Yang Se Jong Gains Attention For His Passion For Role After Acting With Dog Despite Fur Allergy
In the drama, Yang Se Jong appeared as the male lead named Gong Woo Jin who reunited with his first love from 13 years ago named Woo Seo Ri (played by Shin Hye Sun).
The drama surpassed 10 percent in viewership ratings and consistently achieved being the No. 1 drama in its timeslot. Out of the many reasons for the drama’s success, Yang Se Jong’s acting has been pointed out as one of the major reasons why viewers continued to tune in.
Yang Se Jong perfectly portrayed his character Gong Woo Jin who lived a life cut off from society due to trauma from an unfortunate accident 13 years ago. Many also praised his acting during Gong Woo Jin’s process of opening up his heart and learning the truth after meeting Woo Seo Ri.
He also had good chemistry with his co-stars and was able to showcase his versatility including his emotional, funny, and cute charms.
One of the scene stealers in this drama was the dog Deok Gu. Even when Gong Woo Jin wanted to be left alone, he still took good care of Deok Gu.
It was later revealed, however, that the actor’s teamwork with Deok Gu wasn’t as easy as it appeared on-screen due to his fur allergy. It’s said that Yang Se Jong had to take medicine in order to film the many scenes of him holding and petting Deok Gu.
A source from the drama said, “Yang Se Jong has a fur allergy. But Deok Gu has a very important role in ’30 but 17,’ so Yang Se Jong took medicine and continued filming.” This may also explain why Yang Se Jong wore long-sleeved shirts despite filming during the record-breaking hot summer.
“30 but 17” aired its final episode on September 18. Check out the conclusion of this romantic comedy below!