Once you click play and watch The Sound of Magic, your ordinary Saturday night will turn into a fanciful adventure as sorcery and symphonies collide. The show continuously plays with people’s perception of magic, fusing aspects of The Miracle on 34th Street, Goblin, and Extracurricular into a stunningly surreal and incredibly thought-provoking series.
When there’s a trending new show such as this one, it’s always so easy to get invested in the characters, so then we ask: "Where have I seen these actors before?" Don’t fret because we've already made things a little easier for you! Introducing, the brilliant cast who enchanted us with their quips, bewitching voices, and the beguiling mantra, "Do you believe in magic?"
Below, we give you a rundown on the cast of Netflix's Korean fantasy drama The Sound of Magic:
1. Choi Sung Eun as Yoon Ah-yi
Choi Sung Eun stunned viewers with her drama debut Beyond Evil and in her indie film Ten Months in 2020, proving that she’s one to look out for. In The Sound of Magic, she takes on her first major leading role as Yoon Ah-yi, bringing her natural charm to the forefront. Although she’s fairly new to the scene, the rookie thespian has already won a Best New Actress award at the 2020 Chunsa Film Art Awards for her role in the 2019 comedy film Start Up.
2. Hwang In Youp as Na Il-deung
Na Il-deung, the class whiz, is played by none other than Hwang In Youp. He's currently one of Korea's most followed actors on Instagram and is widely regarded globally for his role as the protective bad boy, Han Seo-jun, in True Beauty. Prior to challenging the acting world, he was a former model who walked for Hera Seoul Fashion Week with brands such as Noirer, Blanc de Noirs, and Royal Layor. You can find him starring in other dramas such as Why Her?, 18 Again, and The Tale of Nokdu.
3. Ji Chang Wook as Lee Eul
Ji Chang Wook, a well-known K-drama star thanks to his popular hits such as Empress Ki, Healer, Suspicious Partner, and Lovestruck in the City, plays a magician for the first time in The Sound of Magic. He showed his expertise in portraying the mysterious appeal of Lee Eul and even went out of his way to learn the “pulling a rabbit out of a hat” trick for the role. Chang Wook has received numerous honors throughout his career. Among them are three KBS Drama Awards, one SBS Drama Award, one MBC Drama Award, and one China TV Drama Award.
4. Ji Hye Won as Baek Ha-na
If she got on your nerves too, then kudos to her acting prowess! Ji Hye Won portrays an impressive “mean girl” on the show as Baek Ha-na. Before appearing in the aforementioned drama, she also played supporting roles in a few shows like It's Okay to Not Be Okay, Dr. Romantic 2, and Justice.
5. Kim Bo Yoon as Kim So-hee
Kim Bo Yoon undeniably delivers her part with finesse while playing Baek Ha-na’s partner-in-crime, Kim So-hee. You might recognize this beauty as Seo Hyo-ryung from All of Us Are Dead and as Kwon Da-huin from Moment at Eighteen. Bo Yoon is also well known for her roles in films such as A Haunting Hitchhiker, The Battleship Island, and Familyhood.
6. Jo Han Chul as Yoon Ah-yi's father
Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you! Oh Chun-jae, the cafe owner from Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, also appears in The Sound of Magic as Ah-yi's father. A familiar face, Jo Han Chul has been all over our screens for the past few years, most notably as the CEO of Woosang Law Firm, Han Seung-hyuk, in Vincenzo, Park Il-hae in Jirisan, and Bong Ji-hong in Romance Is a Bonus Book.
7. Park Ha Na as Min Ji-soo
Park Ha Na first came on the scene in 2014 as Baek Sun-jong in Apgujeong Midnight Sun. Since then, she’s taken on a diverse string of roles from supporting characters, to villains, to the lead star in shows like Unexpected Heroes and Still Loving You, proving she's a versatile actress. You might also recognize her from her recent stints in Young Lady and Gentleman as Jo Sa-ra, Fatal Promise as Cha Eun-dong, and Mysterious Personal Shopper as Hong Se-yeon.
8. Nam Da Reum as young Lee Eul
Nam Da Reum began his career as a child actor! He made his TV debut in 2009 with the hit drama Boys over Flowers, before going on to play the younger versions of the main characters in other major Korean shows. His long repertoire includes successful titles like Goblin, While You Were Sleeping, and Hotel del Luna. He also played the teenage Han Ji-pyeong in the 2020 K-Drama favorite Start-Up. Although he’s already starting to transition into more leading man roles, Da Reum returns to his roots in the The Sound of Magic as the young Lee Eul.
Preview is now on Quento! Click here to download the app for iOS and Android and enjoy more articles and videos from Preview and your favorite websites!