The Korean actor’s nervous about touring with his dream co-star, Shim Eun Kyung.

Yeo flashed a bright smile when meeting the press in Singapore. Photo by: Syafiqah

Korean actor Yeo Jin Goo had to learn to tame the butterflies in his stomach during his recent stopover in Singapore with Korean actress Shim Eun Kyung.

The reason?

“When I came today, I was actually really nervous as I myself am her fan,” Yeo confessed. “I’m really looking forward to working with her.”

Yeo and Shim were in town to promote their respective films, Hwayi: A Monster Boy and Miss Granny.

Yeo Jin Goo and Shim Eun Kyung receiving their medals. Photo by: Syafiqah

Yeo is just 19 years old but he’s quite a showbiz veteran by now. He started acting in 2005, and is best known for playing the younger selves of leading men in Giant (2010), Moon Embracing The Sun (2012) and Missing You (2013). His lead role in Orange Marmalade (2015), the teen vampire series in particular, has won him a large following of noona (older female) fans.

Shim also started as a child actress. The 23-year-old has since risen to prominence with box office hits such as Sunny (2011) and Miss Granny (2014).

Both took home with them trophies from the first ever tvN Movies Awards, held in conjunction with the launch of tvN Movies HD on StarHub TV.

Yeo bagged the “Most Promising Actor” award and Shim the “Most Promising Actress” award.

Shim aside, Yeo would also like to work with Kim Go Eun, the star of Goblin.

He added that he’s also close to actors such as Park Bo Gum and Kim Min Jae.

“A lot of young actors grow up together and are really close. A few that I can mention are Park Bo Gum, and Kim Min Jae whom a lot of people say I look like,” Yeo said. “We (Jin-goo and Min Jae) also went to the same university together.”


Career wise, Yeo has shown that he’s increasingly adept at pulling off more mature roles.


Romance wise, he said he’s also open to dating more mature women – and preferably, one with a nice, warm smile.