Many think Kim Go-eun is an unconventional beauty, but this actress also has an exceptional versatility when it comes to acting. She has done a variety of genres both in TV and film and has given life to each and every character outstandingly. So for this version of In Spotlight, let’s have a look at the Goblin’s Bride’s diverse filmography. Ready? Ready!
A Muse (2012) – Han Eun-gyo
Kim Go-eun has made her acting debut via 2012 movie, A Muse. She gained critical reception for her acting and even won several Best New Actress awards including trophies from Blue Dragon Film Awards and New York Asian Film Festival.
Neverdie Butterfly (2013) – Moon Soo-yeon
She made a cameo appearance in the 2013 youth drama flick Neverdie Butterfly.
Monster (2014) – Bok-soon
Despite her success, Kim Go-eun shied away from doing films for two years to finish her degree. In 2014, she made her mainstream movie comeback via thriller, Monster. She played a developmentally challenged woman whose younger sister is murdered by a ruthless serial killer played by Lee Min-ki.
Coin Locker Girl (2015) – Il-young
In 2015, Kim Go-eun acted in the movie, Coin Locker Girl together with Kim Hye-soo, Go Kyung-pyo and Park Bo-gum. She played Il-yeong, the trusted right hand the boss of loan shark and organ trafficking crime ring in Chinatown.
Memories of the Sword (2015) – Seol-hee
In the same year, she starred in a martial arts-themed movie, Memories of the Sword with her longtime role model, Jeon Do-yeon. Kim Go-eun gave life to the role of Seol-hee, a swordswoman’s daughter who was trained to take revenge to another swordsman who betrayed her mother.
The Advocate: A Missing Body (2015) – Prosecutor Jin Sun-mi
Kim Go-eun followed Memories of the Sword with yet another movie called The Advocate: A Missing Body where she played Jin Su-mi, a passionate rookie prosecutor.
Cheese in the Trap (tvN / 2016) – Hong-seol
In 2016, Kim Go-eun made her TV debut via drama adaptation of the hyped webtoon series, Cheese in the Trap. She played the character of hardworking student Hong-seol who fell in love with the sunbae she used to suspect of having bad intentions towards her. In an interview, she said she accepted the role mainly because she’s a big fan of the Coffee Prince director. She also revealed that she chose to do ‘Cheese in the Trap’ because the story appealed to her. She said it is a work through which she could think about a person’s complicated thoughts.
Canola (2016) – Hye-ji
In the same year, Kim Go-eun returned to the movies via Canola where she played Hye-ji, a troubled teenager who is reunited with her grandmother, Gye-Choon after 12 years.
Goblin (tvN / 2016-2017) – Ji Eun-tak
In 2016, she took another TV role and accepted the lead female role opposite Gong Yoo in the massively successful fantasy drama, Goblin.
Sunset In My Hometown (Movie/2018) – Sun-mi
In the following year, she returned to the big screen through the movie Sunset in my Hometown. The movie, directed by Lee Joon-ik, also stars Park Jung-min, Go Jun, and Go-eun’s real-life close friend Shin Hyun-been.
Tune in for Love (Movie/2019) – Mi-Soo
In 2019, Kim Go-eun and Jung Hae-in delivered perfect chemistry in the melo-romance movie Tune in for Love.
The King: Eternal Monarch (SBS/2020) – Jung Tae-eul/Luna
She proved her versatility once again – this time in a TV role – through the Kim Eun-sook-penned fantasy series, The King: Eternal Monarch. She played two roles in the series Republic of Korea’s detective Jung Tae-eul and Kingdom of Corea’s Luna.
Untact (Short Film/2020) – Soo-jin
Amidst the pandemic, Kim Go-eun starred in a short film that aimed to deliver a message of hope for love and communication to people living in the era of new normal.
Yumi’s Cells (tvN-TVING / 2021) – Kim Yu-mi
She topbills the TV adaptation of hit webtoon series Yumi’s Cells. The series also stars Ahn Bo-hyun, Lee Yu-bi, and Park Jin-young.
*This list was originally posted on our Facebook page in 2017. Minor revisions were made to update the actress’ filmography.