One of the stars on popular K-drama Crash Landing On You (CLOY) has a Malaysian connection!
He is none other than actor Tang Jun Sang. He plays army man Geum Eun Dong, who is one of the subordinates of protagonist Ri Jeong-Hyuk (Hyun Bin).
In an interview with South Korean media outlet Xportsnews (translation courtesy of kpopmap), the 16-year-old talked about the origin of his last name, Tang, as it is not commonly found among Koreans.
"I am Korean and it is my real name. Because my last name is special, it seems like a lot of people will remember my name."
The website went on to note: "He explained that he is an only son. His father is Malaysian Chinese and his mother is Korean born in a multi-cultural family. Tang is a common last name in the Malaysian Chinese community."
According to hellokpop, Tang made his acting debut in the stage production, Billy Elliot The Musical, when he was only seven. After several other stage performances, Tang transitioned to film and TV.
CLOY marks Tang's first regular appearance on a TV show.