I’ve adored idol-actor Yook Sung Jae since Who Are You: School 2015, and even though he doesn’t have any scenes (so far) with guest starring Kim So Hyun in currently airing tvN drama Goblin it’s still a perfect canvas for his talents. He’s young and brash, a breath of energy when the drama can sometimes slow down to a crawl for character development. So far he’s a plot device with fantastic charm, but according to screenwriter Kim Eun Sook all the main supporting characters have deeper backstories and connections to the main leads beyond their current iterations. This includes the grandma/woman in red, grandpa, Yook Sung Jae’s Duk Hwa, and the secretary. I love all four characters but it’s Duk Hwa I’m most curious about – who is he really, and could he be the incarnation of the God that is said to be pulling all the strings? What do you think?
Yook Sung Jae turned down Jinyoung‘s second lead role in the hit Moonlight Drawn By Clouds and even though here he’s got even less screen time in a supporting role it’s a very memorable character and performance sure to continue his growth streak as an actor. Love love Duk Hwa!