Kim Woo-seok in Twenty Twenty


Over the past few days, web drama Twenty Twenty has been garnering lots of buzz from netizens, and part of it can be attributed to main lead Kim Woo-seok’s dashing good looks.

Kim Woo-seok, a member of UP10TION, first made his debut as an idol in 2015. He then joined Mnet’s Produce X 101 (2019), finished in 2nd place, and was part of X1. The multi-talented singer, who recently released his solo debut single Red Moon (2020), decided to try his hand at acting through the web drama Twenty Twenty.


Kim Woo-seok makes his acting debut


Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - Script-reading session
Image credit: @woo.ddadda

After being a singer for 5 years, Kim Woo-seok took on the role of the male lead in Playlist Studio’s web drama Twenty Twenty. Playlist Studio had previously produced hit web dramas such as A-Teen (2018), Love Playlist (2019), and Ending Again (2020).

Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - Still cuts
Image credit:
OSEN

Prior to the drama’s official release, still shots and video teasers of Kim Woo-seok’s character, Lee Hyun-jin, had gained a lot of attention online.

Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - Instagram comments
Comments on Playlist Studio’s recent Instagram post
Image adapted from: @playlist_studio

On Instagram, Kim Woo-seok was complimented for his “pretty boy” looks. Many called him “잘생겼다”, which means “handsome”. One even commented “김우석 얼굴 미쳤고……” which translates to “Kim Woo-seok’s looks are crazy”, implying that he is unbelievably handsome.

Kim Woo-seok’s handsome visuals have also caught the attention of international fans prior to the drama’s official release.

Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - YouTube comments
Comments on the trailer for Twenty Twenty
Image adapted from: PlayList Global


Kim Woo-seok plays the role of Lee Hyun-jin in Twenty Twenty


Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - Poster
Image credit: PLAYLIST Global

Twenty Twenty is a Korean romance web drama that showcases the dreams of 20-year-olds as they search for their true selves in their journey to adulthood.

Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - Cast
Image credit:
@playlist_studio

Kim Woo-seok was cast alongside rookie actors Han Sung-min (Moments Of 18), Park Sang-nam (Stranger Kim), Chae Won-bin (When My Love Blooms), A.C.E’s Chan, and Jin Ho-eun (The Secret Of Secret).

Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - Poster
Image credit: @playlist_studio

The 24-year-old singer takes on the role of Lee Hyun-jin, an aspiring composer who is highly independent due to emotional scars from his childhood. He meets Chae Da-hee (Han Sung-min), who has been continuously under her mother’s strict supervision since young, and the two start to influence each other’s lives.

Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - Poster
Image credit: @playlist_studio

During an online press conference on 12th August, Kim Woo-seok mentioned that he wanted to portray Lee Hyun-jin in a manner that is true and relatable to the audience. Hence, he worked on incorporating his own experiences as a 20-year-old into his acting.

Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - Poster
Image credit: @playlist_studio

Although it is Kim Woo-seok’s first time acting, the drama’s director Han Su-ji, who also directed the popular web drama A-TEEN (2018), commended Woo-seok, saying that he had expressive eyes and interpreted the script well.


Twenty Twenty officially airs on 22nd Aug 7PM KST


Kim Woo-seok Twenty Twenty - Poster
Image credit: PLAYLIST Global

The pre-release of Episode 1 of Twenty Twenty on Naver TV last Saturday gave Korean fans a sneak peek at Kim Woo-seok and Han Sung-min’s strong acting, hyping them up for the 20-episode series.

Here are the trailers of Twenty Twenty with English subtitles:

This is Too Good To Be a Just a Drama Teaser | TWENTY-TWENTY | Teaser (Click CC for ENG sub)
play button
This is Too Good To Be a Just a Drama Teaser | TWENTY-TWENTY | Teaser (Click CC for ENG sub)

 

Twenty, the Reason Why I Changed  | TWENTY-TWENTY | Trailer (Click CC for ENG sub)
play button
Twenty, the Reason Why I Changed | TWENTY-TWENTY | Trailer (Click CC for ENG sub)


International fans can catch the drama with English subtitles when it officially premieres on
22nd August 7PM KST, through Playlist Studio’s Facebook, V-Live, and YouTube channels.


Twenty Twenty with Kim Woo-seok


Korean web dramas are becoming increasingly popular these days. With bite-sized episodes and a promising cast, there is no reason why Twenty Twenty shouldn’t be on your to-watch list – especially not when there’ll be lots of eye-candying to be done.

Check out other Korea-related articles:

Cover image adapted from: PLAYLIST Global and @playlist_studio

Get more stories like this!

Drop us your email so you won't miss the latest news.