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Lovely Runner took the drama world by storm with its captivating story and stellar cast. The show’s success also sparked discussions about the casting process, especially for the male lead.

Writer Lee Si Eun acknowledges the difficulty of finding the perfect actor, a common challenge in drama productions. “The character of Seon Jae had to be a swimmer, a high schooler, a college student and an adult,” she explained. “After seeing Byun Woo Seok in Netflix movie 20th Century Girl, I knew he was exactly who we needed. Our first meeting confirmed it – it felt like Seon Jae himself was walking into the room.”

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The sizzling on-screen chemistry between Byun Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon fueled rumors of a real-life romance. Director Yoon Jong Ho addressed this speculation with a surprising confession. “Honestly, while filming, I couldn’t help but think, ‘I wish they would date,’” he admitted. “I think the viewers felt the same way, and I even mentioned it to the actors themselves. Their acting was phenomenal, and I wanted to capture that genuine romantic energy they created.”

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