Despite only being 25-years-old, well-loved actress Kim Hye Yoon is definitely seen as a veteran in both K-Dramas and movies. With her innocent and youthful visuals, she has wowed netizens for years with her phenomenal acting and versatility throughout the years.
In particular, some of her more famous roles have been her playing as a teenager at school. The iconic Sky Castle saw her play Kang Ye Seo, a student with huge dreams to attend Seoul National University’s medical faculty and be a third-generation doctor!
Another K-Drama that had viewers hooked was Extraordinary You, where she starred alongside SF9‘s Rowoon to play a student trapped inside a comic book while trying to change her fate.
These roles all seem to have a pattern and showcases Kim Hye Yoon in quite an innocent and pure way, even when she might be battling through adversity. Yet, netizens were shocked when new still cuts were released from the actress’s upcoming film The Girl Riding a Bulldozer.
Starring alongside Super Junior‘s Yesung, the film follows Hae Young (Kim Hye Yoon), a troublemaker. She does not have a mother and lives with her father, who runs a Chinese restaurant, and a younger sibling. One day, her father has a mysterious accident, which places her in a position of responsibility.
The description alone is already worlds away from the iconic characters fans have seen her in. Yet, when more still cuts were released on February 24 (KST), fans were in awe of the transformation Kim Hye Yoon had made.
In the photos, Kim Hye Yoon looks a lot more serious and older than in her previous roles. One of the biggest things fans noticed was the huge tattoo on her arm, which is worlds away from the image she’s had before.
It also seems as if her character has not had the easiest life as the other shots showed her covered in cuts as well as in a hospital room with her sibling while their father is lying in bed.
Even when the tattoos aren’t on show, it seems like the whole concept of the show will be unique to Kim Hye Yoon. Many have also explained that her character will be something not seen in Korean movies so far.
When the images were shared online, fans couldn’t get over just how different Kim Hye Yoon looked. In particular, they praised her versatility in the roles and the dedication shown in the images.
Of course, fans are more used to seeing Kim Hye Yoon like this…
Yet, it will be interesting to see her in a completely different character, and there is no denying that Kim Hye Yoon will make the perfect character transformation with this movie.