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12 Things About "Now, We Are Breaking Up" Lead Actor Jang Ki-Yong

This handsome, multi-talented actor has had three major projects this year—wow!

Jang Ki-yong in "My Roommate Is a Gumiho"
Jang Ki-yong in "My Roommate Is a Gumiho" | Photo courtesy of iQiyi


Jang Ki-yong is undoubtedly one of the most in-demand Korean actors today.


His ongoing series, Now, We Are Breaking Up, with Hallyu queen Song Hye-kyo is much talked-about even when it's airing while he's enlisted in the military. In the series, he plays the role of a famous freelance fashion photographer who falls for Song Hye-kyo's Ha Yeong-eun, the design team leader of a fashion company called "The One."


Last May, he also starred in the K-drama My Roommate Is a Gumiho that paired him with Hyeri. And the month that followed, his romance film Sweet & Sour with Chae Soo-bin and Krystal Jung was released. 


Though he only has a handful of K-drama starring roles to date, Jang Ki-yong is fast becoming a favorite leading man for his handsome looks, sexy on-screen charisma, and remarkable acting chops. He's also known for his professionalism, his being hardworking, and his dedication to improving in his craft, and these just make him even more lovable. In a 2019 interview with GQ Korea, Jang Ki-yong shared, "I'm cool-headed when it comes to work. I have big ambitions as well. Even if [others] say that I did a good job, I usually tend to think that it wasn't that good or that I could've done a better job. People ask me if it's necessary to be that hard on myself, but this tendency makes it so I don't settle for the present."


Jang Ki-yong is currently fulfilling his mandatory military service; he enlisted last August before Now, We Are Breaking Up was released.


Get to know Jang Ki-yong better in the gallery below:



Now, We Are Breaking Up is available for streaming on VIU.


Lead photos from @juanxkui


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