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Kim Yoo Jung’s “lover” in new movie: a talented name who looks like a student at age 31

The co-star of Kim Yoo Jung in the upcoming movie “20th Century Girl” is drawing attention

After a long time, Kim Yoo Jung is finally going to reunite with cinemagoers via the school romance movie “20th Century Girl”. The movie will be a call back to a youth filled with unfinished romances, and will revolve around the life of Na Bo Ra (Kim Yoo Jung) – a 17-year-old student, as well as her friendship and first love.

Co-starring with Kim Yoo Jung in this drama is actor Byun Woo Seok, who assumes the role of Poong Woon Ho, who Bo Ra approached to get to know his best friend. They went through many experiences together in the year 1999, and then ran into each other by chance in the 21st century. 

As Woon Ho, Byun Woo Seok boasts a friendly yet handsome look that’s the ideal type of high school girl. Despite playing a student, Byun Woo Seok is actually already 31 years old, and doesn’t often take on this kind of role. Nevertheless, his youthful visual is enough to sway the heart of many audiences, as well as bring a new, unexpected, and yet extremely pleasant side to the actor.  

To seasoned K-drama and Korean movie lovers, Byun Woo Seok is not a completely new name. In fact, he entered the entertainment industry as a model, before making his acting debut in 2016, at the age of 25. Despite making a late entrance to the acting field, Byun Woo Seok managed to establish his own standing with his stunning appearance and natural acting, going from minor roles in “Dear My Friends”, “Moon Lovers”, “Search: WWW” before securing his first leading role in the 2019 drama “Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency”. It was via this project that the public grew more familiar with the actor’s name, leading to plenty of praises and popularity. Then, in 2020, Byun Woo Seok became the talk of town with a remarkable increase in SNS followers, thanks to his appearance as the 2nd male lead in “Record of Youth”, where he starred alongside Park Bo Gum and Park So Dam. 

Overall, Byun Woo Seok has mostly played supporting or second lead roles, and “20th Century Girl” will be a huge opportunity for his career. Hopefully, his chemistry with famous actress Kim Yoo Jung will be explosive and convincing for the movie to be a success. 

Source: K14

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