*Warning: Mild spoilers about the drama included
Already 10 episodes into the drama, Jang Hyuk is successfully portraying the character of Lee Gun, a CEO of a big company that mistakenly has a one-night stand with Mi Young, portrayed by Jang Nara, but ends up falling in love with her. Through his character Jang Hyuk shows that he can also be a king of romantic comedy, as he often lets his heavy image go and readily shows his comic side in his acting. With this viewers are often pointing out that his charms are endless. Much attention, however, has been brought upon Jang Hyuk’s hands, as he uses them to portray a man that is attempting to control his lust towards the woman he loves. Touching yet not touching, it was a point in the drama that signaled the start of showing his love for Mi Young on screen. These small details shown by his hands eventually brought the term “hand acting” into light.
Jang Hyuk’s hand acting was also seen in previous episodes. When he followed Mi Young, who was pregnant with his child, to new-parent classes, his hands were used to bring out the awkwardness between the two when asked to massage her chest. Also, the “snail” couple made up a cute sign that symbolized the snail portrayed in the drama. Essentially a bent peace sign, the couple gained much attention for the adorable yet intimate connection that was built into their growing relationship.
In reaction to this the “Fated to Love You” team revealed that “The portrayal of Lee Gun’s emotions through his hands was all Jang Hyuk’s idea. For every emotion, Jang Hyuk comes up with a detailed hand gesture, and even the members of the staff on the set have to stop themselves from laughing during filming.”
Netizens that have seem Jang Hyuk’s hand acting responded, “Jang Hyuk’s hand acting is unbelievable,” “Even my heart starts racing when seeing Jang Hyuk’s hand acting,” “Every time Lee Gun reluctantly reaches out for Mi Young my heart starts pumping. I get so nervous,” “Just looking at his hands makes me nervous. If only I could hold his hand once,” among others.
Meanwhile, “Fated to Love You” is an ongoing MBC drama that airs Wednesdays and Thursdays and also stars Choi Jin Hyuk and Wang Ji Won. Anyone thinking of tuning in?