Kang Ha Neul joins a slew of stars who returned to Kdramaland this second half of 2022.
After the 2019 series, When the Camellia Blooms, with "rom-com queen" Gong Hyo Jin, the 32-year-old actor is making a comeback with multiple Kdramas.
Three years after bagging the Best Actor trophy at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor, Kang Ha Neul is headlining two series,
From being a local police officer in When the Camellia Blooms, he transformed into a judicial trainee named Kim Yo Han in JTBC's Insider.
Kang Ha Neul Stars in Insider
Helmed by Missing: The Other Side director Min Yeon Hong, Kang ha Neul is among the main cast of the action thriller drama.
Released on June 8, Insider follows the story of a judicial trainee whose life completely changes while going undercover as he investigates a corrupt prosecutor.
While Kim Yo Han is in prison, he plans his vengeance and turns a crisis into an opportunity.
Joining Kang Ha Neul is Lee Yoo Young, who plays powerful businesswoman Oh Soo Yeon.
In addition, the Insider cast includes Squid Game villain Heo Sung Tae as Yoon Byung Wook and Kim Sang Ho as Mok Jin Hyung
Kang Ha Neul Joins the Star-Studded Cast of Curtain Call
The 32-year-old star is booked and busy on his Kdrama comeback.
Following Insider, Kang Ha Neul's new drama will be the drama series Curtain Call.
He plays theater actor Yoo Jae Heon who will act as Moon Sung, a grandson of hotelier Geum Soon, played by Academy Award-winner Youn Yuh Jung.
Joining the duo are Ha Ji Won, Kwon Sang Woo, and veteran actor Sung Dong Il.
While KBS2 recently confirmed the cast lineup, Curtain Call will be a 16-episode series set to premiere in October 2022.
With two upcoming Kdramas this 2022, did Kang Ha Neul's net worth significantly increase after bagging the highly coveted Best Actor trophy at Baeksang Arts Awards?
Kang Ha Neul Net Worth
Debuting in 2007, it's no surprise how the actor gained millions throughout his career in showbiz.
From starting out as a supporting actor, Kang Ha Neul managed to become an in-demand and not to mention versatile star in Hallyu.
With his popularity and projects left and right, Kang Ha Neul's net worth is at $1 million to $5 million as of 2022, according to Otakukart.
As part of being a celebrity, he is also an endorser of various products such as the beauty brand Aromatica and became a cover of various fashion magazines like Marie Claire Korea, Elle Korea, and more.
Kang Ha Neul Thinks Winning the Baeksang Arts Awards was a 'Surreal' Experience
While South Korea has a ton of entertainment award-giving bodies, Baeksang Arts Awards is one of the most special since it is equivalent to Hollywood's Oscars.
During his interview with Iligan Sports back in 2020, he admitted that he did not expect to bring home any trophy.
In fact, Kang Ha Neul thinks one of the senior actors will score the coveted Best Actor Award. Moreover, he also mentioned that he is ready to congratulate the winner.
"Personality-wise, I don't really like unexpected events. I don't think they fit well with me. Kang Ha Neul and a Baeksang award? It doesn't feel real," he said, as translated by Soompi.
However, he shared that he was so "happy" to win the award. Interestingly, he also thanked Ong Seong Wu, his co-star in the reality travel show Traveler Season 2, pointing out that he made the event less awkward and had someone to "talk and joke around."
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