Lee Jae Wook Doppelganger? THIS ‘School 2013’ Actor Sparks Buzz for Being ‘Alchemy of Souls’ Star’s Lookalike

Lee Jae Wook continues to make headlines following the confirmation of his relationship with aespa’s Karina.

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Interestingly, other than the couple, Kwak Jung Wook is gaining attention for his uncanny resemblance to the “Alchemy of Souls” star.

Can Kwak Jung Wook Pass as Lee Jae Wook’s Brother? Netizens Say Yes!

Best known for his roles in “School 2013” and “Life on Mars,” the 33-year-old actor sparked buzz for his similar facial features with Lee Jae Wook.

Lee Jae Wook, School 2013
(Photo : KBS, Lee Jae Wook Instagram)

In an online community The Qoo, netizens expressed their amusement, particularly at Lee Jae Wook’s “Memories of the Alhambra” era.

As mentioned by a news outlet, viewers noticed the huge similarities, pointing out how the duo “looked alike.”

In addition, some said that Kwak Jung Wook could pass as Lee Jae Wook’s brother or even his doppelganger. Others mentioned that they got confused upon seeing the side-by-side photo.

On the other hand, some were able to pinpoint the difference between their lips and cheeks.

  • “You can tell the difference between the two people by the thickness of their lips.”
  • “Lee Jae Wook has less cheek fat and a more slender appearance.”

As mentioned, Kwak Jung Wook started in various K-dramas and movies in the late 90s and early 2000s.

However, his last K-drama appearance was for the 2018 series “Life on Mars,” with lead stars Jung Kyung Ho, Park Sung Woong, Go Ah Sung, and more.

In 2022, Kwak Jung Wook married his “School 2013” co-star Park Se Young in Seoul, surrounded by family and close friends.

Lee Jae Wook Confirmed to Be Dating aespa’s Karina

Meanwhile, Lee Jae Wook recently confirmed he’s dating aespa’s Karina. The news came after Dispatch released photos of the actor and K-pop star in his neighborhood for a late-night walk.

According to the outlet, Lee Jae Wook and the aespa member first met at the Prada fashion show during Milan Fashion Week 2024, and have begun dating since.

Lee Jae Wook, aespa Karina
(Photo : Dispatch Instagram )

Shortly after the paparazzi photos circulated on various sites and social media, Lee Jae Wook’s agency, CJes Studios, confirmed the romance, saying, “The two are getting to know each other.”

The same went for Karina’s agency, SM Entertainment, which expressed the same stance and said that they are in the getting-to-know stage.

Lee Jae Wook Returns With New Drama ‘The Impossible Heir’

Other than his new relationship with the aespa member, Lee Jae Wook is making a comeback with an upcoming K-drama.

The Impossible Heir
(Photo : Disney Plus Korea)

Taking the lead role in “The Impossible Heir,” he stars as Han Tae Oh and is depicted as the son of murderer Lee Jun Young, played by Kang In Ha.

Other than the duo, Hong Su Zu takes on the character of Na Hye Won, the daughter of a gambler who is facing her parent’s debt.

The thriller-political K-drama will be the newest series airing on Disney+, with the first two episodes premiering on February 28.