Better Than Kim Ji Won? Shin Se Kyung Praised For ‘Arthdal Chronicles 2’ Transformation

Shin Se Kyung made a great impression on “Arthdal Chronicles” fans as she debuted as Tanya earlier this September.

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Alongside Lee Joon Gi, the actress led the much anticipated second season with flying colors and proved herself to be a great addition to the ensemble.

Here’s what the fans think about Shin Se Kyung’s transformation. Keep on reading.

Shin Se Kyung Praised For ‘Arthdal Chronicles 2’ Performance

Within two weeks, Shin Se Kyung has already captivated the hearts of the public with her “Arthdal Chronicles 2” performance.

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The fan-favorite actress returned to the limelight as Tanya, who was played by Kim Ji Won in Season 1, in the tvN fictional fantasy series.

Set eight years after its predecessor, Season 2 depicts the fateful meeting of two twins who stand on the opposite sides of good and evil as the impending doom approaches their land.

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Shin Se Kyung

Shin Se Kyung raised the tension as she showed off her unrivaled acting chops and charisma in the weekend show, receiving great feedback from fans around the globe.

Her performance was described as a “three-dimensional acting with an increased sense of immersion” due to the skyrocketing viewership scores every episode.

‘Arthdal Chronicles’ Avid Fans Name The Best Tanya

After Shin Se Kyung made her “Arthdal Chronicles” debut, many fans looked back and compared the actress’ performance to Kim Ji Won’s portrayal.

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(Photo : Shin Se Kyung’s Instagram | Elle Korea)

The two Hallyu stars play the same role in the show despite being in different timelines. During the announcement of Shin Se Kyung’s participation, many were skeptical.

This was because the actress was known for her “stiff and emotionless” acting. Many regretted Kim Ji Won’s decision not to reprise her role as she was deeply loved as Tanya.

Meanwhile, Shin Se Kyung managed to turn the tables as she flaunted her pure yet enigmatic appearance as Tanya, perfectly capturing her character’s strength and independence.

With this, fans compare the two actresses. While many chose the “new” Tanya, the loyal supporters of the drama named Kim Ji Won as the “best” one.

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Lee Joon Gi, Kim Ok Vin, Jang Dong Gun

However, Shin Se Kyung’s efforts weren’t wasted. With her range of emotions that heightened the drama’s immersion, many claim that she “erased” Kim Ji Won’s image in the character.

“It’s as if she was Tanya since the very beginning,” one fan said, complimenting the actress’ seamless synchronization with her role.

Shin Se Kyung

(Photo : Shin Se Kyung’s Instagram | Elle Korea)

On the other hand, “Arthdal Chronicles 2” airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9:20 p.m. KST on tvN.

Who portrayed Tanya better for you? Tell us in the comments below!