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Yeo Jin-goo and Moon Ga-young reunite in “Link: Eat, Love, Kill.”

Actors Yeo Jin-goo, left, and Moon Ga-young during the online press conference for tvN’s “Link: Eat, Love, Kill” on June 2 [YONHAP]

Thirteen years after working together as child actors, Yeo Jin-goo and Moon Ga-young show they still have chemistry in tvN’s new mystery novel series “Link: Eat, Love, Kill.”

“Getting back on set after all these years felt strangely new yet familiar,” Yeo said during the drama’s June 2 online press conference. We talked a lot about our past working together and I think that helped create a strong affection between our characters. ”

“There were also child actors on the set of ‘Link,’ and it was kind of weird to see them,” Moon said. “Yeo and I had filmed together when we were their age. Watching them, we remembered our past.”

Moon Ga-young, left, and Yeo Jin-goo as child actors in SBS "Ja Myung Go" (2009)[SCREEN SHOT]

Moon Ga-young, left, and Yeo Jin-goo as child actors in SBS’s “Ja Myung Go” (2009)[SCREEN SHOT]

The two leads worked together 13 years ago on SBS’s historical drama series “Ja Myung Go.” Yeo was 12 and Moon was 13 at the time. Many child actors were cast in the series, including Ji Jin-hee, Jin Goo, and Lee Young-yoo, who are still active as actors today.

Moon Ga-young, left, and Yeo Jin-goo in tvN's

Moon Ga-young, left, and Yeo Jin-goo in tvN’s “Link: Eat, Love, Kill” [TVN]

“Link: Eat, Love, Kill,” which premiered on June 6, revolves around Yeo’s Eun Gye-hoon, a chef whose emotions suddenly sync up with Moon’s character, No Da-hyun.

Episodes one and two tell the back story of Da-hyun, who was abused at a former workplace and unfairly fired when she reported the incident. She then got involved with a stalker who ended up dying and she hid his corpse in the freezer.

She initially suspected that Gye-hoon was the stalker, but later realized that was not the case. Gye-hoon had followed Da-hyun because he felt a strange emotional connection to her, which inappropriately caused him to burst into spontaneous laughter or tears.

The episodes recorded a local viewership of 3.1%, according to Nielsen Korea.

Yeo Jin-goo in tvN "Link: Eat, Love, Kill" [TVN]

Yeo Jin-goo in tvN’s “Link: Eat, Love, Kill” [TVN]

At the June 2 press conference, Yeo said he was nervous and worried about acting Gye-hoon.

“When I first read the script, I wasn’t sure how to act like I was tied to someone else’s emotions,” Yeo said. “But I was drawn to the challenge. There weren’t many sources to use as a reference, so I had to be very imaginative and ask a lot of people questions.

The idea of ​​emotional synchronization was also an appealing factor for her co-star Moon.

“Sharing emotions with someone and being bonded together creates a very beneficial setting for love to begin,” Moon said. “In other love stories, there are often misunderstandings between two people, but thanks to this bond that our characters have, we know what the other is thinking before they even say it out loud. ”

Yeo Jin-goo in tvN "Link: Eat, Love, Kill" [TVN]

Yeo Jin-goo in tvN’s “Link: Eat, Love, Kill” [TVN]

Director Hong Jong-chan, whose last work was the Netflix legal drama “Juvenile Justice” (2022), took the helm of the series. He said he was exhausted after the drama and didn’t think he would take on another project so soon.

“But when I saw the script, I felt like I was having fun again, and the story was so heartwarming,” Hong said. “I thought if I did this drama, I could transmit energy to people who are exhausted like I had been.”

TvN’s “Link: Eat, Love, Kill” airs every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 p.m.

Yeo Jin-goo in SBS "Ja Myung Go" (2009) [SCREEN SHOT]

Yeo Jin-goo in SBS’s “Ja Myung Go” (2009) [SCREEN SHOT]

Yeo made his debut as a child actor at the age of eight thanks to the romance “Sad Movie” (2005), which starred hit actors like Jung Woo-sung, Im Soo-jung, Shin Min-a, Cha Tae-hyun and Yum Jung-ah. . He portrayed Yum’s son, a mischievous and clever boy who plays pranks on his mother but still loves her dearly.

Seventeen years into his acting career, Yeo is only 24 but has starred in some 40 dramas and movies, including tvN dramas “Hotel Del Luna” (2019) and “The Crowned Clown” (2019), and the movie “Hwayi: A Monster Boy” (2013).

Yeo Jin-goo, left, and Lee Ji-eun in tvN's

Yeo Jin-goo, left, and Lee Ji-eun in tvN’s “Hotel Del Luna” (2019) [TVN]

Yeo Jin-goo in tvN "The crowned clown" (2019) [TVN]

Yeo Jin-goo in tvN’s “The Crowned Clown” (2019) [TVN]

Yeo is currently filming the remake of the romantic fantasy film “Ditto” (2000) with actor Cho Yi-hyun. It is expected to premiere next year.

From left, actors Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Ji-eun, Kim Hee-won, and Sung Dong-il on tvN's variety show

From left to right, actors Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Ji-eun, Kim Hee-won, and Sung Dong-il on tvN’s variety show “House on Wheels” (2020-21) [JOONGANG ILBO]

Showing a friendlier side to Yeo off set, the actor appeared on various variety shows.

During the first season of tvN’s “House on Wheels” (2020-21), he was a permanent member along with actors Sung Dong-il and Kim Hee-won. “House on Wheels” was a weekly show that invited celebrity guests to the trio’s trailer for a day, sharing meals and chatting over food and a campfire.

From left, singer Tiffany Young, actor Yeo Jin-goo and singer Sunmi pose in front of the photo wall for Mnet's K-pop audition show

From left, singer Tiffany Young, actor Yeo Jin-goo and singer Sunmi pose in front of the photo wall for Mnet’s K-pop audition show “Girls Planet 999.” [JOONGANG ILBO]

He also hosted Mnet K-pop girl group’s audition program “Girls Planet 999” (2021), where he held the title of “Planet Master” and served as a link between fans around the world and the 99 contestants. of the show.

Actor Yeo Jin-goo [JANUS ENTERTAINMENT]

Actor Yeo Jin-goo [JANUS ENTERTAINMENT]



Yeo Jin-goo

Date of Birth: August 13, 1997
Zodiac sign: Leo
Place of birth: Seoul
Beginning: 2005 through the film “Sad Movie”
Agency: JANUS Entertainment

Actor Yeo Jin-goo made his debut at the age of eight in the movie “Sad Movie” (2005). His first leading role came in 2013 with the film “”Hwayi: A Monster Boy”. Her first starring role on the small screen was in KBS’s 2015 drama “Orange Marmalade.” The latter led to Yeo’s KBS Rookie Award at the broadcaster’s annual awards show. Other notable works by Yeo include MBC’s ‘The Moon Embracing the Sun’ (2012), tvN’s ‘Hotel Del Luna’ (2019) and ‘The Crowned Clown’ (2019) and the film ‘The Long Way Home’. (2016).

This information was confirmed by JANUS Entertainment on June 8, 2022.

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