Episodes 11 and 12 of “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” gave the audience another roller-coaster ride of emotions this weekend, thanks in part to the character development of Moon Sang-tae played by the amazing Oh Jung-se.  His earnest portrayal of an older brother with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is touching as he finally decides to face his trauma.

But aside from his acting prowess, Oh Jung-se made the headlines recently for his heartwarming encounter with a fan.  On Instagram, Cellist Bae Boum-jun shared pictures and videos of him with the actor as they spent time together at Lotte World.  Oh Jung-se is seen wearing the same clothes as his character on the Korean drama. 

In her Instagram post, Bae Boum-jun’s sister shared that her brother saw the scene where Moon Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se) was crying and screaming during Ko Moon-young’s (Seo Ye-ji) book signing event.  Since then, he begged his sister to meet Sang-tae to make him feel better and even listed the things that he wanted to do together like going to Lotte World and riding a camping car.  The sister reached out to Oh Jung-se, who surprisingly accepted the invitation to meet his fan.

Oh Jung-se took time off from his busy schedule to meet his biggest fan and they spent time together on the amusement rides at Lotte World.  The whole time, the actor was said to be in full Moon Sang-tae character.  Before parting ways, he even gave his fan a dinosaur toy just like the one he has in the K-drama.  How adorable!

In the end Bae Boum-jun’s sister thanked the actor for making his brother happy and for his effort to understand people with intellectual disabilities.  She says she has become a fan not of the character Moon Sang-tae but of the actor Oh Jung-se.  I am officially a fan too.

Myla Torres-Eder

Myla writes news stories for a living and watches K-dramas for leisure. She enjoys doing both for Hallyudorama.

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