2020 has dawned, which means we are in a whole new decade of K-Dramas to watch! And these ten gorgeous and talented actresses in their twenties are highly anticipated to dominate the screens as the strongest female leads. We can’t wait to see them on TV — to laugh, cry, love, hate, hurt, and heal with them!
1. Kim Ji Won
Actress Kim Ji Won has long been a strong supporting actress — but her more recent works featuring her as the sole female lead, like the 2017 KBS drama Fight for My Way, has viewers anticipating more from her in 2020.
As a vocalist, IU reached peak years ago. As an actress though, she built her career one drama at a time. Though she has been a female lead for several shows, her acting really grabbed the viewers’ attention in My Mister and Hotel Del Luna. Now she has everyone excited for what may come in the new decade!
Suzy is always mentioned as one of the most successful idol-turned-actress cases in the K-Pop and K-Drama world. Like IU, Suzy has also built up her filmography since Dream High. With her latest series Vagabond proving her to be an attractive female lead, she has soared to the top of all potential K-Drama casts.
4. Kim Hye Yoon
Actress Kim Hye Yoon is a relatively new face for viewers, but she actually starred in two of 2019’s hottest K-Drama series: Sky Castle and Extraordinary You. With that being said, K-Drama lovers believe her to be the next rising actress of the decade!
5. Jin Se Yeon
Actress Jin Se Yeon may seem overqualified to be on the list, as she has led multiple historic dramas, like Bridal Mask and Queen: Love and War, but it largely has to do with the fact that Korean viewers want to see more of her in the light, modern, romantic comedies of the new decade!
6. Kim So Hyun
Actress Kim So Hyun, who debuted in 2008 when she was 6 years old, is a veteran with over 10 years of experience under her belt. The real anticipation, though, comes from the fact she has recently turned 20 years old — and that new opportunities for more roles await her!
7. Kim Yoo Jung
Like Kim So Hyun, actress Kim Yoo Jung also debuted at a young age as the nation’s most UWU baby girl. With her “coming of age” as a twenty-year-old beauty in the industry, viewers look forward to seeing Kim Yoo Jung put her acting skills to use as a lead in more shows.
8. Nam Ji Hyun
Actress Nam Ji Hyun started off her career as the most noteworthy rookie in the industry, with her role of the young Seondeok in what was the time’s most massively popular historic series Queen Seondeok. Since then, she built her filmography step by step — and her most recent role in 100 Days My Prince has viewers finding faith in her acting.
9. Shin Ye Eun
Actress Shin Ye Eun is a monster rookie whose role in the web drama A-TEEN shot her straight up to the top of all Korean teens’ “Favorite Actress” list. With her effortless influence over the show’s viewer ratings, viewers now look forward to seeing her in more traditional national television-bound K-Dramas.
10. Lee Se Young
Lee Se Young is already an award-winning veteran actress with years of filmography built up since her childhood. Her latest 2019 SBS Drama Awards’ “Excellence in Acting” award only proves her ability to charm the audience. Hence, viewers aren’t wrong to want more from her this new decade!