Actress Moon Ga Young is rumored to star in a huge new project, but netizens have mixed reactions about the male star also in talks to star alongside her.
Moon Ga Young has quickly become one of the hottest stars, whether it’s her roles in hit K-Dramas like True Beauty or as an ambassador for Dolce & Gabbana.
Rumors have been circulating that Moon Ga Young is in talks to star in a Korean remake of the hit Chinese movie Us And Them.
Along with Moon Ga Young, there are rumors that her male co-star might be Koo Kyo Hwan.
Since debuting, the actor has showcased his versatility in a number of hit K-Dramas, with many recognizing him from D.P. and also his cameo in Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
When the initial tweet was shared by a large X account…
A romantic drama about a lover who has a heartbreaking breakup, reunites years later as if by fate, and looks back on her past times and talks about her memories. pic.twitter.com/4iIntIUFYf
— 🌥️ (@daheeverse) December 21, 2023
It seemed to garner mixed reactions. Some seemed to not think that Koo Kyo Hwan’s visuals matched up to Moon Ga Young’s, while others complained about the “age gap” with the actor being 41 years old and the actress being 27 years old.
i love both of them as actors individually but tbh i just think they should be casting an older actress like the two characters are supposed to be around the same age and these two are very clearly not the same age😭 https://t.co/deYvhORr6c
— yu 💭 chukong & xiangyun (@wntrsol) December 22, 2023
Can they choose another ml 😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/zDXpwd6n0o
— may (@soobencenter) December 21, 2023
Why they keep casting her with uncles😭 https://t.co/ByBXQd1zLL
— ☼Krati (@wanderlustxk) December 22, 2023
shes too pretty to waste pairing her with an old man https://t.co/3n3Vs1bmun
— 🐩 (@seowoonnn) December 21, 2023
Yet, netizens quickly hit back at netizens’ “mean” comments about the actor. In particular, while many cemented that Koo Kyo Han is definitely not “ugly,” they explained that it would be great if actors could be chosen because of their amazing acting rather than just being “handsome.”
“old man” y’all keep crying when them visual actors half ass at acting but when they cast real actors y’all call them ugly. pick a struggle https://t.co/Axj0J7P6q0
— jay (@tensorfied_) December 21, 2023
you’re talking about LOOKS when this guy holds multiple baeksang awards, blue dragon awards, and other nominations??? https://t.co/2ZNIBGziss
— kal (@leellamxrz) December 22, 2023
He's not even ugly but I'd rather have a man who can act than someone who's excessively handsome but can't do more than two expressions for all emotions https://t.co/LvrY0VGRWv
— stressed simp (@filmkdrama) December 21, 2023
Regarding the age gap, fans pointed out that Ga Young has worked with co-stars with an equally big age gap.
they did the man dirty with the picture tbh. he actually looks fine & his acting is even finer. for the age gap, moon kayoung’s previous drama partners were quite older (kim dongwook 83er; yoo yeonseok 84er) so are we ready to have a convo about age gaps of actors as tv couples? https://t.co/nsepPtmOk8
— ㅈㅣ우ㅁ🎄 (@ahjuhma) December 22, 2023
While many think being handsome is key to being an actor, sometimes it means more than that. Although Koo Kyo Hwan might not meet the Korean standards of handsomeness, he is truly good-looking for so many fans and has amazing acting to back it up.