There's no doubt that after an actor does well or finds his/her groove, s/he just keeps on playing the same role over and over again. Sometimes it's not necessarily by choice - they might keep getting those offers for similar characters because they had done such great jobs. Still, typecasting could be considered pretty much death for some actors.
Check out the actors who may have just played the same role over and over again to the point we both love and are getting sick of it.
Park Shin Hye
This was already mentioned before but Park Shin Hye, over the many, many years she has been active as an actress thus far, has barely pushed beyond her limits. In the end, she always plays the role of a pitiable victim who is too nice to do anything about her circumstances. She gets helped out as the damsel in distress. She might have been a bit tougher in 'Pinocchio,' but basically, she plays the nice, weak girl who cries a lot. Don't get me wrong, she cries really well and beautifully, and she is playing a gangster-turned-doctor in her next drama, so she's definitely spreading her wings! She's getting there, but for now, she's a prime example of a typecast actress. Think 'Stairways to Heaven,' 'You're Beautiful,' 'Flower Boy Next Door,' and 'Heirs.'
Kim Nam Gil
Since becoming a majorly well-known actor through his groundbreaking role in 'Queen Seon Duk,' he has… pretty much just stuck with that. Kim Nam Gil frequently plays the angsty, tough, vengeful guy whom you're not sure if you can trust or love. He's the epitome of the bad boy every girl fantasizes about at some point in their life, but it'd be nice to see him in other roles… Think 'Queen Seon Duk,' 'Bad Guy,' and 'Shark.'
Hwang Jung Eum
Hwang Jung Eum is known as the 'rom-com' queen for good reason; unfortunately, this limits her, although she's experimented with more melodramatic roles before. In the end, she's most known for and most commonly does the role of an innocent and sweet girl who is very quirky, funny, and over-the-top. She's tough and doesn't take shit, but she's also patient and doesn't get violent for no reason. Think 'Incarnation of Money,' 'Full House 2,' 'She Was Pretty,' 'Kill Me, Heal Me,' and likely her upcoming role in 'Lucky Romance.'
Lee Seung Gi
Except for a drama like 'My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox,' Lee Seung Gi plays the rough and brusque guy - the cold and stoic one who has a lot of inner angst so doesn't have time for your tomfoolery… until he falls for your cute and quirky charms. Okay, we get it, Lee Seung Gi. You're a tough, cool guy, but it gets kind of old after a while. Think 'Brilliant Legacy,' 'The Book of the House of Gu,' and 'You're Surrounded.'
Song Hye Kyo
Song Hye Kyo is another 'damsel in distress' typecast, most well known for her melodramas, which is a shame because she's shone in comedic roles too like 'Full House.' Beautiful and pained, she is reserved and distant, drawing men to her with her mysterious aura and straight morals. Although she appears tough, she's usually helpless. Sometimes, all she really does is cry prettily and deliver lines… Think 'Autumn in my Heart,' 'All In,' 'That Winter the Wind Blows,' and even a bit in 'Descendants of the Sun.'
Seo Hyun Jin
She's just started making a name for herself as an actress, but you can already tell that she's getting comfortable in a mold. She plays the cheery but bizarre woman whose antics are hard to predict. Always invisible, easy to pity, and wallowing in self-pity, her character likes to daydream and be both reserved and bold at the same time. Although her character can be endearing to some, she may want to try a different role next time to prove she has versatility. She definitely has the acting chops for it! Think 'Let's Eat 2' and 'Oh Hae Young Again.'
Lee Jun Ki
When you need a guy for an action historical piece, you know who to go to! Lee Jun Ki is great at this, so I don't have as many qualms about it, but there is no denying that he does pretty much play the same character. The guy who doesn't want to fight but he has to fight and so he does because he's a righteous, protective man who overcomes past hardships through revenge. He is best at this type of role and well-known for him, but maybe try something different, too? Think 'Iljimae,' 'Joseon Gunman,' and 'Scholar Who Walks the Night.' His upcoming drama 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo' might be the same, too.