6 Of Park Bo Young’s Works That Are Absolute Gems
You might not know it just from looking at the fresh-faced actress, but Park Bo Young has 15 years of acting experience and she definitely has the creds to prove it. With a long list of blockbusters and accolades under her belt, the popular actress is not one to rest on her laurels and continually challenges herself to take on a myriad of roles.
From a plucky teenage mom to a woman blessed with superhuman strength, Park Bo Young never fails to captivate the audience (and steal hearts!) with her amazing talent. If you ever need a guide to exploring her works, you have definitely come to the right place! Here are six of Park Bo Young’s works that are absolute gems.
1. “Doom at Your Service”
The talented actress’s latest work is “Doom at Your Service,” where she plays Tak Dong Kyung, an editor for a web novel company who lives a nondescript life. On her parents’ death anniversary, the world seemingly crashes down around her with the sudden discovery that she is dying from glioblastoma and only has three months left to live. On top of that her boyfriend is actually a married man with a baby on the way. After receiving her diagnosis, Dong Kyung crosses paths with Myul Mang (Seo In Guk), the proverbial harbinger of doom who is destined to bring ruin and despair to all that he crosses. Their paths become entangled later that night when she makes a drunken wish in front of a shooting star for the world to be doomed, a wish that Myul Mang is eager to help her fulfill out of his own desire to put an end to his dark existence.
Park Bo Young’s poignant portrayal of Dong Kyung resonates deeply as she flits seamlessly between more emotional scenes, drawing on her illness and family, to ones that reflect a weariness when confronted by workplace stress, and even a more light-hearted, bubbly side that emerges increasingly as she deals with Myul Mang.
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Park Bo Young’s cute and bubbly side is also in full force when she plays Do Bong Soon in “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.” The comical contrast between her dainty physique and immeasurable strength as a result of a superpower is brought to life as she steps up effortlessly to the challenge of being a temporary bodyguard for Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), a CEO of a gaming company. While delivering perfect comedy, Park Bo Young’s acting also touches the audience’s hearts with her determination to land her dream job of being a game creator, and you can’t help but root for her as she strives towards this goal.
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3. “A Werewolf Boy”
If you haven’t gotten the idea by now, Park Bo Young definitely kills it at the fantasy genre and there is no better evidence of this than the movie “A Werewolf Boy.” In the film she plays Kim Soon Yi, a sullen teenager who moves to the remote countryside with her family and discovers a feral boy in their yard whom they name Chul Soo (Song Joong Ki). While she is initially dismissive of Chul Soo, Soon Yi later warms up to him after he protects her from the advances on an unwanted suitor.
Park Bo Young’s acting chops are on full display as we see her breadth of emotions ripple and mature across the trajectory of the film, from the warmth and sweetness of a budding romance with Chul Soo in her youth to the unspoken regret that simmers beneath the surface as an elderly woman who comes back to the old house. Intensely moving and achingly bittersweet, Park Bo Young’s Kim Soon Yi is always worth a re-watch!
4. “Oh My Ghostess”
We’ve seen Park Bo Young delve into many different characters but in “Oh My Ghostess,” the talented actress masterfully takes on two characters at the same time and does it so convincingly that there leaves zero doubt on which character she’s playing. Whether she’s playing Na Bong Sun, a timid assistant chef, or Shin Soon Ae (Kim Seul Gi), a lusty ghost that possesses Bong Sun’s body as a vessel to shoot her (final) shot and lose her virginity, Park Bo Young’s heart-warming portrayal allows viewers to get immersed in both characters’ fate in equal measure.
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5. “On Your Wedding Day”
In another rendition of a teenage coming-of-age film, Park Bo Young takes on the role of Hwan Seung Hee, a high school girl who meets and falls in love with her new schoolmate Hwang Woo Yeon (Kim Young Kwang). The high school sweethearts separate only to reunite at different points in life, although each turned out to be a case of unfortunate timing.
Park Bo Young’s strength in manifesting the growth and maturity of her character through the years kept viewers engaged till the end. So much so that you find yourself hoping against hope that the star-crossed lovers would reunite.
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6. “Scandal Makers”
An oldie but goodie, “Scandal Makers” has enjoyed enduring popularity no thanks in part to Park Bo Young’s engaging performance as Hwang Jeong Nam, a teenage mom who one day abruptly turns up on the doorstep of her absentee father Nam Hyeon Soo (Cha Tae Hyun).
Blending comedy with feel-good elements of family bonds, she truly brings the character to life with her exceptional chemistry with Cha Tae Hyun. Above all, Park Bo Young’s exceptional acting skills truly shine through as she blossoms into her role as not just a mom, but also an independent young woman with a successful career.
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Hey Soompiers! How many of the dramas and films above have you watched? Which of Park Bo Young’s other works have you enjoyed? Let us know in the comments below!
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