I ask him if there was a specific turning point that made him decide to pursue acting, and he says it was almost accidental. He’s very thankful about being able to act, he says. Apart from honing his craft as an actor, Hae-in’s goal is pretty simple: to make people happy. “I want to be recognized by the audience as someone who delivers joy and happiness to them,” he says, “So that they can escape from whatever (they have going on) in their daily lives, so they can just enjoy watching.”
Even though the show is Korean and set in, well, Korea, it’s a story that everyone will enjoy, because of its universal theme of love. “It’s not just a Korean thing, we’re talking about love, which is something that anybody in the world can really relate to,” Hae-in says. “And I also believe that our OST had a lot to do with it as well.”
Hae-in credits Something in the Rain to his rising success, and although he has been enjoying some popularity, he stays pretty humble. Since the show premiered, “a lot more people recognize me,” he says. “And they’re really cheering me on as well. There are a lot of great expectations for my next drama or my next project, and I feel a sense of responsibility. But it’s a good thing.” There’s a lot more to expect from Hae-in, and from the looks of it, he will be more than willing to step up to the plate and meet his fans’ expectations, kilig included.
Something in the Rain streams on Netflix. For more information, visit netflix.com.