Here in the realm of all things Asian drama, we like to see our favorite stars stay on the screen in perpetuity. We can’t stand it when they finish a project and we have to wait months, sometimes years, for them to return to us! No matter how short or long a time period between projects, to diehard fans, the wait is always too long.
Here are eight Asian actors and actresses that we’d like to thank for making a comeback with their great new series. Please stick around for awhile!
Park Shin Hye — Pinocchio
The drama world fell in love with Park Shin Hye back in 2003 with her debut in “Stairway to Heaven.” Picked from 250 contestants, her performance as the younger Han Jung Seo sealed her future as a promising young talent. Park Shin Hye then catapulted to stardom with her roles in “You’re Beautiful,” “Flower Boy Next Door” and the mega-hit “Heirs.” But it took her almost a full year after “Heirs” went off the air last December for her to return in her current role in “Pinocchio” — but it was worth the wait!
Annie Chen — Boysitter
You may know Annie Chen from her frequent on- and off-screen pairings with George Hu in popular dramas like “Love Around” and “Love, Now.” This month, she’s back to star in a great new romantic comedy series “Boysitter.” Join us tonight at 7 p.m. to participate in our Live Tweet event for the “Boysitter” premiere!
Han Ye Seul — Birth of a Beauty
Ever since winning a modeling contest in 2001, Han Ye Seul has won numerous Best Actress awards for her popular film and drama roles, including “Couple Fantasy” and “Will It Snow for Christmas?” But it took three years since her last drama role for the star to return in the currently airing hit drama “Birth of a Beauty” and her fans couldn’t be happier. Her return to the small screen is a triumphant one, with a role that promises to be one of her best!
Joo Sang Wook — Birth of a Beauty
Joo Sang Wook established himself as a talented performer in a number of dramas in the mid-2000s, the most memorable being 2010’s “Giant.” Since then, he has been hard at work showing off his six-pack from different angles and lighting! But this year has been one of his best, with what promises to be two hit shows — “Cunning Single Lady” “Birth of Beauty.”
Yuki Furukawa — Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO
2014 was abuzz with Yuki Furukawa as he returned as Naoki for the sequel of “Mischievous Kiss: Love in TOKYO” with the highly anticipated “Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in TOKYO,” which recounts the events following his honeymoon with on-screen wife Kotoko (played Miki Honoka). We are excited to see what’s in store for the cutest new married couple in dramaland!
Seo In Guk — The King’s Face
Seo In Guk entered the world of entertainment as a singer after winning the 2009 reality show “Superstar K.” But his celebrity status was cemented with his critically acclaimed roles in the very popular dramas “Answer Me 1997” and “King of High School.” There has been much buzz around Seo In Guk’s first sageuk (historical drama) with his current role in “The King’s Face.” The suspenseful and exciting new drama promises to further elevate the rising star’s career!
Staying relevant after early stardom is a challenge, and yet Takuya Kimura has achieved exactly that. You may know him from the ’90s Japanese boy band SMAP, but in true comeback fashion, he has regained footing in the entertainment world with the hit series “Hero,” which debuted in 2001. “Hero” was followed by a feature film as well as a record-breaking sequel series, “Hero 2”!
Lee Jong Suk
As a male model at the age of 15, Lee Jong Suk set the bar high for himself going into adolescence. He successfully made the leap to acting and became a breakout star after his roles in “School 2013,” “I Hear Your Voice” and “Doctor Stranger.” He is back alongside Park Shin Hye in the exciting new drama “ Pinocchio,” and we love the chemistry between the two stars in the series and can’t wait to see more of them!
Who is your favorite comeback star? Let us know in the comments!
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