Seungyoon’s IM GUNWOOK Character Introduction (ENGSUB)
<Kairos> will start airing on MBC from October 26, 2020 on Monday – Tuesdays at 9.20 PM KST and will be available on Viu Premium with English Subtitles.
Kairos is a romantic, time-crossing, fantasy thriller that tells the story of a man who falls into shock when his young daughter is kidnapped & a woman who lives one month in the past as they try to save the people they love. ‘Kairos’ comes from Greek, meaning the right, critical or opportune time for action.
Kang Seungyoon will play the role of Im Gunwook who is a weak person who had no presence throughout his school years. However, he will play a major role in solving cases by helping Aeri (Lee Seyoung). This is Seungyoon’s first drama in 3 years since tvN’s Prison Playbook.
Shin Sung Rok (Vagabond), Lee Seyoung (Memorist), Ahn Bohyun (Itaewon Class) & Nam Gyuri (49 Days / Pure Love) are leading cast of Kairos. Its screenplay is led by Lee Soohyun and directed by Park Seongwoo. Filming started in June.
Im Gunwook’s Character Profile
“I wont let anything happen to you. Don’t worry…”
Im Gunwook | Kang Seungyoon (26)
On her way home from her part-time job, Aeri discovers Gunwook’s grandmother mugged in a dark alleyway while collecting scrap paper. Aeri takes her to the hospital and helps settle the hospital bill when she finds out that Gunwook has no means to immediately get the money to pay the bill. Apologetically, Gunwook seeks the BBQ restaurant Aeri works at – but on seeing him, Aeri stops in the middle of cleaning the grill and nonchalantly asks: “Pay me back.”
Is this what it’s like for a person to fall for another person? Since then, Gunwook becomes Aeri’s right hand. If it’s for her, he would do anything.
“Han Aeri will save my life and I wil save hers” – Kim Seo Jin | Shin Sung Rok
“We will be able to save each other” – Han Aeri | Lee Se Young
“I will put it all back. I must.” – Seo Do Kyun | Ahn Bohyun
“I have no confidence in living without Dabin” – Kang Hyun Chae | Nam Gyuri
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Teaser Stills of Seungyoon as Im Gunwook
Oct 20, 2020: KAIROS Kang Seungyoon, “Lee Seyoung is a senior who has acted for a long time. I’ve learnt a lot.”
WINNER’s Kang Seungyoon shares his thoughts on his upcoming MBC drama Kairos.
Kang Seungyoon explains why he was drawn to the script and character of Gunwook, “When I first read the script, I instantly became invested in the emotions of the characters who were each trying to protect what was precious to them, and between that and the fast-paced plot, I had a lot of fun reading it. The character of Gunwook in particular adds to the fun of the drama, and I found it appealing that he had his own story within the plot. I’m grateful that I was able to be part of such a great drama.”
When asked about similarities between his character and his real-life personality, he remarked, “I think we’re similar in the way that we’re both approachable and give off the air of a dependable friend. I think we’re different in terms of the situations that Gunwook has faced or the way he tries not to stand out during his school days. I’m working hard to try to understand and portray those aspects of his character.”
Seungyoon shared, “Because Lee Se Young is my senior by far as an actor, I learn a lot just from watching her act by my side.” He went on to express his gratitude to the actress, commenting, “The atmosphere on set is warm and friendly, and thanks to her, I think we’re building good chemistry.” (Source: Naver)
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On August 21st, MBC, through their various SNS platforms, shared first solo stills of Im Gunwook played by our Seungyoon!
In the drama, Kang Seungyoon will be playing Im Gunwook, a long time friend of Han Aeri (Lee Seyoung) who is always there for her no matter what. Though the two bicker often, Im Gunwook always worries for Han Aeri and takes care of her.
In the new stills, we see a wide range of Im Gunwook’s emotions, from joy to playful curiosity to seriousness, and in one photo, Gunwook has cuts and bruises on his face, raising viewers’ curiosity as to what led to the injuries. (Soompi)
Numerous other Korean articles were released with titles, “‘Kairos’ Kang Seungyoon, Transforms into Lee Seyoung’s Realistic Guy Friend… Bickering Chemistry Predicted”, “‘Kairos’ Kang Seungyoon, Appearance as Realistic Guy Friend… Will He Aim for Women’s Hearts” to name a few.
“Kairos” premieres October 26 at 9:20 p.m. KST.
Sneak peek of Actor Kang
Through Lee Seyoung’s teaser still uploaded morning of August 14th KST, we got a little peek at our Actor Kang’s back!
Character Relationship Diagram
Im Gunwook (Kang Seungyoon) is categorized under <Aeri’s Friends> with Park Soojung (Lee Jumyeong). Under his character profile says ‘Aeri’s close/best friend’. Park Soojung and Im Gunwook will show their warm and pleasant chemistry as reliable friends behind and protecting Han Aeri (Lee Seyoung) who lives a fierce life, adding to expectations for the drama.
There’s a solid red line between Im Gunwook and Han Aeri indicating affection/love and looking at how the arrow is only pointing from Gunwook to Aeri could mean its just one sided (?)🤔😊
Official Photos from the Script Reading
On August 4th, MBC officially revealed photos from the script reading of their new mini drama series, time-crossing fantasy thriller, Kairos!
It was mentioned that Kang Seungyoon, playing Han Aeri’s friend Im Gunwook, showed perfect chemistry with Lee Seyoung with his bright energy. We can’t wait to see how they’ll interact on screen soon! Before that, let’s look at our Yoon first totally focused on the task at hand~
The script reading happened May 21st of 2020.
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