Even if you don't know her by name, you'll definitely know Korean actress Park Min-young by face. The star has given life to so many roles that it is now impossible for K-Drama fans to not keep her in their respective radars.
Min-young rose to fame in 2010 through her historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Since then, she starred in other highly-rated television shows such as City Hunter (2011), Healer (2014-2015), Queen for Seven Days (2017), What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? (2018), Her Private Life (2019). This year, Min-Young returns to our TV screens with Forecasting Love and Weather which will air on Netflix in April 2022.
The actress will never run short of interesting characters. In this article, Tatler ranks some of them from the best down to the least likeable.
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1. Secretary Kim Mi-so in 'What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?'
On top of her best roles is Kim Mi-so, the hard-working and reliable secretary of Lee Young-joon, the intelligent yet very arrogant and narcissistic vice chairman of the Yumyung Group. Fed up with her and her boss' working dynamics, Mi-so decides to leave her post.
Mi-so is self-assured and does not waste her time pleasing people like Young-joon. She understands that her worth does not rely on a job where she's in charge of the simplest things like choosing her boss' daily outfits. Even when Mi-so fell in love with Young-joon, her confidence and assertiveness never left.
In one of her interviews, Min-young explained why Kim Mi-so is one of her favourites. "I liked everything about my character. She didn't try to stand out, she just did her job to the best of her ability. She was charismatic and her determination to make her own way in life was admirable. This character is special to me because I see how she takes care of herself and bravely faces any situation that comes her way."
"I like that she did not become this 'dopey' character after falling in love. She just stayed grounded and said 'no' when she needed to," Min-young added.