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:wub: Really glad that Kwak DongYeon accepted to play main lead character Na HaeJun in the weekend drama 두번은 없다 Never Twice, the drama was so enjoyable until the end :lol: he invested himself so much in the role and it shows :thumbsup: he nailed funny moments like more sad ones :glasses:


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He shot through my heart and left an imprint with his performance!!

He's so young and there's so much ahead!! Looking forward to this guy!


Me too! Heard that his performance was especially memorable in ep 19. He's such a talented young man. :love:

I hope this role has allowed a wider audience to recognize his talents!



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‘Vincenzo,’ Kwak Dong Yeon Said “Song Joong KI Is an Amazing Actor.”

by kim yeo un

Credit: H&Entertainment

Kwak Dong Yeon took a huge step in his acting career with Vincenzo as Jang Han Seo.

In tvN’s Vincenzo, he was loved as an irresistible villain by portraying Jang Han Seo’s various aspects. He depicted the head of the Babel Group, who is a mastermind, and the clumsy person who tries to clean up the group by helping Vincenzo. 

In his video interview, Kwak Dong Yeon shared the stories. First of all, he expressed his gratitude.

“I love you so much all the viewers who watch us and love us. After seven or eight months of filming, I had so much fun and was really happy. I am sure that it will remain a good memory, as I look back, and it seems to have made our work more meaningful as we receive a lot of love from the viewer.”

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Jang Han Seo chose ‘survival’ as the core of the keyword for this character.

“Jang Han Seo is ruled by his brother very much in life that makes no sense. He probably feels like a living corpse. For him, first and foremost, survival that he can be alive is what he needs. And after meeting Vincenzo, he might have felt like, oh! that person could make me live in the future.”

Jang Han Seo ended up losing his life by saving Vincenzo. 

“Anyway, Jang Han Seo goes through various processes and finally becomes a person who is not ashamed of himself, so I believe it was a satisfactory result for Jang Han Seo as well.”

Kwak Dong Yeon sees Song Joong Ki, who worked together, as a senior who always cared for him.

“He is very much professional and experienced. Every time we met, he always said, “Do whatever you want. I’ll support you.” Thanks to him, a good bromance seems to be completed. I was also energized because of him telling me that he is enjoying my acting.”

He also mentioned his chemistry with Ok Taecyeon, who played his brother Jang Joon Woo (Jang Jang Seok).

“As many of you know, he has bright and cheerful energy in person. He made me feel comfortable at the shooting, but we were considering getting too close because he doesn’t have any affection for Jun Woo in the series, so we were cautious about it being shown on the screen..”

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Kwak Dong Yeon has already become an actor with 10 years of experience since debuting in 2012 with the series you, rolled up a vine.

“I never thought it would be 10 years. I think the big reason why I was able to come this far is that I love this job so much. I wish to gain more, be happy and joyful. There is always a desire to achieve more. but because I am greedy at a moderate level is a big driving force for me.”

His next filmography is 6/45.

“It’s a military role. It’s a very comical and bright atmosphere. The shooting has already started with lots of pleasant people, so I’m having fun filming it.”


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Kwak Dong Yeon Shares Why He Thinks Of “Vincenzo” As A Turning Point For His Acting Career


Kwak Dong Yeon Shares Why He Thinks Of “Vincenzo” As A Turning Point For His Acting Career





“Vincenzo” And Its Stars Sweep Most Buzzworthy Drama And Actor Lists In Final Week Of Its Run


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May 12, 2021


Kwak Dong-yeon [H& ENTERTAINMENT]

TvN series “Vincenzo” marked actor Song Joon-ki's return to television screens and shone a light on up-and-coming actor Jeon Yeo-been. 

But viewers took particular interest in a third cast member — Kwak Dong-yeon.   

Kwak plays Jang Han-seo, the acting chairman of the powerful conglomerate Babel group in the series. In the beginning his character is completely unlikeable, involved in all sorts of wrongdoings and gapjil (abuse of power), but after he is demoted and replaced by his half-brother Jang Jun-woo (played by Ok Taek-yeon) he earns laughter for his comic performance fueled by his sense of inferiority and ambition to claw his way back to the top of the social hierarchy. Regardless of the importance of his role in the series, the ex-idol trainee certainly stood out among the star-studded cast.   

The Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, recently had the chance to interview the actor as the series ended. The following are edited excerpts.


Q. How did you feel when you first heard the news that you were cast in “Vincenzo”?

A. I was extremely happy that I was joining a group of so many actors, writers and director I respected. I thought I shouldn’t try to stand out, all the while brainstorming what Jang’s role and place in the story was. If I were to give myself credit for my performance, I initially worried that viewers would think of me as too young to feature as a chairman, but I think I managed to pull it off. 



Kwak Dong-yeon as the acting chairman of powerful conglomerate Babel Group and a villain in the recently ended tvN series "Vincenzo." [TVN]

What did you focus on as you portrayed Jang Han-seo?

I think there were many layers to peel off in Han-seo, but the key word for him was “survival.” All through his life he was constantly overshadowed by his brother without having anything to claim as his own. He was basically living the life of a puppet. I acted thinking that my No. 1 goal was to live my life completely on my own. Han-seo would have found hope to live again through Vincenzo.   

Were there any moments when you pitied Han-seo?

He lived a repressed life completely controlled by the ultimate evil but I first thought that was only an excuse to justify his wrongdoings. But his past was shown in the fifth episode. When he witnessed Jun-woo kill his father, that’s when I came to understand he was educated to be evil. How he gradually transformed when he met Vincenzo and the people in the plaza made me feel pity and sadness for him. 


Kwak Dong-yeon [H& ENTERTAINMENT]

In “It’s Okay to Not be Okay,” you play a character dealing with a mental illness. Are you instinctively drawn to those unique roles?

I believe that I am more attracted to those with mental issues and wounds. There may be humane charisma to the characters, yes, but as an actor I’m drawn to roles that I can really dive into. I remember asking for medical advice [to play that character]. I looked up how patients with manic symptoms acted and how much can I express that on television, while holding on to the reality of their symptoms. I wanted his emotions to be real without being too dramatic.   

What is your favorite scene in “Vincenzo”?

There is a scene where Han-seo plays ice hockey with Vincenzo at the end of the 17th episode. I went to the set that day thinking that I should act with a poker face so others wouldn’t know what I was thinking. But as we rehearsed that scene, how Vincenzo skated looked so beautiful, and I thought, ‘this is when Han-seo falls for him again.’ That scene was supposed to end with my line, ‘Thank you for making me realize that I’m stupid,” but when Vincenzo left after giving a pat on my shoulder, Han-seo fell for him again. So I looked up the word ‘Thank you’ in Italian and asked the staff to add that in the scene.   

Han-seo is beaten up a lot in this series.

I think it’s the most I’ve been beaten up throughout my entire career. Jun-woo’s always slapping him, hitting him on the head, beating him with a hockey stick, kicking him and strangling him. And I really did feel worthless when I shot those scenes. I actually felt depressed when I repeatedly shot scenes where I was insulted and treated like a piece of garbage.   




Kwak Dong-yeon [H& ENTERTAINMENT]

Do you feel that you’ve grown as an actor through portraying Han-seo?

What I gained most from the series was getting an opportunity to meet so many seniors actors I respected, and seeing them act on the set. I also cannot leave out director Kim Hee-won. My life as an actor diverges from before and after I met him. One by one, he taught me every lesson on how to act, on which of the character's points I should focus on the character, and how should I read through my script from an actor’s perspective. I was so happy to learn from him and work with him.   




Kwak came to understand his character more after his past was revealed in the fifth episode. [TVN]

You were also very active on social media while you were shooting for the series.

Truthfully, I’m feeling both the pros and cons of interacting on social media. The pros are that I can actively communicate with my fans sharing news and information, but the cons are that misunderstandings can arise from sharing too much. I was active on social media this time because the project was just so good. I wanted to promote the series as much as I possible so more people would watch it. And I wanted to entertain my fans during the ongoing pandemic. I wanted fans to feel that interaction.   

How would you feel about shooting another season of “Vincenzo”?

It would be a dream come true and I fervently hope it will happen someday. Other actors have their fingers crossed for it too. Since Han-seo died in the first season, I promised I would appear as his spirit following Vincenzo. 




Kwak Dong-yeon [H& ENTERTAINMENT]

Now that the project is finished, what do you want to do next?

The two things on the top of my list are dating and traveling. But I think it’s too late to do either of them. I have another project which starts up soon. I think I will live vicariously through my next role. 

What do you do when you’re not acting?

I just rotate between home and gym. I really only stay at my home. My original hobbies were playing ice hockey and taking photos but that went out the window with the pandemic. The places where I want to take photos are really popular, so I tend to avoid visiting them because of the crowds. Nowadays I just take care of the business I need to outside and come home straight away. I like to order food to be delivered.   

You’ve settled down as an actor to the point that I don’t believe anyone would think that you were once a K-pop trainee.

I’m ever so grateful and happy to hear that. If even one more person can think of me that way through the series, I would be thankful. Being a trainee was a past I once wanted to hide, that I didn’t like about myself because I didn’t want people to think of me as some outsider in the acting world. But now I realize I’ve learned so much from that phrase. I’ve learned to not give up easily and to feel a sense of accomplishment through the trials I face. 

Do you have any plans to continue with your music?

I did try plays and musicals and when I become more stabilized as an actor, I want to start a band with my friends.

What is your goal as an actor?

There is no wavering of my mind when I say I want to act all my life. Before, I used to work on each project as if my life depended on it, but because I was stressing too much about scenes that I wasn’t satisfied with, I realized I wouldn’t last long this way. So I decided to focus more on what scenes were coming next so that I could do something about it instead of mulling the past. I used to think a carrot-and- stick approach was the best way to improve, but my perspective changed to be more generous to myself, which is how I became an actor who loves what he does. I want to be an actor whom people aren’t bored by. I want to peak their interest in whatever new roles I try next. 


BY HWANG SO-YOUNG  [kjdculture@joongang.co.kr]   

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Kwak Dong Yeon, Choi Ye Bin, And Choi Won Young Join “Delicious Rendezvous” As New Cast Members




SBS’s “Delicious Rendezvous” has a brand new cast!

On May 20, SBS confirmed, “Actors Choi Won Young, Kwak Dong Yeon, and Choi Ye Bin will be joining ‘Delicious Rendezvous.'”

The three actors are replacing Super Junior’s Kim Heechul, Kim Dong Jun, and Yoo Byung Jae, whom SBS announced last week would be leaving their positions as the show undergoes reorganization. Of the current cast, Yang Se Hyung and Baek Jong Won will remain as hosts.

Choi Won Young is a veteran character actor, with some of his recent projects including SBS’s “Alice” and JTBC’s “Mystic Pop-Up Bar.” He is also known as a “house husband” who cooks for his children whenever he has time. The production staff selected him for the cast due to his comfortable image and his long-time interest in cooking.

Kwak Dong Yeon has been building up a solid filmography over the past few years despite his young age and recently made waves with his role in tvN’s “Vincenzo.” He has lived on his own for a long time and is interested in cooking healthy food with in-season ingredients. The production staff stated, “He’s someone who can become friendly with someone quickly no matter their age. He has a friendly approach not only toward the other members but also to the citizens and farmers that he meets on the show.”

Choi Ye Bin is best known for her role as Ha Eun Byul in SBS’s “The Penthouse” series. She will be joining “Delicious Rendezvous” as the youngest member. Recently, she mentioned “Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant” and “Delicious Rendezvous” as some of the shows that she wanted to appear on the most. She also has experience in various part-time jobs like working at a baseball stadium and a barbecue restaurant.

“Delicious Rendezvous” is a variety show in which the cast helps out local farmers by creating new and easy menu items with locally sourced products that are in low market demand. The new season with the new cast members will air sometime in June.


source: https://www.soompi.com/article/1470315wpp/kwak-dong-yeon-choi-ye-bin-and-choi-won-young-join-delicious-rendezvous-as-new-cast-members

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Kwak Dong Yeon Talks About Starting Work At A Young Age, Playing Older Roles, And More



Kwak Dong Yeon participated in a pictorial and interview for the magazine Esquire!

In the interview, the actor talked about his most recent project, the tvN drama “Vincenzo,” his career thus far, and more.



The interviewer mentioned that even though Kwak Dong Yeon is just 25 years old (Korean age), many people don’t know he is so young because he has already been working for several years. Kwak Dong Yeon joked, “It’s because I look old. To be honest, up until two or three years ago, my age put a lot of restrictions on me. I was told, ‘You look like you’re in your mid- to late-twenties, but you’re actually too young.’ There were a lot of restrictions like that when it came to casting. I even requested that they remove my age on my public profile.”

As a result, Kwak Dong Yeon had taken on a lot of roles that were older than his actual age. “I didn’t feel a sense of pressure about that,” he said. “In fact, I was happier. I was able to take on roles like that because people were confused about my age.” He added as a joke, “I think all the junk food and irregular eating and sleeping times from my trainee days made me look the way I do today.”




Kwak Dong Yeon has been living alone since he was in the first year of middle school. He said, “I started training from an early age, and as I watched the adults working in the entertainment industry, I had one wish. On TV, celebrities are portrayed as sensitive and temperamental and thinking only of themselves. I don’t know if those people exist in real life, but I’ve been absorbing such media since I was young, and I didn’t like it. I thought that when I became a celebrity later, I shouldn’t act like that. All projects, even this pictorial, is work for the celebrity, but it’s also work for the staff as well. I always think that it would be better if the people who are working together can do so while having fun and laughing. As I get older, I want to make people laugh, not just at work, but with my fans and with the people I love as well.”





In “Vincenzo,” the character Jang Han Seo was the oldest character that Kwak Dong Yeon had played to date, estimated to be around 29 years old. However, now that he has passed 25, Kwak Dong Yeon is now approaching the same age as most of his characters. Asked if this might feel awkward to him, he said, “No, I don’t think so. All the roles I play have something of myself in them. The ‘me’ when I’m with people who are older, with close friends, and other sides of ‘me.’ No matter what role I take on, I’ll try to put something of myself in them without making them stand out too much. That’s my job after all.”





Before Jang Han Seo died in the drama, the actor wrote on Instagram, “Happy happy.” Asked about this, Kwak Dong Yeon said, “A lot of viewers were predicting Han Seo’s death, so I wanted to cause chaos. Of course, I wasn’t just playing around. From a character perspective, I think that Han Seo’s final decision was the best choice he could have made. Even if he had lived, he would have had to carry the weight of having killed someone, and dealt with the consequences of his collapsing company. In any event, he saved Vincenzo, the person who made him into a human being, and talked back to his older brother after having lived under his thumb his whole life. He managed to resolve a lot of things before he died. So in a way, it was a happy ending for him.”




Kwak Dong Yeon also talked about getting close to a lot of talented older seniors on set, such as Song Joong Ki, 2PM’s Taecyeon, Park Bo Gum, and Yoo Seung Ho. “To be honest, there were very few cases when I worked with people my age or younger,” he said. “I have almost no close colleagues my age. Since I’m used to working with people older than me, I think it might be difficult for me to approach my peers or those who are younger. I’m already feeling shy thinking about how I’ll work on a long project with people like that… But I’ll have to try my best to get used to it.”





source: https://www.soompi.com/article/1472035wpp/kwak-dong-yeon-talks-about-starting-work-at-a-young-age-playing-older-roles-and-more

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Lee Do Hyun and Kwak Dong Yeon In Talks to Star in Netflix’s New Series ‘A Cry for the Wolf’

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Lee Do Hyun and Kwak Dong Yeon will likely perform together on Netflix’s new original series, A Cry for the Wolf.

According to the film industry, on the 2nd, the two recently decided to star in A Cry for the Wolf. Currently, they are coordinating details. Based on a webtoon of the same name, the series is a story of three men trying to dig their way out of debt.

Midnight Runners (2017) and The Divine Fury (2019) director Kim Joo Hwan helm the series, and Seed Film and Studio N. present the work. By producing the 8-part series, A Cry for the Wolf, Seed Film will be continuing to work with Netflix after the first Netflix original Korean film, Moral Sense.

Lee Do Hyun became famous for his appearance on 18 Again and Sweet Home. And he captured the viewer’s eyes in the latest show KBS Youth of May. On the other hand, Kwak Dong Yeon is a rising star who became noteworthy starring in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay and Vincenzo. Netflix’s decision of casting them as the leads may not be unrelated to the fact that they received great reviews from their subscribers worldwide. 

A Cry for the Wolf will begin filming in the second half of this year.


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'Vincenzo' actor Kwak Dong Yeon confirmed to appear in a new Netflix original series with actor Lee Do Hyun




Vincenzo' star Kwak Dong Yeon is expected to work with 'Sweet Home' star Lee Do Hyun in a new Netflix original series that will be based on a webtoon.


On June 2, media outlet StarNews, along with other various news outlets, reported that Lee Do Hyun and Kwak Dong Yeon have decided to appear in the new Netflix original series 'Hunting Dogs' and are in discussion over the details.


'Hunting Dogs' will be a drama based on the Naver webtoon of the same title. It will be a noir action drama about three men who became entangled in debt but attempt to escape it in any way they can. The drama will be co-produced by Studio N, which is a subsidiary of Naver Webtoon.




This new Netflix original series is expected to be eight episodes and will be directed by Director Kim Joo Hwan, who directed the film 'Midnight Runners' and 'The Divine Fury.'

There is much anticipation for the upcoming series as the production team is reportedly considering holding an audition to select the female lead role and are hoping to select a rookie actress. The new actress who will participate in the drama will have the opportunity to work with rising stars Lee Do Hyun and Kwak Dong Yeon.


Meanwhile, the Netflix original series 'Hunting Dogs' is set to start filming in the latter half of this year.


source: https://www.allkpop.com/article/2021/06/vincenzo-actor-kwak-dong-yeon-confirmed-to-appear-in-a-new-netflix-original-series-with-actor-lee-do-hyun

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This is just a link to the Esquire article about Kwak Dong Yeon posted earlier by @partyon / published by Soompi. I think Talking Cupboard just did a word-by-word translation, so for those who are curious, I link it here for more details.

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Surprise! Kwak Dong Yeon Has A Peppermint Inhaler In His Bag Just Like Us




If you search on YouTube, you'll see a lot of Korean stars who have ~revealed~ what's inside their bags. Some of them bring their favorite perfume or a gift from their fan on a daily basis, while others have the most relatable items—like you know, a peppermint inhaler! In particular: Our Vincenzo best boy, Kwak Dong Yeon.

In a video uploaded by The Star Magazine, the 24-year-old shared what he carries in his everyday bag. He said that since he's a minimalist, he doesn't carry a lot of stuff. Dong Yeon rarely goes out and when he does, he only brings his phone and wallet with him. But on days when he has to film, he would use a bag for his scripts. During this shoot, Dong Yeon is filming Vincenzo and is preparing for his upcoming comedy movie, 6/45.




Next, he showed an item that's a must-have these days: A hand sanitizer! Dong Yeon has a thing for scents and you'll see how in this clip. He inhaled deeply after he put a dollop of hand moisturizer on his hands and said "Ah~", LOL. Is it just me and Dong Yeon or do you also do this everytime you smell something?


Since hand sanitizers often make our hands dry, Dong Yeon uses a hand cream to keep them moisturized. He said that he chose an odorless one since his hand sanitizer is already scented. You guys, he's very detailed talaga when it comes to scents!









Now for our favorite part: Dong Yeon showing his peppermint inhaler! The moment he pulled it out of his bag, he immediately took a sniff with his eyes closed. We bet you also have this in your bag, too, in case you get motion sickness and or have a stuffy nose. Because it's always better to be prepared, right? The type of peppermint inhaler that Dong Yeon uses is from Thailand but we also have a local version here in the Philippines!





Here's the entire video of Dong Yeon sharing the other items in his bag for you to enjoy:


source: https://www.cosmo.ph/style/trend-alert/kwak-dong-yeon-whats-inside-my-bag-a4575-20210621

source: YouTube / The Star Magazine

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Kwak Dong Yeon In Talks To Star In New Drama Written By “Train To Busan” Director



Kwak Dong Yeon may be starring in a brand-new drama!

On July 13, various industry representatives reported that Kwak Dong Yeon was recently cast as the lead role in the new TVing drama “Monstrous” (literal title).

On July 14, his agency H& Entertainment shared, “He was offered the role of Yong Ju and is reviewing it with a favorable outlook.”

“Monstrous” revolves around archaeologists who solve strange cases.

The drama is penned by director Yeon Sang Ho, who directed “Train to Busan” and “Peninsula” and wrote the OCN drama “The Cursed,” and Ryu Yong Jae, who wrote “Pied Piper” and “My Holo Love.” It will be directed by Jang Gun Jae, who won Best Screenplay at the 16th Busan Film Critics Award and Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 3rd Wildflower Film Awards with the film “A Midsummer’s Fantasia.”

In addition, it will be produced by Climax Studio, which produced the movie “Concrete Utopia” and Netflix’s “Hellbound.”

Kwak Dong Yeon recently impressed fans with his acting in tvN’s “Vincenzo,” and they are eager to find out if he will team up with Yeon Sang Ho for a new project. The actor is also in talks to star in the Netflix original series “Hunting Dogs” (literal title).

Are you excited to potentially see Kwak Dong Yeon in this new drama?


source: https://www.soompi.com/article/1479090wpp/kwak-dong-yeon-in-talks-to-star-in-new-drama-written-by-train-to-busan-director

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