Rowoon on ‘Extraordinary You’ / Photo: MBC

SF9 member and actor Rowoon’s popularity is expanding beyond Korea and has crossed the border into China. 

On MBC’s Extraordinary You, which recently aired its final episode on November 21, Rowoon played the character of Ha-ru – an extra in a romance comic called Secret who tried to create his own destiny after becoming self-aware in the comic book world.

Although Rowoon had played his first lead role in Extraordinary You, he exhibited solid acting skills throughout the series, and he made his viewers’ hearts flutter with his devastatingly good looks. He also saw his popularity increase throughout the show’s run due to his chemistry with his co-stars, and the witty and lively sides of the actor that were shown in behind-the-scenes clips. 

Rowoon’s hard work made Extraordinary You the hottest issue in terms of dramas on Korean television. Rowoon was also ranked as the No. 2 actor in a drama with the most star potential, showing his promise as a rising young actor. 

The idol singer and actor has also been gaining popularity in China. Immediately after Rowoon made a Weibo account on the 4th, #kimrowoon recorded 590 million hits, and he became the #32 trending topic on Weibo. The making-of video of Extraordinary You has also garnered over 9 billion views on Bilibili, one of China’s largest online video platforms. 

Rowoon, who has now established himself as a promising actor, is planning on devoting himself to SF9 for the remainder of 2019. The public will now be turning their attention to see the transformation of Rowoon into the role of an idol star as SF9 embarks on an overseas tour (Manila, Macao, Taipei, Bangkok, and Japan) and starts working on their new album.