IU, also known as “I and You”, is a South Korean singer, actress, and songwriter. IU was recruited by LOEN Entertainment when she was 15, while she was auditioning for another agency. In 2007, she debuted with the release of an album titled Lost and Found. Although IU has managed to get her fame through the debut album which is also followed by an album titled Growing Up and IU … IM, the big breakthrough that made her a national celebrity is the single Good Day from the album titled Real which was released in 2010. After a successful career in the music world, IU also began to enter the acting world. In 2011, she became a part of a variety show called Heroes and later became one of the main actors in the teenage drama Dream High. Still in the same year, she also hosted the music program Inkigayo. IU’s filmography continues to grow with her roles in dramas ‘The Producers’ and ‘Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo’.
- Moon Lovers : Scarlet Heart Ryeo
When a total solar eclipse occurs, a 21st century woman, Go Ha Jin (Lee Ji Eun) returns to the Goryeo Dynasty. She wakes up in the body of a 16-year-old girl named Hae Soo. There, he fell in love with the eighth prince Wang Wook (Kang Ha Neul) then to the fourth prince named Wang So (Lee Jun Ki) who hid his face behind a mask. The drama that aired on SBS in 2016 was played by renowned artists such as Lee Jun Ki, Lee Ji Eun (IU), Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, Jisoo, Baekhyun, and many more.
The presence of many top stars as a cameo became the attraction of this drama. Aired May 8, 2015. ‘Producers’ is a drama that tells about producers and staff of a KBS program doing daily work to build creativity in order to maintain their own variety show ratings. The new employee named Baek Seung Chan (Kim Soo Hyun) is a new, careless and clumsy child figure. Ra Joon Mo (Cha Tae Hyun) is a senior producer who leads a variety show of 1 Night 2 Days. But the show is facing a major problem and threatened will soon be stopped its airing. This is in part because of the continuing declining rating and the numerous warnings from the television broadcasting commission due to some mistakes during the airing. Conflict becomes more complicated when Seung Chan is chosen to join Joon Mo’s 1 Night 2 days team. Seung Chan starts putting his heart on the senior producer who leads a music broadcast named, Tak Ye Jin (Gong Hyo Jin). Through Joon Mo and Ye Jin, Seung Chan starts learning to become a true producer. IU plays the role of Candy, a singer who is interested in Seung Chan. Due to the background of the TV station, many of the top stars are also present as a cameo. An example is Lee Seung Gi.
- Bel Ami
The drama, produced in 2013, tells about Dok Ma Tae (Jang Geun Suk) as the most handsome man in the world. He is also ambitious and wants to make a lot of money using his handsomeness. Dok Ma Tae meets with Hong Yoo Ra (Han Chae Young), a former daughter-in-law from a wealthy family. Hong Yoo Ra understands Dok Ma Tae’s ambitions and is willing to be his mentor. Hong Yoo Ra gave mission to Dok Ma Tae to seduce 10 different women. The women are successful in their respective fields. Then a strange woman appeared before Dok Ma Tae. His name is Kim Bo Tang (IU), an ordinary woman from a poor family background. He has a great crush on Dok Ma Tae. The drama is adapted from a comic with the same title by Chon Kye Young. Starring Jang Geun Suk, IU, and Han Chae Young.
- You’re The Best, Lee Soon Shin
The Korean drama ‘You’re The Best, Lee Soon Shin’ is a Korean drama that tells of a family that was destroyed after the death of the father. This drama consists of 50 episodes. Lee Soon Shin (IU) faces a difficult time after her father died. It makes Shin and her mother struggle to regain happiness. Lee Soon Shin is the youngest member of a successful family. Despite her success, she feels flawed and has no talent. She is marked as a freak even though she is actually an intelligent figure. Her life changed when she met with CEO of entertainment management company called Shin Joon Ho. He is a confident and arrogant man but changed after beginning to understand the meaning of success through his encounter with Lee Soon Shin.