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Rising Korean Actor Byeon Woo-seok Says, “I Faced 100 Rejections”, Gives Best Performace So Far in Lovely Runner

Rising Korean Actor Byeon Woo-seok Says, “I Faced 100 Rejections” In a Recent Interview 

South Korean model-cum actor Byeon Woo-seok, a rising Korean actor who is currently gaining much popularity as the lead character of the ongoing romantic comedy-drama ‘Lovely Runner’ has reminisced about his audition memories saying he failed more than 100 auditions before his acting debut in a recent interview with Vogue Korea.

Woo-seok opened up about the ups and downs of his acting career and the highlights and struggles he experienced throughout when he appeared in a video for actor and TV personality Hong Seok-cheon’s YouTube show named Hong Seok-cheo’s Jewel Box. He revealed his acting beliefs and found time and experience are the most important aspects of acting.

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Despite his eventual success, the actor’s journey was marked by multiple setbacks. He said, “I faced rejection in auditions over a hundred times. It felt like I failed almost every attempt, to the point where I questioned if I could endure such repeated failure. Yet, I persisted and poured my utmost effort into every opportunity.”

With his recent role in the ongoing South Korean television series, ‘Lovely Runner’, he is rapidly gathering fans worldwide.

Know More About Byeon Woo-seok

South Korean actor Byeon Woo-seok was born on 21 October 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. He is known for his roles in ‘Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency’, ‘Record of Youth’, ‘Moonshine’, ‘20th Century Girl‘, ‘Strong Girl Nam-soon’ and ‘Lovely Runner’.

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Byeon Woo-seok in “20th Century Girl” (20220. Credit: Pinterest

In 2024, Woo-seok debuted in modelling and rose to prominence in the entertainment industry with his exceptional skills. He made his acting debut in 2016 in the South Korean historical drama, ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ and played the role of Ha-jin’s boyfriend.

He became prominent with his eye-catching role in the 2020 television series, ‘Record of Youth’ in the role as Won Hae-hyo, co-starring with actors Park So-dam and Park Bo-gum.

In 2021, he was cast in the South Korean historical drama, ‘Moonshine’ starring Yoo Seung-ho, Lee Hye-ri and Kang Mi-na. In this drama, he appears as Lee Pyo, the rebellious crown prince who often sneaks out of the palace for a drink, causing a nuisance for the kingdom.

He received several awards for his outstanding performance, including Best New Actor at the 2022 KBS Drama Awards.

In 2022, he appeared in his first leading role in a film with ’20th Century Girl’ portraying the role of Poong Woon-ho. The film received immense popularity domestically and internationally.

He also appeared in a villain role in the 2023 drama, Strong Girl Nam-soon.

Byeon Woo-seok
“Strong Girl Nam-soon” (2023). Credit: Pinterest

The Instagram ID of Byeon Woo-seok is byeonwooseok.

Lovely Runner

‘Lovely Runner’ is an ongoing South Korean television series based on a web novel, ‘Tomorrow’s Best’, starring Byeon Woo-seok and Kim Hye-yoon in the lead roles. This series was premiered on television on 8 April 2024.

Byeon Woo-seok
“Lovely Runner” (2024). Credit: Pinterest

In this series, Byeon Woo-seok plays the role of Ryu Sun-jae, a top star who has good looks, talent and charm. He is a former swimmer turned singer and actor, but his life as a celebrity didn’t end well, ultimately leading up to his unfortunate death.


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