Recently, it was confirmed that Ji Soo, the lead actor in River Where The Moon Rises, will be leaving the K-drama following his school violence controversies. KBS has announced that Na In Woo, who became more popular after his stint in the hit drama Mr. Queen, will be replacing Ji Soo and take on the role of On Dal.
If you're curious about this rising actor, here's everything you need to know about Na In Woo:
Na In Woo was born on September 17, 1994.
Which makes him a 26-year-old Virgo! Those under this sign are known to be hardworking and helpful, and "emit serenity and calm." Na In Woo is actually his stage name. IRL, he is called Na Jong Chan! Meanwhile, here's an adorable bb Na In Woo:
A photo of him when he was a student:
And now that he's all grown-up!
Na In Woo is an artist under Cube Entertainment.
Apart from Na In Woo, the agency also houses a number of K-pop acts, including BTOB, (G)I-DLE, and PENTAGON. Aside from acting, he is also skilled in playing the guitar. What a talented guy!
He made his K-drama debut in 2015.
Na In Woo kickstarted his career in the MBC series Shine Or Go Crazy as Sewon, who is described as "...the head of Wang Sik Ryeom's (Lee Deok Hwa) team of assassins who was in love with the prettiest woman of all, Hwang Bo Yeo Won (Lee Ha Nee)." In an article by Hancinema, Na In Woo expressed his feelings about this acting stint: "I was quite pressured by the role I had, but I managed to pull it off thanks to the many directors and fellow actor and actresses. It was too short for me and I'm sad at the fact that I can't see everyone again".
After Shine Or Go Crazy, Na In Woo starred in other K-dramas including Golden Pouch and Mystic Pop-Up Bar. But it was his role in Mr. Queen where he shined the most and received so much love from audiences
In the high-rating drama, Na In Woo plays the role of Kim Byeong In, the cousin of the queen (Shin Hye Sun) who develops feelings for her. Don't freak out—he is actually an adopted son of Kim Jwa Geun (Kim Tae Woo)! Na In Woo mentioned in his interview with Yonhap News Agency that Byeong In "is a very lonely character."
River Where The Moon Rises will be Na In Woo's first lead role.
Na In Woo transformed into On Dal earlier than planned in this currently-airing series: His first appearance was initially slated for episode nine, but it was changed to episode seven "to maximize the quality of the drama." In fact, new stills from KBS were already released earlier today. Take a look at Na In Woo and see how he's perfect for this role!
Na In Woo will also be starring in another K-drama and a film this year.
He's such a busy actor! Apart from his casting in River Where The Moon Rises, Na In Woo is also reported to star in the upcoming webtoon-based TV drama Blue Spring From A Distance, alongside former Wanna One member, Park Ji Hoon, and True Beauty's Kang Min Ah.
Na In Woo will also lead the Korean movie Her Bucket List, which is also based on a webtoon. It revolves around a girl who wants to tick off items from her bucket list after her boyfriend died. According to Osen, Na In Woo will be working with K-pop-idol-turned-actress Kim So Hye and portray the character of her new boyfriend.
You guys, Na In Woo's advice to his younger self is truly relatable.
In a Q&A, Na In Woo was asked what he would like to tell himself from five years ago, and the actor answered: "It would have been nice if you loved yourself a little more." Awww!
Capping off this story with Na In Woo saying "Mahal kita!" Mahal ka din namin, oppa!
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