[HanCinema's News] Kwak Dong-yeon Makes Special Appearance in "It's Okay to Not Be Okay"
By William Schwartz | Published on
Over the weekend actor Kwak Dong-yeon made a guest appearance in the currently airing drama "It's Okay to Not Be Okay". In it, he played Kwon Ki-do, who is the son of a politician named Kwon Man-soo. The latter character is played by Han Ki-joong. Their relationship is antagonistic, with Ki-do deliberately exposing his private parts on camera in an effort to humiliate his father who is currently running for public office.
Ki-do is not well mentally. Indeed, the character's relevance in the story is that he escapes from the hospital which employs the lead character played by Kim Soo-hyun. In front of reporters convened to cover an event regarding his father, Ki-do demands that they look at him instead, the failed son of a very well-to-do family, albeit through a defect of birth rather than of his own deliberate will.
Kwak Dong-yeon is a fairly young actor at twenty-three years of age, though with quite a few credited appearances to his name. He was part of the ensemble in the weekend drama "Never Twice" as well as the second lead in the high school themed drama "My Strange Hero".
Written by William Schwartz
"It's Okay to Not Be Okay" is directed by Park Shin-woo, written by Jo Yong, and features Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji, Oh Jung-se, Kang Ki-doong, Park Gyu-young, Kim Chang-wan. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/06/20~Now airing, Sat, Sun on tvN.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.