Feeling uncomfortable? Surprised? Indifferent?
Here are the kdrama character ages vs. cast members’ real ages on the weekender.
Gong Yoo & Kim Go Eun’s Ages On Goblin
I felt uncomfortable with this onscreen pairing. Fantasy goblin character aside, this is a fully grown adult male whose romantic coupling is with a teen. The reality of their visible age difference (12 years) was a little disconcerting.
Kim Go Eun & Yook Sung Jae
This one made for an interesting dynamic. Although Duk Hwa (Yook Sung Jae from BTOB)’s age is not mentioned explicitly, he comes off as early 20s, young enough to be at the mercy of his grandpa’s credit card-wielding power, but old enough to live life somewhat independently.
Kim Go Eun’s character, Ji Eun Tak, is younger than him, which made for an amusing interaction onscreen, because in reality, she’s a few years older than the actor.
Let’s look at one more pairing, our secondary couple.
Yoo In Na & Lee Dong Wook
Our Grim Reaper (Lee Dong Wook) does not mention his age quite as explicitly as our goblin, presumably he’s centuries old.
Sunny (Yoo In Na), is portrayed as somewhere in the early 30s range. One might argue, however, that the actor hasn’t aged a bit since her Secret Garden days. Her and Lee Dong Wook are actually just one year apart.