Byun Woo Seok And Kim Hye Yoon Dish On Their "Lovely Runner" Characters, Gratitude For Fans, And More

Mar 27, 2024

Elle Korea has released a beautiful pictorial featuring the “Lovely Runner” stars Byun Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon!

Based on a popular web novel and penned by “True Beauty” writer Lee Si Eun, “Lovely Runner” is a new time-slip romance drama that asks the question: “What would you do if you had the opportunity to save your ultimate bias?”

Byun Woo Seok plays the role of Korea’s top star Ryu Sun Jae, who is perfect in every way, while Kim Hye Yoon transforms into his passionate fan Im Sol who travels back in time to when he is 19 years old in order to change his fate.

In an interview that followed the photo shoot, Byun Woo Seok shared, “Scenes flashed through my head. Those scenes were beautiful and pretty. I absolutely wanted to play Sun Jae.”

Byun Woo Seok expressed his affection toward his co-star Kim Hye Yoon by saying, “The difficulty level of filming the drama was high, but I was fortunate because Hye Yoon was smiling brightly like the sun on set. So it wasn’t difficult at all.”

Byun Woo Seok And Kim Hye Yoon Dish On Their

When asked about his thoughts on going back in time like Im Sol and Sun Jae and meeting one’s first love, Byun Woo Seok remarked, “I don’t want to go back in time because I feel like the memories of my youthful childhood will be tarnished. I want to keep those memories beautifully for the rest of my life.”

Byun Woo Seok And Kim Hye Yoon Dish On Their

Kim Hye Yoon shared, “The script was interesting. At first, I was feeling pressured, thinking whether I would be able to portray Im Sol well. It’s a pleasant feeling of pressure. Both the original web novel and the drama script gave me the mission of acting [a character] in her 30s. [Im Sol is a character] that is the oldest among all the [characters’] age groups I have acted so far.”

Byun Woo Seok And Kim Hye Yoon Dish On Their

Kim Hye Yoon further commented, “Im Sol’s fate changes as she fangirls for her bias Sun Jae, and she regains her reasons to live. While playing Im Sol, I deeply empathized with fans’ hearts. They always write letters to me, and I would say their hearts writing those letters touched me even deeper while I was playing Im Sol. It made me feel that the narratives built up between me and my fans are valuable.”

Byun Woo Seok And Kim Hye Yoon Dish On Their

Byun Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon’s full interview will be available in the April issue of Elle Korea.

“Lovely Runner” is slated to premiere on April 8 at 8:50 p.m. KST following the conclusion of “Wedding Impossible.”


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