While watching Netflix's new teen drama Extracurricular, I noticed that the actress who plays Minhee, Jung Da Bin, seemed familiar, as if I'd seen her in a particularly popular drama before. As it turns out, she was in the 2015 drama She Was Pretty, which starred Park Seo Joon and Hwang Jung Eum! Jung Da Bin played two characters: the younger version of Jung Eum's character, Kim Hye Jin, and Hye Jin's younger sister Kim Hye Rin.
She Was Pretty tells the story of two childhood friends, Hye Jin and Sung Joon (Seo Joon), who decide to meet again after many years. As children, Hye Jin was the prettiest and smartest girl in class. Now in her 30s, Hye Jin feels like she's "not pretty" anymore and backs out when she sees how *hawt* Sung Joon has become as a grown-up. Meanwhile, Hye Jin's younger sister Hye Rin looks just like her as a kid.
Take a look at these snaps from *that* scene where Hye Jin comforts a crying Sung Joon with the song "Close To You":
Meanwhile, Jung Da Bin's latest drama Extracurricular is about *troubled* high schoolers who get involved in a life of crime. We don't want to spoil the show for you, so let's just say that Da Bin's role as Minhee is faaar different from her cutesy childhood roles in the past!
Below are more photos of Da Bin from the show:
According to her agency Huayi Brothers Entertainment, Jung Da Bin was born in the year 2000. She was soon dubbed as "Ice Cream Girl" in Korea when she starred in an advertisement for Baskin-Robbins in 2003! She started her K-drama career when she was only five years old and had supporting roles in Prime Minister And I (2013), My Sassy Girl (2017), and many others.
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