What’s Happened Between Seo Kang-joon and Gong Seung-yeon?
Do you know the actors Seo Kang-joon and Gong Seung-yeon? They were both cast for the popular Korean television drama, Are You Human Too?, which aired on KBS. Gong Seung-yeon and Seo Kang-joon met for the first time on the set for this drama, but they still played a romantic couple with great chemistry.
If you’d like to find out more about their interactions in this drama, let’s get ready to check out this article below!
Seo Kang-joon and Gong Seung-yeon’s Romantic Moments on Are You Human, Too?
Are You Human, Too?(너도 인간이니) is a South Korean television drama that aired on KBS from June – August, 2018.
Seo Kang-joon played one of the lead characters, named Nam Shin, who was a robot built by Oh Laura. Nam Shin was remodeled several times, and became Nam Shim I, II, and III.
Gong Seung-yeon played the character of Kang So-bong, a former MMA athlete who had to quit fighting after being injured in a competition. Kang So-bong worked as a bodyguard and was assigned to Nam Shin’s security detail. Her job was to protect Nam Shin III from getting murdered, and she eventually falls for him.
Are You A Human Too? also starred Lee Joon-hyuk, Park Hwan-hee, Kim Sung-ryung, Yu Oh-seong, Park Yeong-gyu, and many others.
The drama was written by Jo Jung-yoo, who also worked on the drama The Princess’ Man(2011) and was directed by Cha Young-hoon whose previous work included Uncontrollably Fond (2016). Filming began in June, 2017, and ended the following November. The entire production process for the series took two years to complete, and cost a total of 10 billion won (US $9.23 million). One of the episodes was filmed in the Czech Republic, and received the highest ranking on episode 8 (June 12, 2018) with a 9.8% average audience share.
Seo Kang-joon and Gong Seung-yeon were paired as a couple in Are You A Human Too?, and they definitely had a good romantic vibe going on between them. Let’s take a look at some of their moments together!
Before going to the romantic scene, there was an episode in the drama where Seo Kang-joon and TWICE’s Jeongyeon’s sister Gong Seung-yeon are involved into a fight. This scene was considered fairly controversial when it was aired, because it showed violence toward the female character.
In that scene, Kang So-bong, who worked as Nam Shin’s bodyguard, secretly took photos of him to sell to someone else. Nam Shin knew about it, and got very angry, throwing Kang So-bong’s camera away and slapping her face.
What made the scene really controversial is that Seo Kang-joon didn’t just act like he slapped Gong Seung-yeon, he actually hit her on purpose.
The producer and director of the drama explained that this was an important scene and they really apologized for the viewers strong reactions toward the violence. Lee Gun-joon said, “This was fake, all of the character and story line of the drama. This scene is important for the story line.” he added, “We added this scene to the story because we need to find a way how Nam Shin escaped after made a huge incident. I believe that a lot of viewers who was uncomfortable with this scene, but it was done for the story’s structure only.”
Cha Young-hoon also explained that the violence wouldn’t happen again in the future, and the scene was showing off the power of chaebol (family-owned business conglomerates) who used it as much as they want.
The production staff apologized for this scene after getting a lot of controversy.
In this scene, Seo Kang-joon hugged Gong Seung-yoon in his embrace. The unique chemistry between them was apparent in this scene, as Seo Kang-joon held Gong Seung-yeon in his arms and they were wordlessly attached to each other.
Seo Kang-joon once said that he is comfortable with Gong Seung-yeon because they’re the same age and he also mentioned that he learned a lot (in acting) with Gong Seung-yeon.
Many viewers said that the chemistry between the two leads seemed high. This picture came from one of the posters for Are You A Human Too?, which showed the lead actor and actress, Seo Kang-joon and Gong Seung-yeon.
Seo Kang-joon and Gong Seung-yoon made a sweet couple as they played such great characters, and they received a lot of love from the viewers.
When the drama ended, Seo Kang-joon talked about his feelings around the drama, saying he was both scared and excited for his roles, since he was taking dual roles in it.
On the other hand, Gong Seung-yeon commented that she is really thankful that Are You A Human Too? received so much love and support from the viewers. She added that she was happy to have filmed this drama during the summer, and was sad as soon as the drama almost reached the final episode because she’ll miss her character, Kang So-bong.
Just looking at this scene, how they look at each other was really something. It seemed that they acted with feeling, and poured it into every scene they had together.
There are some of their romantic moments together that were caught in one frame.
Here are pictures of the two stars together at the first press conference for Are You Human Too?
Even when they were having a kiss scene, they looked good together.
Are They Dating?
It seemed they were really good together in a drama, but in real life they acted professionally, and only met for filming. Even though they have such chemistry as a couple in the drama, the actors’ feeling for each other are just friendly..
“At the first time, I wondered if I could love a robot, but soon as I filmed the drama, I think as if it’s realistic that I could love a robot.” – Gong Seung-yeon.
“I was really confused how I should act with the role compared to the previous role I had before. There’s not much I took to be the inspiration for this role.” – Seo Kang-joon.
That’s all we have about Seo Kang-joon and Gong Seung-yeon in the drama Are You Human Too?. They are indeed a sweet couple in the drama. Let’s hope for the best to them in the future!