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WATCH: Park Seo-joon reacts to being dubbed ‘Asia’s Ryan Gosling’

Beatrice Go
WATCH: Park Seo-joon reacts to being dubbed ‘Asia’s Ryan Gosling’
South Korean actor gets flustered after being compared to 'La La Land' actor Ryan Gosling

MANILA, Philippines – South Korean actor Park Seo-joon was recently dubbed “Asia’s Ryan Gosling” and it seems he’s still not over it. 

In a press conference on Saturday, September 28, Seo-joon admitted that he was flattered to be compared to Ryan Gosling and is actually a fan of the La La Land actor. (LOOK: Park Seo-joon is in Manila)

“I am actually a fan of Ryan Gosling, I have watched this work, I enjoy his work, and I’m very flattered that people will compare me Ryan Gosling,” said Seo-joon through a translator. The Korean actor is Manila as an endorser of local clothing brand Bench. 

However, Seo-joon – who is known for his roles in The Divine Fury and Fight for my Way – revealed he has bigger aspirations. 

“But I hope that in the future, I won’t be dubbed as Asia’s anything, I would like to make myself known as the person that I am, so I will work harder on projects and put my out there, but I am absolutely honored that you will compare me to Ryan Gosling,” continued Seo-joon. 

Although he is still not fluent in English, Seo-joon hopes that he can land a Hollywood job in the future; he knows that South Korean stars are gaining more access to the international stage. 

“[I have] no concrete plans, but that’s something (Hollywood) that is definitely on [my] mind,” added the What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim actor. 

He will have his fan meet on Sunday, September 29, at the Mall of Asia Arena. This is Seo-joon’s first time in Manila. – 

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.