Ask anyone who has interviewed Yeo Jin Goo and they would say that he’s wise beyond his years. He was only 19 years old when we met him two years ago and even then, he displayed a maturity that would put us who are still trying to adult properly to shame. Now, at 22, he’s back with a new drama, Hotel Del Luna, and all the wiser—and funnier.
During the press conference, he showed off his sense of humour when he said, “I’m not afraid of ghosts or the supernatural, but I get scared of things that appear suddenly, like bugs.”
And also when he acted out three scenarios that involved Jang Man Wol, his love interest and the main protagonist in the drama, played by Korean actress and singer Lee Ji Eun, or better known as IU.
When he meets Man Wol in Singapore
When he finds out that the spendthrift Man Wol has splurged on a yacht
When he tries to sell off the yacht at thrice the original price
He displayed his mature and humourous side even during our interview. Scroll through the gallery to read our interview with the Hotel Del Luna actor.
On acting with IU
“Even before I acted in the show, I’ve heard of IU and I really admire her as an actress as well as a singer. She really brings a bright energy to the set and she’s very hardworking. What I thought was important in order for the drama to do well was the chemistry between Chan Seong and Man Wol, so I requested to practise the lines with her both on- and off-set, and whenever I made such requests, she would accept it whole-heartedly. We built a very good chemistry. I think that’s the reason why it received such overwhelming response from everyone.”
On who had the most NGs
“It was me (laughs). The way Chan Seong speaks and behaves are very different from me, so I was quite nervous while acting. Which is why I had a lot of NGs (laughs)—right up till the end. I felt very apologetic.”
On the type of hotelier he wants to be
“I want to try being one like Man Wol (laughs). Someone who’s intelligent and organised. I think that will be quite fun.”
On how he ensured chemistry with IU
“Fortunately—but it could be only me who feels this way—our personalities are similar. We like to joke around while filming, and compared to just sitting quietly, we would play pranks on each other. In fact, it’s not just with IU—all the cast members are very close to one another. We would support one another and even now, we keep in contact regularly.”
On the most memorable line Gu Chan Seong has
“Whoa. Let’s see. I think the most difficult line was ‘Farewell, Jang Man Wol.’ If I were in Gu Chan Seong’s shoes, I don’t think I would be able to say anything at the end. Chan Seong said farewell to Man Wol, and the words are painful, but he had to say it coolly and nonchalantly.”
On the scene that spooked him out
“I don’t think there were any scary ghosts [in Hotel Del Luna]. Instead, they were pitiful and their stories would remain in my heart, so they were not scary. Initially, I didn’t look at ghosts this way, but I think my image of ghosts have changed since I filmed this drama (laughs).”
On a habit he has when he enters a hotel room
“I would jump on the bed (laughs). I don’t think I do anything special.”
On his first thought when he was offered the role
“When I first saw the scenario, I thought, ‘Whoa, finally, our country has this kind of drama.’ I had high anticipation. When I got the role, I was happy but a part of me was worried about how people would react to it. I was quite worried. But like Chan Seong, I was diligent and read the script for the role of Manager Noh (Chan Seong’s predecessor) and thought, I want to know what happens in this drama and decided to do my best in Hotel Del Luna.”
On future roles
“This time, I became a hotelier. Next time… what shall I be? There are still a lot of characters that I want to take on… I want a character that wears suits often, like a lawyer or anyone in the law field.”
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Hotel Del Luna airs every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.45pm on tvN (StarHub Ch. 824 & Singtel TV Ch. 518/619).