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. – Rappler.com