Byun Woo-seok Creates Unprecedented Syndrome Comparable To Bae Yong-joon’s Popularity 22 Years Ago

As “Lovely Runner” became viral, Byun Woo-seok also gained huge attention from global K-drama fans. From being rejected by over 100 producers, Byun Woo-seok is now dominating actor popularity charts and receiving numerous love calls.

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According to insiders, all the scripts for dramas and movies with male lead roles in their 20s and 30s have all been sent to Byun Woo-seok after he became famous with his performance as Ryu Seon-jae in “Lovely Runner”. Regarding the sudden virality of Byun Woo-seok, a producer even compared it to Bae Yong-joon’s popularity after “Winter Sonata” 22 years ago.

To prove the immense popularity of Byun Woo-seok at this moment, Newsen released a video of the actor at the airport upon his recent departure on June 6th and compared it with the footage in 2023. 

A year ago, fewer than 10 fans came to the airport to see Byun Woo-seok when he returned to Korea after completing MAMA schedule. No one came to the airport in Japan to welcome him or send him off. Looking back on the footage, the public expressed regrets for the actor’s unknown days.

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However, after only one year, the number of people visiting the airport for Byun Woo-seok has increased like 1000 times. The actor attracted too many people, causing congestion at Incheon International Airport in Korea and Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan upon his departure and arrival.