Despite being an idol, this handsome man performed very well in Descendants of the Sun.
Descendants of the Sun is a classic Korean television series, gathering a cast of quality actors, all “professional people” in the profession. In the film’s cast (excluding cameos and the masses), Onew is a rare name in the “idol rocking the acting field”. However, he still performed his role quite well, not letting himself be too different from other actors in the movie.
In Descendants of the Sun, Onew plays Lee Chi Hoon – a young intern doctor from a powerful family with a high position in society. He always strives to be a real doctor, a kind and responsible guy. The role of the SHINee member brings a joyful atmosphere to the drama.
Onew was originally a member of the popular group SHINee. Before Descendants of the Sun, Onew acted in a movie, but only guest roles, not much acting land, did not help him assert himself as an actor. In general, before Descendants of the Sun, Onew is still only active as an idol with excellent singing and dancing skills and attractive appearance. Thanks to Descendants of the Sun, Onew asserted himself in a new role, unfortunately, he could not make a breakthrough after this role because of some privacy scandals.
In 2018, Onew got into a controversy when he was sued for harassment. The incident seriously affected his image. He lost a movie project and was also unable to attend some of SHINee’s concerts. Fortunately, after that, the male singer was acquitted of all charges, unfortunately his career went downhill.
From 2018 to now, Onew has rarely appeared in public, partly because he has to complete his military service. Recently, Onew confirmed to return in the drama 4 Minutes 44 Seconds, the first drama in which he had the opportunity to take on the lead role. Hopefully this will be the work that helps Onew revive his career after many years of trouble.
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