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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

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[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!

YeoNiverse went to #YOOYEONSEOKINBKK~

On December 8, 2018 (Sat), a few of us from YeoNiverse got the chance to attend Yoo Yeon Seok’s All About YOO fanmeeting in Bangkok!!!

We had a blast and our fangirling hearts was filled to the brim throughout the 2 hours + time spent with him. Thank YOO, Yeon Seok.  He is gorgeous, he is handsome, he is sexy, he is adorable, he is silly, he is funny. He is everything. Sobs.

We got to meet fellow Yoo Yeon Seok fans from Thailand and from other countries as well and we were so happy to meet them ❤

Now we don’t think we’d do a long post to detail all about it cuz our memories of the fanmeet were rather scrambled actually. Lol. But we plan to do separate posts on the interesting bits that we could remember of. We shared most of them on our social media accounts already but this space here could do some documentation of it too, no? 

For now, here are a few photos from the fanmeet venue~

[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