Chogiwa – Dream High is one of the popular dramas from a decade ago. The drama aired for the first time on January 3rd, 2011, starring some rookie actors and actresses at that time. A decade after Dream High, how the casts now?
The story of Dream High is a teen musical drama about the life of six students from Kirin High School. All of them share the same dream to become K-Pop idols. They are all learning about singing, dancing, songwriting, and acting. In the process, they are not only becoming friends but also competing and fighting with each other. However, in the end, they know that no matter what their dreams are, the time they have spent together to find their true-selves is even more precious. It is one of the inspirational dramas highly recommended for teenagers who are striving to pursue their dream.
A Decade after Dream High, How the Casts Now?
The drama is really popular at that time. Fans might be wondering about the casts of the Dream High today. How they are now? What they are doing? Their career and their look. For you who are curious, a decade after Dream High below is the list of six main casts at the present stage.
#1 Bae Suzy
Bae Suzy debuted as a member of Miss A in 2010. In the same year, she landed a lead role as Go Hye Mi in Dream High though it is only her debut drama. Suzy received a lot of praise from this drama. She even won two awards from the KBS Drama Awards category Best New Actress and Best Couple Award with Kim Soo Hyun.
Since Dream High, Bae Suzy’s career never fade. Her popularity is getting bigger which can be seen from all the roles she received in drama and movies. Some of Suzy’s popular dramas are Gu Family Book, Uncontrollably Fond, While You Were Sleeping, Vagabond and the last is Start-Up which is super popular.
#2 Kim Soo Hyun
Dream High, Kim Soo Hyun took the role of Song Sam Dong, a simple young man from the countryside who later turned out to be a musical genius. Dream High is not Kim Soo Hyun’s first drama. He is probably one of the professional actors in Dream High despite his young age. However, everyone will agree that Dream High is the stepping stone of Kim Soo Hyun to be among the top actors in South Korea. Today, Kim Soo Hyun is also well-known as one of the most expensive actors.
Kim Soo Hyun’s recent projects that are worth watching after Dream High are such as Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, The Producers and the last is It’s Okay to Not be Okay which became a super popular drama in 2020.
#3 Ok Taecyeon
Ok Taecyeon debuted in 2008 with 2PM a boy group formed by JYP Entertainment. He is not only well-known as a singer but also a rapper, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. In Dream High, Taecyeon took the role of Jin Gook, a popular but mysterious student in Kirin High School. This drama is the first time for Taecyeon to get the lead role. And his acting has been well-praised though he ended as the sad boy in the end.
Since Dream High in 2011, Taecyeon is getting nothing but a lead role in his next dramas. Some of his popular dramas are Who are You?, Wonderful Days, Assembly, Bring It On Ghost, Save Me, and The Game: Towards Zero. Vincenzo is his upcoming drama which expected to air in 2021 where he will act along with actor Song Jong Ki about a mafia who somehow getting into an intra-organizational conflict and entangled with a rogue lawyer.
#4 Ham Eun Jung
Ham Eun Jung is well-known to be one of the T-ARA members but she debuted as an actress way before that. She debuted as a young actress in 1995 when she was only 7 years old. However, just like the other casts of Dream High, this drama is also becoming the breakthrough of Eun Jung’s career as an actress.
Just like Bae Suzy, Dream High is also IU’s debut drama. In this drama, IU took the role of Kim Pil Sook. She is a gifted singer but she is so insecure with her look due to an overweight problem. IU debuted as a singer in 2008 and Dream High is like the starting of her acting career.
As a multi-talented actress, IU has been making several records in both singing and acting career. She is also well-known to be a great songwriter. After Dream High, IU landed some roles in some hit dramas such as Bel Ami, The Producers, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, My Mister, and Hotel Del Luna. A decade after Dream High, IU will star in Dream with Park Seo Joon. It is going to be her debut movie whereas she will take the role of Lee So Min. Her character is described as an apprising producer who wants to pursue her dream to be a professional documentary film producer.
#6 Jang Woo Young
Jang Woo Young took the role of Jason in Dream High. Unlike his fellow actors and actress in Dream High, Wooyoung chose to focus on his music career instead of acting. Debuted at 2PM in 2008, Wooyoung is not only good at singing but also dancing and songwriting.
When the drama aired for the first time in 2011, some of them are only rookie actors and actresses at that time. Dream High is practically Bae Suzy and IU’s debut drama. See them now, a decade after Dream High, Suzy is now one of the of South Korean’s top actresses. While IU is becoming the number one most-searched actress in 2020 according to Weibo.
For those who miss the vibe of Dream High, the upcoming drama entitled Imitations is predicted to be the next Dream High. Imitations adapted from a popular webtoon with the same title. The drama is starring some rookie actors and actresses from some famous idol groups such as U-KISS, F9, ATEEZ, and T-ARA. Are waiting for it? Please keep yourself update with us!