Due to the success of acting-dol, the average age of male lead character has been reduced .
As opposed to actress who play female lead character, male lead character are usually played by male actors who’s in the age range of 30-40 years old.
However, with the increase of idols who are advancing into acting, it shows the future of a more diverse generation of actors who are playing main lead.
D.O. (22) from the group EXO, Singer Lee Seunggi (28), and Children of Empire Member (ZE:A) Im Siwan (27) are all now preparing for their main role in their respective movies. Previously, they have proven their potential by playing supporting role on film and now are immediately casted in another film because of the skills that they have revealed.
The film that D.O. is filming now is the ‘Pure Love’ which is a romance-genre movie.
Set in a seaside village, it tells story of a first love between teenage boy and girl. Last year, (D.O.) made his movie debut in the film ‘Cart’ and after only one year he’s drawing attention by starring as a male lead.
(Lee Seunggi part omitted)
Both D.O. and Lee Seunggi cast as a main lead is drawing attention because the male lead in romance-genre movie is dominated by actors who’s in 30 years old age range. In fact, the romance movies that are gonna be released this year are starring Shin Hakyun, Jung Woo, and Kim Namgil as the male lead character, which belongs to group of actor who’s in 30-40 years old age range.
(Im Siwan part omitted)
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