[Eng translation] Yoo Yeon Seok’s hand written letter to fans at 2018 All About YOO fanmeeting.

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Hello. It’s Yoo Yeon Seok.

Once again, I get to write a short letter to you (fans) for this Fan Meeting. This is the only way that I can repay and reply to all of you fans who have written me letters in the past.

When you all hold this letter in your hands and are reading it, I suspect that the fan meeting would be over and you all would be returning home in the evening. How was today? Did you enjoy yourselves? ^^

As this fan meeting is to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of my debut, and I think it will be memorable as a more meaningful and joyful occasion because of it.

To be honest, I completely forgot that it was my 15 year anniversary, and I just concentrated on filming my drama, until one day a fan congratulated me on my 15 year debut anniversary. Because of that I felt a strange sense of responsibility. At the filming location, I felt always a sense of newness, unfamiliarity and difficulty. Because of this, I had forgotten that it had been such a long time since my debut.

But now I go to the shoots, and find that my juniors increase one by one, and the days in which I get called a senior at these shoots become more and more frequent. And because of this I feel a greater sense of responsibility and burden that I have to carry as an actor.

I felt once again, that the reason that I could continue on as an actor like this, was due to the unconditional love and support from all of you fans. Thoughts of you fans who steadfastly loved me came to mind. Although there were times when I showed you guys an unsatisfactory side of me, you all send such words of encouragement that it gave me so much strength to continue.

If I look back, it could be said that 15 years is a long time, but if you look at my future as an actor, you could also think that it’s not such a long time in that perspective.

Please continue to send love to me and have great expectations for me as I continue into the future. In return, I will continue my best efforts to be that actor that through the long term that you follow my career, continues to show something new and different.

Once again, I thank you for your precious steps in coming here.

I love you ❤

The actor who loves all of you
Yoo Yeon Seok

2018 YOO YEON SEOK FAN MEETING

(Translated by YeoNiverse. Give full credits when taken out or used for other languages translation)

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[News Article] This time it’s ‘Wise Doctor Life’ (‘Doctor Playbook’) for ‘R94’ Yoo Yeon Seok

By Sports dongA. July 10, 2019.

It is rare to star twice in Shin Won Ho PD’s works.

Actor Yoo Yeon Seok is attracting attention as the only person who has captured the heart of director Shin Won Ho PD twice.

Yoo Yeon Seok has been cast in Shin Won Ho PD’s new work, ‘Doctor Playbook’ / ‘Wise Doctor Life’, which will be broadcast on cable channel tvN in December. Through this, he is going to work together with Shin PD after 4 6 years since Reply 1994 in 2013.

What is attracting attention is that Yoo Yeon Seok is the only face among the ‘young actors’ who have starred in Shin PD’s dramas to be participating twice in his works. Except for Sung Dong Il and Lee Il Hwa who has appeared in all of the Reply series, this is the first time for it to happen. The fact that Shin PD having a strong faith in Yoo Yeon Seok can be seen through this. There are talks in broadcast circles that Shin PD would try to avoid as much as possible from working together again with the same actors he has previously worked with. This is because of his unwavering tenacity in pursuing something new.

Shin PD has used the year of 1997’s, 1994’s and 1988’s time period as ‘Reply’ series’ subject matters. In ‘Prison Playbook’ / ‘Wise Prison Life’, he attempted various contents and settings that could hardly be seen in other dramas when dealing with the stories of inmates with a prison serving as the background. Accordingly, his boldness in hiring theater play actors as well as rising stars has added freshness in the new story.

However, Yoo Yeon Seok has became the exception to Shin PD’s own ‘ironclad principle’. In ‘Doctor Playbook’ / ‘Wise Doctor Life’, Yoo Yeon Seok will play the role of a doctor who is in charge of the Emergency Room, creating a human story that blooms between patients and doctors in an urgent space where people struggling for their lives. Previously in ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’, he has acted as a doctor whose goal are success and advancement in life and now all eyes are on him to see how his brand new look will be unfolded.

Source: Sports DongA | translated by YeoNiverse

Cable channels’ PDs and officials crown Yoo Yeon Seok’s Gu Dong Mae as the Second Lead of the Year

Since broadcasting channels have their own award shows during year end, while cable channels didn’t, TV Daily came up with their own ‘acting award’ for cable channel dramas by surveying a total of 15 PDs and officials from cable channels – tvN, OCN, Olive Channel as well as the four general programming cable TV broadcasters – JTBC, TV Chosun, Channel A and MBN.

And among the awards, Yoo Yeon Seok was picked as the winner of ‘Always One Step Behind You Award’ (aka Second Lead of the Year).

“In every drama, the ones who ‘always stand one step behind’ the main leads are the second leads. Gu Dong Mae of tvN’s Mr. Sunshine, played by Yoo Yeon Seok took the first place for the saddest, whom the main leads never turn around to see even once, ‘Male and Female Second Lead of the Year’ award.

The character of Gu Dong Mae who was both cold but also pure hearted (in love) was portrayed in a three dimensional portrayal by Yoo Yeon Seok, creating the ‘lovesick for Gu Dong Mae’ (syndrome).

The officials from tvN, JTBC, Channel A who picked him stated the reasons why they supported Yoo Yeon Seok, “No one can win over Gu Dong Mae”, “His charms and acting are comparable to Lee Byung Hun’s”, “It’s an undisputable transformation of Yoo Yeon Seok. The ‘sad, evoking tears (character)’ was shooting straight towards women’s hearts”. ”

Source: TV Daily

[Eng] (SBS Power FM interview) A listener shared how Yoo Yeon Seok looks like the spitting image of his Engineering Professor father

On December 12, 2018 when he became a guest on SBS Power FM, Choi Hee Jung Power Time radio, a listener mentioned about Yoo Yeon Seok’s father.

A listener shared an anecdote, “Mr. Yoo Yeon Seok’s father was an academic advisor in a university. Mr. Yeon Seok looks like the spitting image of Professor (Ahn).”

To this Yoo Yeon Seok said, “I saw photos of my father from the days of his youth and his eyebrows and nose looked so cool. My father’s nose is much more prominent than mine, our eyebrows are exactly the same. Whenever I get my make up done, (the make up on) my eyebrows are rarely done, so that was how I resemble him. And I think my meticulous nature is also similar to my father’s”, as he mentioned his Professor of Engineering father.

Source:  Osen | Naver ; translated by YeoNiverse

[Eng] (SBS Power FM interview) Yoo Yeon Seok wishes to go to Nha Trang, Vietnam with his musical team

On December 12, 2018 when he became SBS Power FM Choi Hee Jung’s Power Time guest with actor Han Ji Sang, Yoo Yeon Seok told the listeners about wishing to go on a vacation with his A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’s team to Nha Trang, Vietnam. 

He said “If our musical do well, I want to travel to Nha Trang (with the team). Recently the cast have been chanting ‘Nha Trang’ instead of ‘fighting’ (before their performance). I think if we’re given a lot of love, we can go to Nha Trang. It is our wish to go with more staffs” 

Source:  Osen | Naver ; translated by YeoNiverse

[Eng] (SBS Power Fm interview) Yoo Yeon Seok’s favourite late-night meal

On December 12, 2018, Yoo Yeon Seok and Han Ji Sang appeared on SBS Power FM, Choi Hee Jung’s Power Time radio to promote their musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

One of the listener left a comment asking about his kind of late-night meal, as apparently the listener came to read Yoo Yeon Seok’s daily schedule chart where he wrote on having simple late-night meal / supper from 12:30 am to 2 am.

From Sports DongA :

Yoo Yeon Seok explained, “I couldn’t eat dinner properly when I’m preparing for my evening (musical) performance. If I eat too much, I’d feel stuffy so I can’t eat a lot.”

“When I return home after the 8 pm performance, it’ll be around 12:30 am to 1 am. That is the time when I eat dinner properly.”

He then tell the radio on what kind of late-night meals he has recently.  “Recently I ordered squid sashimi for delivery and they gave out some sushi as well. Even deep fried squid were given as a service (free-of-charge).”

“Though I’d have one or two glasses of soju to go with it, I’d eat them while comforting my heart saying that squid is protein.” He also revealed that he eats Jokbal (trotters) a lot, too. 

“Sometimes fans would treat us with snacks too. There were times when I couldn’t eat them well before the performance, so I’d pack them and eat them at home”. He also expressed his gratitude towards his fans. 

Source: Sports DongA, translated by YeoNiverse

[#YOOYEONSEOKINBKK tidbits] (ENG) His daily schedule chart

So, during the Bangkok fanmeet that happened on Dec 8, 2018, Yoo Yeon Seok revealed his daily schedule chart that he has drawn by himself. It’s a chart that shows his daily schedule, more specifically on the days he has weekdays ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ performance. 

YeoNiverse has tried our best to squint hard at the photo that we sneaked to snap during the fanmeet (the guards were seriously on their toes, they were everywhere and keep on telling fans off whenever they saw any of us were secretly taking photos / filming ^^;;), and tried our best to translate on what we could read off the chart. hehe. 

So, his schedule is so adorable just like him. lmao. He has enough sleep per day, about 8 hours and another 1 hour where he just lying on the bed, tossing and turning . So adorable.

His schedule is so packed, but he goes through it like a pro every day. We wish we’re as disciplined and productive as him daily. Haha. And we’re so happy to see those bits about him reading through the new scripts and scenarios! WE . CAN’T. WAIT. FOR. HIS. NEW. ACTING. PROJECT. Yay!

[NOTICE] (by King Kong by Starship) New guidelines as to Yoo Yeon Seok’s way back from K-GGLAM performance greetings.

[T/N: 퇴근길 (toegeungil) literally means ‘way back from work’ but in this context, it refers to meeting and greeting Yoo Yeon Seok after show when he’s about to go home after finishing his musical performance of the day (usually fans will wait and meet the musical actors when they’re about to go back home) ]

[#NOTICE #유연석 #YooYeonSeok #AGentlemansGuide #waybackfromwork]

Hello, this is King Kong by Starship.

We are thankful for the fans’ hot interest and love towards the musical 《A Gentleman’s Guide》 starring Actor Yoo Yeon Seok, and we hereby are listing a few guidance for all of us to follow during the ‘way back from work’ greeting.

Due to the increasingly cold weather, difficulties to get the transportations after the late performance as well as safety concerns, (Actor Yoo Yeon Seok) is going to give only brief greetings after the performances on weekdays and Saturdays of the weekends that have 2 performances. We ask for the fans’ co-operation so that there can be an exchange of warm greetings instead of gifts.

For the weekend’s way back from work greeting, where there are 2 performances on the weekend (Sat/Sun), please take note that it will be on Sunday only.

During the weekend’s way back from work greetings, you can personally hand over your gifts and letters to Mr. Yoo Yeon Seok. During this time, please hand them over in an orderly manner to prevent harm towards those who are around you. (We ask for the fans to give way and be considerate to each other when passing the gifts to ensure everyone’s safety).

* This is the ‘way back from work’ greetings schedule.

11.25 (Sun) 2pm performance /
12.1 (Sat) 3pm performance /
12.16 (Sun) 6pm performance /
12.23 (Sun) 2pm performance
(We will make an announcement for the 4th ticketing later.)

※ In addition to the above schedule, we ask for your understanding that during the after performance greetings on weekdays and Saturdays of the weekends that have 2 performances, (actor Yoo Yeon Seok) will only greet you with brief greetings, and will not accept gifts and letters directly. We would appreciate it for the fans who have prepared gifts and letters to deliver them ㅡ with the actor’s name written on them ㅡ to the ticket booking office or stockroom on the 2nd floor, or to the Theater Information Desk on the 3rd floor or through the receptionist.

We would like to express our gratitude to the fans for supporting Mr Yoo Yeon Seok once again, and we ask for your co-operation and understanding for the sake of everyone’s safety and convenience.

Thank you.

Posted on Yoo Yeon Seok’s official Facebook by King Kong by Starship, on November 19 2018)

(*T/N : The translation might not be perfect and please advise if you notice any translation mistake.)

TL; DR / simpler version of the KKBYSS notice 😅:

Yoo Yeon Seok x A Gentleman’s Guide x A Guide on the way back home after performance’ greeting.

(For the sake of everyone’s safety and convenience, due to the increasingly cold weather and late night transportation concerns)

▪Nov 21, 2018 (Wed) | 8pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Nov 22, 2018 (Thu)  | 7pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Nov 24, 2018 (Sat)   | 3pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Nov 25, 2018 (Sun)  | 2pm 🎭 [💞💬+🎁✉]
▪Nov 27, 2018 (Tue)  | 8pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Nov 29, 2018 (Thu)  | 8pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Dec 01, 2018 (Sat)    | 3pm 🎭 [💞💬+🎁✉]
▪Dec 05, 2018 (Wed) | 3pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Dec 06, 2018 (Thu)  | 8pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Dec 12, 2018 (Wed) | 8pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Dec 13, 2018 (Thu)  | 8pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Dec 15, 2018 (Sat)   | 3pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Dec 16, 2018 (Sun)  | 6pm 🎭 [💞💬+🎁✉]
▪Dec 20, 2018 (Thu)  | 8pm 🎭 [💞💬]
▪Dec 23, 2018 (Sun)  | 3pm 🎭 [💞💬+🎁✉]
▪Dec 24, 2018 (Mon) | 8pm 🎭 [💞💬]

(Once the 4th ticketing schedule is out, the greetings schedule will be updated)

[💞💬] = After the performance, there will be exchange of simple, warm greetings only, no presents and letters will be accepted by YYS directly

[💞💬+🎁✉] = Fans are allowed to hand over their presents and letters directly to YYS during the greeting session on this day, but please be reminded to do it in an orderly manner and to be considerate towards other fans as well as to YYS himself.

📣 On the days where no presents and letters are allowed to be given directly to YYS, fans who have prepared them can have the gifts and letters with his name written on them to be delivered at a few places in the venue:

🚩Through the receptionist;
🚩 2nd Floor ㅡ ticket booking office or stockroom
🚩3rd Floor ㅡ Theather Information Desk

It's Yoo Yeon Seok, no matter what