Members from idol groups have been pretty actively recently, striking out in the acting industry. But there’s something that’s inadvertently holding them back. As a member of an idol group, their image has already been acknowledged and recognized by the public, and thus you feel that they somehow can’t shake off their idol tag and show their acting ability to the fullest of their capability.
Kim Ki Bum had expressed during the filming scene of his new daily drama,
“Happy Events at Chunja’s”, “I hope that everyone won’t look at me as Kim Ki Bum from Super Junior but rather as actor Kim Ki Bum.”
Im YoonA of Girls Generation expressed the same thoughts at the press conference of her daily drama “You’re My Destiny”, “Whether it’s acting or singing, I will do both of them well.” Her words echoing what Kim Ki Bum said.
This has been a problem that members from idol groups find themselves afflicted with. The media often does not regard idols as actors/actresses but as members of idol groups taking acting as a challenge. Thus even if you do gain immense popularity as an idol group member, it inadvertently holds you back.