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Business Proposal Actor Ahn Hyo Seop Talks About Acting and Bench Clothing During his Manila Press Conference

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Last weekend, South Korean actor Ahn Hyo Seop spent his time with the media for a press conference of his “Here and Now” fan meeting, which was presented by the Filipino lifestyle brand Bench. The actor is known for starring in the Korean dramas “Business Proposal,” “Dr. Romantic 2 & 3,” “Lovers of the Red Sky,” and “A Time Called You.”

At the Bench press conference, the actor wore the brand’s clothing as he graced the media with his presence. He even introduced himself in Tagalog. He said, “Kamusta ka? Ako si Ahn Hyo Seop.”

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During Ahn Hyo Seo BENCH Press Conference in Manila | Photo by Sky Fajardo

Ahn Hyo Seop is also thrilled to meet his fans in person. He shared, “I get to sing and dance, and the most important moment for me is to be able to see my fans face-to-face and to talk to them.

When asked about the Filipino lifestyle clothing brand Bench, he described it as “comfortable” and something that he wears often, even at home.

The Bench ambassador answered, “I wear Bench clothing at home, and sometimes when I go out, I wear Bench pieces too. And of course, I also think that something I wear should be comfortable for me, for the people that see me to feel the comfort too.

Acting Career, Roles, and Scripts

Ahn Hyo Seop is currently one of the biggest stars in Korean entertainment having proven his versatility in acting. The actor’s work ethic and strategic mindset have contributed to his current success in the industry. 


When Ahn Hyo Seop prepares for a new role in a Korean drama series, he makes sure to understand the depths of his role by putting himself in the character’s shoes. In that way, he also learns from the character itself. 

Ahn Hyo Seop explained, “I also use this as an opportunity to calculate how this person came to have this character at the present.

He added, “I think this allows me to apply the different ways I walk. It changes the way I walk, the way I look at people, being into the character.

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During Ahn Hyo Seo BENCH Press Conference in Manila | Photo by Sky Fajardo

In addition, Ahn Hyo Seop mentioned how he accepted the role of Kang Tae Mu in the romantic comedy series ‘Business Proposal’ in hopes that people would feel happy through the project. 

According to the actor, he was deeply interested in the story after reading the script. He confessed, “When I first received the script, I sat down, and at that moment I read the whole script right away.

For him, there’s always a piece of him in every character he portrays, but he relates the most to his role in Dr. Romantic. He stated, “It would be my role as Seo Woo Jin.” 

Romantic Comedy Genre and Music

While Ahn Hyo Seop can’t seem to pick a favorite genre to try, he claimed that he would love to work on another romantic comedy again someday! 


Ahn Hyo Seop had fun filming the romantic comedy series ‘Business Proposal’. He revealed, “I think I would like to work on another romantic comedy genre.”

In terms of choosing a project, Ahn Hyo Seop has no specifics. However, he’s interested in trying an action genre or a role of his age instead of playing a high school student. He thinks it no longer suits his age.  

He emphasized, “Whenever I choose a new project or a new piece, regardless of the genre, I try to feel if this project itself pulls me in.”

In other ways, Ahn Hyo Seop expresses himself through music to communicate with his fans. It’s no secret that the actor can sing and dance since he was a former idol trainee for Got7. The actor continues to showcase his musical skills to express himself while also connecting with his fans. 

That’s why I also have the heart to think of being able to express myself—my positive thoughts, my positive energy to other people like musically expressing it” he expressed.

Message for the fans

In response to the question of what brings so much joy to a person like him, Ahn Hyo Seop responded, “Love keeps me happy.” 


He felt satisfied because he could tell he was succeeding by the looks on the fans’ faces. 

Ahn Hyo Seop commented, “It’s not just me receiving the love, but being able to form this love where it is done together, it’s very harmonious.” 

The actor thanked the media representatives and invited everyone to his fan meeting. He announced: “I’m very glad to be able to see you face to face. Tomorrow, I’ll be having my fan meeting, and I’m going to get to meet a lot of people. I just hope it becomes a time filled with love and happiness. Salamat po! Mahal kita.

Ahn Hyo Seop’s “Here and Now” fan meeting was held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on October 7. 

Special thanks to Bench for the media invite!