5 Iconic Roles That Park Min Young Played Flawlessly

Park Min Young is a living legend. With 17 years under her belt as an actress, she has taken on numerous K-dramas and won countless awards. “Her Private Life” and “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” are just two K-dramas that scored her honors at the “StarHub Night of Stars,” “APAN Star Awards,” “iQiYi Taiwan Entertainment Awards,” and more. Here’s a look at five of her unforgettable K-drama roles and why she makes them iconic.

Choi Sang Eun in “Love in Contract

Park Min Young plays a professional helper of single people in “Love in Contract.” The character, named Choi Sang Eun, gives her expert relationship advice to singles while being their stand-in partner at social events. As the character falls in love, Sang Eun does an amazing job of keeping things professional between the clients. You’ll start believing that relationship counseling is one of Park Min Young’s jobs in real life. You can feel the compassion she has for Jung Ji Ho (Go Kyung Pyo) and Kang Hae Jin (Kim Jae Young). It’s clear that Park Min Young loves acting because she gives it her all in this role!

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Mok Hae Won in “I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice

City girl and cellist Mok Hae Won learns to appreciate the quiet country life in “I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice.”  Upon her arrival, she moves in with her ailing aunt and starts to fall in love with independent bookstore owner Eun Seop (Seo Kang Joon). Hae Won is a character that evolves over the course of the K-drama, and Park Min Young shows that evolution beautifully. Everyone can learn from Park Min Young’s character in this series. She teaches us to be open to new ways of life that might drastically differ from our own!

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Sung Deok Mi in “Her Private Life”

Diehard fans completely understand the devotion Sung Deok Mi has for her celebrity crush Cha Shi An (Jung Je Won) in “Her Private Life.” Park Min Young expertly portrays the refined art gallery curator by day and passionate fangirl during her free time. The creative team couldn’t have picked a better actress to be the relatable Sung Deok Mi. Her sophisticated relationship with Ryan Gold (Kim Jae Wook) is a healthy and balanced one, but you’ll also enjoy seeing the times when she is devoted to her celebrity crush. You have to admit that fangirl Sung Deok Mi is the best!

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Kim Mi So in “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”

Park Min Young’s character is an unbothered and independent woman in “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim.” As secretary Kim Mi So, she illustrates a woman who had worked hard in her career and dreams of bigger things. She has the best vibe there is. Kim Mi So’s power is the force that encourages her boss Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon) to be the best man he could be. Park Min Young remains fierce in this role, and she had such great chemistry with her co-star that viewers were hoping they would date in real life!

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Queen Dangyeong in “Queen for 7 Days”

Park Min Young put her own interpretation on a figure from Korea’s history in “Queen for 7 Days.” In the drama, she transforms into the dethroned Queen Dangyeong. Set in the Joseon dynasty, Park Min Young shined in regal clothes while she exhibited the raw emotions the queen may have had during that time. She was able to adequately exude the right amount of sadness at her country’s betrayal and being separated from her soulmate, King Jungjong (Yeon Woo Jin). Through great acting, you start believing the two actors were truly in love. She made Queen Dangyeong even more iconic!

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What do you think about Park Min Young’s current “Love in Contract” role? Do you believe it surpasses her previous K-drama characters? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

KMoody is a Soompi writer who is a longtime Korean drama fan. Her favorite dramas include “Boys Over Flowers,” “Dream High,” and “Love Alarm!” For more information about her personal and professional writing journey, follow her on Instagram at BTSCelebs.

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