Man to Man actor Park Hae Jin says he's more comfortable with male co-stars than females

Says he finds filming romantic scenes difficult.

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Park Hae-jin and Park Sung-woong in a scene from the teaser for JTBC's 'Man to Man.' Drama

Actor Park Hae-jin, who played secret agent cum bodyguard in JTBC drama 'Man to Man,' has recently revealed that he finds it easier to work with men than women. The actor also said he's scared of ghosts.

As noted by website Soompi, South Korean actor Park Hae-jin gave an interview recently, where he talked about why he has a preference for male co-stars. "I'm still more comfortable acting with men. I'm really weak with romance. Thankfully, the romance in 'Man to Man' was a part of my character's [undercover] plan," he said.

The reason behind his apparent discomfort with romantic scenes is also a personal one. "It's been a long time since I've dated in real life, so it's difficult for me to express the tingly feelings that new lovers feel. Filming romantic scenes is something I struggle with," the 34-year-old actor said.

In March, last year, Hae-jin sat down for an interview with Chinese media outlet Sina, noted Allkpop. The actor had then revealed his type saying, "I like women who are similar to me. If you have similar hobbies, you have things to talk about. I also want to have a relationship with someone who's comfortable like a friend rather than a passionate love."

In his latest interview, when Hae-jin was asked whether he has any plans to begin dating again, he responded, "I would definitely date if I liked someone. I'm not staying single on purpose." The actor had actually believed at one point that he'll get married by 35, since it is a good age to start a family.

"I've said in a lot of interviews that I want to get married at 35. However, isn't it impossible for someone who is at 35's door to get married right away? Of course, [there's always the possibility that] tomorrow someone could appear and we could get married, but right now I'm not thinking about marriage," the actor had said last year.

Park Hae-jin also revealed some more interesting facts about himself. "I try not to use a body double if I'm just running or rolling around. I can even do car flip stunts. Am I fearless? No. I'm really scared of ghosts. I'm a scaredy-cat," he said. This, coupled with his previous confession that he is like a nagging middle-aged woman in real-life, makes him quite an interesting personality indeed.

Park Hae-jin will be next scene in a new drama called 'Four Sons' about a female detective who finds out that the man she loved and lost, had quadruplet brothers. Each of the brothers would be played by Park Hae-jin and the drama will air pre-filmed.

This article was first published on June 20, 2017