Many fans are showing regret that actors Nam Joo-hyuk, Song Kang, and Ahn Hyo-seop no longer post boyfriend-look photos to communicate with fans.
Actors Nam Joo-hyuk, Song Kang, and Ahn Hyo-seop are bringing excitement to the viewers with their appearances as “drama boyfriends”. What these 3 actors have in common is that they used to be famous for boasting their “boyfriend look” on SNS during their debut days. However, as they became more well-known, only promotional content remain on their SNS, leaving regrets for fans.
In tvN’s Saturday-Sunday drama “Twenty-five Twenty-one”, Nam Joo-hyuk drew the viewers’ sympathy by playing Baek Yi-jin, who grows up despite facing the frustration and trials in the tough reality. Nam Joo-hyuk portrayed the realistic image of the young man Baek Yi-jin, who is anxious about his future but bravely overcomes the harsh reality, through the character’s developments, such as not running away even when his family members were scattered after his father’s business went bankrupt due to the IMF crisis, trying hard to create a better society as a reporter, and becoming a reliable and trustworthy boyfriend to his beloved lover Na Hee-do (Kim Tae-ri).
Song Kang shook female fans’ hearts with many exciting moments with the powerful general forecaster of the Korea Meteorological Administration Jin Ha-kyung (Park Min-young) in JTBC’s Saturday-Sunday drama “Forecasting Love and Weather”. Song Kang skillfully expressed the thrills of an office romance and even the hot feelings of love from the beginning of the drama. Even after breaking up with Jin Ha-kyung, he still delicately showed pure feelings toward her.
Ahn Hyo-seop is making the viewers flutter with his role as a chaebol third-generation CEO Kang Tae-moo in SBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Business Proposal”. In the drama, Kang Tae-moo constantly confessed his feelings without giving up even when Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jeong), a female employee in his company, pushed him away because she thought an ordinary person like her did not match with a chaebol like him. When Shin Ha-ri was put in an awkward situation where she had to introduce her lover to some friends, Kang Tae-moo said, “Honey!”, and showed his sweet side as Shin Ha-ri’s boyfriend. Ahn Hyo-seop captivated the viewers with his diverse performances, from his serious expressions in suits to comedy and romance acting.
Emerging as “drama boyfriends”, Nam Joo-hyuk, Song Kang and Ahn Hyo-seop used to be popular with their “boyfriend looks” during the early days of their debut. They attracted female fans by revealing their friendly and warm appearance in the “boyfriend” photos of their daily life moments when they were eating or walking on the street.
However, these “boyfriend photos” have gradually disappeared on their SNS accounts. Nam Joo-hyuk’s SNS is already full of drama still cuts and photoshoot pictures. Song Kang and Ahn Hyo-seop have also begun to upload only official photos. The three actors, who used to communicate with fans a lot through personal photos, are losing their connections with fans as they become more and more famous. As their names became more well-known to the public, their agencies also seem to have “managed” their SNS accounts to some extent.
The SNS space, which used to show the ordinary side of actors who are famous for their ‘boyfriend looks’ rather than their images as famous stars, has already been transformed into a means of promotion. This is why fans are feeling disappointed about not being able to see the “boyfriend photos” that they “wanted to save” anymore.