• http://dvqd92.tumblr.com/ Elizabeth

    even though i’m not a k-drama watcher, great tips for idol actors :)

  • muggle87

    good tips esp on the smaller scale tip.

  • http://twitter.com/Plutonium22 Plutonium

    I have to say this, the writer is not a “successful idol actor”. How can you possibly give tips if you yourself have not experience it? Its like a 5th grader teaching a 3rd grader calculus basing on what the 5th grader sees on TV. Just saying.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      It’s not so much giving tips as a creative way of commenting on idol acting, and what makes idol actors more likable to their audience. It’s not like it’s teaching them how to act or anything.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      It’s not so much giving tips as a creative way of commenting on idol acting, and what makes idol actors more likable to their audience. It’s not like it’s teaching them how to act or anything.

      • http://twitter.com/Plutonium22 Plutonium

        That’s my point though. The writer has no experience on this matter (inside and outside of idol acting) and he’s telling people that these are the tips. Its kinda idiotic to tell people that this is what should be done when they really don’t know what it is like.

        I get that seoulbeats is an opinion forum but its pathetic to act like you know more than you really do. Read the title again, “Tips for Being a Successful Idol Actor”. The writer think so highly of himself it seems.

        • http://twitter.com/rtl1995 noemie

          How in the world does that title tell you the writer think highly of himself?  Titles are meant to be catchy and interesting, they’re supposed to be a hook and lead you into the article.  A title holds no relevance to the writer’s personality but rather the article.

          The article itself is stating the blatant obvious that anyone could know, it doesn’t take a genius or successful idol actor to know that portraying a character just like yourself or acting in a good drama can actually help you with your career.

          Like Michaela said, it’s a way of commenting on idol acting and it is dead obvious to most people that these aren’t actual tips, it’s an opinion.  Relax and don’t take it too seriously.

        • http://twitter.com/rtl1995 noemie

          How in the world does that title tell you the writer think highly of himself?  Titles are meant to be catchy and interesting, they’re supposed to be a hook and lead you into the article.  A title holds no relevance to the writer’s personality but rather the article.

          The article itself is stating the blatant obvious that anyone could know, it doesn’t take a genius or successful idol actor to know that portraying a character just like yourself or acting in a good drama can actually help you with your career.

          Like Michaela said, it’s a way of commenting on idol acting and it is dead obvious to most people that these aren’t actual tips, it’s an opinion.  Relax and don’t take it too seriously.

        • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

          …I don’t think you know how to take a joke.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      It’s not so much giving tips as a creative way of commenting on idol acting, and what makes idol actors more likable to their audience. It’s not like it’s teaching them how to act or anything.

  • http://allthatdramanews.blogspot.com/ Eye Candy

    Good points! I would also add “Don’t do it if you can’t”. Sometimes, an idol needs to accept that they are really not talented for the big or little screen and should just stick to their day job. Then we can all be happy because, as a fan, I can pretend they are still talented in all areas and not waste 16 hours watching a pretty piece of cardboard on screen. 

  • http://twitter.com/rtl1995 noemie

    I honestly and truly believe that if an idol wants to get into the acting department they need to have talent.  Acting is the best route to go after idoldom as while some idols like Lee Hyori and Kan Mi Youn have continued singing longer than most, it simply is a short lived career.  Your body becomes weaker as you age and your appearance loses its youth, with appearances and dancing being vital to an idol career, there is a point you have to stop.  I suppose an idol could later become a soloist and carve an artistic path but that’s another topic in itself.  Acting for an idol is great, there is no age limit on acting and if they get into it, they will already have a fan-base more than willing to watch their new escapades.

    Although, like everything, acting requires skill.  When I watch a drama or a movie, I can easily get put off by bad acting and quickly lose interest as I’m sure most people would.  I’ve seen numerous shows and films from both South Korea and North America where a celebrity decides to take on an acting role without any experience and such an instance turns out horribly.  More delusional fans will defend their idol and refuse to believe their acting is bad but many fans and many people won’t deny the bad acting and thus will be less enticed to view any of the idol’s new ventures.  If an idol has to rely on their naive fans to pursue a career in the film industry, they’re completely out of luck.  Once they’re out of the idol industry and they’ve been in the acting world for a while, the fans will lose interest because their idol isn’t doing what made them love their idol any more and isn’t producing any quality work either since they were trained to be an idol and not an actor.  Looks will only get them so far, as they age they lose their idol charm and as fans age they become less enamoured by physical beauty and more by personality.

    With that, I feel as if it’s an insult to acting when an idol goes into the film industry with no experience in previous work or learning.  Seo In Guk is definitely the exception to the rule but I think we can all admit that he knows what he’s doing and he has a plan.  However, for most idols, they need to take a class and learn a new skill.  They need to stop using their name to get themselves in big projects while obnoxiously entering the film industry as a mere idol.  By starting off with experience and small projects, they can get themselves into long lasting, respected career as an actual actor and continue entertaining for many, many years.

  • http://twitter.com/rtl1995 noemie

    I honestly and truly believe that if an idol wants to get into the acting department they need to have talent.  Acting is the best route to go after idoldom as while some idols like Lee Hyori and Kan Mi Youn have continued singing longer than most, it simply is a short lived career.  Your body becomes weaker as you age and your appearance loses its youth, with appearances and dancing being vital to an idol career, there is a point you have to stop.  I suppose an idol could later become a soloist and carve an artistic path but that’s another topic in itself.  Acting for an idol is great, there is no age limit on acting and if they get into it, they will already have a fan-base more than willing to watch their new escapades.

    Although, like everything, acting requires skill.  When I watch a drama or a movie, I can easily get put off by bad acting and quickly lose interest as I’m sure most people would.  I’ve seen numerous shows and films from both South Korea and North America where a celebrity decides to take on an acting role without any experience and such an instance turns out horribly.  More delusional fans will defend their idol and refuse to believe their acting is bad but many fans and many people won’t deny the bad acting and thus will be less enticed to view any of the idol’s new ventures.  If an idol has to rely on their naive fans to pursue a career in the film industry, they’re completely out of luck.  Once they’re out of the idol industry and they’ve been in the acting world for a while, the fans will lose interest because their idol isn’t doing what made them love their idol any more and isn’t producing any quality work either since they were trained to be an idol and not an actor.  Looks will only get them so far, as they age they lose their idol charm and as fans age they become less enamoured by physical beauty and more by personality.

    With that, I feel as if it’s an insult to acting when an idol goes into the film industry with no experience in previous work or learning.  Seo In Guk is definitely the exception to the rule but I think we can all admit that he knows what he’s doing and he has a plan.  However, for most idols, they need to take a class and learn a new skill.  They need to stop using their name to get themselves in big projects while obnoxiously entering the film industry as a mere idol.  By starting off with experience and small projects, they can get themselves into long lasting, respected career as an actual actor and continue entertaining for many, many years.

  • http://twitter.com/rtl1995 noemie

    I honestly and truly believe that if an idol wants to get into the acting department they need to have talent.  Acting is the best route to go after idoldom as while some idols like Lee Hyori and Kan Mi Youn have continued singing longer than most, it simply is a short lived career.  Your body becomes weaker as you age and your appearance loses its youth, with appearances and dancing being vital to an idol career, there is a point you have to stop.  I suppose an idol could later become a soloist and carve an artistic path but that’s another topic in itself.  Acting for an idol is great, there is no age limit on acting and if they get into it, they will already have a fan-base more than willing to watch their new escapades.

    Although, like everything, acting requires skill.  When I watch a drama or a movie, I can easily get put off by bad acting and quickly lose interest as I’m sure most people would.  I’ve seen numerous shows and films from both South Korea and North America where a celebrity decides to take on an acting role without any experience and such an instance turns out horribly.  More delusional fans will defend their idol and refuse to believe their acting is bad but many fans and many people won’t deny the bad acting and thus will be less enticed to view any of the idol’s new ventures.  If an idol has to rely on their naive fans to pursue a career in the film industry, they’re completely out of luck.  Once they’re out of the idol industry and they’ve been in the acting world for a while, the fans will lose interest because their idol isn’t doing what made them love their idol any more and isn’t producing any quality work either since they were trained to be an idol and not an actor.  Looks will only get them so far, as they age they lose their idol charm and as fans age they become less enamoured by physical beauty and more by personality.

    With that, I feel as if it’s an insult to acting when an idol goes into the film industry with no experience in previous work or learning.  Seo In Guk is definitely the exception to the rule but I think we can all admit that he knows what he’s doing and he has a plan.  However, for most idols, they need to take a class and learn a new skill.  They need to stop using their name to get themselves in big projects while obnoxiously entering the film industry as a mere idol.  By starting off with experience and small projects, they can get themselves into long lasting, respected career as an actual actor and continue entertaining for many, many years.

  • http://twitter.com/rtl1995 noemie

    I honestly and truly believe that if an idol wants to get into the acting department they need to have talent.  Acting is the best route to go after idoldom as while some idols like Lee Hyori and Kan Mi Youn have continued singing longer than most, it simply is a short lived career.  Your body becomes weaker as you age and your appearance loses its youth, with appearances and dancing being vital to an idol career, there is a point you have to stop.  I suppose an idol could later become a soloist and carve an artistic path but that’s another topic in itself.  Acting for an idol is great, there is no age limit on acting and if they get into it, they will already have a fan-base more than willing to watch their new escapades.

    Although, like everything, acting requires skill.  When I watch a drama or a movie, I can easily get put off by bad acting and quickly lose interest as I’m sure most people would.  I’ve seen numerous shows and films from both South Korea and North America where a celebrity decides to take on an acting role without any experience and such an instance turns out horribly.  More delusional fans will defend their idol and refuse to believe their acting is bad but many fans and many people won’t deny the bad acting and thus will be less enticed to view any of the idol’s new ventures.  If an idol has to rely on their naive fans to pursue a career in the film industry, they’re completely out of luck.  Once they’re out of the idol industry and they’ve been in the acting world for a while, the fans will lose interest because their idol isn’t doing what made them love their idol any more and isn’t producing any quality work either since they were trained to be an idol and not an actor.  Looks will only get them so far, as they age they lose their idol charm and as fans age they become less enamoured by physical beauty and more by personality.

    With that, I feel as if it’s an insult to acting when an idol goes into the film industry with no experience in previous work or learning.  Seo In Guk is definitely the exception to the rule but I think we can all admit that he knows what he’s doing and he has a plan.  However, for most idols, they need to take a class and learn a new skill.  They need to stop using their name to get themselves in big projects while obnoxiously entering the film industry as a mere idol.  By starting off with experience and small projects, they can get themselves into long lasting, respected career as an actual actor and continue entertaining for many, many years.

  • http://twitter.com/rtl1995 noemie

    I honestly and truly believe that if an idol wants to get into the acting department they need to have talent.  Acting is the best route to go after idoldom as while some idols like Lee Hyori and Kan Mi Youn have continued singing longer than most, it simply is a short lived career.  Your body becomes weaker as you age and your appearance loses its youth, with appearances and dancing being vital to an idol career, there is a point you have to stop.  I suppose an idol could later become a soloist and carve an artistic path but that’s another topic in itself.  Acting for an idol is great, there is no age limit on acting and if they get into it, they will already have a fan-base more than willing to watch their new escapades.

    Although, like everything, acting requires skill.  When I watch a drama or a movie, I can easily get put off by bad acting and quickly lose interest as I’m sure most people would.  I’ve seen numerous shows and films from both South Korea and North America where a celebrity decides to take on an acting role without any experience and such an instance turns out horribly.  More delusional fans will defend their idol and refuse to believe their acting is bad but many fans and many people won’t deny the bad acting and thus will be less enticed to view any of the idol’s new ventures.  If an idol has to rely on their naive fans to pursue a career in the film industry, they’re completely out of luck.  Once they’re out of the idol industry and they’ve been in the acting world for a while, the fans will lose interest because their idol isn’t doing what made them love their idol any more and isn’t producing any quality work either since they were trained to be an idol and not an actor.  Looks will only get them so far, as they age they lose their idol charm and as fans age they become less enamoured by physical beauty and more by personality.

    With that, I feel as if it’s an insult to acting when an idol goes into the film industry with no experience in previous work or learning.  Seo In Guk is definitely the exception to the rule but I think we can all admit that he knows what he’s doing and he has a plan.  However, for most idols, they need to take a class and learn a new skill.  They need to stop using their name to get themselves in big projects while obnoxiously entering the film industry as a mere idol.  By starting off with experience and small projects, they can get themselves into long lasting, respected career as an actual actor and continue entertaining for many, many years.

  • http://twitter.com/rtl1995 noemie

    I honestly and truly believe that if an idol wants to get into the acting department they need to have talent.  Acting is the best route to go after idoldom as while some idols like Lee Hyori and Kan Mi Youn have continued singing longer than most, it simply is a short lived career.  Your body becomes weaker as you age and your appearance loses its youth, with appearances and dancing being vital to an idol career, there is a point you have to stop.  I suppose an idol could later become a soloist and carve an artistic path but that’s another topic in itself.  Acting for an idol is great, there is no age limit on acting and if they get into it, they will already have a fan-base more than willing to watch their new escapades.

    Although, like everything, acting requires skill.  When I watch a drama or a movie, I can easily get put off by bad acting and quickly lose interest as I’m sure most people would.  I’ve seen numerous shows and films from both South Korea and North America where a celebrity decides to take on an acting role without any experience and such an instance turns out horribly.  More delusional fans will defend their idol and refuse to believe their acting is bad but many fans and many people won’t deny the bad acting and thus will be less enticed to view any of the idol’s new ventures.  If an idol has to rely on their naive fans to pursue a career in the film industry, they’re completely out of luck.  Once they’re out of the idol industry and they’ve been in the acting world for a while, the fans will lose interest because their idol isn’t doing what made them love their idol any more and isn’t producing any quality work either since they were trained to be an idol and not an actor.  Looks will only get them so far, as they age they lose their idol charm and as fans age they become less enamoured by physical beauty and more by personality.

    With that, I feel as if it’s an insult to acting when an idol goes into the film industry with no experience in previous work or learning.  Seo In Guk is definitely the exception to the rule but I think we can all admit that he knows what he’s doing and he has a plan.  However, for most idols, they need to take a class and learn a new skill.  They need to stop using their name to get themselves in big projects while obnoxiously entering the film industry as a mere idol.  By starting off with experience and small projects, they can get themselves into long lasting, respected career as an actual actor and continue entertaining for many, many years.

    • Janee’

      PREACH!

  • ExoKpop

    i hate seeing idol actors in dramas. like really, they can not act. acting requires a lot of training and preparation just like singing and dancing. like boy’s over flower, the korean version? omg i couldn’t finish that drama. Minho is a rapper, but really he’s not even a good rapper. i don’t even find him attractive, but it’s crazy how someone with such a minimal acting skill and experience got the lead role! and come on, Sulli acting as boy? and Uee? how did she already get the main actress role? i think it’s absolutely unfair for those real actors in korea if these idols are taking their jobs just because of their popularity. and what about those who wish to become actors? they have zero chance. it seems like korean dramas don’t care about their production and acting quality but just care about ratings.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6GNQFUQLY7QETKIGFHPIDLQ4PA Guardian Angel

      well, from what i noticed in korean dramas and other shows, ratings are really important to them because of the possibility of cancellation (like what happened in MBC). even though idols act in dramas, there are also real actors alongside them. and directors choose those idol actors for a reason. also, some idols CAN act, but i guess that’s just one person’s opinion :P