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'The Crowned Clown' Actor Yeo Jin Goo Reveals His Reason For Deciding To Star In K-Drama 'Hotel del Luna' With IU

by Jessica Rapir / Mar 11, 2019 05:59 AM EDT
'The Crowned Clown' actor Yeo Jin Goo reveals his reason for deciding to star in upcoming K-drama 'Hotel del Luna' with IU. Photo by Yeo Jin Goo/Instagram

Korean actor Yeo Jin Goo will next embark on another K-drama but this time around it will be a romantic fantasy alongside singer-actress IU. Yeo has opened up about the upcoming K-drama Hotel del Luna and why he chose it as his next TV project after the success of his recent drama The Crowned Clown.

Yeo admitted that the tvN historical period series taught him and he gained self-confidence while acting alongside some of the industry's veteran actors. The actor said his acting improved significantly because of The Crowned Clown. Both fans and critics praised Yeo for his impressive performance as both King Yi Heon and the clown Ha Seon in the K-drama.

Yeo Jin Goo revealed that after The Crowned Clown, some people close to him advised him to take a break before starting another K-drama. However, he argued that this is not the right time to rest.

"I had a changed look and attitude about acting, and I didn't want to rest...I don't want to lose the emotions that I feel while acting right now, so I'm thankful [for the opportunity]," Soompi quoted Yeo as saying.

The Hwayi: A Monster Boy actor has been confirmed to play the lead male character in the upcoming tvN drama Hotel del Luna. Yeo will be portraying the role of an elite hotelier who is forced to work as manager of an old-fashioned hotel in Seoul due to an unexpected case.

IU, on the other hand, will play the role of CEO Jang Man Wol of Hotel del Luna, where the wandering spirit lives. The ill-tempered hotel owner falls under a curse and is stuck in the hotel for over a 1,000 years because of her misdeeds in the past. Apparently, in order to break the curse, she needs to find a soul who commits a greater sin than herself.

Yeo admitted that he finds it hard to act in a comedy or a romantic comedy series. He, however, said although he preferred melodrama, he also wants to be great in all genres. Yeo said this is the main reason why he chose to star in a fantasy series Hotel del Luna.

The upcoming TV series will be penned by the Hong Sisters, who are famous for Hwayugi: The Master's Sun, You're Beautiful, and A Korean Odyssey. Director Oh Choong Wan will direct the series. His notable works include While You Were Sleeping, Doctors, and My Love From the Star. Hotel del Luna is slated to premiere on tvN in August following Song Joong Ki's Asadal Chronicles.

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