[Eng] (Comments) Osen Review: #YooYeonSeok’s ‘Hedwig’ is beautiful and more sorrowful


20170902_185940Osen via Naver: [Oh!Strong Review] #YooYeonSeok’s ‘Hedwig’ is beautiful and more sorrowful

1. [+1539 , -35] I strongly agree with the headline. His Hedwig is gorgeous, fresh and especially sorrowful. Yoo Yeon Seok is the best.

2. [+1323 , -39] I know that his acting is good because he is an actor but the Yoo Yeon Seok that was on the stage is so much more. The sadness in his eyes was so intense.

3. [+1047 , -29] Once you watch (his performance), you won’t be able to pull yourself out. Yeon Unnie ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

4. [+794 , -29] The reporter’s feeling is how I’m feeling too. I came to fall in love with him after watching his first performance~

5. [+762 , -35] Agreed. The most beautiful and the most sorrowful Yeon-dwig. He became my favourite Hedwig. When I watch it again, cast Yoo Yeon Seok.


[Audience Review] Yoo Yeon Seok’s 2nd Hedwig performance

(T/N: This is just one of audience reviews available on Interpark ticket website for musical Hedwig, and not a professional critic’s review. Thought of sharing a few of them from time to time so some of us fans can see how some of the audience feel about Yoo Yeon Seok’s musical performances ^^)

[Hedwig] Interpak review

Yeondwig Yoo Yeon Seok-nim is the best 

I reserved the ticket in advance but truth is, I didn’t have big expectation.
I’ve never seen actor Yoo Yeon Seok’s past works too.. I didn’t think I had a great expectation..
My seat was the OP seat which is a good seat and really close, but the sound was such a bummer… (really bummed out ㅜ).
Rather than from the start, as the performance progressed, I became so into Hedwig.
When he shed his tears I cried together with him. Heuk.
His acting is really the best. ^^b
I’m thinking of seeing his performance again… let’s meet once again!!
Yoo Yeon Seok-nim is the best kya-a-a-ak

Source: Interpark Ticket audience review page. Dated 24/08/2017 (a day after Yoo Yeon Seok’s second performance). 



[Eng] (Interview) @star1 magazine Sept 2017 issue: Autumn, September and Yoo Yeon Seok

Autumn, September and Yoo Yeon Seok

[From Naver] 1

The interview and pictorial were done in a little bit tight manner to meet the ‘@star1’ deadline. Yoo Yeon Seok (33) is a strong person even when he is confronted with such a hectic time. It might be difficult to but he grasped the concept of the photo-shoot perfectly, and he didn’t even have an inch of hesitation to do the spontaneous interview.

When thinking of Yoo Yeon Seok, thoughts that naturally follow are the smooth lines of his face, the softness of his voice, and the sincere glitter in his eyes. And now it’s the time to look at those soft images once again. While I have met well spoken people in many interviews, I’ve never met an actor who is a good listener like him. Even if the questions are trivial, he would listen with focus in his eyes. He is a deep and a firm person.

[From Naver] 2

[From Naver] 3

Q. How is the photo-shoot today.
▲. A loose-like feeling kind of pictorial, I enjoyed it very much. The music goes very well with the concept too. I think I’m very comfortable during the photo-shoot because it is especially my favourite kind of atmosphere.

[From Naver] 4

Q. The feeling of being in front of the camera for acting and for a photo-shoot is different.
▲. It’s different. Shooting continuously for a video with a camera is a lot different than taking photos to grab a moment. For just one cut, we have to take a lot of photos. Photo-shoot is hard.

[From Naver] 5

Q. Do you yourself know from which angle you would look best when it comes to taking photos.
▲. Because (my face) very asymmetrical. Haha. For me, the right side would come out well. The size of my eyes are different and my face line is different too.

[From Naver] 6

Q. Now let’s talk about acting for real. The reason for your appearance in the musical ‘Hedwig’ is…?
▲. I’ve been watching the work called ‘Hedwig’ since a long time ago. I’ve watched it when it being performed in the small theater, as well as in the big theater. When I first saw it, such thought (of starring in the musical) didn’t occur to me but after seeing Jo Seung Woo sunbae-nim’s ‘Hedwig’, there was a little greed in me where I thought ‘can I also challenge myself?’. I had only thought of wanting to try challenging it then a good opportunity to star in it came up. Up until I finally decided my mind (to do the musical), I worried a lot. But then I thought that if I’m to star in ‘Hedwig’, I should do it when I’m young. So I guess that’s how I decided to do it.

[From Naver] 7

Q. It is a work that demands a high level of singing ability. Don’t you feel burdened a lot in that aspect?
▲. (I feel burdened) a lot. Isn’t it a work of rock. However since it is a music to follow how I feel rather than expressing every single note accurately, I feel more comfortable that I can sing it as to how I interpreted it. At first I asked people around me. What rock singing is. They said there is no right answer to that. Just sing as how I feel like it. So I think I should pull off the singing in my own way.

[From Naver] 8

Q. To the public, there is an unchanged recognition of ‘Hedwig = Jo Seung Woo’, how do you think you would surpass that?
▲. Instead of surpassing that, let’s just show Yoo Yeon Seok’s only Hedwig. I’m an audience who was swept away by Jo Seung Woo’s sunbae-nim Hedwig’s performance too. Instead of acting as Hedwig, sunbae-nim was being Hedwig himself. That form of his looked so cool. Every one of the seniors who have acted as Hedwig from generation to generation are all different. I want to express my only kind of Hedwig too.

[From Naver] 9

Q. Visually, whose Hedwig is the most beautiful?
▲. Uhm. I would want Yoo Yeon Seok’s Hedwig to be the most beautiful. Puahaha.

[From Naver] 10

Q. You look so good dressing up as a woman. Did you know that you would look this beautiful?
▲. I didn’t even know. I have never thought of cross-dressing so I couldn’t even imagine (how I would look like). But when full make up was put on me, the people around were telling me that I look pretty, and when the photos were released, the reactions were so good. I’m thankful. I’m also pleased to hear that I look pretty for the first time.

[From Naver] 11

Q. I wonder how you feel like now that the first performance is just around the corner.
▲. I feel nervous a lot. I’m trembling. It is to the extent that I even dreamt that as soon as I get on the stage, my mind goes blank like a blank white sheet, I imagined I forgot all of my lines and stood still. Doesn’t that mean I’m nervous enough? But then again, it’s not that there is no work that didn’t turn out to be like that.  I’ve heard that there are people who have experienced that in reality. So perhaps I sometimes worrying about some bad imaginations in my mind.

[From Naver] 12

Q. What kind of evaluation do you want the audience to give you?
▲. It would be great if they have the thought of ‘Ah, Yoo Yeon Seok does have this side of him too’. ‘Hedwig’ is a work that has many loyal fans. I think there are many fans who have never missed out on watching every Hedwig previously played by the seniors. This is the first time for Yoo Yeon Seok’s Hedwig so I think I will be satisfied if they are to rate me as ‘fresh’. So in order to achieve that, I will do my best.

[From Naver] 13

Q. When looking at your SNS, seems like there are still many travelling photos were posted. So just like how it was in tvN’s ‘Youth Over Flowers’, does your passion for travelling not changed?
▲. It’s not that I posted many travelling photos but it’s more like I don’t take photos well when I’m living my life in Seoul.  When I go on a trip, the atmosphere is fresh, the place is new, and I want to show the captured moments that I took photos of. So that’s how I mainly upload my travelling photos and nowadays if there is gap in between, I’ll leave for travel.

[From Naver] 14

Q. As you get older, does your travelling style change?
▲. During the time of tvN’s ‘Youth Over Flowers’ that I had a transition period on my travelling style. When I was young I was like that. When I go to a country, I must go to all of the famous tourist attractions and it seemed like it would be a big trouble if I’m to miss out even one of them. (Laughs). Nowadays as time goes by, I would look around and eat while feeling at ease. I think I have experienced and learned a lot from my past travels, so now I’m thinking of travelling to organise my thoughts, rest and heal.

[From Naver] 15

Q. When looking at your photo in Maldives on your SNS, I was surprised that the background was so beautiful.
▲. The colours of the sunset, the sea and the sky are all beautiful. Don’t you think the colours in the equator are so strong? It was a place where photos would look so beautiful when captured. During the first day I saw so many couples and newlyweds around that I felt envious but later on I did nothing at all so I thought that it was a very good trip. However, I think it would be better to go there with someone you love. If it’s not for a particular reason, without a doubt it is a place to go with someone you love.

[From Naver] 16

Q. You are one of the actors who did not have boundaries when it comes to appearing on big and small screens as well as musical stage. What are the reasons for musicals being so charming?
▲. It is where you can right away feel the breath of the audience on the spot? That’s the biggest point. Movies and dramas have quite a time lag between filming and until when they can be shown to the public. But that’s not only limited to musicals, as all of the performances that were shown live also give the feeling where I can breathe together with the audience. I think that’s very attractive.

[From Naver] 17

Q. Is there any other roles or genre you would also like to challenge?
▲. I’d like to challenge a classical drama. Last year marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. So there were many (Shakespeare’s) related works. When watching them, I also thought that I want to try doing it once.

Q. Now it’s already the second half of the year 2017. How do you evaluate it when looking back to parts of 2017 that has passed.
▲. I finished a drama in early of the year and spent the first half of 2017 preparing for Hedwig, but I think it is still too early to evaluate it. I think it is best to look back once I’m done with ‘Hedwig’. It’s curtain will fall in November. By then it is already the end of 2017. I think I have a lot of thoughts for this year.

Q. So for the remaining four months of 2017, how would you like to spend them?
▲. I want to enjoy them. I think the audience and the fans will like it more. Rather than living while challenging things complexly and calculatingly, I would like to just enjoy the present moment and do my best in any given situation. I think I’m spending this year with that role and attitude of mine.

@star1 Magazine – September 2017 issue
Editor: Kim Doo Ri
Interview: Kim Doo Ri
Stylist: Ji Kyung Mi
Photographer: Lee Kyung Jin
Behind Photographer: Jung Yoo Jin
Hair: Hana (Culture and Nature)
Makeup: Jumi (Culture and Nature)

[Eng] Yoo Yeon Seok’s interview for The Musical magazine August 2017 issue

The Musical magazine August 2017 issue.
Cover story : Yoo Yeon Seok and Jung Moon Sung.


The face that’s hidden behind the familiar look.

Yoo Yeon Seok


Transformation. (It does sound a little cliché but) is there any better word to describe Yoo Yeon Seok’s choice of challenging the eleventh season of 〈Hedwig〉?

Since its debut in 2005 until now, we have went through a diverse of stars playing〈Hedwig〉but there was no other actor’s casting news that made eyes widened like Yoo Yeon Seok’s. Continue reading [Eng] Yoo Yeon Seok’s interview for The Musical magazine August 2017 issue

[Eng](Comments) Yoo Yeon Seok – “Me and my close friend Son Ho Jun are neighbours as we live in the same building..hang out together at home”

Today Yoo Yeon Seok became a guest for Jo Yoon Hee’s radio show ‘KBS Cool FM – Pump up the volume’. He was asked about him and Son Ho Jun.

Osen via Naver : “Me and my close friend Son Ho Jun are neighbours as we live in the same building..hang out together at home”

“We live in the same building. Nowadays we’ll be like ‘Will you come here? Or will I go there?'”

“When we’re both at home we’ll eat together. We don’t even go out. Nowadays it’s like that”

[+2661, -31] R94’s Chilbongie Haitai ㅠ Their friendship is nice ❤

[+2277, -40] Both of them have nice personality so they match well ㅋㅋ Normally I don’t watch Youth Over Flowers, but I watched it anyway because I wanted to see these two – they are both cute

[+1666, -26] ChilHaeBing’s friendship is very praiseworthy 👏👏👏

[+1107, -26] So envious ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

[+1060, -30] I miss Chilbongie…

[Eng] (Comments) “Effortlessly a pictorial” Yoo Yeon Seok travels freely in Maldives

하늘과 바다만 보고 있어서도 좋은 몰디브. #maldives #clubmed

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TVReport via Naver : “Effortlessly a pictorial” Yoo Yeon Seok travels freely in Maldives.

1. [+240,-6] Just like Where’s Wally hahaha Wally!!!

2. [+173,-6] Wow the background is amazing

3. [+129,-4] Just by looking at the sky I’m already envious~

4. [+128,-8] Find Wally in Maldives edition

5. [+87,-2] Dr. Kang Dong Joo

Yoo Yeon Seok to hold a fanmeeting ‘One Fine Day’ on April 1st, tickets to open today


After 3 years since his first fanmeeting titled ‘1st Story’ in 2014, Yoo Yeon Seok will hold his second domestic fanmeeting ‘One Fine Day’ this coming April 1st, 2017.

According to TVDaily article translated by Hancinema, Yoo Yeon-seok is preparing the fan meeting so that he can communicate with his fans closer. He wants to send his love to those fans who have always stood by him.



Below is the details of the fanmeet :

Date : April 1st, 2017
Time : 5pm KST
Venue: Samsung Hall of Ehwa Women’s University
Ticket price : 33,000₩
Ticket open : March 14, 2017 – 8pm KST

Ticket will be open today (14/3) at 8pm KST. Below is the breakdown of the seat arrangements for pre-order (the ones in orange frame will be sold by Melon Ticket, while the ones in green frame will be sold by Interpark):


If anyone is interested, you can try buying the tickets from these sites :

1.  Melon Ticket Global (EN) / Melon Ticket (KR) ;
2. Interpark (KR)

May this upcoming fanmeet be an enjoyable and filled with happiness event for him and fans 💕

It's Yoo Yeon Seok, no matter what