There’s no doubt that Korean star Bona is the full package. From being a member of South Korean-Chinese girl group WJSN to trying her hand at multiple K-dramas, this idol-turned-actress knows how to mesmerize the crowd both onstage and onscreen. Top it all off with her angelic face, and we’ve got a recipe that makes her the absolute girl crush!
If you want to witness more of her acting chops, we rounded up six of Bona’s dramas for your viewing pleasure—in case you’re done binge-watching her group’s music videos!
6 K-Dramas Starring WJSN's Bona:
1. Hit the Top/The Best Hit (2017)
Watch on: Viu
Yoo Hyun-jae, a pop idol who vanished in 1994, mysteriously travels through time to the year 2017. He begins to look into the circumstances behind his absence while adjusting to life in the future. Meanwhile, his grown-up son Lee Ji-hoon is now a budding musician who’s secretly trying his luck at Star Punch Entertainment. For Bona’s breakthrough role, she plays Do Hye-ri, a cold idol trainee who’s close to debuting. Talk about a character that hits close to home!
Also starring: Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Se Young, Kim Min Jae
2. Girls’ Generation 1979 (2017)
Bona proved that she has what it takes to be a female lead in her portrayal of the bright and bubbly Lee Jung-hee for Girls’ Generation 1979. Don’t be fooled by her description though, because this coming-of-age series promises a rollercoaster of emotions. The second daughter of a family running an underwear factory, Lee Jung-hee nurses her crush on a boy from a neighboring school. Reeling us back to Daegu, South Korea in the ‘70s, get a nostalgic glimpse of youth, love, and Bona’s moving skills in this drama.
Also starring: Chae Seo Jin, Seo Young Joo
3. Radio Romance (2018)
Watch on: Netflix, Viu
This rom-com revolves around Song Geu-rim, a tenacious assistant-writer who aspires to write for her own radio show. When the opportunity arises, she’s met with one condition: she has to cast Ji Soo-ho, an A-list actor with a stellar career, to be the DJ for the show. Despite not being part of the main cast, Bona’s cameo as DJ Jay is definitely a scene-stealer. It’s also worth mentioning that the episode where she made her special appearance reportedly garnered the highest ratings!
Also starring: Kim So Hyun, Yoon Do Joon
4. Your House Helper (2018)
Watch on: Viu
This webtoon-based series is one of those slice-of-life dramas that hits you to the core with its mundane yet relatable moments. In Your House Helper, three Korean women each facing their own struggles find solace in Kim Ji-woon, a housekeeper who goes beyond cleaning homes. One of the people he helps is Im Da-young (played by Bona), an ambitious intern at an advertising firm. Frustrated with both her career and personal life, she sorts through her problems with Ji-woon, one clutter at a time.
Also starring: Ha Seok Jin, Lee Ji Hoon
5. Homemade Love Story (2020-2021)
Watch on: Viu
True to its Korean title, Homemade Love Story follows the lives of three families residing under one roof. Taking a look into the different dynamics of running a household, this drama delves into the various definitions of family and love. Bona’s notable role as Lee Soon-jung’s lovable daughter Lee Hae-deun made its way to the viewers hearts, especially during her moments with onscreen partner Dong Ha. What's more, she won a Best New Actress award at the KBS Drama Awards for the her performance in the show.
Also starring: Jin Ki Joo, Lee Jang Woo
6. Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022)
Watch on: Netflix
Set in the time of the South Korean financial crisis, high school fencer Na Hee-do is left devastated when her team has to part ways. Determined to still pursue the sport, she does everything she can to transfer to another school where her ultimate fencing crush and soon-to-be rival, Ko Yu-rim (Bona), attends. In the midst of all this, she meets and falls in love with Back Yi-jin, a former trust-fund kid who now has to work multiple jobs to make ends meet.
Also starring: Kim Tae Ri, Nam Joo Hyuk, Choi Hyun Wook, Lee Joo Myung
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