With the global success of Extraordinary Attorney Woo, it’s no wonder that actress Park Eun Bin‘s star has been shooting straight up—and showing no signs of stopping as the show continues to gain praise.
Park Eun Bin stars as the titular character Woo Young Woo, Korea’s first autistic attorney, as she begins her career at the high-profile law firm Hanbada. While there have been some criticisms of the show’s portrayal of autism, Extraordinary Attorney Woo was met with such a warm reception that it has quickly become a worldwide hit.
Park Eun Bin has seen her popularity rise accordingly, and as her new fees demonstrate, the rise has been nothing short of meteoric. Before the success of Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Park Eun Bin was reportedly paid approximately ₩100 million KRW per episode.
Her performance as Woo Young Woo, however, now has producers and companies fiercely competing over her, leading to an overwhelming flood of new opportunities for the actress. Currently, Park Eun Bin earns double her previous fee, making approximately ₩200 million KRW per episode.
It was previously reported that her modeling fees for advertisements had also doubled. With companies knocking at her door left and right, Park Eun Bin has become one of the most sought-after celebrities in the Korean entertainment industry. Her modeling fees now reportedly cost ₩400 million KRW for a one-year contract, whereas before they cost ₩200 million KRW.
This is impressive not only because actresses usually make a lot less than male actors, but also because her fees doubled in the span of only half the season—Extraordinary Attorney Woo still has the second half of the season to go.
With Park Eun Bin’s performance as Woo Young Woo continuously gaining praise, it will be interesting how far the talented actress goes!