Rowoon is built like a Greek God, possessing a height of 6 feet and 3 inches and weighing 74 kg. His hometown is Daechi Dong, located in South Korea’s Gangnam Du province.
Since watching Rowoon portray the endearing and adorable Ha-ru in Extraordinary You, we’ve been hooked on him. After all, this charming man is equally alluring on TV as he is on stage, so it’s simple to fall for him.
However, if you’re still not persuaded, you should watch him in The King’s Affection as Park Eun Bin’s devoted tutor, Jung Ji-woon, or in Tomorrow as the cynical Choi Joon-woong.
Aside from his outstanding acting, natural charisma, and incredible talent for performance, you may be asking what else you should know. We have just the answers for you!
1. The meaning of his real name is beautiful
Kim Seok-woo is Rowoon’s true name. Given the meaning of his name is ‘to help’.
The actor was named by his grandfather in the hope that he would contribute some value to society. How lovely!
2. Epitome of “beauty with brains”
Rowoon excelled in school when he was younger, with an IQ estimated to be 130. He finally realized, however, that he was not interested in academics and decided to pursue painting instead.
He didn’t study art for long, though, before shifting his concentration to music after a crush complimented his singing during karaoke!
3. Journey to success was not easy
Due to his inherent talent and appealing appearance, some fans may have believed Rowoon had it easy once he joined FNC Entertainment.
Before making his debut in SF9, he actually trained for six whole years and came close to quitting countless times. Thankfully, he didn’t!
4. He is not as reserved and silent as he seems
Rowoon gives off the impression that he can be reserved and quiet in social situations. Evidently, though, the opposite is true!
He’s claimed to be so talkative that fans don’t need to prepare anything to say at fan signing events because he tends to take over the conversations with questions and comments automatically!
5. The idol attended an all-boys high school.
We would have expected Rowoon, with his swoon-worthy looks, to be slick when it comes to dating, yet the reverse is true. In an interview, the idol actor admitted that he had difficulty approaching individuals he liked.
In fact, he was hesitant to play Go Eun-seen in Where Stars Land because he worried that his lack of dating experience might hinder his performance. “I was a trainee from an early age, and I went to an all-boys middle school and an all-boys high school,” he explained. I was simply a typical youngster who enjoyed football and singing. That’s why I didn’t have the opportunity to date, but I’m progressively learning more about romance.”
6. Dislike planning vacations
Last year, Rowoon spoke with Cosmopolitan Korea about his acting development, particularly during the pandemic. He acknowledged in the interview that he is undoubtedly not a trip planner kind.
Rowoon added, “I’m also not someone who feels ecstatic when my ideas go exactly as predicted. There’s the exhilaration that comes from not having a plan. Nothing ever goes as planned whenever you really go.”
Who would have thought he was so impulsive?
7. The idol, too, has an idol
Rowoon adores Christian Bale, the legendary actor from The Dark Knight Rises and American Psycho.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan Korea, he stated that Bale is the actor he aspires to be like. “You have no choice but to include your personal interpretation when analyzing a character. If the actor is the ground, I believe the character is the tree that grows roots and flourishes. In that way, Christian Bale always shows an unexpected result. He has a sophisticated expression and his own sense of style,” Rowoon explained.
8. Rowoon debuted as an actor in “School 2017”
Rowoon came full circle after appearing in the online serial Click Your Heart, when he played a K-pop idol in his first TV drama, School 2017.
Rowoon is undoubtedly a sight for sore eyes in uniform, so if you ever want to go down memory lane, make sure you start with Kang Hyun-Il and the rest of the “School 2017” crew.
9. Special one
If, even after reading all this, you wanna know more about this heart thrown, this is his Instagram id ‘ewsbdi’.’
Given how minimalist he is, we’re confident you’ll enjoy his eye-catching feed.