Webtoon is a shortened word for Web + Cartoon. Webtoons have grown into one of the largest industry with users of all age. Along with the growth of smartphones, the webtoon markets naturally widened their platform.
If a webtoon makes a huge hit, it's most likely to be published as a book. If a webtoon is published as a book, it can no longer be read freely on the internet. (Some webtoons start with a charge on the web already, but most of them are free while they are being published serially.) If the webtoon has gotten too popular to be ending with publishing, it is made into dramas and movies.
One of the exemplary cases of this is "Cheese in the Trap". "Cheese in the Trap" is a webtoon depicting an ordinary university student's life. However, how it delivers the complex relationship between people, how people think of themselves and those around them and problematic acts on campuses are so sophisticated that it almost seems so real.
The webtoon had already been made into a drama. However, now, it has gone under a movie production and the lineups for the movie was revealed. The lineups of actors and actresses were so close to the webtoon characters. Too close that fans thought the characters in the web made themselves out to the reality.
Curious? Here are the characters from the web and the real actors and actress!
YooJung - Park HyeJin
The Point of the character is the innocent face. However, there should also be dark moments that should hide behind the innocent blank face. Park HaeJin had already acted the part in Cheese in the Trap drama. He played out the role so well that he was cast again for the movie.
Hong Seul - Oh YeonSeo
The point of Hong Seul is the pointed cat eyes and slim body. She isn't an ordinary heroin but someone with complex feelings and thoughts about relationships. She always thinks deep so that should be well shown on actress' face. Oh YeonSeo's sharp eyes yet with warm aura matches perfectly with the character.
Baek InHo - Park KiWoong
This character has an anger within. He has a deep wound from childhood. However, in most of the times, he should be playful and light (pretending to be). Park KiWoong is pretty famous for having both faces, the playful sweet face and the dark angry face. Everyone agrees that he can deliver the complexity of InHo well.
Baek InHa - Yoo InYoung
The villain of the story. Baek InHa has a strong personality and she does not enjoy being hurt by others, so instead, she hurts people around her. The characteristics of InHa are cat eyes and sophisticated looks completed by expensive clothes and accessories. Yoo InYoung's elegant yet cold looks matches well with InHa.
BoRa - Sandara Park
The character of BoRa is very honest, bright and quick to decide. She isn't as serious as Hong Seul, her best friend. Sandara Park's grin and easy going character matches greatly with the original character like tailored clothes.
EunTaek - Kim HyunJin
People may not be familiar with actor, Kim HyunJin. He isn't really well-known compare to other casts. However, only from the look, we can notice the similarities.