Kim Young-jae’s Drama- The Heirs (2013)
Who hasn’t watched The Heirs? This drama was a big hit and people are still talking about this drama a lot. The Heirs was the first Korean drama that was co-produced by American digital distribution platform DramaFever, and Korean production company Hwa & Dam Pictures.
Many famous actors/actress, such as Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye, and Kim Woo-bin were all in this high school drama. It first aired on SBS from October 9, 2013 to December 12, 2013 every Wednesday and Thursday with a total of 20 episodes.
The series follows a group of rich, privileged, high school students. Most of the students are the heirs to their major family business. One of the students, Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho), is the heir to a large Korean conglomerate group, but was exiled to the U.S. by his brother Kim Won (Choi Jin-hyuk). In the U.S. he met Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye), and fell in love with her, despite being engaged to Yoo Rachel (Kim Ji-won). Kim Tan then face a difficult situation where he must choose between his family or love.
In this drama, Kim Young-jae played the role of young Kim Won. But although it was just for the drama, can you see a resemblance between two of them?
See there? They could be real siblings!
Kim Young-jae’s Drama- High School Love On! (2014)
High School Love On is a 2014 South Korean drama starring Kim Sae-ron, Nam Woohyun, and Lee Sungyeol of INFINITE. It aired on KBS2 from July 11 to December 12, 2014 every Friday with a total of 20 episodes. This drama was a major step for Kim Young-jae, as many people started to notice him.
The drama is a fantasy romance about an angel who has to became a human after unintentionally saving a male student from accident. The new turned-out-to be-human angel then started to live her life as a normal high school student and learns about love, friendship, and what it truly means to be a human.
Kim Young-jae played Choi Jae-seok, a student who is a bully to other students. He often bullies other weak students for fun, or just for showing his strength. When Yi Seul-bi (Kim Sae-ron) came as a transfer student and started to change the atmosphere and relationship between every students, he became the only one who hasn’t changed, make him an outsider. He then blame Yi Seul-bi for everything and determined to reveal Yi Seul Bi’s biggest secret.
You can watch the full episodes on KBS’s Youtube here:
While shooting, Kim Young-jae got closer to the other actors, such as Nam Woohyun, Kim Min-seok, and Baek Seung-heon. Take a look at their cute interactions and friendship in these photos: