BoA's Special Challenge as an Actress
BoA has been building her career not only as a singer but also as an actress. She’s appeared in some dramas such as “Hope for dating” and “My wife's having an affair this week.” while she received a favorable evaluation from people in the Korean entertainment world. Of course, it's very natural for k-pop singers these days to appear in their dramas or movies. However, people are saying, "BoA's different," mentioning the fact that she has a good personality. Do you know why?
BoA has achieved a great success as a singer and reached at the top of the tree. Well, top k-pop stars like BoA usually start their career as actresses by taking the lead role of TV miniseries which has at least 16 episodes and is broadcast on terrestrial network, while most of them want to play noble and beautiful characters. But, most of them are embroiled in controversy due to their lack of acting ability. It is a matter of course because the underqualified actors & actresses take on very important role even before building enough acting skills.
However, BoA was different. She started her acting career by appearing in "Hope for dating" in 2013, while it was just a two-part drama and her character was not noble at all. And in her second drama, "My wife's having an affair this week," she played a divorced woman. In Korea, it is very exceptional for a 30-year old k-pop star, who's not married yet, to play a divorcee. That's why people say BoA's challenge as an actress is so special.
What BoA is doing now is building her acting skills to become a competitive actress. And even though I can't say she’s showing an outstanding acting performance now, she's doing good and there will be a chance for her to complete her transformation from a singer-turned-actress into a drama star. I'm sure BoA is doing the right thing. If she was an arrogant k-star, she wouldn’t have done such a thing because she is a super star and she could start her acting career by taking the lead role of popular dramas. But she chose a difficult path for her acting career because she is a consistent person and has the humility.