Would you believe that Kim Go Eun, a 29-year-old actress, started her showbiz career just eight years ago? Yep, she started at just 21 years old but Go Eun has since grown to become a much sought-after and lauded actress already! She won the Blue Dragon Award for Best New Actress in 2012 and was awarded the Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Actress In TV come 2016. We all know her from Goblin, and this month, she will be starring in a new drama with none other than Lee Min Ho.
We're so excited for Go Eun's future projects! Meanwhile, let's take a look at her past—and upcoming—roles:
1. A Muse (2012)
Go Eun's role: The Korean Film Council website describes her role as a 17-year old student who seeks out an old poet named Lee Jeok-yo (Park Hae Il). Despite their notable age difference, the poet is attracted to her. It becomes a love triangle when Ji-woo (Kim Mu Yeol), Jeok-yo's protege, also falls for her.
2. Monster (2014)
Go Eun's role: A girl named Bok-soon whose younger sister is murdered by Tae-soo (Lee Min Ki). She vows to avenge her sister and goes after him.
3. Coin Locker Girl (2015)
Go Eun's role: Il-young, who is raised by loan sharks + a woman called "Mother" (Kim Hye Soo). According to the film's Korean Film Council description, Il-young is tasked to get close to the son of a debtor and eventually kill him. But what happens when she can't go through with it?
4. The Advocate: A Missing Body (2015)
Go Eun's role: A prosecutor who gets involved in "a murder case without a body." According to My Drama List, her ex-boyfriend becomes the lawyer who represents the suspected murderer.
5. Memories Of The Sword (2015)
Go Eun's role: In this historical martial arts film, she plays the role of Hong-ee. Hong-ee has a natural gift for sword fighting and it turns out that she is the daughter of a swordsman who was betrayed by a trusted friend.
6. Canola (2016)
Go Eun's role: A girl named Hae-Ji who reunites with her grandmother—a female diver in Jeju Island—after 12 long years.
7. Cheese In The Trap (2016)
Go Eun's role: A college student named Hong Seol who meets a handsome classmate (Park Hae Jin). He is "perfect in every way" but Netflix writes that eventually, she wonders if he is hiding "a malicious true nature" behind his seemingly polite demeanor.
8. Goblin (2016)
Go Eun's role: The Goblin Kim Shin's (Gong Yoo) bride, a cheerful high school student named Ji Eun Tak. She is the only one who can end his immortality by pulling out the sword that has been stuck to his chest for centuries.
9. Sunset In My Hometown (2018)
Go Eun's role: Viu writes that in this movie, an unsuccessful rapper (Park Jung Min) returns to his hometown to visit his sick father. He reconnects with the friends he left behind, including Go Eun's character Sun Mi.
Where you can watch it: Viu
10. Tune In For Love (2019)
Go Eun's role: A college student named Mi Soo who keeps meeting Hyun Woo (Jung Hae In) at the wrong time. They first meet while she's working at a bakery and they bond over the radio show Yoo Yeol's Music Album.
Where you can watch it: Netflix
11. The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)
Go Eun's role: A police detective named Tae Eul who meets Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho), a man who claims to be the emperor from a parallel universe. In a double role, Go Eun will also play Luna, a thief from Lee Gon's world.
Where you can watch it: Netflix
12. Hero (2020)
Go Eun's role: A court lady who witnesses the murder of the last empress. This musical film, according to Soompi, tells the story of a Korean independence activist who becomes a martyr after receiving a death sentence.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.