One of Start-Up's best *crossovers* was when actor Yeo Jin Goo made a voice cameo in the show as an AI speaker named Jang Young Sil—"he" was basically an upgraded version of Amazon's Alexa that Good Boy Han Ji Pyeong (Kim Seon Ho) ~talked~ to from time to time! While it wasn't publicly announced that Yeo Jin Goo was making a special appearance in the show, many people recognized his deep voice.
In an interview for GQ Magazine, as translated by Soompi, Yeo Jin Goo talked about his role as Young Sil, saying: "It was just a cameo, but it was a fun experience. A lot of the things that Young Sil said came back like foreshadowing, so first I would speak the lines robotically, like an AI speaker, and then I'd try to say it as if I was predicting the future."
He also revealed that the voice cameo was supposed to be *hush hush*! "The director wanted to keep it a secret at first. A lot of people I know heard it and knew at once that it was me. There were also people who were one step behind and were surprised to find it was me. I have one close friend who watched the drama from start to end but didn’t know it was me until I appeared onscreen in the final episode."
In Episode 16 of Start-Up, Yeo Jin Goo made a *live-action* cameo as a start-up owner named Hong Ji Seok, who pitches a new service that aims to pair adults with teenagers who just got out of the orphanage. Han Ji Pyeong tells him: "I like your voice. I'll invest 100 million won and donate 300 million. I don't need many shares. I just want you to find me some nice kids who need my help."
23-year-old Yeo Jin Goo's latest acting project is a psychological thriller drama called Beyond Evil, where he will play the role of an "elite detective named Han Joo Won" who is pursuing a serial killer. His Hotel Del Luna co-star IU even sent snack + coffee trucks to the set! The series is set to premiere in February 2021.
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