NOTE: spoilers of the drama
In episode 16 of ‘Moving’ released on the 13th, the story of black agent Choi Il-hwan (played by Kim Hee Won), who is undercover as a teacher at Jungwon High School, was depicted.
Choi Il-hwan is in charge of managing students with special abilities and evaluating their abilities. In a scene where Choi Il-hwan recalls his past, there is a scene where he has a transfer consultation with a student named ‘Kim Young-tak.’
Choi Il-hwan, while opposing, said, “Young-tak, are you transferring? You should concentrate on your senior year,” and at that moment, Kim Young-tak flicked his finger, stopping time. When he flicked his finger again, time resumed and the situation naturally moved on, and Kim Young-tak successfully completed the transfer process.
Although Kim Young-tak’s face did not appear in the drama, only his hand was shown, his birthdate, 930817, caught attention. Coincidentally, this birthdate is the same as actor Yoo Seung Ho’s. Moreover, Yoo Seung-ho is the only person who shares the same birth year, ’93, as Kim Young-tak.
Especially, Kim Young-tak has the ability to stop time as the main character of Kang Full’s popular webtoon ‘Timing.’ ‘Timing’ is a major work that makes up the Kang Full’s Universe, and it connects with ‘Moving’ through the follow-up series ‘Bridge.’ This is why fans of the original webtoon couldn’t hide their excitement about Kim Young-tak’s appearance in ‘Moving.’
Although the character’s birthdate does not necessarily match the actor’s actual birthdate, this situation seems to have happened coincidentally.
Regarding these rumors, author Kang Full appeared on SBS Love FM’s ‘Heo Ji-woong Show’ on the 27th of September and when a listener who saw the scene asked, “Did you intend to cast Yoo Seung Ho?” he replied, “I was also surprised. I didn’t intend to cast him. I just put in a birthdate that matched the teacher’s, and I didn’t know that there would be an actor with the same birthdate. It was not an intentional part.”
He also explained, “I also said, ‘Oh, really?’ I don’t know if it will become destiny later, but let me say clearly that it was not intentional.”
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