The highly anticipated K-drama rom-com series Revolutionary Love comes to Netflix on June 1. The South Korean television show first aired back in 2017, following a wealthy man who tries to keep his status a secret as he makes a normal life for himself, and the people he meets along the way.
Revolutionary Love explores class, love, and friendship as the characters make their way in the world. Though the series has mixed reviews from critics, fans are super into it, and it has an 8.7/10 rating on Viki.
As the show makes its Netflix debut, let’s meet the cast members.
Choi Si-won plays the lead, Byun Hyuk.
An actor and singer in the K-pop group Super Junior, Choi is a huge deal in the world of Korean entertainment. He’s a mega-star who has been with the band since 2005.
Choi hails from Seoul, South Korea, and started his career as a model. A man of many talents, he was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Asia,” and boasts 7.5 million Instagram followers.
In Revolutionary Love, Choi plays Byun Hyuk — unemployed, third-generation member of a prominent chaebol (an industrial conglomerate run and controlled by South Korean owners or families). He starts a modest life in a studio apartment and his hiding his wealth is a large part of the series’ plot.
Choi was involved in some pretty serious drama after his family’s French bulldog, Bugsy, bit a woman back in 2017, which actually led to her death.
His 53-year-old neighbor, who was the victim of Bugsy’s bite, passed away from sepsis a few days after the incident. Though Choi and his family openly apologized, many fans felt they were negligent as Bugsy was off-leash. This became a source of strife in his personal and professional life.
Kang So-ra fills the role of Baek Joon.
Though she’s not as well-known as Choi just yet, Kang does boast a significant following of her own. The South Korean actress has been on the scene since 2009. Apart from Revolutionary Love, she’s best known for her roles in Sunny and Dream High in 2011, and Doctor Stranger in 2014.
Kang’s character, Baek Joon, is a well-educated woman, but makes a living by putting her all into a number of part-time gigs.
Gong Myung plays Kwon Jae-hoon.
Gong is best known as his stage name, but he’s actually Kim Dong Hyeon. He has appeared in web series, films, and TV dramas like Splendid Politics and Beautiful You in 2015, and Entertainer in 2016.
He’s also a member of the all-male group 5urprise, South Korea’s first-ever actor group to discover and train up-and-coming actors, under Fantiago Entertainment.
Gong has made headlines lately for reportedly getting ready to leave Fantiago after seven years. This is a big deal because supposedly, he’s moving to a competing group — Saram Entertainment.
His character on Revolutionary Love is that of Kwon Jae-hoon, whose intelligence knows no bounds as an up-and-comer at Byun’s family’s company.
We’re looking forward to seeing what the Revolutionary Love hype is about, and where these actors and actresses go next!