Kang Ki Young On The Secret To His Popular On-Screen Bromances + Working With Park Seo Joon

Kang Ki Young talked in an interview about his popular on-screen bromances!

The actor is currently appearing in the hit drama “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” as Park Yoo Sik, the best friend and relationship advisor of Park Seo Joon‘s character Lee Young Joon. In an interview for the August edition of star1 magazine, Kang Ki Young talked about taking on the role.

“Before my meeting with the drama’s production team, I read the original webtoon,” he said. “I was sure that it was a character I could do well.” He laughed as he said, “Also, even though he’s a man and younger than me, I was so nervous to be in a drama with Park Seo Joon.”

Kang Ki Young is known for having great chemistry in his on-screen bromances, and when asked what his secret is, he explained that it’s meeting with his co-star off set.

“There’s a difference between the kind of things you can talk about on set and the kind of things you can talk about in private while you’re having a drink,” he explained. “You become more playful, and the words come out easily. An actor I became friends with like that is Seo In Guk from tvN’s ‘King of High School.'”

When asked if he meets up with Park Seo Joon a lot off set, Kang Ki Young answered, “Seo Joon is always busy so he doesn’t have a lot of time. But he’s really funny and our sense of humor is similar on set. He gives really good reaction gestures.”

Kang Ki Young’s become recognized for playing what are known as “indispensable roles” in dramas, and he’s shown a variety of different performances in the past year including in SBS’s “While You Were Sleeping,” KBS2’s “Queen for Seven Days,” and MBC’s “I Am Not a Robot.

Kang Ki Young was asked if he’s disappointed that viewers often only member him for his cheerful image. “They’ve all been precious roles but it would be a lie to say that I don’t feel some disappointment,” he replied. “So last year, I became very ambitious about taking on different characters. I was thankful to receive good reviews but I wasn’t satisfied because I was stiff. However, isn’t it true that I received the ‘indispensable roles’ from the start because I do a good job?” He laughed as he said, “I believe that there will definitely be directors who will experiment to find out what other sides Kang Ki Young has.”

“What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” starring Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young, Lee Tae Hwan, Kang Ki Young and more airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. KST on tvN.

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