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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”.

Article copied directly from Hancinema
Original news source : TVReport

[20150914] Beauty Inside hits 2 millions admissions mark + watch 3 exclusive clips from the movie!

2 million admission

On September 14th, movie ‘Beauty Inside’ which has Yoo Yeon Seok acting as one of the many Woo Jin(s) and doing narration for, has achieved its 2 millions admissions at the box office. Congrats to the director, actors and actresses and the movie production team!

The movie has also released 3 (english subbed) exclusive clips from the movie online. In those interesting clips, we can hear Yoo Yeon Seok’s voice narrating the story.

The first clip “That’s It for Today”, serves as an introduction to Woo Jin’s character :

The second clip “She Won’t Recognize Me Tomorrow”, shows the part when Woo Jin fell for Yi Soo, and was contemplating on confessing :

And the third clip “Is He Your Son?” shows the part when Woo Jin and Yi Soo got together and she was trying to adjust to his ever changing outer self. When Woo Jin turns into a child, people mistaken him as Yi Soo’s son when they went on a dinner date.

And you can also read Allkpop’s review on the movie here. Those who are in the US, Canada and Taiwan, you can catch the movie in your select local cinemas starting September 11th, while Hong Kong fans can start watching it starting from September 24th. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch this interesting movie on the big screen near you!

Sources : Kobiz ; Well Go USA youtube ; Allkpop ; Well Go USA website

[13092015] Yoo Yeon Seok’s Instagram Update

In only four days, Yoo Yeon Seok posted 3 pictures into his instagram. Slightly unusual treat we got from him but surely is very much welcomed. The first picture he posted is of the upcoming wine lounge named LUA. Rumour has it that LUA marks new business venture for the man and his friends.

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Two days after, he posted a thank-you selfie. It’s obvious that the selfie was taken during his last Beauty Inside stage greeting on 30 August.

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간만에 셀카 ㅋㅋㅋ

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Trans: a thank you selfie kekeke

He posted another picture 17 hours later. A stunning and gorgeous picture of Damyang Metasequoia tree-lined road in Jeollanam-do.

Trans: Damyang tree-lined road VS Sinsadong tree-lined road… Damyang Win!!! 👍

Keep on posting, Yoo Yeon Seok!! We’re lovin them.

[20150902] Beauty Inside’ Surpassed 1 Million Admissions + News on Paycheck for Acting as ‘WooJin’

In nine days after its opening, ‘Beauty Inside’ managed to attract more than 1 million viewers in Korea. As the movie continued to secure the second spot throughout the weekend, 1.55 millions admissions were in as of 02 September. To celebrate the 1 million admission and thanking viewers, NEW released a picture Yoo Yeon Seok holding 1-0-0 candy bar.

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The movie now aims to reach out to 2 million viewers in the days to come. To do so, ‘Beauty Inside’ actors are scheduled to attend the second week stage greetings. This is the continuation of first week stage greetings of which video is now up for public on youtube.

Yoo Yeon Seok, in particular, joins the cast and Director Baek on August 30. Still in his ‘stache and (slightly) wild hair-ed mode, he greets the fans in his signature white dress shirt and dark blue jeans. We, in YeoNiverse, are lovin this simple clean look. White surely works the best for him.

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‘Beauty Inside’ tells a love story of a man named Woo Jin who metaphors into different faces, ages, gender and even race each time he wakes up. He falls at the first sight on Yi Soo,  a furniture sales person. Love should be a happy feeling but for Yi Soo and Woo Jin, love can be complicated. Why? You may check out the movie review by Kooriyuki on her blog.

It is said that 123 actors / actresses played the male lead character Woo Jin and are you curious on how much the fee was paid for the 123 actors/actresses who played the male lead character Woo Jin?

An Ilgan Sports article was published on August 26 that discuss particularly about this matter! Check it out the article as translated by our translator, @rynnpeace

How much is the fee of 123 actors/actresses who played the male lead character Woo Jin?

Movie The Beauty Inside told the story about the love of Woo Jin, a furniture designer whose face will change every morning when he wakes up. The responsibility to create a unique character is handled by no less than 123 person who played the role of male lead Woo Jin. We are curious how the fee of a tremendous corps of 123 actors/actresses is managed.

Of course, among 123 actors/actresses, not everyone has dialogues or acts in scenes that have impact. There are 21 main actors & actresses who played as Woo Jin : Kim Dae Myeong, Do Ji Han, Bae Seong Woo, Park Shin Hye, Lee Beom Soo, Park Seo Joon, Kim Sang Ho, Cheon Woo Hee, Ueno Juri, Lee Jae Joon, Kim Min Jae, Lee Hyeon Woo, Jo Dal Hwan, Lee Jin Wook, Hong Da Mi, Seo Kang Joon, Kim Hee Won, Lee Dong Wook, Go Ah Sung, Kim Joo Hyeok, Yoo Yeon Seok. If we only see the casting, this movie has equal level as masterpiece but the performance fee is not very surprising. It’s because the fee of one actor that was in a top class category is divided for 123 person. Usually, a top class star who plays the male lead in commercial movie accepts about 500-600 millions won as his guarantee.

Between 123 person, 102 cast who only appeared in one scene each acted with no guarantee and accepted fee as movie extras. Yong Film’s side said “Those cast are agency people who appeared as volunteers. Same with movie staff. The others’ fee is calculated depending on the scene and they were paid as much as movie extras’ fee.”

The fee of 21 major actors/actresses who played as Woo Jin is measured by the portion of scenes. Among 21 person, the actor who accepted the highest fee is Yoo Yeon Seok, the one who is entrusted with narration responsibility and also acted as Woo Jin. It is reported that he was paid 70% from the usual fee he received for his movie guarantees. Except for Yoo Yeon Seok, the other 20 actors/actresses were paid from 10 million won to 50 million won. Seo Kang Joon, Jo Dal Hwan, Kim Hee Won’s shooting placed didn;t change a lot and the actors/actresses who participated in 1-2 scenes are paid relatively lower.

Yong Film’s side said “The total fee of 123 person is as much as the fee of top class male lead in a movie. The fee also similar with the fee of female lead Han Hyo Joo who played as Yi Soo.”

“Director Baek and shooting team, producer and all related actors and actresses met and acted together with good will. More than acting fee, if we can do a good project together, it leave a great meaning. Because Woo Jin is a unique character, since pre-production we thought a lot about the acting fee. But the actors and actressed who acted as Woo Jin have given consideration too so the estimated fee can match up with them.”

source : Ilgan Sport

‘Beauty Inside’ is currently gearing up for North American and Taiwanese release with respective US and Taiwanese trailer. YeoNiverse will update you with other release schedule. So make sure you check our wordpress post.

Pictures credited to CGV, Newsen, and Director Baek (IG).

Special shoutout to @kaylanurul  and @rynnpeace for the draft and translation / help given for this article! 😀

[News] ‘Beauty Inside’ Performed Well at the Korean Box Office

Yoo Yeon Seok’s newest movie “Beauty Inside” is doing fairly well despite not topping the box office. The avant grade romantic comedy flick is expected to draw in more viewers in the week to come.

Beauty Inside debuted in second place at Korean box office as it brought in 114,401 admissions on the opening day alone. The movie continued to perform well throughout the weekend of 21 to 23 August 2015, retaining the second spot with 486,209 admissions. With the accummulative admission of  629,820 in four days after its premiere based on the statistic released by Korean Film Biz Zone, the movie rounded up the Top 3 at weekly box office just behind “Veteran” and “Assassination”.

To help promoting his movie, Yoo Yeon Seok appeared during the stage greeting on 22 August 2015. Donning in blue checkered shirt and matching jeans, he greeted fans and audience with Director Baek and co-stars Han Hyo Joo, Lee Dong Hwi and Lee Jin Wook. Much to our joy, not only he himself uploaded a picture during the stage greeting into his instagram, officials photos from NEW and Lotte Cinema were also released. Director Baek also uploded a slow motion video of all four stars on his instagram.

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During the stage greeting, he was seen receiving flower bouquet and sea seal plush toy. He also took a picture together with the audience. Taking a group picture seems to be the mood of the day as a the cast members were revelead to take a picture together in a bus, showing the love sign. Still with the bus background, Yoo Yeon Seok was also pictured holding a Han Hyo Joo Beauty Inside card to mark an event where fans were asked to upload the card(s) they got from watching Beauty Inside in CGV, Lotte Cinema and Mega Box.

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Prior to the 20 August release, Yoo Yeon Seok sit with Han Hyo Joo, Chun Woo Hee and Park Seo Joon for an interview with KBS Entertainment Weekly. The english subtitled of the interview is now available online. Make sure you click the 26.00 minute mark to watch the interview and Yoo Yeon Seok’s witty confession about being all shameless when it comes to talk first to strangers of the opposite sex.

Following its domestic release, ‘Beauty Inside’ is set to debut at North America cinemas on 11 September 2015.

[20150822] Yoo Yeon Seok’s Instagram Update 

On 22 August, Yoo Yeon Seok attended the stage greeting of Beauty Inside with Director Baek and co-stars Han Hyo Joo, Lee Dong Hwi and Lee Jin Wook. The event was held in Lotte Cinema, Dongdaemun, Seoul. Yoo Yeon Seok later uploaded a photo from stage greeting of Beauty Inside’s first week of release into his instagram.

The end of the first opening week stage greetings for Beauty Inside
“It’s till here for today…”

If you wonder why Yoo Yeon Seok put “It’s till here for today” in the caption, Kooriyuki who had watched the movie shared that the sentence is something that Woo Jin says everyday at the end of his video journal. Aha! What an interesting tidbits.

As interesting as Yoo Yeon Seok – Son Hojun’s bromance? Judge yourself from his post on 18 August 2015. Yoo Yeon Seok posted a screencap of bestie Son Hojun in his newest drama, Mrs Cop. He literally tells the world that he’s watching Hojun’s drama and cheers for its success.

I’m watching Mrs.Cop’s broadcast now kekeke Hojunie is a man~~hehehe I wish Mrs.Cop has a lot of viewers! Fighting!❤

To Yeon Seok’s cheering words, Son Hojun cutely replied on twitter asking his bestie whether he watched the drama on its rerun.

OOO..Yoo Yeon Seokkie!!!!!!!! Were you watching Mrs. Cop???? You’re not watching on rerun right?? Keke

What a cute bromance these two are having!! ㅋㅋㅋ

Translation by kooriyuki, rynn_peace and kaylanurul
Brought to you by Yeoniverse ~ Yoo Yeon Seok IFC


[Movie] Yoo Yeon Seok Joins ‘Beauty Inside’ Promo Bandwagon on Instagram

Yoo Yeon Seok uploaded into his instagram a selfie with co-stars Han Hyo Joo and Lee Dong Hwi on 16 August 2015, bandwagoning the stream of promotional activities for his newest movie ‘Beauty Inside’. It is very likely that the photo was taken during the stage greeting of ‘CGV BC Card Beauty Inside Nationwide Screening’ at CGV YeongDeungPo.

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Beauty Inside opens / premiere August 20

Joining Yoo Yeon Seok in the ‘Beauty Inside’ Promo bandwagon is none other than co-star Lee Dong Hwi. He took a different take on the backstage photo by uploading Yoo Yeon Seok and Han Hyo Joo’s photo and introduced them as that day’s Woo Jin and Yi Su. He also uploaded a short video of the stage greeting where Yoo Yeon Seok was seen stopping him from singing in front of the movie audience, probably to save him from embarrassing himself.


New Entertainment Media as the movie distributor also jumped right into the promo stream by sharing three pictures of Beauty Inside co-stars taken on the backstage. Yoo Yeon Seok and Han Hyo Joo were seen seriously reading the movie’s pamphlet and approved it by giving a thump up.

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Will you give this movie a thumb up as well? You might need to wait until the movie opens first on August 20 in Korea. Good news is, the movie has got its North American debut date. We are expecting other international screening schedule to follow since there was an initial report of the movie’s distribution right being sold to 11 countries. Who knows you might get the chance to give some love to Yoo Yeon Seok and Beauty Inside as he asked for.

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We are truly hoping that our YeoNizens will get to see Yoo Yeon Seok as Woo Jin No. 21. Yes, it is confirmed again that he will play the very last Woo Jin.


Let us wish Yoo Yeon Seok and ‘Beauty Inside’ a success. Coz really, who doesn’t want to see our beloved actor to continue smiling and be all charming. Beauty Inside hwaiting !!

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Pictures are credited to Yoo Yeon Seok, Lee Dong Hwi, NEW, CJ CGV and KingKong Entertainment.