2NE1's Sandara Park Considered as Jun Jihyun in the web drama industry
Web drama industry is growing quickly in Korea now. Unlike ordinary drama that are aired on TV, web dramas are short dramas of up to 15 minutes in length and you can watch them through your personal mobile devices even when you're on the move.
Then, who do you think is the most sought-after actor or actress for the web dramas? Well, in the web drama industry, 2NE1's Sandara Park is now considered as Jun Jinhyun, who is one of the most popular actresses. Do you know why? Yeah, Sandara is pretty, lovely, and her acting is not bad. However, there are some other reasons for that.
"The latest phenomenon is a slew of web dramas. However, Web drama productions are experiencing difficulties in making profits. At first, they tried to generate profits from PPL and direct ad sales, but there was a limit. At the moment, the only way how the web drama productions can make big profits is to export their dramas. That's why so many idol stars who are popular in foreign countries have been cast in web dramas. As the productions are not making great profits, they can't cast expensive drama stars like Jun Jihyun and Kim Soohyun. When appearing on a TV drama, Jun Jihyun and Kim Soohyun are paid more than 100 million won(about 85,000 USD) per episode. So, Sandara Park, an idol star who is very popular in foreign countries and is paid less than top drama stars, can be the best choice for the web drama productions."
Many of you may want to see Sandara Park acting in various web dramas now and for ever. Well, she will receive love calls from web dramas, but I don't think there will be many opportunities for us to see her acting in web dramas. Why? She is now aiming to become a TV drama actress, not a web drama actress. You know, TV drama industry is bigger than web drama industry and TV drama actresses are considered as "real actresses" among people. She has been dreaming of being active as an all-around TV entertainer, and I think she'll do well.