Rowoon has notably showcased his acting skills through a range of roles in various K-dramas.
Kim Seok Woo, recognized by his stage name Rowoon, goes beyond the conventional K-pop idol-to-actor transition. Besides flourishing as an idol with his former K-pop group SF9, he has notably showcased his acting skills through a range of roles in various K-dramas. Let's explore some of his remarkable performances.
Disclaimer: Minor roles are not mentioned.
"Extraordinary You" is a captivating South Korean drama that revolves around Eun Dan Oh (Kim Hye Yoon), a high school student who discovers that she is a character within a predetermined comic book storyline. When she defies her scripted destiny and falls in love with Haru(Rowoon), a character not intended for her, they embark on a journey with other characters to break free from the constraints of their comic world. The series unfolds as a unique blend of romance, self-discovery, and the character's pursuit of rewriting their own destinies, making it a compelling and heartwarming watch.
"Tomorrow" is a K-drama adaptation of the well-loved webtoon penned by Ra Ma. Rowoon takes on the role of Choi Joon Woong, an ordinary individual navigating the challenges of job hunting. His life takes an unexpected turn when he encounters Goo Ryun (Kim Hee Sun) one night and discovers her identity as a grim reaper. Goo Ryun leads a team of grim reapers dedicated to preventing untimely deaths, and Choi Joon Woong becomes a newfound member of this unique team.
She Would Never Know:
Adapted from a well-received web novel, "She Would Never Know" narrates the romantic journey between two colleagues employed at a cosmetics company. Won Jin Ah takes on the role of Yoon Song Ah, with Rowoon portraying her junior colleague, Chae Hyun Seung. Chae Hyun Seung experiences love at first sight with Song Ah, initiating a passionate and heartfelt romance between the two characters.
The King’s Affection:
Set in the Joseon era, "The King's Affection" unfolds the narrative of Yi Hwi (Park Eun Bin), who assumes a male identity to enter Sungkyunkwan University, an institution that prohibits the admission of women. Within this challenging environment, she crosses paths with the charismatic and mysterious instructor Kim Ga On (Rowoon). As they confront the rigid societal norms, their bond intensifies, weaving an intricate tale of emotions, friendship, and power dynamics.
Destined With You:
In "Destined With You," Lee Hong Jo (Jo Bo Ah), a hardworking yet unassuming civil servant leading a solitary life, experiences a transformative twist of fate when she inherits an ancient chest containing the key to cure Jang Shin Yu (Rowoon), a talented but ailing lawyer haunted by a family curse. As Hong Jo extends her assistance to Shin Yu, their destinies become entwined, paving the way for a captivating narrative of love and destiny.
Shim Jung Woo (Rowoon), a highly intelligent individual, faces misfortune when his princess bride tragically passes away on their wedding day, rendering him an unfortunate outcast within the confines of Joseon customs. Encountering Jung Soon Deok (Cho Yi Hyun), a widowed woman who leads a double life as a prosperous matchmaker, they join forces to assist mature individuals in discovering love and marriage as matchmakers in the city of Hanyang.
Rowoon recently departed from the K-pop group SF9. FNC Entertainment officially announced his departure on September 18, 2023, stating that the group will now consist of 8 members. Although he won't be part of the group moving forward, he will be remembered as the ninth member, according to the company's official statement.