Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun
Jun Ji Hyun is playing the role of a mermaid in Legend of the Blue Sea Facebook/Jun-Ji-Hyun

The Legend of the Blue Sea actor, Lee Min Ho, could not stop gushing about his co-star Jun Ji Hyun in a recent interview. During the interview with Harper's Bazaar Korea, Min Ho said, "She's so charming how she unhesitatingly shows herself as she is."

The Legend of the Blue Sea just premiered this week and it narrates the love story between a human boy and the mermaid. Jun Ji Hyun is playing the character of the mythical sea creature and in the few aired episodes of the show has proven her worth. She has won the audiences' heart by her brilliant acting and perfect portrayal of innocent confusion her character demands.

In the drama the mermaid tries very hard to fit in modern day Seoul and in the process commits hilarious mistakes, shows innocent mimicking of modern day life and comes up with most bizarre solutions.

According to reports, the SBS production had a fantastic opening and engaged more than 10 million viewers. It is likely, as the critics point out, that the show will surpass the success of the Song Jong Ki and Song Hye Kyo romantic drama, Descendants Of The Sun.

During a previous interview, held before the drama's premiere, Lee pointed out some of its selling points. "It's a fantasy romance [drama] that will bring fun and laughter with its overall cheerful tone and unexpected situations," said the actor, according to Soompi.

"I'm nervous and excited to see how everyone will respond to it...I get to act out two roles on 'The Legend of the Blue Sea,' including one as a conman and so I'll be able to show many diverse sides to me. Please look forward to seeing them," he added, as reported by Inquisitr.