So many top-notch cameos to enjoy!
Special cameos are always a nice treat, but Record of Youth takes its cameo game to the next level. While most K-dramas feature very short cameos that are limited to one scene and one episode, Record of Youth provides fun cameos that are often shown in multiple scenes and episodes. Check out some notable special appearances here!
The very first cameo from Record of Youth features Kim Hye-yoon of SKY Castle and Extraordinary You fame. She portrays makeup artist Lee Bo-ra, who breaks up with top star Park Do-ha (Kim Gun-woo). Delivering some satisfying slaps, Kim Hye-yoon makes an impactful appearance. This breakup scene is important and foreshadows the potential issues between actor Sa Hye-jun (Park Bo-gum) and makeup artist An Jeong-ha (Park So-dam).
Kim Gun-woo reprises his role as actor Park Do-ha in multiple episodes. Park Do-ha is an A-list actor who is arrogant and stirs up trouble. Through him, viewers see the difference between stuck up stars and rising stars like Sa Hye-jun and Won Hae-hyo (Byeon Woo-seok). Park Do-ha is a bit crafty, but remains an interesting character since he, too, had humble beginnings like Sa Hye-jun.
Popular actress Seo Hyun-jin made a special appearance due to having worked with Writer Ha Myeong-hee through Temperature of Love. She appears as popular actress Lee Hyeon-su who acts with Sa Hye-jun in a medical drama. Seeing potential in Hye-jun, Hyeon-su offers him warm-hearted advice. Seo Hyun-jin’s cameo was especially popular with many viewers hoping for a reunion between Seo Hyun-jin and Park Bo-gum in a future project.
Park Seul-gi made a special appearance due to her friendship with Park Bo-gum. They met when she emceed Park Bo-gum’s fan meeting in the past. Park Seul-gi has spoken up publicly about the actor’s kindness and shared that he sent her a thoughtful gift when she gave birth to her daughter in January. In Record of Youth, Park Seul-gi emcees a press conference for a movie starring Park Do-ha, Won Hae-hyo, and Sa Hye-jun.
Park Seo-jun’s special appearance came about from his connections with Park Bo-gum and Ha Myeong-hee. Earlier this year, Park Bo-gum made a special cameo in Park Seo-jun’s hit drama Itaewon Class due to his relationship with Director Kim Sung-yoon, whom he worked with in Love in the Moonlight. Park Seo-jun also appeared in Ha Myeong-hee’s drama One Warm Word which aired in 2013-2014. His cameo character is a top star who shares the same name as his character from One Warm Word, Song Min-soo. Song Min-soo is a friendly senior colleague to Hye-jun and Hae-hyo.
Lee Sung-kyoung flaunts her dance skills while acting as Jin Seo-u. Jin Seo-u is a model-turned actress who is friends with Hye-jun and Hae-hyo. Jin Seo-u and Hye-jun are the leads of a new drama and cringe at their romantic lines. Hye-jun offers to introduce her to Jeong-ha since Seo-u’s makeup artist is on maternity leave. Later, a rumor about Hye-jun and Seo-u dating spreads which makes Jeong-ha feel uncomfortable.
Lee Hye-ri and Park Bo-gum are well-known friends having starred in Reply 1988 together. In Record of Youth, she portrays popular actress Lee Hae-ji. Hae-hyo introduces Hae-ji to Jeong-ha. When Jeong-ha and Hae-ji meet, Hae-ji is looking forward to working with her and compliments Jeong-ha’s YouTube video. Hae-ji also introduces another actress to Jeong-ha helping Jeong-ha grow her client list.
In addition to these cameos, Seol In-ah makes multiple appearances as Jung Ji-a, Hye-jun’s ex-girlfriend. Kang Han-na also appeared as an emcee alongside Hye-jun at an awards ceremony. The latest special appearance comes from Choi Soo-jung who is the real-life husband of Ha Hee-ra who acts as Hye-jun’s mother.
Which cameo is your favorite?