Life isn’t a K-Drama.
Chances are, your crush will not fight the school bully for you.
Nor will he forsake his multi-millionaire parents to be with you.
And no, chances are if you’re ever stuck in a tree in North Korea, the North Korean soldier that finds you will not going to risk his life for your freedom.
We get it. Life is rarely like a K-Drama.
But sometimes, it is.
At least that is what some are saying due to real-life actor Koo Kyo Hwan’s romantic gesture.
The actor was on stage at the Busan International Film Festival.
The actor was taking questions after a screening of his movie Love Villain.
On stage with him was his real-life girlfriend and director Yi Ok Seop who directed the film.
The couple is well-known within the industry and has dated for seven years.
The actor was then asked on stage a question about love.
Q. 사랑에 몸살을 앓으면서도 하나를 오랫동안 사랑할 수 있었던 비결이 무엇인가요?
A. (옥섭감독님 쳐다보며) 하나를 열정적으로 사랑했을때 이유를 딱 하나 정해서 뭐 때문에 사랑하고 있어요 하고 말하기 어렵지만 확실한 거는 지금도 너무 좋아하고 사랑하고 있습니다 pic.twitter.com/lj1MG5n7gE
— 이플 (@1eefs) July 10, 2022
What is the secret to loving someone or something so much to the point you are lovesick?
— Host MC
Koo Kyo Hwan’s response had the audience swooning.
It’s hard to say why I’ve loved someone passionately, but I can say even now, I love her very much.
— Koo Kyo Hwan
The actor’s response has since gone viral. Even more touching to audiences was how while responding, he was looking straight at Yi Ok Seop.
Ko Kyo Hwan is an accomplished actor who has starred in the Netflix series D.P. as well as the streaming giant’s Kingdom Season 2. Yi Ok Seop is an award-winning filmmaker and is best known for her 2018 movie Maggie which swept the 23rd Busan International Film Festival.