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[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

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[#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

[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)

[Eng trans] (A reporter’s story) Interesting interaction with Yoo Yeon Seok and Byun Yo Han.

From: Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao’s Reporter Huang Shao Wei’s interview session with Mr Sunshine cast. Article dated July 25, 2018.

(Note: Screenshots are from a different source – NewShowBiz interview video)

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Reporter Huang Shao Wei: Interview with 《Mr Sunshine》

(Earlier part omitted)

Interesting interaction with Yoo Yeon Seok and Byun Yo Han.

In contrast, the interview with the group of three second leads consisting of Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Min Jung and Byun Yo Han feels more at ease and relaxing.

Yoo Yeon Seok was the first one to walk into the interview room. Once he sat down, he very politely asked each one of us where were we from. He is a warm, nice man, sort of like his character in his last drama 《Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim》.

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When Kim Min Jung and Byun Yo Han came in, the atmosphere became even joyous. They cheerfully answered the questions while talking and laughing, teasing each other.

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Yoo Yeon Seok and Byun Yo Han have facial hair in the drama, so both of them shared about the benefits and difficulties of sporting facial hair.

Byun Yo Han joked that he can save the trouble of shaving his facial hair, and doesn’t have to worry of scratching himself, while Yoo Yeon Seok revealed that he naturally can’t grow thick facial hair so he had to rely on make-up artists. The interaction between the two is so interesting.

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Due to the time constraint, the group’s interview was cut down to 15 minutes from the original 20 minutes. There were 8 reporters from Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand and other places, so the time given was not enough. After the third reporter interviewed them, the staff signaled that that was the end of the interview.

Naturally, the reporters who came all the way to Korea but having no chance to interview them were looking reluctant and embarrassed. Seeing this, Yoo Yeon Seok took the initiative to ask for the interview time to be extended to let the rest of the reporters to interview them. He was being truly considerate.

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There was a another episode where me and a Hong Kong reporter was waiting for the bus to go back to our hotel at the venue entrance. When Byun Yo Han passed by, he stopped and talked to us in Mandarin. Turns out he has studied in Harbin for three years during high school and his Chinese is good. And he was kind enough to take a selfie with us at the end, being so similar to his cheerful personality in the drama.

In my heart, he and Yoo Yeon Seok perhaps are the real “Mr Sunshine”.

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Translated by YeoNiverse

[Eng](Article) Yoo Yeon Seok meets ‘Mr. Sunshine’… drawing in interest from early on.

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(Sports DongA article from June 2, 2018)

Actor Yoo Yeon Seok’s new look in his new drama is drawing in a considerable amount of anticipation.

In the upcoming drama ‘Mr. Sunshine’ that will have its first broadcast on cable channel tvN this coming July 7, Yoo Yeon Seok is expected to showcase 3 different charms at the same time through his acting as a swordsman – tough masculine beauty, sexy charms as well as sorrow.

Anticipations were raised through the release of the drama’s 30 seconds trailer recently.

Yoo Yeon Seok’s appearance in the trailer was short and passed by quickly, but the reactions were saying that it gave out a strong impression.

He appeared wearing an outfit resembling a Japanese samurai as he rushes barefoot towards his opponent in the trailer. Blood was all over his face but he stared at his opponent indifferently.

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As he trained and obtained Taekwondo black-belt during his teen, he could act out all the action scenes including swift swordsmanship perfectly.

Yoo Yeon Seok is represented by his soft and clean-cut image from 2017 SBS drama ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ as well as cable tvN’s ‘Reply 1994’.

Though he has already showcased the rough masculine beauty through his portrayal as Director Park in 2013’s movie ‘Hwayi’, it feels like it will be even more intense in Mr. Sunshine.

His ability to grab the attention on the screen is prominent.

Yoo Yeon Seok’s role in ‘Mr. Sunshine’ is a son born into the Baekjeong caste, and he went through the severe pain of being discriminated against not only by the Yangban class (aristocrats) but also by the Cheonmin people (the lowest caste of commoners). He left Joseon and flee to Japan and set to make a living as a swordsman there.

In a life full of sorrow and anger, his heart was moved by another main character (played by Kim Tae Ri) who was the only person who sees him as a fellow human.

If his one-sided love in Reply 1994 made Yoo Yeon Seok’s soft charm to stand out as it was young and fresh, here in Mr. Sunshine, his one-sides love is expressed in a more sorrowful and heartbreaking way.

One of the drama’s officials said “Yoo Yeon Seok will have a totally different appearance and vibe from before”, and adds, “Even from internally, he has analysed and expressed the character’s inner feelings perfectly.”.

Source: Sports DongA via Naver

(T/N: The translation is not perfect and feel free to correct if there is any mistake ^^;;)