This week we are crushing on Jonathan Kim!
Born and raised in Scarborough Ontario, Jonathan was always a creative, artistic soul. He learned how to play the violin from the age of four until he was seventeen, thanks to inspiration from his mother. Jonathan also taught himself to play the guitar. If you’re not already crushing on him, he also loves to serenade people around around him. Swoon!
It was that love of love for music that made Jonathan curious about acting.
In 2015 Jonathan enrolled in his first acting class, and has never looked back. While acting is an unconventional career choice for the son of a traditional Korean family, Jonathan is in it for more than the fame and fun. He believes in the importance of more Asian representation on the North American screen. And Jonathan is doing is part, as he joins the ranks of the actors he respects and looks up to like John Cho and Steven Yeun.
Since then Jonathan has worked on the CW’s Beauty and the Beast, NBC’s Taken, CBC’s Shoot the Messenger ,and his most recently as the rookie, James Tran in CBC’s new drama, 21 Thunder, premiering on July 31.
On his off days, Jonathan likes to keep it low key and hang with his friends. He’s also the furdaddy to a Maltipoo puppy named Chloe, the love of his life.
If you aren’t already crushing on Jonathan, then read on and prepare to fall!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
The first thing I notice in a potential love interest is their smile. A nice smile can make me melt.
What is your definition of romance?
My definition of romance is something that comes easy. Where you can be fully open and yourself around that other person without any sort of judgment. Moments of that significant other making you smile and happy for no reason. Where you can laugh and talk about almost anything for hours. Everything happens organically and you constantly inspire one another to be better versions of yourselves.
What is your ideal first date/ what’s the best date you’ve ever been on?
I love going to the theme park during the summer time. There is something about going on the ferris wheel while the sun is setting that seems romantic to me. Another ideal date scenario would be someone who would appreciate watching 80’s Rom Coms with me. I am a sucker for When Harry Met Sally.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Someone who is rude to people who they don’t know. If I bring a date to a restaurant and they are rude to the people who work there, then I will not go on another date with them.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
Just to take everything as it is. Not to overthink things and be appreciative of each given moment.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men out there, what would it be?
Be open. Be sensitive. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Don’t fall into societal expectations of what it means to “be a man”.