Seo Hyun-jin in ‘The Beauty Inside’: Chemistry with Lee Min-ki and Winning Awards

Seo Hyun-jin, A Rising Actress in South Korea

Seo Hyun-jin is a South Korean actress who started her career as a member of girl group M.I.L.K under SM Entertainment. After the group disbanded in 2003, Seo Hyun-jin debuted her career as an actress in 2006 with the drama Hwang Jini as a supporting role. Her breakthrough work is the drama Another Miss Oh that aired in 2016. Her role, Oh Ha-young, is funny and improved her ability to act in the comedy-romantic genre.

Since then, Seo Hyun-jin’s popularity is increasing rapidly and she appeared in many CFs. In 2018, Seo Hyun-jin starred in another comedy-romantic drama titled The Beauty Inside that aired on the JTBC network. Then, how’s her role as Han Se-gye in the drama?

Seo Hyun-jin in The Beauty Inside

The Beauty Inside is a drama that aired on JTBC in October 2018 until December 2018. The drama’s story based on the movie with the same title that released in 2015 and starred by actress Han Hyo-joo. Seo Hyun-jin’s role in the drama is Han Se-gye, a top celebrity and has excellent acting skills. Even though she is talented, she’s known as a troublemaker. In her early 20’s, Han Se-gye gets a strange phenomenon. Her appearances will change every month. Because of this, Han Se-gye got into several rumors that said she is in a relationship with many men, even people said she has kids.

And also, because of this matter, Han Se-gye continues to face hardship in her work. One day, she met Seo Do-jae (played by actor Lee Min-ki), a chaebol who is the manager of T-Road Airlines. Seo Do-jae suffering from prosopagnosia, which he can’t distinguish people’s face. To face people, he gets help from his secretary. When Seo Do-jae meets Han Se-gye, he knows that person is her because of her personalized necklace even though her face changes. After meeting continuously, they start to get interested in each other.

Before the drama started airing, the news about Seo Hyun-jin’s new project is anticipated by fans. The first episode got 3% ratings for Seoul and 2% for nationwide. Slowly but sure, the ratings got higher for every episode. The highest rating is on episode 15 which get 6% ratings for Seoul. And also, in several online communities, netizens are talking about the actor’s performances on the drama. Aside from romantic-comedies, The Beauty Inside also has fantasy and melodrama elements in the story. No wonder, many viewers get hooked with this drama!

The other actors are Ahn Jae-hyun and Lee Da-hee. Ahn Jae-hyun’s character is Ryu Eun-ho, a priest who is Han Se-gye’s close friend. Both of them are like a family because every time Han Se-gye’s appearance changing, she always goes to Ryu Eun-ho and gets help from him. For Lee Da Hee, her character is Kang Sa-ra, Seo Do-jae’s stepsister who wants to be T-Road Airlines’ successor and become Seo Do-jae’s rival. However, she meets Ryu Eunho and starts to fall in love. Here are each characters posters.


The Many Faces of Han Se-gye

Han Se-gye’s appearances changing not only as other women because Han Se-gye is a woman, but also into a man, even a kid! Here’s the list of new Han Se-gye~!

The first Han Se-gye is a woman in her 50’s. Her appearance changes while she is on the plane with Seo Do-jae. After her face changes, she rushes to the toilet hysterically and Seo Do-jae comes to help her. The character is played by actress Kim Sung-ryung.

The second Han Se-gye is an old woman in her 70’s. Because of the shock from the accident, she changes her appearance. The character is played by actress Son Sook.

The third Han Se-gye is a man in his 30’s. The character is played by actor Ko Kyu-pil.

The fourth Han Se-gye is a man in his 30’s. Her appearances starts to change when she receives an award. In this episode, actress Kang So-ra made a cameo appearance. The character is played by comedian Kim Jun-hyun.

The fifth Han Se-gye is a teenager boy. The character is played by actor Kim Min-suk. Her face changes when Seo Do-jae’s mom heard barging into their room. Under the blanket, Han Se-gye’s face change and made his mom thinking that Seo Do-jae might be gay.

The sixth Han Se-gye is a kid. The character is played by young actor Moon Woo-jin. Her face changes in the middle of shooting a movie.

The seventh is Han Se-gye is a woman in her 40’s. The character is played by actress Ra Mi-ran. Compared from other Han Se-gye, this version of her is the saddest.

The last Han Se-gye is an old man in his 80’s. Might this man be the last ‘Han Se-gye’? Watch the drama to know the answer!


Chemistry with Lee Min-ki

Seo Hyun-jin’s chemistry with his co-stars is undoubtedly cute and romantic, no exception with Lee Min-ki. Seo Do-jae’s character is an upright man with ambition. His character is more on the serious side compared to Han Se-gye. Because of their different personality, their chemistry is balancing each other. There are some heart-fluttering moments in their relationship. Here’s Han Se-gye and Seo Do-jae’s kiss scene in the drama.

But, not only in the drama. At the shooting place, Seo Hyun-jin and Lee Min-ki also very close like an old friend. Lee Min-ki often shows care to Seo Hyun-jin. You can see their off-screen chemistry in this behind-the-scenes video.


Winning Awards

The Beauty Inside drama placed in the first place as the most talked drama for three consecutive weeks. The drama’s success can’t be separated from the actors. Because of Seo Hyun-jin’s performances in the drama, she was awarded as the Best Drama Star at 2018 Korea Best Star Awards that take place at the Seoul Grand Ballroom on December 12, 2018. The award show is held by the Korean Film Actor’s Association. For this award show, netizens were asked to vote their favorite actress. The other winner for Best Drama Star nomination is Seohyun for her appearances on the drama Time. Aside from awards, Seo Hyun-jin is in third place for brand popularity ranking. Woohoo! Congratulation Seo Hyun-jin!


Latest News of Son Hye-jin

After finish shooting drama The Beauty Inside, Seo Hyun-jin hasn’t taken part in any new drama and movie project. For other projects, she participated by doing the narration for JTBC Campaign ‘On Campaign’. The purpose of this campaign is to give strength to other people. The campaign itself using Na Hee-deok’s poem In the Mountain.

With this campaign, JTBC also started Facebook donation in order to share a warm heart with others. The donation will be donated to the unmarried welfare through the Social Welfare Society. At the end of December, Seo Hyun-jin also attending Mnet Asian Music Award 2018. She looks pretty with a red dress and light make-up at the red carpet event.

Her airport fashion also becomes headlines. She was pictured with a brown fur coat, blue jeans, round brown sunglasses, and a Gucci sling bag.

Seo Hyun-jin’s friendship with her co-star is also still going on. On December 28, 2018, Seo Hyun-jin and director Park Soo-jin attending Yoo Yeon-seok’s musical to support him. Yoo Yeon-seok post a picture from the backstage on his Instagram. Previously in 2016, Yoo Yeon-seok and Seo Hyun-jin acted in the drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Glad to see them still continue their friendship!

However, still, there’s no news about her next project. We’re waiting for your upcoming project, Seo Hyun-jin!