amazing. From the end of the year 2013 to beginning of 2014, My Love From The Stars was aired and gathered very much love and attention. With this drama, Kim Soo Hyun was nominated as the top male actor once again after his nomination last year. He was chosen by 34 voters out of the 40, showing his absolute reputation in the industry. His record of 34 voters even surpassed that of Lee Byung Hun who took the number one spot in the year 2013.
The staff working in the industry know Kim Soo Hyun as an actor with great acting skills as well as an absolute reputation among fans. It is also undoubtedly true that the drama, My Love From The Stars, played a role in forming these opinions from the staff along with the numerous number of fans in China and Korea.
Drama producers mentioned that, “After My Love From The Stars, Kim Soo Hyun is absolutely receiving all the attention from the viewers. In fact, he even has a great public attitude. He can even be chosen as the top actor of the year by just his name. That’s how known he is now.”
The drama My Love From The Stars also had an impact on the list of top actresses. Jun Ji Hyun, who acted as a leading actress in the drama, took first place again after last year’s nomination.
The voters who voted for Jun Ji Hyun mentioned, “Jun Ji Hyun ended her long inactivity of fourteen years with just My Love From The Stars. Her impact in the industry will obviously grow and be steady in the field. She has both the acting skills and the ability to become a hot issue. In fact, in terms of business and hallyu, she has a great side of her that helps her through this. Her reputation is great in Korea but it is possible to say that she is widely known and loved in other countries such as China.”
This is a Korean Op-Ed written by Kim Ji Hyun, Lee Woo In, and Cho Hye Ryeon of TV Report directly translated by Koreaboo.