When shooting for a drama, it is essential to stay physically fit. While filming for this drama, Yoo Yeon Seok has been making efforts to take care of his health and stamina. During ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ filming, Yoo Yeon Seok has developed eye twitching condition due to the accumulated fatigue that he eventually found an Oriental Medical clinic (to treat it).
The Oriental Medical clinic was recommended by Seo Hyun Jin and Jin Kyung. Because he takes herbal medicine a dietary control is essential to him. Together with Seo Hyun Jin and Jin Kyung the Oriental Medical clinic siblings(?), they ate fish dishes for health. ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ filming set was in Paju. The three of them went to ‘conquer’ all of the restaurants that serve fish dishes in Paju.
“Hyun Jin and Jin Kyung sunbae have stomach problem and both of them went to the same Oriental Medical clinic, and they recommended me the same clinic when I had eye twitching symptoms. When eating herbal medicines, you have to take care of your diet like not eating meat or flour. As a result, the three of us have the same diet. All we could eat were fish and vegetable dishes. We mainly look for restaurants that serve fish dishes. As we ate all varieties of fish dishes like grilled, sushi and steamed fish, we regained our energy.”
(Yoo Yeon Seok’s interview with Newspim, January 2017)
Although his dream was to become an actor since he was young and that he is steadily building his filmography regardless of box-office record, he is questioning himself endlessly.
Before deciding on his next project, he will travel alone to give time to himself, in order to question his own self.
“I’ll quietly go to Vietnam after finishing my pictorial schedule. I’ve been to other countries in Southeast Asia but I have never been to Vietnam so I want to go there.
There are a few quiet places in Vietnam. I’ll go there in order to think (to myself) again” he said. (Yoo Yeon Seok’s interview with Asia Globe, January 2017)
“I’ve found the answer as to the question of ‘a good actor, the best actor or the needed actor’.
When I first started acting, I worked hard to become a good actor. I tried my best to hear that “There’s a new actor who is really good at acting”. When I got a lot of love, I was greedy at that time to be the best. Now I want to become an actor that is necessary for every kind of work.
If I ever decide to quit acting, I want to hear others’ saying, “I wish to see his acting again.” I also want to become an actor that staffs and producers need. I am not sure whether it will be feasible or not, but I thought of becoming an actor that is necessary.” (Yoo Yeon Seok’s interview with Chosun Ilbo, January 2017)