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Yoo Yeon Seok and Han Hyo Joo Couple Up for Sweet Pictorials with Elle Korea

Yoo Yeon Seok and Han Hyo Joo’s sweet pictorials with ELLE Magazine Korea are set to allure eyes and captive hearts. Let’s begin with Yoo Yeon Seok’s individual shots first…

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Haeeohwa co-stars’ are donning in retro fashion to bring out ‘the musician and his muse’ concept. The concept, which is inspired by their upcoming movie, is well reflected in the released pictorials. You Yeon Seok is seen playing his guitar while Han Hyo Joo softly lean on his shoulders.

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In one of the released photos, Yoo Yeon Seok and Han Hyo Joo are seen sitting with piano at the background.

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This particular photo stays true to the spirit of Haeeohwa where Yoo Yeon Seok is revealed to play all piano scenes in the movie by himself.He said during the movie’s press conference that he practiced to play “Arirang” better because his character Yun Woo expresses his emotion through piano. He went as far as taking keyboard for practice to Jeju Island when he shot his latest drama (Warm & Cozy).

The pictorials will be featured in the April issue of Elle Magazine Korea. So get ready to get your copy.

Photo sources: Lotte Entertainment

[20150806] Yoo Yeon Seok Flutters Hearts During ‘Beauty Inside’ Press Screening and Showcase

Sporting a new look, Yoo Yeon Seok made a public appearance on 3 August 2015 to promote his newest movie, Beauty Inside. First, Yoo Yeon Seok joined co-stars Han Hyo Joo, Chun Woo Hee, Lee Dong Hwi (who shares the picture below) and Park Seo Joon to meet the press at Lotte Cinema.

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Following the press screening, news from Nate went online that describes the difference between Park Seo Joon, Lee Jin Wook and Yoo Yeon Seok’s “Woo Jin”. HanCinema translated the original news from Nate and we quoted Yoo Yeon Seok’s part below:

Yoo Yeon-seok is considered as a ‘warm’ Woo-jin. Although Woo-jin changes every day the public wasn’t confused about who he was thanks to Yoo Yeon-seok’s heart and narrations. His melodical voice started the movie and only in the end did he make an appearance. He leaves a strong impression as he is the last one to appear.

The acting of the actors and actresses in this movie is also praised by Munha News journalist, Jeon Yeong Hyeon. The journalist wrote through a post by NEW that “actors and actresses whom we think cannot be seen in one movie, for one character they came together and showed rich acting”. Others are also giving positive reviews of the movie. Are you excited already waiting for this movie to premiere?

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Few hours after the press screening, Yoo Yeon Seok greeted the fans who came to Beauty Inside Showcase. He received very warm applause and pretty louder screams when he introduced himself as the actor who plays the last Woo Jin. Gone are the days of unknown for Yeon Seok. Through his official facebook account, Yoo Yeon Seok expresses his happiness of meeting fans again after a long period of not seeing each other.

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Acted as the MC of the music showcase is Yoon Jung Shin who sings the main soundtrack of the movie. Lee Dong Wook who was absent from the press screening joined the cast members in the showcase. Yoo Yeon Seok and Lee Dong Wook bantered cutely during the showcase, showing their close relationship as labelmate in KingKong Entertainment.

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During the talkshow segment, all cast members were asked to answer YES or NO to few questions. For the first question, MC Yoon asked the cast members whether they feel sexy the moment they woke up. It’s funny to see that Heohwa cast members (YYS,HHJ,CWH) all raised “O” while Park Seo Joon and Lee Dong Wook said no. Yoo Yeon Seok admitted that he is feeling sexy waking up although he played it down later by saying that his body doesn’t look good these days.

For the second question, Yoon Jung Shin asked if they have a weapon to capture the opposite sex’s attention. Yoo Yeon Seok sheepishly raised an “O” and mentioned that he wants to speak in all honesty but he will be in trouble if he does that. He continued on  by saying that he likes to help other people taking picture these days. By doing that, he said that they can grow closer naturally. He mentioned his liking to polaroid and reiterated that he loves to use polaroid because it gives different feeling from photo taken by camera or phone. Since he is currently working in a project (movie Heohwa) together with Han Hyo Joo and Chun Woo Hee, he took pictures of the two actresses in the shooting location using polaroid.

The showcase continued with a game with four lucky audiences who happened to know person named Woo Jin in their life. They were paired with each actor playing Woo Jin to make rhymed sentences using “Hong Yi Soo” as the first syllable of each sentence. Chun Woo Hee couple won the game but was having no luck when it came to winning prize where the actor would do a task as mentioned in the prize board. Yoo Yeon Seok and the audience he was paired with got “back hug” and he did it using only his right hand, fluttering hearts and causing some noises from the roaring audience.

At the end of the showcase, all cast members and Director Baek Jong Yeol sit together on the stage for a group photo. Once again, Yoo Yeon Seok and Lee Dong Wook acted all witty, joined their hand to form a shape of heart. Bromance yo!!

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Yoo Yeon Seok is scheduled to join another promo cycle of Beauty Inside by attending the VIP premiere in Yongsan CGV on 12 August 2015 at 8 PM. All the best for the premiere, Yoo Yeon Seok Ssi!!

Disclaimer

  • Stories from showcase is made possible thanks to our lovely rynn_peace who helped with the translation of the review, video and news
  • Pictures used in this post are the courtesy of NEW, KingKong Entertainment or Beauty Inside Instagram.
  • The video and news of the showcase are available on YouTube

[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.

GET IT K Han Jihee, Photography by CJ Entertainment/BIDANGIL Pictures Inc./Soo Film Inc., English Translation by Veronica Choi

Copyright ⓒ GET IT K (getitk.com). All Rights Reserved.

Reposted from Get It K with original link here

[20150515] Yoo Yeon Seok is a ‘Perfect’ Kisser, Says Im Soo-Jung

Actress Im Soo-jung gave “10 out of 10” to a kiss scene shared with actor Yoo Yeon-seok, her costar in the upcoming erotic thriller “Perfect Proposal.”

Im said that she was “nervous, since it was a passionate kiss scene,” but that she did it with a willing attitude to embrace Yoo.


Actors Yoo Yeon-seon (right) and Im Soo-jung, Thursday. (OSEN)

Yoo also said he drank a whole bottle of wine to “get into the mood” before the scene.

“Since the scene has to stir (the viewers’) imagination and has a particular atmosphere, I was really worried. I kept drinking and ended up finishing a whole bottle of wine,” said Yoo.

Yoo appreciated Im’s supportive comments throughout filming, which helped him get into character.


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“I was a big fan of Im Soo-jung and always wanted to act beside her,” said Yoo at the Thursday press conference in Seoul.

Yoo previously achieved his career breakthrough in the 2013 TV drama “Reply 1994,” while Im has starred in films like “A Tale of Two Sisters,” “All About My Wife” and “Happiness.”

“Perfect Proposal,” which hits Korean theaters on June 4, features Im as the wealthy secretary of a casino in Macau.

Chased by loan sharks, she makes a deal with Yoo’s character, but matters become complicated when the pair fall in love aboard a luxury yacht. Turkish expat and entertainer Enes Kaya also plays a supporting role.


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By Yoon Sarah (sarah356@heraldcorp.com)

Reposted from KpopHerald, with original news link HERE

[20150514] Yoo Yeon Seok and Im Soo Jung Snap Selfie at The Backstage of Perfect Proposal Press Conference

Who needs professional cameraman if your leading casts can snap a good picture on their own? That’s exactly the case of Yoo Yeon Seok who look happy while snapping selfies with Perfect Proposal co-star Im Soo Jung at the backstage of press conference. They look close and contend together, just like the atmosphere they created during the press conference on 14 May 2015.

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During the press conference, he was asked who he would seduce between Kang Sora and Im Soo Jung. It’s no brainer that he diplomatically pointed to the lovely lady sitting next to him. The reciprocal praise goes on as Im Soo Jung rated Yoo Yeon Seok’s kissing ability very high. She said that he is a good kisser, giving him 10 out of 10. Don’t you just wish the movie is on your theater now?

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After the press conference ended, Yoo Yeon Seok and Im So Jung’s schedule was not yet over. They followed it up with a movie showcase in which fans were invited to join in. Park Kyung Lim hosted both press conference and movie showcase.

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During the showcase, fans put their questions on post-it and later Yoo Yeon Seok and Im Soo Jung picked several to be answered. But the highlight of the showcase is the moment Yoo Yeon Seok kneeled down to put a pair of gorgeous Manolo Blanik shoes on the feet of a super lucky fan.  The fan looks super ecstatic and happy (who doesn’t?!).

This gesture resembles the famous scene from Cinderella, a reference that the movie has specially took on to refer the dangerous game our leading casts are playing. Wanna go all out being envoious? Check out the short video by CJ Entertainment HERE.

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Style wise, Yoo Yeon Seok looks amazing today. Very masculine and crisp with (again) perfect hairstyling. The navy blue (or black?) suit on him is to die for although we cannot really say the same for the grey one. Regardless, we are loving his look today. Hope he continues his fashionista streak and had a clean break up with his vows of terrorizing the fashion world and fans alike.

Picture credited to news portal as tagged, KingKong Entertainment and Perfect Proposal facebook page

[20150508] Stories from Warm and Cozy Press Conference

This is the longest week leading up to the debut of Warm and Cozy, but at least we had the press con today to tide us over till Wednesday, 13th May.

The press con was held at 2pm KST at MBC, and after the MC made a brief introduction to the upcoming drama Warm and Cozy, the main supporting cast came on stage one by one. We have B1A4’s Jinyoung coming up first, followed by Lee Han Wie, and then Kim Hee Jung. Lee and Kim share the stage for some photo shoots, as Lee’s character will have an unrequited love for Kim’s character in the drama.

Lee Sung Jae then comes on stage, and takes some photos together with Kim Hee Jung. Kim Sung Oh is up next, and MC mentioned that he had hurt his foot rather badly recently. Kang Sora appears next, and Yoo Yeon Seok joins her on stage for some couple photo shoots. They actually color- coordinated their outfits!

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Yoo Yeon Seok is then joined by Seo Yi An, who looks cute in a white kinda puffy dress. All the actors and actresses then come back up on stage for a few group shots, before being joined by the PD-nim for some more group shots.

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The cast and PD-nim then returns to the audience seats, before a long teaser clip (which the MC calls it scene highlights) was shown. After the clip ended, the cast and PD-nim took the stage again, and Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora sat in the middle since, of course, they’re the leading cast.

It is then the Q&A session, where reporters field their questions. My understanding of Korean is still quite unrefined, so there’s only this much I can understand. There’s a question to Yoo Yeon Seok, about his character, and he said Baek Geun Woo grew up rich, and so he just does whatever he wants, but he is a warm and kind-hearted guy. Another question is something along the lines of comparing between the roles both Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora had played before, and their current role. Yoo Yeon Seok mentioned Chilbong and that Chilbong had received alot of love, so he wanted a role different from Chilbong. He wanted to shatter the image of Chilbong off him. When the script of Warm and Cozy came, he felt Geun Woo is pretty different from all the other roles he had played, so he decided to take on this role.

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Yoo Yeon Seok also mentioned about the difficulties having to act a donggap (same age) with Kang Sora in the drama, because in reality he’s a few years older than her. Kang Sora calls him oppa, and said that they often discuss how to act their roles, and they share a good oppa-dongseng (older brother – younger sister) and good friends relationship.

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Yoo Yeon Seok also mentioned Baro (aww, the bromance!), and he believes that Warm and Cozy will give people the warm fuzzy feelings, and he wants to do a production that will make people feel good, and the drama will be taking over the Angry Mom slot (which is why he mentioned Baro). Kang Sora adds on that she thinks viewers will want to visit Jeju after watching the drama.

The PD was asked about the casting choice, and he reveals that the crew decided to cast Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora because of their solid acting skills and experience.

A few other questions were fielded to the other actors/actresses on stage, and one particularly funny question was to Kim Hee Jung. She revealed that each time she meets Lee Sung Jae on set, her character dies (Gu Family Book, Suspicious Housekeeper). Hopefully this being the third time, she wouldn’t die? Especially since they’re supposed to have a loveline here.

Press con wrapped up at slightly past 3pm KST and MBC once again is giving away prizes by releasing behind the scene pictures of the press conference.

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Here’s to success for Warm and Cozy!

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[20141126] Yoo Yeon Seok’s ‘The Tailors’ (funny) casting story revealed.

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On November 26, 2014 during the press conference for The Tailors, Director Lee Won Seok revealed casting stories about the lead actors and actress of the movie. After citing praises for actors Han Suk Kyu, Go Soo and Park Shin Hye that made him wanting to cast them, he then went on to say that as for Yoo Yeon Seok, “there wasn’t much to it” and later gave out a hilarious explanation on it.

(an excerpt from The Star Chosun’s news article)

However, the meeting with Yoo Yeon Seok was different. When asked about the stories regarding his casting, the director said “there wasn’t much to it”, to which Yoo Yeon Seok interjected with “At our first meeting, and even though I hadn’t decided on taking this production, he asked for and got 15 autographs from me”. To which the director responded, “I gave them to acquaintances”, and caused much explosive laughter.

The director explained “I wanted to cast someone who gave off a lonely image, to the role of the king. Yoo Yeon Seok gave off no appearance of loneliness, but one day while we were eating braised beef rib stew together, he appeared really lonely, and gave me 5 more autographs” and once again caused laughter in the venue.

Well, who would’ve thought Yoo Yeon Seok has what it takes to appear as lonely while eating braised beef rib stew (could it be that the stew sparked some painful memories to him?) and it would land him his first role as a king in his acting career?

And imagine how hilarious the image of him was, to be looking all lonely eating the stew and then to sign off the autographs for the cheeky Director Lee.

But then again, who am I kidding – this guy always ace the foreveralone look :

poor puppy Chilbong, the quintessential broody guy in Toy’s Three People MV, pathetic Han Soo, timid Hoya, …well okay fine – basically most of his characters that he has played so far, no?

You can watch the video of the cute and hilarious banter between both the Director Lee and Yoo Yeon Seok below:

‘The Tailors’ will be released on December 24, 2014.

Source : The Star Chosun ; OBS News

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