3 Ways Ong Seong Wu Makes Viewers’ Hearts Flutter In “More Than Friends”
JTBC’s “More than Friends” follows the story of two close friends who fall in unrequited love with the other over the course of 10 years. Shin Ye Eun stars as Kyung Woo Yeon, a girl who gives up on her one-sided love for her best friend after a decade of pining. Ong Seong Wu stars as Lee Soo, the longtime object of Kyung Woo Yeon’s affection, who suddenly starts to see her in a new light.
In last week’s broadcast, Lee Soo finally realized his feelings for Kyung Woo Yeon. Below are the three charming ways Ong Seong Wu portrays Lee Soo in “More Than Friends”!
Heart-fluttering gaze and voice
Ong Seong Wu portrays professional photographer Lee Soo and his growth with his trademark deep gaze and sincere voice. Whether it’s elated sweetness or mournful regret, Ong Seong Wu conveys Lee Soo’s various emotions with his versatile gaze. With the addition of his lines full of overconfident self-love, Ong Seong Wu’s gentle voice adds to the romantic atmosphere of the drama.
Detailed building of Lee Soo’s narrative
Lee Soo is still clumsy at expressing his love. When he was young, his parents often fought, eventually leading to their divorce. Lee Soo was traumatized by this incident, but he became even more confused when his parents decided to become friends afterwards, giving him more stress as a result. Ong Seong Wu uses his detailed acting to convey the story of Lee Soo’s narrative. Furthermore, he uses his extensive understanding of emotions to portray Lee Soo’s jealousy and regret as Lee Soo comes to realize what he felt for Kyung Woo Yeon was more than friendship.
Ong Seong Wu’s understanding of the character Lee Soo
In addition to his unique way of taking care of Kyung Woo Yeon in a seemingly inattentive way, Lee Soo also takes photos of Kyung Woo Yeon even after resolving not to take photos of people. After he realizes his feelings of love, Lee Soo is regretful and pained by the time that has already gone by. Ong Seong Wu continues to portray these aspects of Lee Soo with detail by adding more depth and dimensions to his character, simultaneously raising anticipation for his acting as well as how the remainder of the love story will unfold.
“More Than Friends” airs every Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. KST.
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