From being a famous pop idol, Im Si-wan emerged as one of most bankable and versatile actors of his generation.
In his eight-year stellar career, he has showcased not only his impeccable flair in dancing and singing as the member of the Korean pop group ZE:A, but his impressive performances as well through the various projects he starred in.
The 29-year-old actor landed his first-ever acting role when he joined the cast of period drama Moon Embracing the Sun in 2012, which catapulted him to stardom.
Since then, he appeared in dramas and films that ultimately garnered commercial success and critical acclaim.
He usually portrayed the typical boy-next-door and nice guy characters in his first acting projects, but it was only until 2017 when he graduated from those roles by headlining the crime-action movies One Line and The Merciless. It was through the latter that he got invited to the Cannes Film Festival.
Aside from the entertainment scene, Si-wan has also displayed excellence inside the military camp since he got enlisted on July 11, 2017 and accomplished the five-week basic training.
He is currently tapped to be an instructor of the new recruits of the 25th Infantry Division and will take on this role for the rest of his 21 months military service.
Because of this newest feather on his cap, he wasn't able to watch at least an episode of his last K-drama to date, The King Is In Love.
The idol-turned-actor has gone full circle with his royal role as he went back to the first genre that launched him to fame -- historical drama. In The King is In Love, Si-wan plays the Crown Prince Won, whose fate would be immensely influenced by the two persons dear to him -- his best friend Wang Rin (Hong Jong Hyun) and the lady they both fell in love with, So-hwa (Yoona).
Would he be successful in getting So-hwa's heart? Or would his royal duties and friendship hinder their romance?
Let's see how the tale of love and friendship would unfold by watching The King is In Love, beginning January 22 after Hanggang Saan on Kapamilya Gold.