The captivating charm of Han Ji Min graces the screen once again with her latest drama, “Behind Your Touch,” where she portrays a character with an uncanny ability to touch a man’s “heart zone” and uncover their past. However, the show has not been without controversy, as it faces criticism for depicting actions that some perceive as inappropriate, even bordering on sexual harassment.
Han Ji Min, a prominent figure in the Korean television industry, has been involved in numerous high-rating projects that have captivated audiences. Her collaborations with Hyun Bin in “The Fatal Encounter” (2015) and “Hyde, Jekyll, Me” (2016) have garnered attention and praise.
In a 2016 interview, when asked about the most beautiful actress in his eyes, Hyun Bin chose Han Ji Min, a moment that many fans interpreted as a subtle way of promoting their joint project “Hyde, Jekyll, Me.” Han Ji Min, born in 1982, continues to hold a special place among the most beautiful faces in Korean cinema, defying the passage of time. Even as she enters her 40s, directors continue to cast her in youthful roles, portraying students and young lovers.
In 2003, during the casting of the drama “All In,” the role of the adult Min Soo Yeon was initially given to Song Hye Kyo. However, the production team faced challenges in finding a young actress to play the role of Min Soo Yeon in her early years. Eventually, their search led them to Han Ji Min.
Viewers were pleasantly surprised by Han Ji Min’s portrayal of the young Min Soo Yeon in “All In,” where her innocent beauty seamlessly transformed into a convincing representation of the character’s childhood. In real life, Han Ji Min is only one year younger than Song Hye Kyo. However, on screen, their roles span a significant portion of a character’s life journey, from schoolgirl (played by Han Ji Min) to adulthood (played by Song Hye Kyo).
Dubbed the “timeless beauty,” Han Ji Min has participated in several projects where she was paired with younger male leads, yet managed to create harmonious on-screen chemistry without any noticeable age gap.
In 2018, Han Ji Min starred alongside Jung Hae In in the drama “One Spring Night.” Despite a six-year age difference with her co-star, born in 1988, Han Ji Min exuded youthful energy and freshness, breathing life into their characters’ romance. Their interactions were sweet and heartwarming, captivating audiences across Korea.
Continuing her streak of surprises, in 2019, Han Ji Min starred opposite Nam Joo Hyuk, who is 12 years her junior, in “The Light in Your Eyes.” The drama, with its beautiful cinematography and poignant depiction of an unconventional love story, provided a platform for both actors to shine. Notably, Nam Joo Hyuk received praise for his acting skills in this rare gem.
Despite the age disparities, on-screen, Han Ji Min remains a beacon of purity and timelessness, effortlessly pairing with Nam Joo Hyuk in a delightful and harmonious manner. Her ability to transcend age and connect with audiences is a testament to her talent and enduring appeal in the ever-changing landscape of Korean entertainment.