Yang Se Jong Shares Why He Chose “30 But 17” As His Next Project, Character Details, And More

Recently actor Yang Se Jong sat down for an interview to talk about his upcoming drama, “30 but 17,” which co-stars actress Shin Hye Sun.

“30 but 17” is a new Monday-Tuesday drama from SBS about a woman who fell into a coma at 17 and wakes up at age 30 (Shin Hye Sun) and a man who has withdrawn from the world (Yang Se Jong). It is written by Jo Sung Hee (“She Was Pretty“) and directed by Jo Soo Won (“I Hear Your Voice“).

When asked why the rising actor had picked “30 but 17” as his latest project, he said, “I laughed a lot while reading the script. The laughter felt healing, and I really liked that feeling. Also, I was always a fan of Jo Soo Won and Jo Sung Hee’s works. It’s an honor to be able to work with them both.”

Yang Se Jong also shared more details about his character. “Gong Yoo Jin shut himself off from the world when he was 17. Even though he’s 30 now, the trauma from 13 years ago continues to affect him. I want people to look forward to how he overcomes this trauma.”

He continued jokingly, “If there’s any similarities between us, it’s that I can grow a beard really fast. Anything different? Well, I don’t want to shut myself off from the rest of the world.”

About his chemistry with Shin Hye Sun, he said, “She treated me comfortably from the start. Thanks to that, we were able to have good chemistry on camera and we match well. I think that I depend on her a lot on set. I can trust her to lead me well.”

“30 but 17” premieres on July 23 and will be available on Viki! Check out the trailer below:

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