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If you’ve been watching Korean dramas on the regular for the past few years then you’ve surely seen Kwak Dong Yeon face on at least one of them he made his acting debut in 2012, appeared in the KBS television series my husband got a family for his performance, he won the best young actor award at the 2012 Korea drama awards recently he stole the attention for his appearance in Tvn’s drama Vincenzo check out these.
10 True Facts About Kwak Dong Yeon
1 People Were Surprised To Learn His Actual Age
If you have discovered the age of this actor you won’t believe how young he is he often played the older character so the audience doesn’t think that he was born on 19 March 1997. Kwak Dong Yeon just turned 24 this year one of the older characters, he played is a 28 years old psychiatrist in 2018’s drama radio romance even though he was 21 at the time.
2 He Is Musically Inclined
At 13 he permanently resided in Seoul by himself to pursue his dream to be an artist he has been studying music at fnc academy since 2010and also took acting lessons. Kwak Dong Yeon was the former lead guitarist of the Kokomo band he also does musical theater and his last production was the Korean adaptation of the broadway comedy-musical something rotten in the 2020 staging. Kwak Dong Yeon played one of the main characters Nigel’s bottom.
3 His Big Break
Although Kwak Dong Yeon made his acting debut in the 2012 drama my husband got a family which he won an award it was in 2016, when he finally landed his breakthrough role moonlight drawn by clouds aka love in the moonlight is a gender-bending historical drama that starred Pok Bo Gom and Kim Yoo jong in the drama dong yon played the skilled swordsman Kim Yong Yong and is best friends with crown prince played by Park Bo Gum in a 2019 interview with the singles magazine he talked about how Kim jong-Hyun was his favorite role to date.
“If I had to pick one favorite character it’s Kim Yong-yon from moonlight drawn by clouds.”
“As we young actors work together, we achieved the greatest synergy possible. People with a positive influence gathered together for the project, so the bright energy still remains from that time.”
4 He Remains To Be Close Friends With Park Bo Gum
Kwak Dong Yeon and Park Bo Gum’s on-screen bromance on moonlight drawn by clouds actually also happened in real life in an interview in 2016. Kwak Dong Yeon spoke of the first time he and bo gum met and it actually took a while for them to warm up to each other
“Park Bo Gum has a very reserved personality. Becoming close with him was a struggle. Just trying to talk an informal speech took two hours.”
He also spilled that although Park Bo Gum may seem so positive on the outside, he like everyone else also gets angry.
“Now that we’re close, we often have deep conversations. He is kind, but when you think about it he’s also human. He gets angry too.”
“When he’s extremely upset, he expresses his anger by saying, I’m super pissed.”
Even after the drama wrapped and both being busy actors the two remained close friends. Kwak Dong Yeon said that Kwak Dong Yeon and Park Bo Gum would still find time to hang out and catch up over a cup of coffee.
5 He Can Flawlessly Pull off Both Good Guys And Villains
often actors are so good at one type of role the funny friend the scheming Chebhollaire the handsome male lead that they get typecast and tend to play similar characters, but some actors are so talented that they can skillfully play totally contrasting roles, which can come as quite a surprise to the viewer.
Kwok has proven himself in a variety of dramas from his role as the dashing swordsman in moonlight drawn by clouds to Adam-witted vice chairman in Vincenzo. Kwak Dong Yeon also starred as a graduate student in the 2018 drama my id is Gangnam beauty, where he melted viewers heart with his friendly charm and sweet well-mannered demeanor but the actor did a complete 180 in his next drama, my strange hero, playing the disturbed and nefarious oh sale.
6 He Has a Lead Role Drama
We often see him as a cameo or a minor role ink-dramas but Kwok had a lead role in Mbc’s drama never twice his character is the heir of a five-star hotel and also the head of its strategic planning department this 72 episodes drama aired on November 2 2019 until March 7th2020.
7 Variety Shows Terrify Him
Quack has been making quite an aim for himself with his appearances in k dramas but his acting skills aren’t the only thing that won over the viewers the actor also has by absolute accident endeared himself to the viewers with his earnest and genuine image and variety shows including radio star and happy together3. in an interview.
Kwak Dong Yeon said that he just appeared on the shows without giving much thought but somehow his appearance became a hot topic despite the public’s interest the actor said that he tries to avoid variety shows because they terrify him recounting his experience as a radio star.
Kwak Dong Yeon explained that he only chose Kim so young as his ideal type because he was pressed for a name after the episode rumors about him dating Kim So-young surface after the episode aired which hurt him greatly.
8 His one Regret Is Not Taking School Seriously
Kwak Dong Yeon started his acting career relatively early although he got to gain work experience in his teens this made him neglectful of his studies and making friends at school on his 2019 debut anniversary v live he talked about this being his one regret
“I couldn’t have a proper school life. I wasn’t able to build a strong fellowship and friendship with my peers at school.”
“As soon as a root opened up in front of me for acting I gave up on my studies. I thought to myself, I’m always going to be acting, so when will I use what I learned in school.”
“I thought I’d never had to use my studies later in life, so I gave up. I slept a lot at school. My main pleasure in going to school was the bread they sold in the cafeteria.”
9 Walking Is His Exercise
Every actor has their own way of exercising to keep their bodies in shape during their busy schedules in an interview with singles magazine work shared that he enjoys walking his exercise because it holds a different charm from running and because it’s one of the few times he can relax without thinking about anything else.
10 He Has Quite An Unusual Pet
on radio star in 2019he talked about a certain daniel who he considers as his pet, he shared
“I really like animals, but I can’t have one as a pet right now.”
When one of the hosts quickly responded that daniel is an animal he replied
“No, it’s not an animal that I’m raising, I’m growing a green onion.”
His explanation surprising everyone and making the hosts laugh he continued
“Everyone laughs about it. But if you try it yourself, you’ll change your mind.”
“It grows three to four centimeters every day. I’ll water it in the morning and then when I’m on my way home I wonder how much it will have grown that day. Since it’s so fun, sometimes I try to go home early too.”
Kwak Dong Yeon also made the others laugh as he explained how it’s grown from white into green and the show shared a photo of him with his green onion complete with a nameplate that says daniel.
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