Top actor Gong Yoo recently guested on “IU’s Palette.” Excitingly, one of the many topics he and IU discussed was his wish to act with her one day!

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At the start of the episode, Gong Yoo pointed out that IU’s singing and acting skills are very similar to each other. He shared how shocked he was by her incredible performance in the 2018 K-Drama, My Mister.

This may be a long story, but I think the way you make songs and perform music is similar to the way you act. In My Mister, it was pretty shocking because you were so good at acting. That’s in my perspective, of course.

— Gong Yoo

IU thanked him and bowed in gratitude for his high praise.

To better illustrate his point, he compared her characters in My Mister and Hotel Del Luna.

I think when you were Ji An in My Mister, you shone brightly like a star. But on the other hand, in Hotel Del Luna, Jang Man Wol was cute and cheerful. Relatively, she wasn’t as serious, but it was a bit funny.

— Gong Yoo

Whether it’s singer IU or actress Lee Ji Eun, she has the ability to portray her emotions in a poignant, mature manner.

So in some songs, I can feel your funny times, but in other serious songs, you have a certain sadness that is mature for your age. The way IU sings feels very similar to Lee Ji Eun, the actress, to me.

— Gong Yoo

Ultimately, Gong Yoo revealed that he wants to star in a movie or drama with her in the future.

Even if it isn’t a music-related movie, I hope that we’ll get to work together in a nice movie or drama.

— Gong Yoo

IU excitedly expressed how much she would love to work with him, adding that she hopes it will become a reality.

I’d love that. I really would. I really hope that will come true.

— IU

Not only does Gong Yoo think it will come true, he also believes it will happen sooner rather than later!

I have a feeling that it will happen soon. Don’t you think they will give us a chance?

— Gong Yoo

Without a doubt, any K-Drama or film with both IU and Gong Yoo in it would surely be a hit. Here’s to hoping it will happen soon!

Catch more of IU and Gong Yoo in the full video below.