Kill Boksoon has a great story and an amazing cast, which is why it quickly became the number one movie on Netflix in the Philippines just two days after its release. If you're a fan of the movie's actors and actresses and want to know more about their other works, you've come to the right place.
Here is the cast of Kill Booksoon and where you’ve seen them before:
Jeon Do Yeon as Gil Boksoon
Jeon Do Yeon is a respected actress in the Korean entertainment industry. She began her career in 1992 but it wasn't until five years later, with the movie Access, that she gained recognition. Her daring role in the film Happy End in 1999 drew attention to her, and her commitment to challenging roles has made her one of the most respected actresses in Korea.
In 2007, she won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Secret Sunshine, becoming the first Korean actress to do so. She has appeared in numerous films and dramas, including the recent Crash Course in Romance. Here she played the role of Nam Haengson, a knife-wielding mother who runs a banchan and lunch box store and finds unexpected love.
Sol Kyung Gu as Cha Min Kyu
Sol Kyung Gu initially had aspirations to be a film director, but ended up pursuing acting after being advised that being a good director involves knowing how to act. He was first in theater, joining the "Hanyang Repertory" and played major roles in the Korean adaptation of the musical Subway Line 1, before making his film debut in Petal. In 1999, he starred in the film Peppermint Candy, which earned him the Best New Actor award at the 36th Baeksang Arts Awards.
Sol Kyung Gu has worked with Jeon Do Yeon on two previous projects before Kill Boksoon, in the films I Wish I Had a Wife and Birthday. He is set to return to the small screen in a Netflix political thriller, The Whirlwind, later this year.
Kim Si Ah as Gil Jae Young
Kim Si Ah, a rising young actress, started her acting career in 2018 with the critically acclaimed movie Miss Baek. She made a significant impact with her performance, and has since been steadily building her acting portfolio. Si Ah's most recent notable role was in the Netflix sci-fi thriller The Silent Sea, where she portrayed the character of Luna 073, a superhuman and the only survivor of the ill-fated Balhae Station. Si Ah is set to appear in another exciting project in 2023. She will star in the upcoming K-drama, See You in My 19th Life, alongside Shin Hye Sun and Ahn Bo Hyun.
Esom as Cha Min Hee
Esom is a versatile actress who continues to impress audiences with her range of performances. Prior to Kill Boksoon, Esom starred in the 2020 film Samjin Company English Class and the first season of Taxi Driver, both of which are available on Netflix. In these titles, Esom played strong-willed characters who fought for justice, either in the corporate setting or in Korean society. In Kill Boksoon, she takes on the role of Cha Min Hee, a conniving and bitchy character who is determined to remove Boksoon from her brother's life. Esom's portrayal of Cha Min Hee is a complete turnaround from her previous roles. She brings a chilling and convincing performance to the screen, embodying the character's twisted desires and manipulative nature.
Goo Kyo Hwan as Han Hee Sung
Goo Kyo Hwan's impressive performances in action and thriller genres have brought him critical acclaim. In addition to his role in Kill Boksoon, he has also been seen in high-profile projects such as Peninsula, Kingdom: Ashin of the North, and D.P. with the latter having its second season slated for release this year. His portrayal of Bang Gu-ppong in Extraordinary Attorney Woo showcases his range as an actor. Although his filmography may not be as extensive as some of his peers, his multiple awards and nominations since 2016 illustrate his exceptional talent. He won two Best New Actor awards at the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards for his work in D.P. and Escape from Mogadishu.