“Lovely Runner” Byeon Woo Seok Talks Romance and Ideal Types in Latest Interview

Amidst the buzz of his latest drama ‘Lovely Runner,’ Byeon Woo Seok, the heartthrob behind the trend, took a moment for an interview at a charming cafe in Gangnam, Seoul on June 3 KST.

Despite diving into his third consecutive day of media engagements, Byeon Woo Seok exuded sincerity and warmth, captivating with his undeniable charm.

In ‘Lovely Runner,’ adapted from a web novel, Byeon Woo Seok steps into the shoes of Ryu Seon Jae, the enigmatic lead vocalist of the famed band Eclipse.

His portrayal, reminiscent of the nostalgic allure of high school crushes, has sparked what fans fondly dub the ‘Seonjae fever,’ complementing his character’s confident visuals with a touch of tender romance.

Reflecting on his role, Byeon Woo Seok shared, “I’ve always had a soft spot for romantic comedies, and this project resonated with me because it encapsulates love as a selfless act of devotion.”

Drawing parallels to Noah from ‘The Notebook,’ he mused on the essence of his character, a sentiment he previously expressed in an interview surrounding the 2022 Netflix film ’20th Century Girl.’

When quizzed about his approach to relationships in real life, he confessed, “I tend to invest deeply in emotional connections,” mirroring the sentiments of his on-screen persona, Ryu Seon Jae.

Recalling an earlier discussion on his ideal partner, Byeon Woo Seok emphasized the importance of compatible personalities over fleeting physical attributes. “Appearances fluctuate,” he reasoned, “but meaningful conversation forms the cornerstone of any relationship.” Amid playful banter from interviewers regarding his somewhat conventional stance, he stood firm, asserting, “But it’s the truth. Communication is key.”

Pressed to divulge another aspect of his ideal type beyond the commonplace, Byeon Woo Seok deliberated for a brief moment before revealing, “I prefer someone who refrains from swearing,” adding with a chuckle, “It might sound trivial, but I appreciate genteel speech.”

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