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[Interview] Yoo Yeon-seok, “Did I keep my promise to never change?”

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Yoo Yeon-seok‘s mellow is sink or swim. It’s either purely innocent or cruelly mean. If “Old Boy” and “Answer Me 1994” are the first, then “Architecture 101” and “Perfect Proposal” are the latter.

“Loves, Lies” is somewhere in between them. “Loves, Lies” is the story of the final gisaengs So-yool (Han Hyo-joo) and Yeon-hee (Cheon Woo-hee) who dreamt of being singers. They meet the greatest song writer of the time Yoon Woo (Yoo Yeon-seok).

“Some ask if Yoon Woo is the bad guy. The part which Yoo Woo falls for Yeon-hee was edited out. Yeon-hee says something to Yoon Woo as she’s being hit by her father, “Selling his daughter for some money, that is the true Joseon. I don’t relate to the song, “A Joseon Mind”.

Yoo Yeon-seok is working with Han Hyo-joo for the second time since “Beauty Inside”. He also met Cheon Woo-hee in the same movie.

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“I enjoyed working with Han Hyo-joo in “Beauty Inside”. However, we didn’t meet for a long time because there were 21 Woo-jins. I was happy to meet her in Loves, Lies once again. Cheon Woo-hee was also in “Beauty Inside” but we acted the same character so we never overlapped”.

Yoo Yeon-seok took on the role of Yoo Ji-tae‘s younger version in the movie “Old Boy” and left a strong impression but he was in the slumps. He then continued to star in other films but he didn’t show much impact. However, he started to come back to life with “A Werewolf Boy”. “Answer Me 1994” put him in the peak of his career.

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Yoo Yeon-seok had said he was afraid he might change because of the popularity.

“I can’t say I didn’t change at all, but I’m not negative. I try to be positive and I always will be. The pressure I get from the fame has made me responsible. I didn’t believe in success before but now more is expected of me so I need to change according to demands”.

Still, Yoo Yeon-seok doesn’t want his passion and emotions to be tainted. He wants acting to be a part of his life and not just a job. “I might be in the slumps at one point but when acting becomes a part of my life, it might get easier”.

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Original news source : TVReport

[28032016] Yoo Yeon Seok Attended VIP Premiere of Movie ‘The Great Actor’

Yoo Yeon Seok attended VIP Premiere of movie “The Great Actor / 대배우 ” in spring style. The Haeeohwa’s actor came in a pink cardigan on top of white collarless shirt. He completed the spring look with loose black pants and white sneakers.

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Do you approve his spring style? Or would you rather call it a rather unfortunate spring look?

Yoo Yeon Seok received invitation to the VIP Premiere from Director Seok Min-Woo. Wonder how he came to know Director Seok? Director Seok was the assistant director in his first movie, ‘Old Boy’.

The VIP premiere took place on 28 March 2016 in Megabox Samcheong-dong, Seoul.

Photo sources: tenasia, sn@pp, hankooki, mydaily, tvdaily, stardailynews

[20150820] Yoo Yeon Seok Is NewsCulture’s Selected ‘Actor of The Week’

NewsCulture, one of Korea’s news portals, released an article on 20 August 2015 to announce their selection of Yoo Yeon Seok as the ‘Actor of the Week’. Dubbed as an actor with various facial expressions, Yoo Yeon Seok is praised for his versatility in acting cold and warm characters. He is considered as part of the new emerging melodrama hero in Korean cinema.

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In his latest film, Yoo Yeon Seok plays Woo Jin, a man who changes face everytime he wakes up. Thanks to his melodical and warm tone in narrating the movie, he tied all different Woo Jin together. Yoo Yeon Seok managed to live up to Director Baek’s expectation in maximazing the dramatic element of the movie with his appearance, acting skill and voice tone.

So who would have guessed that Yoo Yeon Seok was actually nervous when doing the narration? During the Beauty Inside Press Screening, he revealed that he was very worried to whether he could bridge different actors and actresses together. He is thankful that all of them demonstrated wonderful acting which implies to the one that eventually made his narration work.

Prior to his breakthrough role as Chilbong on Reply 1994, Yoo Yeon Seok was dubbed as the most hated man thanks to his role as Suzy’s playboy sunbae in Architecture 101. He went on a killing  sphree toward other nation’s little sisters such as Park Bo Young and Park Shin Hye in Werewolf Boy and The Royal Tailor respectively. No wonder that NewsCulture considers him as the nation’s little sister killer. He finally made a hattrick in killing 3 nation’s little sisters!

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When it comes to warm character, Yoo Yeon Seok has proven that he can act as convincingly. He captured so many hearts – and broke them at the same time – in his well-loved character, Chilbong. YeoNiverse is forever thankful to Yoo Yeon Seok for breathing life and so much love to Chilbong. He is our forever our most favorite baseball player on universe.

In his first ever leading role in drama, Yoo Yeon Seok was challenged to bring the warm and cozy feeling to ‘Baek Geun Woo’. Did he make it? We are nodding in agreement with NewsCulture. Yoo Yeon Seok managed to make audience cheering for Baek Geun Woo despite all the frustation and ball of anger toward his character. And thanks to his visual image, Baek Geun Woo is considered as a flower boy chef.

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In the future, Yoo Yeon Seok is hoping to be able to perform in different stages such as drama play or musical.

Yoo Yeon Seok hwaiting!!

Original news source by NewsCulture here

[20150615] Kang Sora: “Now I Understand Why Girls Like Yoo Yeon Seok”

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Actress Kang Sora revealed her thoughts on her “Warm and Cozy” co-star Yoo Yeon Seok.

In a recent interview with media outlet MyDaily, she described the chemistry between her and Yoo Yeon Seok on set. “We have great chemistry, although it is our first time acting together. He helps me out a lot.” She continued to say, “Yoo Yeon Seok has a big heart and he is really caring. Like the character of Gun Woo, in reality, he is also innocent like a child, but also charming in a very masculine way. I think I understand why women like him so much.”

However, Kang Sora admitted that her ideal type was not close to Yoo Yeon Seok’s character, but Kim Sung Oh‘s in the drama. “I like the comfortable types, like Hwang Wook (Kim Sung Oh’s character) in the drama.”

She also picked Lee Sung Jae‘s character Song Jung Geun as the most interesting character in “Warm and Cozy.” “I have to cheer him on, because his ‘middle-aged romance’ is so sweet and fun.”

“Warm and Cozy” airs on MBC every Wednesday and Thursday.

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Original article from Naver HERE

[20150610] Points To Watch Out For In ‘Warm and Cozy’

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[by Sora Ghim] MBC ‘Warm and Cozy’ has released points to look out for during the second half of the drama.

As the drama heads into the latter half, the love lines of Baek Gun Woo (Yoo Yeon Seok)-Lee Jung Joo (Kang So Ra) and Song Jung Geun (Lee Sung Jae)-Kim Hae Sil (Kim Hee Jung) are heating up. Adding more to this fire is the love triangles with Hwang Wook (Kim Sung Oh) and Seo Yi Ahn (Mok Ji Won). Also clouded in mystery is the relationship of Kang So Ra’s father and Baek Gun Woo’s mother.

Here are points to look out for in this ‘Hong Sister’s’ romantic comedy.

No.1 Yoo Yeon Seok-Kang So Ra, “Is this the start of the ‘WooJoo Couple’ romance?!”

In the 8th episode, Gun Woo and Jung Joo shared an ‘unexpected hug,’ raising the anticipation of viewers. Gun Woo found out that Jung Joo isn’t ill and rather than be upset that he lent her his entire restaurant at a cheap price, he was relieved. Moreover, Jung Joo said, “You said you were mine till I died. But now what?” to which Gun Woo replied, ““I’ll keep being yours. Until death, I’m yours.” People wonder what will happen afterwards.

Lee Sung Jae-Kim Hee Jung, “How will the ‘JungShil’ couple overcome its greatest difficulty?”

Also in the same episode, a dark cloud overcame the Jung Geun and Hae Shil love line, disappointing many. After much thought, Jung Geun decided to invite Hae Shil to his party but Hae Shil was requested by the Promotional team to help with an event for the party. Not knowing what it was about, Hae Shli and the other divers went along and were instead humiliated. Falling into the resort swimming pool, Jung Geun appeared at that time. Hae Shil found out that Jung Geun was actually the owner of the resort and was cold to him. Unable to stop her, their relationship faces an obstacle as people focus on whether this terrible situation will be able to turn back.

Kim Sung Oh-Seo Yi Ahn, “Never let your guard down!”

The two love triangles, ‘Gun Woo-Jung Joo-Hwang Wook’ and ‘Gun Woo-Jung Joo-Ji Won’ are attracting attention. Hwang Wook and Ji Won will ambush Gun Woo and Jung Joo’s relationship as the two’s feelings grow for each other. In the 8th episode, Hwang Wook subtly confessed to Jung Joo, but Jung Joo didn’t realize as her head was filled with Gun Woo. However, Hwang Wook realized his feelings and started to appeal himself, shaking Jung Joo’s heart. On the other side, Ji Won keeps on getting bothered by Jung Joo who seems to be the reason Gun Woo keeps slipping out of her grasp. Hwang Wook and Ji Won have proved themselves to be great presences that can block Jung Joo and Gun Woo’s relationship.

Yoo Yeon Seok-Kang So Ra, “Who are their real parents?”

The mystery surrounding Gun Woo and Jung Joo’s parents will continue on in the second half of the drama. From the first episode, the relationship between Jung Joo’s father and Gun Woo’s mother was confusing. Moreover, novelist Bu Mi Ra (Kim Mi Jin) showed up with a picture of Jung Joo’s father and Gun Woo’s mother and tries to find out the behind story. Gun Woo’s sister Hee Ra (Ok Ji Young) tell Mi Ra not to write a story about her mother and Gun Woo’s father, hinting at a big clue. What is the actual relationship?

Meanwhile, ‘Warm and Cozy’ airs every Wednesday and Thursday. (photo by Bon Factory)


Reposted from BNTNews with original link HERE

[20150603] Yoo Yeon Seok And Kim Sung Ho Finally Butt Heads

[by Sora Ghim] Yoo Yeon Seok and Kim Sung Oh on MBC ‘Warm and Cozy’ finally go head to head with an arm wrestling match.

On the upcoming 8th episode of the drama, the love rivalry for Kang So Ra will officially start between Yoo Yeon Seok and Kim Sung Oh.

The two will arm wrestle each other in a match that risks their pride. Still cuts of this scene were released, attracting attention. Putting their all in the competition, both men exchange fierce gazes and have a battle of power. As soon as the match starts, they put in all their strength in order to win. Between Yoo Yeon Seok and Kim Sung Oh, who will win?

This scene was filmed on May 30 on the restaurant set in Jeju Island. Both Yoo Yeon Seok and Kim Sung Oh put their all into filming, seemingly forgetting they were acting during the arm wrestle with the realistic performance. Before filming, the two worked hard, practicing and cooperating together.

In particular, during the break, Yoo Yeon Seok and Kim Sung Oh had an extra round, bringing energy onto the set. As the real match began, the two’s rivalry ended with a tie as a winner couldn’t be made. The two actors’ teasing and jokes caused laughter onsite.

Meanwhile, the 7th episode of ‘Warm and Cozy’ will air on Wednesday, June 3 at 10 PM KST. (photo by Bon Factory)


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[20150603] Yoo Yeon Seok Is Temporarily Frozen In A Hug

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[by Sora Ghim] MBC ‘Warm and Cozy’ Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang So Ra are seen in a ‘frozen hug.’

On the upcoming 7th episode of the drama, Baek Gun Woo (Yoo Yeon Seok) starts to have a wavering heart for Lee Jung Joo (Kang So Ra), causing a sweet tension in the air.

Moreover, still cuts of Yoo Yeon Seok holding a sleeping Kang So Ra were revealed. Sleeping on the sofa, Kang So Ra flips over and is about to fall onto the ground when Yoo Yeon Seok quickly catches her. As the plot deepens, the ‘WooJoo’ couple’s skinship follows, raising the anticipation of the viewers.

Their ‘frozen hug’ scene was shot on May 29 on the restaurant set. In order to get the perfect timing and angle for this scene, Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang So Ra worked with the staff for the ‘most focused relay filming.’ Shooting starting at 4:30 and didn’t end until 1 AM the next day. As much as this scene starts the ‘WooJoo’ couple’s love line, it united the hearts of the actors and staff.

According to Bon Factory, the actors gave their all to create a good scene. They continued, “Please send a lot of support to the ‘Warm and Cozy’ team who are doing their best while splitting time between sleeping and eating.”

Meanwhile, the 7th episode will air on Wednesday, June 3 at 10 PM KST. (photo by Bon Factory)


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For individual picture of the still cut, it can be found in MBC Official Facebook Page HERE

[20150603] “Perfect Proposal” Yoo Yeon-seok, from being topless to kissing

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Actor Yoo Yeon-seok is a sexy guy in the movie “Perfect Proposal”.

He attended the production premiere of the movie “Perfect Proposal” with Im Soo-jeong and talked about their teamwork.

“Perfect Proposal” is about a woman who is in a desperate situation and a man who proposes something that will change her life completely.

Yoo Yeon-seok acts out Seong-yeol who proposes an opportunity that will turn Ji-yeon (Im Soo-jeong) into Cinderella.

His muscular shape has become one of the hot topics of the movie but he claims it was ’embarassing’.

Yoo Yeon-seok said, “I am not always like that. Seong-yeol is supposed to be deadly attractive so I had to make myself look like that. I stuck to a diet and worked out with my trainer. I didn’t eat any carbs a week before I shot that scene and didn’t even drink water the day before. It’s the result of hard work”.

About the kiss scene, Yoo Yeon-seok said, “The point of the scene was to make sure the audience could imagine what happened after the kiss. I drank a bottle of wine before that scene because I was so nervous”.

He’s deadly in front of Im Soo-jeong, but in front of his father (Lee Kyeong-yeong), he’s as sweet as a lamb.

He’s worked with Lee Kyeong-yeong before and he said, “He is very caring on site. I naturally call him ‘father’ now”. “Perfect Proposal” will be released on June 4th.

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Reposted from Hancinema with original link HERE and original Korean news source HERE

[20150601] The ‘WooJoo Couple’ Has Their First Hug

[by Sora Ghim] MBC ‘Warm and Cozy’ Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang So Ra show a ‘height match hug,’ ready to fill the home theater with butterflies.

For the upcoming episode of the drama, Baek Gun Woo (Yoo Yeon Seok) and Lee Jung Joo (Kang So Ra) are seen in their first sweet hug. Late at night, the two are captured in an embrace, attracting attention.

Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang So Ra’s ‘first hug’ scene was filmed on May 25 in Jeju Island. Filming started at 10:30 PM and ended the next day at 2 AM. The two worked hard together to get the timing and flow perfect, rehearsing longer than usual. A bit embarrassed at first since it is the two’s first intimate skinship, as soon as filming starting, they pushed that aside and the staff observing were amazed at the realistic love scene.

This was the first time Kang So Ra is seen with her long hair down, usually opting to put it in a ponytail. She transformed into a feminine style, moving from her usual easygoing and strong character.

A producer at Bon Factory stated, “Starting from episode 7 and 8, Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang So Ra’s romance will get deeper and skinship between them will occur more frequently. Please anticpate the ‘warm and cozy’ butterflies Gun Woo and Jung Woo’s lovey-dovey romance will give.”

Meanwhile, ‘Warm and Cozy’ airs every Wednesday and Thursday. (photo by Bon Factory)


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[Spot] Yoo Yeon-seok, “’Perfect Proposal‘ Is A Combination of Two Genres”

Posted by: Veronica Choi , May 28, 2015

The press preview for film ‘Perfect Proposal’ was held on May 28 at Wangshimni Theater in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Cast members Im Soo-jung, Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Geung-young and director Yoon Jae-gu attended the event.

‘Perfect Proposal’ depicts a story of Ji-yeon(played by Im Soo-jung), a woman who was at the end of her rope, getting engaged in a risky deal suggested by Seong-ryeol (played by Yoo Yeon-seok) to change her life. Yoo Yeon-seok was cast to play the role of ‘Seong-ryeol’, a vicious man who tries to lure Ji-yeon. The rising star is expected to show a new side of him and let go of his sweet, gentle image which he mostly used to show in his previous works.

He also revealed his body in the film “I had a scene where I was topless, and it was really embarrassing. To be frankly speaking, that is not how my body looks normally. Before shooting that scene, I worked out and went on a diet. I even had to cut down on fats and carbohydrates for a week before filming; didn’t even drink water a day before,” said Yoo Yeon-seok. “Since Seong-ryeol is a homme fatale, I thought there was a need for me to stay in shape in order to inhabit him well,” the actor showed passion towards his work.

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Yoo Yeon-seok was then given a question asking about the chemistry and teamwork he shared with actress Im Soo-jung. “I relied on her a lot. The script describes Seong-ryeol as a man whom you can’t deny. It was hard for me to portray his fatal charms, so I asked her a number of questions about it. She gave a lot of tips on playing him. She told me her feelings she had on Seong-ryeol or how I should demonstrate him. If it were not for her, I would not have been able to do it. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to her,” he said.

“She is literally lovely. She is a very lovely person. I really enjoyed her previous film ‘Janghwa and Hongryun’. After being with her, I have found out why people all love her so much. She is an attractive woman,” The 32-year-old actor complemented his partner.

“I have worked with senior Lee Geung-young before in film ‘Whistle Blower’. It’s funny, in both two films he and I did not have a good relationship. He was so thoughtful, and he has supported me all the way during the whole process. Someday I would like to pair with him in another work,” he expressed respect for the seasoned actor. “Not as an enemy, though,” he laughed.

“By watching the film, you might as well be able to enjoy two genres at the same time,” Yoo Yeon-seok asked for a lot of support and attention to the film.

Perfect Proposal’, the modern version of ‘Cinderella’, is based on the novel ‘La Femme de Paille’(‘Woman of Straw’) by French author ‘Catherine Arley. It will premiere on June 4.

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