“Coffee Prince” Turns 10 This Year- Where Are They Now?

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“Coffee Prince” is considered one of the best and biggest Korean dramas of all time, but can you believe it? It has almost been 10 years since the drama came out and today, we’re taking a lookback at the cast members and how their lives have changed in those past 10 years.

The drama also helped establish the hallyu wave outside of Korea, alongside “Sorry I love you”, “Sad love story” and many others, “Coffee Prince” was able to garner so much attention from many people around the world.




1Yoon Eun Hye

Yoon Eun Hye has been doing well for herself since the drama finished airing, but she has been wrapped up in controversy in 2015.

She had ventured out to the Chinese market, acted in a movie and was dearly loved by the Chinese audience, and even went on to appear on a fashion design competition show and won first place multiple times.

After those wins a Korean fashion designer accused her of plagiarising his coat, saying that the coat she won one of the competitions with was too similar to his design.

After that many more designer came out and spoke up about Yoon Eun Hye plagiarizing their designs as well, which explains why we haven’t heard much of her ever since 2015.

But luckily to all her fans, and back in September 2016, it was announced that Yoon Eun Hye is thinking of making her drama comeback and it is to air in 2017.

A representative from her label said:

“Though it hasn’t been decided whether she’ll make a comeback by the end of the year, we’re thinking she’ll be returning in early 2017. It’s possible she’ll be starring in dramas, movies, and other platforms.”

Source: ALLkpop

She has apologized for the plagiarism issue and vowed to work harder.

Her last drama comeback was in “Marry him if you dare.”

If you’re curious about the actress, you can follow her news from this link.

2Gong Yoo

Who hasn’t watched “Goblin” yet? Arguably one of the biggest kdramas ever made in recent memory.

“Goblin” was one of the MOST successful 2016 Korean dramas, not only that but one of the MOST successful Korean dramas of all time.

Gong Yoo had an outstanding 2016, he released two VERY successful blockbuster movies, “Train to Busan” and “The Age Of Shadows.”

He topped his 2016 with the drama “Goblin” of the writer of “Descendant of the suns,” and won back the title of Hallyu star.

2016 was one of Gong Yoo’s best and busiest years, he is now resting according to his label.

If you’re curious about the actor, you can follow her news from this link.

3Lee Sun Kyun

Lee Sun Kyun has been very busy ever since he wrapped up filming “Coffee Prince” back in 2007, in 2009 he announced that he is getting married and is now a father of two sons.

His recent work is the drama “My wife is having an affair this week” alongside “Running Man” member Song Ji Hyo.

The drama was met with lots and lots of praise and love from the Korean and international fans, and did well ratings wise.

Lee Sun Kyun continues to be a busy bee and has been in 12 movies 6 dramas since 2007, in which he starred as the main lead in almost all of them.

Lee Sun Kyun is currently working on his new movie called “Bad Police” and it is to start filming next week on the 15th of March.

If you’re curious about the actor, you can follow her news from this link.

4Cha Jung Ahn

Cha Jung Ahn also rose to fame after her role in “Coffee Prince.” She has starred in a couple of dramas asince, however, many of them were met with poor ratings and were easily forgotten.

Her last drama “Entertainer” was very poorly received, although it featured Ji Sung and Girls day Hyeri.

She is mostly remembered recently by her role in the hit drama “Yong Pal,” in which she played the second female lead opposite Kim Tae Hee and Joo Won.

She is currently preparing for a drama called “man to man” along Park Hae Jin and many others.

The drama has already finished filming about 2 days ago, on the 6th of March.

5Kim Chang Wan

Kim Chang Wan has always been busy, he is one of the most respected veteran actors in the industry who’s been in many great dramas since “Coffee Prince.”

He starred in “My love from the stars” as Kim Soo Hyun friend, and he also starred in “The Good Doctor,” “Miss Ripley” and many many more.

He is scheduled to star in “Whisper” alongside Lee Bo Young. Its scheduled to air in late March, on the 27th to be exact.

6Kim Jae Wook

Kim Jae Wook has always been interesting who took his time with his comeback dramas but he recently starred in the hit OCN drama “Voice.”

Sadly he dropped out of the drama and made his last appearance on the 8th episode. This had me both angry and frustrated, I watched the drama and aside from all the controversy surrounding Kim Hyun Joong I enjoyed his performance in it.

I was not happy and shocked this has happened… and guess what, it took him 3 years to decide it was time he shows us his beautiful face again.

Kim Jae Wook has the acting chops and the looks to become a hallyu star, but he never peaked. His most famous role was in Coffee prince perhaps, but to me I prefer him as the amazingly terrifying character he is in the VOICE.

He showed me and everyone how good of an actor he is, and I hope that by the end of VOICE we get to see him venture out to more amazing projects.

With Kim Jae Wook it feels like something went wrong somewhere, I always excepted of him to become very HUGE, but he never did, and after coffee prince I don’t he think he even tried challenging himself, not even one bit.

His most recent movie called “Another way” was only released 2 months ago, and it will shock you to know that he has actually shot that in early 2015, it took them 2 years to finally consider releasing his movie.

Sadly, and as expected the movie is not heard of or seen, I don’t even think anyone tried to promote it.

Kim Jae Wook puzzles me and I would like to see more of him everywhere, the more Kim Jae Wook there is the better.

And last but not least and I had to leave this till the end because it’s sad news.

7Lee Eon

After “Coffee Prince” actor Lee Eon had a bright career ahead of him, sadly, his life was cut short. Before his untimely passing, he appeared in three more kdramas playing a supporting role, and his last project became “Chilwu, the Mighty.”

Lee Eon passed away on the 21st of August 2008, almost a year after “Coffee Prince” was released.

Lee Eon was driving back to his house on his motor cycle and crashed into guardrail, and almost immediately died.

Did you watch “Coffee Prince”? Who was your favorite character? And don’t you think its time you close this tab and marathon coffee prince? Imma do that too 😉

3 COMMENTS

  1. Thx for the article.Actually I watched this drama in 2015.I loved all the characters and the drama because it’s not like other dramas that tell us about miracles & impossible things.Specially I loved the Yoon Eun Hye’s acting.
    But I recently got to know about Lee Eon.I filled with sadness.When I watched it in 2015,Even though he was not along with us,he was alived in my memory forever as a beloved coffee prince,I wish him that his next life be a long life.

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