Lee Jung-jae, Song Hye-kyo, Kim Soo-hyun, Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Young-ae are among this year’s top-paid K-drama actors. Photos: Gucci; @kyo1122, @soohyun_k216, @thehistoryofwhoo_official/Instagram; Alexander McQueen
How much did K-drama’s biggest stars make per episode in 2021?
  • From Disney+’s Snowdrop featuring Blackpink’s Jisoo, to Netflix’s Squid Game, demand for streaming K-dramas is on the rise – as are pay cheques for Korean stars
  • Vincenzo’s Song Joong-ki, TVN’s Jirisan star Jun Ji-hyun and Inspector Koo’s Lee Young-ae all raked in a whopping US$170,000 per episode this year
17 Dec 2021 - 6:06PM