Your favourite Korean actresses then VS now!
With the introduction of the new classic timebelt on ONE, here's taking a look back at some of our favourite actresses to see how they've changed since their older dramas! We have just one conclusion from seeing these comparisons – if there's a hidden method to age like fine wine, these actresses must all be in on this secret!
Ha Ji Won
Now: She may be 37, but with her youthful skin and boundless energy, Ha Ji Won was even able to pass off as a high school student in her recent rom-com, The Time We Were Not in Love! It's difficult to imagine the versatile actress looking younger than she does now, but it's not impossible…
Then: Here she is again more than 10 years ago, looking like a teenager in Memories of Bali even though she was already in her 20s. Her features haven't changed much, but these photos still make us feel a pinch of nostalgia for the show, which also stars Jo In Sung and Park Ye Jin in various states of heartbreak.
Choi Ji Woo
Now: As an award-winning actress who's starred in several iconic Korean dramas, 40-year-old Choi Ji Woo doesn't quite need an introduction, but maybe these photos will help the younger generation understand why she's one of the country's most famous ulzzangs…
Then: Apart from her hairstyle, there no difference between her plump, glowing skin when she was the star of Stairway to Heaven more than a decade ago and now. We want in on her skincare regime too!
Park Shin Hye
Now: Her waif-like figure has drawn some exceptional roles to her over the past few years, including that of Cha Eun Sang in The Inheritors, but do you remember her debut drama role?
Then: The 26-year-old got her first big break as a rosy-cheeked teenager, playing the younger version of none other than "unnie" Choi Ji Woo in Stairway to Heaven. Like Choi Ji Woo, it's almost uncanny how similar she looks to her younger self!
Kim Tae Hee
You might've thought that after 15 years in the industry, some of these TV legends would've hung up their high heels by now, but Kim Tae Hee's recent drama The Gang Doctor was quite a hit, with the 36-year-old beauty looking as chic as ever. Let's rewind a decade or so to check out her style during what would've been her 'university days'…
Then: Who says only men age like wine? If these shots from Kim Tae Hee's performance in 2004's Love Story in Harvard are any proof, women do too, with a little help from a certain grape variety called "good genes".