In a recent interview and pictorial for @star1 magazinePark Ji Hoon shared his thoughts on his new drama!

The idol-turned-actor is currently starring in the “Love Revolution,” the drama adaptation of the hit webtoon of the same name, as the adorable male lead Gong Ju Young.

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After starring in the period romantic comedy “Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency” last year, Park Ji Hoon revealed that he was excited to be taking on a more modern role. “I’d really wanted to try acting in a drama set in present-day,” he said.

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He also mentioned that it was easier for him to relate to the story because the characters were close to his own age, explaining, “It hasn’t been that long since I graduated from high school, so I was able to act a bit more comfortably.”

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Park Ji Hoon also confessed to having been worried about taking on the leading role in the adaptation of such a popular webtoon—for more than one reason.

After I was cast in the drama,” he recalled, “I was worried about the fact that I would have to get a bowl cut, and I also worried a lot about how I’d be able to pull off the role.”

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As for any similarities between his character and his real-life personality, Park Ji Hoon remarked that they couldn’t be more different.

The character of Ju Young, who has a lot of aegyo, is my polar opposite in terms of personality,” he said. “I’m not the talkative type in real life, so [Ju Young and I] are extremely different.”