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Koreans Bamboozled By Simply How “Ugly” Im Si Wan Is

The transformation is awe-inspiring.

For Coupang‘s unique Okay-Drama, Boyhood (or As soon as Upon A Boyhood), ZE:A’s idol-turned-actor Im Si Wan (also called Yim Si Wan) has undergone a formidable transformation…

Actor Im Si Wan | @yim_siwang/Instagram

…making him so “ugly” that Korean viewers can not wrap their heads across the look!

For his character, Jang Byung Tae—a “far-below-average” bullied excessive schooler with a unusual persona—Im Si Wan rocks a bowl lower paired with out-of-trend outfits.

“Boyhood” | @CoupangPlay/Twitter

Nevertheless it’s not solely the actor’s look that’s convincing the viewers.

In among the scenes which have gone viral on-line, Im’s portrayal of essentially the most awkward Jang Byung Tae is so plausible…

Im Si Wan as Jang Byung Tae (Jang): No, no, no! I didn’t go for the kiss as a result of I used to be scared I’d get slapped.

Kang Hye Received as Kang Solar Hwa (Kang): No matter. You’re so bizarre.

Jang: Nice, then let’s do it now. Let’s kiss!

Kang: No! I’m not within the temper now. You need to depart now. I’m stepping into.

Kang: Let me give it some thought, although. I’d give us one other likelihood.

Jang: An opportunity? For a kiss?! I’ll get one other likelihood for a kiss?

Jang: OK, then! Let’s kiss subsequent time!

How might she…! You have been imagined to exit with me…! [Sobs] Oh, Sunhwa…!

— Jang Byung Tae

…that viewers are asking for an “exorcism” to drive the “ugly” out of Im!

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  • “Wow… I had no concept ‘ugliness’ is one thing one might act out. That is unbelievable.”
  • “Yikes, hahaha! What a scene! LOL.”
  • “Whoa, the place’s the handsome, doe-eyed Im Si Wan that I do know?! The performing in these scenes are impeccable. So superb. I haven’t began watching, as a result of I wished to binge it… However I might need to start out now. Like, he’s so hideous. Im Si Wan has been consumed by this loser character. LOL.”
  • “Uh… Who is that this?!”
  • “IDK, I feel he’s cute. LMAO.”
  • “What even is that this function?!”
  • “WTF… That is performing on one other degree. Haha.”
  • “Cutie. Haha. He appears to be like like such a loser. LOL.”
  • “I can’t imagine he can ‘act ugly.’ He principally made himself ugly with hair, make-up, and performing expertise!”
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  • “I feel we’re going to want an exorcist right here… LOL. Please give us again our Im Si Wan.”
  • “Oh, gosh… Haha. His beauty couldn’t save him from this.”
  • “However there’s a scene when Im Si Wan confesses his emotions for Lee Solar Bin. You possibly can catch a glimpse of Im Si Wan as we all know him. I used to be like, ‘Oh, good. So he’s nonetheless there.’ LOL.”
  • “LMAO.”
  • “Hahaha! WTF?! This goes to indicate, although, even when a person is handsome… If he acts silly, he can’t be helped. LOL. OMG, this character is such a loser.”
  • “He… He’s such a… LOSER! (I imply this as a praise.)”
  • “He’s SOOO good at performing. LOL.”
  • “Excellent performing, TBH. He matches the function so nicely, too. It’s awe-inspiring how Im Si Wan, who’s such a handsome actor, can flip into this huge of a loser.”
  • “Him speaking concerning the kiss, OMFG. Hahaha.”
  • “How is he this good?! LOL. That is hilarious.”
  • “He’s so good, hahaha. I feel, as soon as he ages, he’s going to be like actor Lee Sang Min. Can’t wait to observe him develop.”
  • “WTF is that this?! LOL.”
  • “He’s handsome… however I’d by no means date that dude.”

Even Boyhood director Lee Myung Woo shared in an interview that he grew “frightened” about how a lot Im “let himself go” for the function.

Im as Jang Byung Tae in “Boyhood.” | @CoupangPlay/Twitter

Whereas casting for the function, I used to be in search of somebody who would by no means ‘look good.’ Not even for a second. Somebody who might let themselves go 100%. I assumed, until the actor can utterly get misplaced in character, Byung Tae wouldn’t be plausible…

…I knew Im Si Wan might pull it off, based mostly on his earlier works. Im actually went out of his option to change into one with Byung Tae… to the purpose I began worrying about how he’d land every other roles after this.

— Director Lee Myung Woo

This isn’t the primary time Im Si Wan acquired reward for his dedication to his performing profession. Learn extra about his earlier transformations right here:

Actor Im Si Wan Stuns With His Duality In Newest Performing Roles

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