Kim Ji Won (Dr. Yoon Myeong Joo) and Jeon Soo Jin (Ri Ye Hwa) have worked together before! Both ladies were featured on Heirs, which is a drama written by Kim Eun Sook, who also wrote Descendants Of the Sun. Heirs was televised back in 2013. We thought it would be fun to look at how the girls have grown as women and as actors in the three years since.
In Heirs, Kim Ji Won played Rachel, a student at a private school where only the richest children can afford the tuition. Rachel has an arranged engagement with Kim Tan (played by Lee Min Ho) and has been groomed to be a wife to a chaebol family. Her wardrobe is all designer brand. Her mother is the head of a high end fashion brand so she basically can’t ever not look camera ready since she is a walking advertisement for her mother’s company. Compared to her character on Descendants of the Sun, Dr. Yoon Myeong Joo mainly wears the military uniform. We don’t see many scenes of Myeong Joo without the uniform, but when we do, she’s usually dressed casually.
See Kim Ji Won’s transition here:
Jeon Soo Jin plays a fellow student with Rachel in Heirs. She is considered rich enough that she doesn’t get bothered at Rachel’s bullying at school. Even so, her family is not as visible in the news as Rachel’s family so she dresses more casually when she’s out of school. As Ri Ye Hwa on Descendants of the Sun, she plays the carefree wife of a Daniel, a mysterious doctor who serves the underprivileged. She herself is a practitioner of eastern medicine.
See Jeon Soo Jin’s transition here: