K-Drama Throwback: The Legendary Koo Chan-seong and Jang Man-wol Couple In tvN’s ‘Hotel del Luna’


The Romance Behind The K-Drama Hotel del Luna, Is It Real?

The romantic fantasy horror K-Drama Hotel Del Luna that wrapped up airing in September 2019 seems to have been a big hit, reaching a 12-percent rating in viewership. This tvN drama has been written by screenwriter Hong Jung-Eun and directed by director Oh Chung-Fang. The story of Hotel Del Luna is revolving around the fate of the elite hotelier and the relationship between the lonely and beautiful president (CEO) that leads the Del Luna Hotel and the manager. Hotel Del Luna started airing on July 13th, 2019 and was on the air until September 1st, 2019. This drama became quite the hit and reached relatively high popularity during its airing. Following a similar storyline involving ghosts, the drama is reminiscent of the previously highly successful fantasy drama Goblin, and also many other K-Dramas dwelling on the theme of the supernatural and being accepted well by the general audience.

The drama is starring IU and Yeo Jin-goo in the main roles. Let’s check out their romance and the funny moments the couple has in Hotel Del Luna in this CHannel-Korea article. Stay tuned and keep scrolling down.

Yeo Jin-goo and IU’s Romantic Yet Funny Scenes In Hotel del Luna


Hotel Del Luna is a K-drama starring IU and Yeo jin-goo aired on tvN from July 13th to September 1st, 2019. This interesting drama tells about a hotel in downtown Seoul, the Myeon-dong area, where IU acted as Jang Man-wol, the CEO of Hotel del Luna. The hotel is quite distinct since the clients are all ghosts and not visible during the day.

As a result of the many mistakes she had done in the past, IU’s character in Hotel Del Luna is stuck in the hotel. Her character is fickle, suspicious and greedy.

Yeo Jin-Goo acted as Koo Chan-Sung who worked as the youngest assistant manager at a multinational hotel corporation and somehow started to work as a manager at Hotel del Luna. His character is sincere, a perfectionist, level-headed, but with a soft disposition underneath.

The chemistry between them in this drama is playing an important role in the success of the K-drama. They have good synergy and vibe as their acting is also very intimidating. In fact, they had been working on their chemistry and its improvement even before they started filming this drama.

The producer of Hotel del Luna explained, “IU and Yeo Jin Goo’s cheerful and optimistic energy makes the people around them happy as well, and we’re always filming amidst a bright atmosphere thanks to their chemistry.”


IU and Yeo Jin-goo have a lot of kissing scenes in the drama, and many people thought that they fit together so well, and their interaction is so natural like a real couple’s. Kudos for them!


In this scene, IU is wearing a fashionable classic black dress with gloves, pearls, and a tiara similar to the icon fashion Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. She had dinner with Koo Chang Sung and enjoyed a beautiful evening together. IU, in the role of Jang Man Wol, wittily drops the coffee and sandwich into his hands to see the jewelry store faster. IU said, “Why is that we only have 10 fingers? Because of that, we can only wear 10 rings,” alluding to the beautiful jewels on sale. Such a funny and pleasant couple in this scene.


These two artists managed to make the audience feel their genuine chemistry and laugh at the funny and cute moments they had.


The above still is from the scene when they first meet, IU as Jang Man Wol looks at Go Chan Sung from above a magnolia tree, full of curiosity to find out about the newcomer, to which he responds with surprise and fear. Their characters are so different from others in K-Dramas that their romantic scenes are very witty and highly awaited by the viewers.


Their interaction was hilarious when they seemed to have a deep conversation on the balcony of the Hotel del Luna. It is a moment where they are aware that they have to be separated so they discuss their sweet moments together from before. Jang Man-wol makes a very sweet gesture by holding Goo Chan Sung’s cheeks with her hands. Goo Chan Sung in response does the same to her. This scene is so memorable!

Yeo Jin-goo and IU’s Off-Screen Moments


IU and Yeo Jin-goo attended an off-screen event on December 15th, it was the tvN “Year-End with tvN — tvN’s Joy Festival 2019” at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul.


They also did a photoshoot and interview which was revealed in the August issue of Marie Claire.

This beautiful couple starring in the K-drama Hotel Del Luna stated that they have shy personalities and thought it was difficult to become close. In fact, they are now able to become closer friends than they think. They said that it didn’t take a lot to build their on-screen chemistry since it was easy working with each other after becoming close friends.

That’s all about the throwback to the K-drama featuring the legendary Koo Chan-seong and Jang Man-wol couple, the tvN Hotel del Luna. Cheering for their acting project together in the future! Lovely and pleasant couple to see and watch, can’t wait to see them working in another drama or movie, it will be great and nice. Don’t forget to kindly write a comment and share your thoughts in the section below!