Escalating emotions, unraveling intentions, and lots of blood – things are ramping up in Scarlet Heart: Ryeo and we are only on the third episode. Model-turned-actor Hong Jong Hyun is showing his acting versatility in the drama as third prince, Wang Yo. In his own words, he shares unexpected feelings about not being one of the many princes romantically involved with Hae Soo (IU), how vicious he can get as a villain, and how he prepped for the famous prince bath scene seen across the globe.

Hong Jong Hyun is sad he wasn’t one of the many princes in the palace who falls for IU’s character, Hae Soo.

He thinks the characters in the drama can live happily if he wasn't there.

If he’s going to be the villain, he’s going to do it right.

When he’s not busy killing people on screen, he was busy slaying females off screen with his abs. The interviewer asks about his six-pack and he basically showed it because of peer pressure.

Was he happy with it?

Another fun fact he revealed: His mother pierced his ears at home.

Check out the rest of Showbiz Korea’s in-depth interview with Hong Jong Hyun starting at 8:55.

What did you think of Hong Jong Hyun's interview? Are you enjoying his portrayal as a villainous prince?


Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Starring Lee Joon Ki and Lee Ji Eun (IU)

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