‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ Cast Update 2021: Know the Recent News about Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, and More

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(Photo : Lee Sung Kyung Instagram)

Every K-drama enthusiast would admit that 2016 was a golden year for top-tier dramas, like "Descendants of the Sun," "Goblin," and of course, "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo."  

But with all those K-dramas we've seen, the WFKBJ sweg squad remains iconic!

Aside from the drama's light yet inspiring plot, its onscreen friendship was truly unforgettable and fun that we even thought once or even thrice to be in the same group in real life.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Squad
(Photo : Lee Joo Young's Instagram)
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Squad
(Photo : Lee Joo Young's Instagram)
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Squad
(Photo : Hae Jung's Instagram)

And this is not to mention that its lovable leads Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung even dated for real!

Their natural chemistry was not just prominent onscreen but was adored even off screen. Who would have thought that through this drama and unexpected pairing, the two actors will become a real couple? 

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Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung
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Yes, right after "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo" ended in 2017, Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung confirmed they were in a romantic relationship. Fans gushed, as expected, and wished them well.

Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung in
(Photo : MBC)

Sadly, in the same year, the couple called it quits. 

Nevertheless, that doesn't stop us from catching up on what some of the WFKBJ cast members have been up to as of 2021!

Lee Sung Kyung

With her angelic voice and brilliant acting skills, Lee Sung Kyung is a certified multifaceted star.

Recently, she collaborated with rapper Loco, and released a duet track "Love." 

Lee Sung Kyung
(Photo : YG Stage Instagram)

Lee Sung Kyung might also make her much-awaited small screen return with "Shooting Star," alongside "Penthouse" actor Kim Young Dae. The young actress is also booked and busy with various brand advertisements. 

Further, she's consistent in showcasing her fashioista side as she has been doing magazine pictorials, displaying her beauty. 

Nam Joo Hyuk

Following the success of WFKBJ, Nam Joo Hyuk once again impressed the K-drama viewers with his performance as Nam Do San in tvN's "Start-Up" in 2020. Here, he worked with fellow A-lister, Suzy Bae.

Not just that, Nam Joo Hyuk became active in doing films like "Josee," which became a blockbuster hit in various countries in Asia in the same year. 

Nam Joo Hyuk
(Photo : Management Soop)

He also has an upcoming movie this 2021, titled "Remember," where he worked with veteran actor Lee Sung Min. The film release remains in discussion.

Meanwhile, the Korean heartthrob is also considering making his drama comeback with "Twenty Five, Twenty One," where he might be working with the "Space Sweepers" actress Kim Tae Ri, who is also in talks for the project.

READ MORE HERE: Nam Joo Hyuk & Kim Tae Ri Courted to Work in New Drama 'Twenty Five, Twenty One' 

Kyung Soo Jin

Kyung Soo Jin made huge steps post-WFKBJ with her recent drama roles. She played various challenging characters that the viewers were in awe of her versatility. 

Kyung Soo Jin
(Photo : tvN's Official Instagram)

From romantic-comedy, Kyung Soo Jin then explored more genres like suspense, mystery, and thriller. The actress soon enough starred in dramas "Joseon Survival," "Train," "Hush," and in the recent hit psychological-thriller "Mouse."

Her portrayal in the drama as a detective was lauded by the audience. Plus, she joined forces with such outstanding actors Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hee Joon, Park Ju Hyun, Ahn Nae Sang, and more.

Meanwhile, she will make her silver screen comeback with the "Demon Hunters."

Lee Joo Young

Rising star Lee Joo Young recently had her first-ever lead drama in OCN's "Times," where she played the role of a reporter. She also worked with award winning actor Lee Seo Jin. 

Lee Joo Young
(Photo : OCN)

Lee Joo Young also impressed the public with her challenging character in JTBC's record-breaking drama "Itaewon Class."  From being a member of the sweg squad, Lee Joo Young then transformed into many different personas that truly showcased her as an amazing actress.

Moreover, she landed on the pages of some of the well-known fashion magazines in Korea, exhibiting her charms and head-turning beauty.

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Written by Shai Collins

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