In an interview with Yonhap News on January 21, the rookie actor expressed his admiration for the veteran actor, his co-actor from “Romantic Doctor Kim.”
“I am in awe every time I watch Senior Han Suk Kyu act. When the same scene is filmed many times, Senior [Han Suk Kyu] always shows a slightly different acting each time. His acting is so convincing, it’s amazing,” he said.
“What’s more, it’s clearly acting, but when he delivers his lines as Doctor Kim, it doesn’t just reach my ears, it actually hits me right in the heart. In that moment, I felt a lump in my throat. It really felt like Doctor Kim was scolding me and giving me advice. It’s to the extent where, whenever I act opposite Senior [Han Suk Kyu], I constantly tell myself, ‘Se Jong, you should really be thankful [for this.]'”
Yang Se Jong also confessed, “It’s because Senior Han Suk Kyu gave me a lot of advice that my values changed considerably.”
In the interview, the up-and-coming actor also revealed how he got into acting.
“I worked part-time at a DVD and book rental shop from my second year in middle school to my first year in high school, so I read and watched a lot of the material. During my second year in high school, I attended a school play with my friends, and as I watched my friends enjoying the play, I thought that acting is really attractive. From then on, I attended an acting academy, and even stayed up late at night just to practice. And after the college entrance exams, I enrolled in the Korea National University of Arts.”
With that kind of passion and a great mentor like Han Suk Kyu, Yang Se Jong’s upcoming appearance in “Saimdang, Light’s Diary” is definitely not to be missed. The drama will premiere on January 26, but in the meantime, you can watch the trailer here!