Moon Lovers-Scarlet Heart: Hong Jong-hyun falling head over heels for EXO star Baekhyu?

'I was completely surprised. It was the first time I looked at a guy and thought he was cute'.

Hong Jong-hyun
Hong Jong Hyun recently finished his last drama Scarlet Heart: Goryeo alongside Baekhyun and IU Facebook

Actor Hong Jong Hyun, a.k.a the third prince of Goryeo dynasty, might be falling for winsome looks of EXO star Baekhyu. The 26-year-old, who shared the screen space with the boy band member in recently culminated drama Scarlet Heart, thinks that the South Korean singer and actor is 'cute'.

Expressing his amazement over Baekhyun's overly impressive persona, the actor revealed that he was surprised to see the singer for the first time: "I was completely surprised. It was the first time I looked at a guy and thought he was cute," he said. The actor further revealed that his looks might be the reason of the 24-year-old entertainer's shooting popularity: "I finally understood why he was so popular. Though he was very bright and playful on set, he also has an aspect of perfectionism. He practices a lot " Jong Hyun stated.

In addition, the young actor and model also talked about another popular singer who portrayed the female lead in the drama. Jong Hyun seemed quite impressed with IU's acting skills and passed on words of encouragement. He told TV Report: "In terms of IU, I listened to her music a lot before I met her. I thought she was very delicate person, and after meeting her my opinion didn't change."

"Because she's someone who does music, she was able to express sensitive feelings well. She was also mature for her age. She looks very small, thin, feminine, and like she'd get tired soon, but she's not like that at all. I don't know if it's because her stamina's good or if she just withstood it, but she has more strength than an average man, " adding that he was right on judging the songstress's skills.