Fun Facts You Might Have Missed About These 5 ‘Lovely Runner’ Cast Members

The top-tier actors who carried this series

The thrilling K-drama Lovely Runner is coming to an end. We enjoyed the rollercoaster ride of emotions from this time travel rom-com thanks to the talented cast members who were so immersed in their respective roles. Discover fun facts you might not have known about Byeon Woo Seok, Kim Hye Yoon, and more.

'Lovely Runner' Cast Guide

Ryu Sun Jae and Im Sol IRL. (Photo from: @viusg)

Lovely Runner cast members

1. Byeon Woo Seok

Byeon Woo Seok in 'Lovely Runner'

Heartthrob Byeon Woo Seok. (Photo from: @byeonwooseok)

32-year-old Byeon Woo Seok entered the K-entertainment industry as a model before making his acting debut in the 2016 drama Dear My Friends. His fame grew when he starred in the heartwrenching film 20th Century Girl and when he played the villain in Strong Girl Nam-Soon. Lovely Runner gave him his first K-drama main lead role, and we can’t wait to see what his next project will be.

Witness his sweet charms at his upcoming fan meeting Summer Letter in Singapore. It’s happening on 30 June at the Singapore Expo Hall 3A. Ticket prices start at SGD140 and you can purchase yours on 26 May at 12NN via Tap Your Tickets.

Fun fact: He had a cameo role in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo and portrayed a member of the swim team. 

2. Kim Hye Yoon

Kim Hye Yoon in 'Lovely Runner'

The lovely Kim Hye Yoon. (Photo from: @hye_yoon1110)

27-year-old Kim Hye Yoon is a versatile actress who won the Best New Actress award for her role in Sky Castle at the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards. She also showed off her acting skills in her unique roles in Extraordinary You and Snowdrop.

Kim Hye Yoon will guest star on the variety programme Whenever, Possible which is hosted by Yoo Jae Suk and Yoo Yeon Seok. She will appear on Episode 7 which will air on Viu on 4 June.

Fun fact: She’s friends in real life with Kim Bo Ra, who plays her rival in Sky Castle. Bo Ra showed her support by sending a coffee truck and visiting the set of Lovely Runner.

3. Song Geon Hee

Song Geon Hee in 'Lovely Runner'

Rising star Song Geon Hee. (Photo from: @songgeonhee)

26-year-old Song Geon Hee plays the endearing second lead role of Tae Sung in Lovely Runner. He might seem like a new actor, but he has already starred in a variety of K-dramas ranging from historical dramas to thrillers. He has played mostly supporting roles in The Tale of Nokdu, Mystic Pop-Up Bar, Snowdrop, Missing: The Other Side, and Snowdrop. We can’t wait to see more of his future endeavours.

Fun fact: His breakthrough role was portraying the character of Park Young Jae in Sky Castle, the son who ran away with his partner after being admitted to Seoul National University.

4. Lee Seung Hyub

Lee Seung Hyub in 'Lovely Runner'

The multi-talented Lee Seung Hyub. (Photo from: @sssn9_zzzn9)

Like In Hyuk — the band leader and supportive best friend of Sun Jae — in Lovely Runner, 31-year-old Lee Seung Hyub is a K-idol. He’s a rapper, singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter who debuted in 2015 with the band N.Flying. Beyond music he appeared in K-dramas such as Nevertheless, and Sh**ting Stars.

Fun fact: He lent his vocals for the Lovely Runner OST titled Star. Watch the live clip here.

5. Seo Hye Won

Seo Hye Won in 'Lovely Runner'

The youthful Seo Hye Won. (Photo from: @s_wisdom_1)

30-year-old Seo Hye Won is known for portraying characters who experience unrequited love. She has a comedic flair and a likeable personality as seen in the workplace rom-com Business Proposal, and she can also take on heavier roles like in the fantasy drama Alchemy of Souls. Aside from these, she was also involved in True Beauty, The Fabulous, and Queen of Divorce. Which genre do you think she’ll take on next?

Fun fact: She graduated with a degree in Theatre Studies from Yong In University in Korea.

Where to watch Lovely Runner in Singapore

Stream Episodes 1 to 14 on Viu. The final two episodes will be out on 27 May (Monday) and 28 May (Tuesday).

(Cover photos from: @viusg@tvn_drama)

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