Jang Ki Yong and his 7 on-screen romantic partners: Im Soo Jung, Song Hye Kyo, and more

It seems that the bigger age gap between Jang Ki Yong and his female co-stars, the more chemistry they have.

Jang Ki Yong is a rising actor born in the 1990s. His potential is highly appreciated in the Korean entertainment industry. Although he started out as a model, he has managed to impress the viewers with his acting skills through different roles, especially his ability to create chemistry with female co-stars. Many viewers even call Jang Ki Yong “a man who looks at everyone with heart eyes”. Let’s take a look at Jang Ki Yong’s most outstanding on-screen romantic partners and how heart-fluttering their interactions are that got the actor the above nickname. 

Lee Sung Kyung

2014 marked the year of Jang Ki Yong’s debut as an actor through a guest appearance in “It’s Okay, That’s Love”. He played the love interest of the female character played by Lee Sung Kyung. Because in real life, the two are close friends, so their on-screen interactions look convincing and successfully attract the attention of viewers, although their scenes together are not many. After his guest role in the hit series “It’s Okay, That’s Love”, many viewers rushed to find information about Jang Ki Yong. This is considered a quite impressive debut for the actor on TV. 

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Jang Nara

Jang Ki Yong started to pair with gorgeous actresses who are older than him in 2017 with the drama “Go Back Couple”. Although Jang Ki Yong was only in charge of a supporting role, many audiences enthusiastically “ship” him with the female lead Jang Nara. The age gap between the Jang-Jang duo is 11 years old. However, thanks to Jang Nara’s timeless beauty and Jang Ki Yong’s ability to spark chemistry with his co-stars, their huge age difference doesn’t look noticeable at all. After his performance in “Go Back Couple”, Jang Ki Yong also garnered more attention as an actor. 

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Although the thriller series “Kill It” starring Jang Ki Yong and Nana failed to achieve high ratings, the duo’s on-screen chemistry still receives many compliments. Lee Sung Kyung is also a model-turned actress with an impressive height, but perhaps Nana still outshines her a bit when it comes to the perfect visual combination with Jang Ki Yong. Notably, neither Jang Ki Yong nor Nana are well-trained actors, yet when they acted together, they successfully showed natural chemistry and delivered memorable emotions. Many viewers have expressed their wish for this “long-legged couple” to reunite in another project in the future. 

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Im Soo Jung

In 2019, Jang Ki Yong continued to partner up with another female co-star who is older than him. His age difference with Im Soo Jung in “Search: WWW” is 13 years old. However, when the drama got broadcast, the sizzling chemistry between the two made viewers completely forget about their age gap. Jang Ki Yong’s chemistry with Jang Nara was sweet, but it was even taken to the next level when he acted alongside Im Soo Jung. Whenever netizens talk about the best “noona romances” in Korean dramas, it is impossible not to include Jang Ki Yong and Im Soo Jung.

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Lee Hyeri 

Many viewers expected Jang Ki Yong and Lee Hyeri to have great chemistry in “My Roommate is a Gumiho”, but it was a letdown when it aired, probably because the public had high expectations. Their “chemical reaction” is not awful, but it is not as good as expected. Probably, for this reason, “My Roommate is a Gumiho” failed to have an excellent commercial performance as initially anticipated.

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Krystal Jung

Krystal Jung is the next Jang Ki Yong’s younger “screen-lover”. The film that the two participated in called “Sweet and Sour” is produced by Netflix. Not sure if it’s because the two’s relationship in the movie is a wrong affair, but from their interactions to the audience’s reaction, it’s been pretty poor, even when the actor and Krystal Jung all have eye-catching looks and good acting skills. Many people think he made a mistake by starring with a younger co-star after watching this movie.

Song Hye Kyo

Perhaps because he recognized this, Jang Ki Yong decided to work on his final drama project before joining the army with another senior. He had the good fortune to cooperate with Song Hye Kyo in the SBS drama “Now, We Are Breaking Up” this time around. He has always worked well with older actresses, but the age gap between him and Song Hye Kyo is up to 11 years, so the audience is concerned about the two’s performance. However, after viewing the advertising photographs and teaser videos, supporters believe they would be a good combination. Hopefully, everything will go well, and the actor will have an impressive performance with Song Hye Kyo, as he did with Jang Nara or Im Soo Jung.

“Now, We Are Breaking Up” will premiere on SBS on November 12th. If this drama becomes a hit, it will leave a lasting impression on the public and allow him to maintain his reputation throughout his enlistment. Hopefully, he will make every effort to work well with Song Hye Kyo in order to provide a great drama to the audience and achieve success at the highest level. Let’s see how things play out.

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