‘Parasite’ Cast Update 2021: Here’s What the Cast of Oscar Winner Movie is Up to Now

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Cho Yeo Jeong
Bong Joon Ho
Park So Dam
Choi Woo Shik
Song Kang Ho
Jang Hye Jin
Lee Sun Gyun
Parasite Cast Update 2021
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The blockbuster K-movie "Parasite" took the world by storm with the film's striking visuals and compelling storyline helmed by critically acclaimed director Bong Joon Ho. 

After its debut on May 30, 2019, the black comedy-thriller film gained massive recognition both in the East and West, hence the so-called "Parasite" mania.

Best Film	-	Parasite
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Best Film - Parasite

Not only that, but it also made history as the first-ever non-English language movie to bag the Best Picture category at the 92nd Academy Awards, widely known as the Oscars

Apart from it, the Bong Joon Ho-directed film also took home three leading awards at the 2020 Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, and Best Director, where the 51-year-old filmmaker thanked its contenders, Martin Scorsese, and Quintin Tarantino. 

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With the accolade of awards, the cast members were also lauded by several outlets and celebrities due to their outstanding performance. 

Lead stars Song Kang Ho, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Jang Hye Jin, also known as a Kim family, perfectly illustrate the lower-middle-class Korean family, who lived in a sub-basement apartment. 

On the other hand, the completely opposite Park Family, headed by Lee Sun Kyun, and Cho Yeo Jung, display the upper-class family owning a stunningly luxurious house in the heart of the city. 

Whether you are just about to see the movie for the first time or have watched it multiple times, here's a rundown of "Parasite" cast update and their upcoming projects this 2021. 

Song Kang Ho

Song Kang Ho
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In the movie, he played the patriarch Kim Gi Taek, who is the brain and the leader of the family's illegal activities. 

Interestingly, he is one of South Korea's renowned actors with several achievements under his belt. 

After "Parasite" he starred in the movie "The King's Letters" and is set to return in the big screen with a slew of upcoming films, including "Cobweb," action thriller "Emergency Declaration," "One Win" and "Broker" alongside Bae Doona and IU. 

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Choi Woo Shik

Choi Woo Shik
(Photo : Choi Woo Shik Official Instagram)

The Bong Joon Ho-directed movie opened a lot of doors to this Korean-Canadian actor. 

Following the huge success of "Parasite," the 31-yeat-old heartthrob starred in the blockbuster movie "Time to Hunt" with Lee Je Hoon and set to take on a role of an undercover policeman Min Jae in "The Policeman's Lineage."

In addition, he is also set to star in the highly anticipated sci-fi movie "Wonderland" and would make a comeback in K-dramaland for the rom-com series "Our Beloved Summer" set to air in 2022. 

Back in July, he successfully wrapped up his first-ever fan meeting dubbed as "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as he celebrated his ten years in the industry. 

Choi Woo Shik
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Park So Dam

Park So Dam  (Photo : Park So Dam Official Instagram)

The 29-year-old actress played Gi Taek's only daughter Kim Gi Jeong, a.k.a Jessica for the Park family, who presented herself as an art teacher. 

Two years after the black comedy-thriller film was released, Park So Dam managed to land the lead role in the mega-hit K-drama "Record of Youth." 

Now, she is set to lead the cast of two upcoming movies-- "Unusual Delivery" and the action historical film "Ghost" with "Prison Playbook" star Park Hae Soo. 

Jang Hye Jin

Kim Bum, Kim Myung Min, Ryu Hye Young, And Lee Jung Eun Confirmed For New Drama
(Photo : Photo : Lee Jung Eun in Parasite)

Talented veteran actress Jang Hye Jin played the role of the Kim family's matriarch as the practical and protective mother Park Chung Suk. 

She recently starred in the popular K-drama "True Beauty," where she took the role of Moon Ga Young's mother. 

This 2021, Jang Hye Jin is set to appear in "The Red-Stained Sleeve Cuff" as well as the lead role in "Green Mothers Club."

Cho Yeo Jeong

Cho Yeo Jeong
(Photo : Cho Yeo Jeong Official Instagram)

From another matriarch to another matriarch is Cho Yeo Jeong, who portrays the extravagant but blissfully ignorant wife Choe Yeon Gyo. 

Prior to "Parasite," she has appeared in several notable dramas and movies such as "The Servant" and KBS "Woman of 9.9 Billion."

Now, Cho Yeo Jeong is returning to the small screen with the suspense mystery K-drama "High Class" scheduled to be released on September 6. 

'High Class'
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Lee Sun Gyun

Lee Sun Kyun
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The 46-year-old versatile actor took on the role of Park Dong Ik, the patriarch of the wealthy Park family who works as a powerful software developer. 

Aside from his character in "Parasite," fans might also recognize him from the OG K-drama "Coffee Prince" as Gong Yoo's cousin. 

In 2021, Lee Sun Gyun has a number of upcoming projects, including "Kingmaker: The Fox of the Election," "Killing Romance," "Silence," and his new movie with "Hospital Playlist" star Jo Jung Suk in "The Land of Happiness."

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Written by Geca Wills

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