Even before Goblin started airing back in December 2016, fans anticipated it as Gong Yoo's comeback drama. Everyone had high hopes, too, because the screenwriter was Kim Eun Sook, who was also behind hit series like Descendants Of The Sun (2016) and The Heirs (2013). Eventually, the fantasy romance raked in high viewer ratings and amassed fans from all over the world. Locally, it was dubbed in Tagalog by ABS-CBN and aired twice in 2017.
Wondering where the actors and actresses are now? Here's what the cast of this epic K-drama has been doing recently.
This oppa-slash-ahjussi (who is now 40 years old, believe it or not) played Kim Shin, a lonely and great god. Over the centuries, he interacts with humans and seeks to find his bride who will end his immortality. Kim Shin's life takes a major turn when he meets Ji Eun Tak, a high school student who might just be the bride he's looking for.
Gong Yoo has been busy with filming movies and bagging endorsement deals. Recently, the handsome actor blessed a Louis Vuitton event with his presence. It was when long-time fan Anne Curtis finally got to meet him!
In October, his movie entitled Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 premiered in Korea. He starred with actress Jung Yu Mi, whom you might remember as the pregnant woman in Train To Busan (2016).
Gong Yoo also recently wrapped up filming his movie Seo Bok, which also stars Park Bo Gum. The action thriller about human cloning is set to premiere at the end of 2019.
Kim Go Eun
The now-28-year-old actress played Ji Eun Tak, a high school student who always lived a difficult life. Despite the hardships, she remained positive, cheerful, and charming, and she brought light to everyone she met, including a lonely god and a creepy grim reaper.
After Goblin, Kim Go Eun starred in the coming-of-age film Sunset In My Hometown (2018) with Park Jung Min.
Next year, Kim Go Eun will be starring in a movie (Hero) and in a drama (The King: Eternal Monarch).
Lee Dong Wook
Initially, his character was a nameless grim reaper who was supposed to be Eun Tak's sundo. Eventually, he meets the goblin, becomes his housemate, and befriends Eun Tak, too. He later called himself Kim Woo Bin at her suggestion when he meets a woman named Sunny.
Another treat for his fans: He recently held a Manila fan meeting on October 5 for the #LoveKorea Culture & Travel Fiesta.
Aside from these appearances and some commercials, he's been quite busy in 2019. He was the host for boy group survival reality show Produce X101, which aired in May.
He also starred in a 10-episode psychological thriller called Strangers From Hell (2019), where he plays a dentist working near a creepy dormitory.
In December, he will be hosting a new show called Lee Dong Wook Wants To Talk. We're already expecting that he's going to relive his Goblin bromance with Gong Yoo, who will be his first guest on the show!
Yoo In Na
This beautiful 37-year-old played Sunny, a fried chicken restaurant owner who fatefully encounters Eun Tak, Kim Shin, and her adorable Kim Woo Bin-sshi.
She played another entertaining role in Touch Your Heart as an actress who had to work in a law office for a role. If you thought Sunny was funny, Oh Yoon Seo is on a whole other level.
When she's not busy acting and shooting commercials, she's usually spotted bonding with and supporting her bestie IU.
What's next for Yoo In Na is a role in New Year's Eve, a rom-com that will come out on the big screen.
Yook Sung Jae
This 24-year-old idol from BTOB played Lee Deok Hwa, the spoiled chaebol grandson in Goblin. Throughout the series, you see him doing stuff for his samcheon Kim Shin in the hopes of getting his credit card.
Since 2017, Yook Sung Jae has been in the variety show All The Butlers (aka Master In The House). He does all sorts of challenges with his castmates, including the actor Lee Seung Gi.
This year, he also formed a group called The Pretty 95s with fellow K-pop idols. Leading the young and handsome crew, he shows more of his candid side in their self-entitled web variety show.
In 2020, Yook Sung Jae will be starring in a series called Ssanggab Cart Bar with Hwang Jung Eum (the female lead in the 2015 K-drama She Was Pretty).
The Other Goblin Cast Members
It's impossible for you to forget Park Jung Won, the advisor of King Wang Yeo who later on became a walking dead nightmare for Kim Shin. The character was played by Kim Byung Chul, who recently portrayed another annoying character in another mega-hit, SKY Castle (2018). More recently, he starred with Lee Dong Hwi in Pegasus Market (2019), a funny series that premiered in September. (Trivia: He's a soft-spoken guy IRL! Just look for his variety show interviews on YouTube!)
Lee El played the mysterious lady-in-red who turned out to be Samshin, the goddess of life and childbirth. After Goblin, she played roles in A Korean Odyssey (2017 to 2018) and When The Devil Calls Your Name (2019).
The young King Wang Yeo was played by Kim Min Jae. You can see him (in less fancy hanbok) in the drama Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency (2019).
Meanwhile, Kim So Hyun, who played the young Queen Kim Sun, starred in the Netflix series Love Alarm (2019). Season two is set to premiere next year.
Hopefully, the gods listen to our prayers and give us a sequel to Goblin. If not, maybe another drama with Gong Yoo and the cast members? Let's keep hoping for it!
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