The female lead ‘Why Her?’ Seo Hyun Jin was criticized for being too old compared to Hwang In Yeop.
Even Seo Hyun Jin considers himself “older” than Hwang In Yeop. However, this suits the character and script of ‘Why Her?’.
Why Her? aired on June 3 and received many positive responses.
However, as much as the acting was praised, the ‘chemistry’ between Seo Hyun Jin and Hwang In Yeop was criticized as much. Many people commented that Seo Hyun Jin looks much ‘older’ than Hwang In Yeop, but the difference in appearance makes it difficult for the audience to ‘feel’ the ‘chemistry’.
In fact, it’s not just the audience that realizes this. When she first met Hwang In Yeop, Seo Hyun Jin also had the same worries. She also had to reassure herself that she ‘wouldn’t look ridiculous’ for acting in a love scene with a boy much younger than her age.
“Fortunately, Hwang In Yeop is not younger than I thought at the time. This comforted my heart a lot,’ Seo Hyun Jin shared at the film’s premiere press conference.
Hwang In Yeop was born in 1991, 31 years old this year.
Seo Hyun Jin was born in 1985, 37 years old this year.
Unlike Seo Hyun Jin, Hwang In Yeop was overwhelmed by the beauty of the senior when they first met. He said, “I once aspired to act with Seo Hyun Jin noona, so when that came true, I felt extremely nervous and insecure. I think I went through a lot of psychological struggles, fortunately my senior was very warm and always helped me.” He shared that there were times when he felt so shy that he couldn’t look his senior in the eye even when he was acting.