‘Lovely Runner’ star Byeon Woo Seok dies so often in K-Dramas that fans gave him a new nickname

‘Lovely Runner‘ actor Byeon Woo Seok is making headlines again, but not just for his acting skills.

The actor, who has captured hearts with his charming looks and compelling performances, has also caught the attention of fans for a rather unique reason: he seems to die a lot in his roles.

With his recent works showcasing a string of tragic endings, Byeon Woo Seok has now been given a special nickname by his fans: ‘Baby Kap Soo,’ a nod to the ‘short-lived actorKim Kap Soo.

Byeon Woo Seok‘s latest drama, ‘Lovely Runner,‘ airing on tvN, has made waves, especially with his recent roles involving tragic endings. His death scenes have become a talking point among fans.

In the 2022 Netflix film ‘20th Century Girl,Byeon Woo Seok played Pung Woon Ho, the first love of Bora (played by Kim Yoo Jung).

His heartfelt line, “I miss you, you of the 21st century,” touched many, but his sudden death in New Zealand left audiences in shock.

In the 2023 JTBC drama ‘Strong Girl Nam-soon,’ Byeon Woo Seok took on the role of the villain Ryu Si Oh, a drug dealer. In a dramatic turn, Ryu Si Oh ends his life by shooting himself under police pressure.

Fans have humorously noted Byeon Woo Seok‘s ‘3 deaths and 1 coma‘ record in ‘Lovely Runner.‘ His character, Ryu Sun Jae, dies unexpectedly in the first episode and later falls into a coma after a serial killer attack.

Lovely Runner‘ has been the top TV-OTT drama for three consecutive weeks as of mid-May. Byeon Woo Seok and his co-star Kim Hye Yoon have also held the top two spots in the cast buzz rankings for three weeks straight.

The show has dominated the viewership ratings for men and women aged 20-49 for seven weeks across all channels in its time slot.

The show’s popularity is evident with its global fanbase, recent pop-up store event, and group viewing of the final episode.

Fans jokingly say, “The more Byeon Woo Seok dies, the more popular he becomes.” With just two episodes left, viewers are eager to see if Byeon Woo Seok‘s character will finally get a happy ending and if he can shed his ‘Baby Kap Soo’ nickname.



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