2012 Report Card: Idol Actors in Movies
There was a time when it was a big deal when a singer also became a film actor. Now in 2012, there is a term called “Acting-dol” (short for an idol who also acts). Already, there are quite a few idol singers who are breaking into the film industry, and we can expect more idols to do so in the future.
Some of the idols that made a breakthrough in acting this year were miss A’s Suzy in “Introduction to Architecture,” Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan in “Deranged,” 2AM’s Im Seulong in “26 Years,” UKISS’ Dong Ho in “Don’t Cry Mommy,” and JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong in “The Jackal is Coming.” These idols played a variety of characters from female students to rapists in a variety of genres including comedy, melodrama, and action.
There was also a variety in the audience reviews. Let’s take a critical and unbiased look at some of the performances from this year “Acting-dols” and see which idols truly earn the title of “film actor.”