87ers, ‘Year of Rabbit Club’, are replacing main roles in Home Theatre

October 4, 2010 at 9:04 am | Posted in Drama/Film/TV/CFs, News/Rumors, Shiwon, Wonderboys | 1 Comment
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I omitted irrelevant information – uksujusid

Lee Seung-gi, Han Hyo-joo… It is the era of 23 years-olds’! They are replacing main Actors/Actresses, who are mostly in their 40s. Even sweeping CFs since they have high reliability on customers. What is a similarity between Lee Seung-gi, Jang Geun-seok, Moon Geun-yeong, Lee Min-ho, Joo Won, Choi Seung-hyeon and Choi Si-won? They are stars who took main roles in home theatre and coincidently, they are all 23 years old! It is not a common thing for same-aged stars to create a main character level star group. Only Song Seung-heon, Cha Tae-hyeon, Jang Hyeok and kwon Sang-woo were called ‘Year of Dragon’ Club but that is all.

…… Choi Si-won, who casted for “Oh! My Lady’ and “ATHENA’, Choi Seung-hyeon who strongly expressed his emotion though his eyes in KBS’s ‘IRIS’ and movie ’71-Into the Fire’, are also the source of 87ers’ power.

“The reason for their popularity is due to Korean broadcast culture which production company only relied on proven stars,” said Jin Hyeok PD He explained, “Rookies’ gateway, such as one act play and open recruitment disappeared so actors with title role, who were in there 30’s, are now in their 40’s. Due to this reason, there has been a movement from Korean production world that production makers should appoint new actor/actress even with some risk. And that is why those 87ers’ could be successful in their acting career.”

Most stars, who were born in 1987, are male. This is because famous male stars who should be active right now such as Kim Nam-gil, Jo In-Seong, Kim Rae-won, Kim Jae-won, Lee Joon-ki, Hyeon Bin and Joo Ji-hoon are all serving in the military or soon going to, and people were looking for replacement of them while they are gone. Yoon Seok-jin, Korean Literature professor in Chung Nam University pointed out that most people who watch drama nowadays are women in their 20’s and 30’s, and added, “The broadcasting industry had to use young male actors in order to satisfy its main consumers.”

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  1. Wow Siwon is a rising (even higher) star now. He’s been receiving so much attention, but I hope he’ll still be a singer, mainly. ^^

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