Tim Hwang finds Jessica Jung 'beautiful, cute and passionate'

2 December 2012 / 3 years 11 months ago

Source: The New PaperTimHwang is probably the envy of legions of K-pop fanboys around the world.The hunky Korean-American balladeer stars opposite porcelain beauty Jessica Jung in a Seoul-based musical adaptation of Hollywood rom-com Legally Blonde.Jung is a member of sizzling nine-member girl group Girls' Generation, who were in Singapore recently for K-pop extravaganza SMTown Live Tour III.During a roundtable interview on Wednesday at Sentosa's Capella Hotel, Hwang grinned widely when quizzed about his collaboration with one of K-pop's most gorgeous and desirable women - a sign that the 30-year-old had seen the question coming."Actually, before I took on Legally Blonde, I was already pretty close to many of the girls in Girls' Generation," he said in fluent, American-accented English."Oddly enough, Jessica wasn't one of them despite our similarities (like him, Jung grew up in the US). Doing the musical is definitely a blessing as it's given us a chance to finally become great friends... She's so beautiful, cute and passionate, very fun to be with."The Philadelphia-born singer had taken a few days off from the stage production to fly to Singapore for his first local fan-meet and showcase.Hwang, who is best known for crooning the sentimental theme songs of hit Korean dramas Secret Garden, 49 Days and A Thousand Kisses, performed last night at Hard Rock Cafe.My ideal girl While he had no qualms singing praises of Jung, the clean-cut bachelor, who claimed he hasn't dated in a few years, brushed off talk that she is his ideal type."Jessica is very young. She's eight years younger than me," he said with a laugh. Honestly, I don't know what makes my ideal girl. I think I used to know, but as I grow older, I get more confused."Dubbed by Korean media as the "Prince of Ballads", he said he often finds himself having to live up to the romantic image rooted in people's minds."People expect me to be this gentle, romantic guy everywhere I go, which can be rather stressful. As a result, I become constantly watchful of my movements... Even when I'm in restaurants, I would go, 'Okay, I'm holding a cup right now, is my posture deemed romantic enough?'"

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