Why Park Seo Joon Is Actively Declining Roles For Romantic K-Dramas

Don’t be expecting another “She Was Pretty” any time soon! 😭

Park Seo Joon has been acting for over a decade and has showcased many sides of his talent and just how diverse he is in the different roles he has played.

Yet, it seems like netizens shouldn’t expect any more classic rom-com roles from the actor after his recent confession.

Park Seo Joon | @bn_sj2013/Instagram

When it comes to K-Dramas, netizens love seeing the actor in classic rom-com series, and that’s what Park Seo Joon has become known for. Some of his most-loved K-Drama roles fall within this category, including the hit series She Was Pretty, Fight For My Way, and What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim.


Yet, it seems like it might be a while before we see Park Seo Joon in any more classic romantic comedies.

The actor has recently been promoting his project Concrete Utopia alongside actress Park Bo Young. The thriller film follows survivors of an earthquake at Imperial Palace Apartments in Seoul and is definitely a far cry from some of Seo Joon’s K-Dramas.

Park Seo Joon and Park Bo Young in “Concrete Utopia”

Yet, it seems like fans might have to wait for another classic rom-com role from Park Seo Joon. In a recent interview, the actor shared that he won’t be doing any more of that genre, adding, “Til now, I’ve done many rom-coms, so I started wanting to do other genres.”

Park Seo Joon alongside Hwang Jung Eum | MBC

In the interview, the actor explained that although each show he has been in is different, he wants to keep it “fun.” While his last rom-com project was What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, he hasn’t done one since and affirms that he probably won’t do another one anytime soon.

Although each rom-com is different, I wanted to change the genre. I want to keep it fun. I’ve been challenging myself since ‘Secretary Kim,’ and I think I haven’t chosen a rom-com since then, and will continue to do so moving forward.

— Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon in “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” | tVN

Of course, Park Seo Joon wanted to emphasize that he still has a love for this genre, but he explained that his desire for variety is stronger at this moment.

Of course, I like rom-coms, and I think that the genre is challenging, so I’m not saying I don’t want to rom-coms, just that my desire to try something different is greater.

— Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon in “Fight For My Way”

While Park Seo Joon’s comments aren’t ruling out rom-coms full stop, many netizens will be sad not to expect anything soon, especially as some of the actor’s most iconic projects fall into this genre.

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