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[20160116] Instagram Update: Yoo Yeon Seok Bids Farewell to His Kang Dong Joo

They said good things eventually come to an end. So does the role of doctor Kang Dong Joo to Yoo Yeon Seok. As ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim is nearing its end, his time playing doctor Kang is also numbered. This role must be a sentimental one for him as he took to instagram to share a farewell melancholic message to his white doctor gown and name tag.

English translation:

I’ve been wearing this doctor’s gown for 4 months. Today is the last time… ㅜㅠ #DoldamHospital #GeneralSurgeon #KangDongJoo

Not long after he posted the sentimental note, Yoo Yeon Seok shared another photo on instagram to thank actress Park Shin Hye the coffee truck she sent to his drama set.

English translation:

Queen, thanks~^^ The support warmed the hearts during the last shooting. Shin Hye ya thank you~~ Romantic Doctor + Doctors = Romantic Doctors

Wonder why he called address Park Shin Hye as ‘queen’ on his instagram post? If your minds immediately wander to ‘Royal Tailor’ movie, you will surely get a right answer. In the movie, Park Shin Hye plays Yoo Yeon Seok’s queen whose relationship to the King turned bitter at the end. Luckily, Yoo Yeon Seok and Park Shin Hye continues to be good friend long after their movie ended. She previously showed her support to Yoo Yeon Seok by attending his musical ‘Man Who Walk Through Walls’. Oh, let’s not forget that our Teacher Kim is also in ‘Royal Tailor’ as the King’s tailor.

Have you been enjoying ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’?

[News] The Royal Tailor To Screen At 2015 Busan International Film Festival

Yoo Yeon Seok’s movie “The Royal Tailor” will be shown in the Korean Cinema Today – Panorama program at the 20th Busan International Film Festival. Running from 1 to 10 October 2015, this year’s BIFF will screen 304 films from 75 different countries. The screening schedule of the movie is yet to be determined. There is also no confirmation / news related to Yoo Yeon Seok’s attendance in the film festival.

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Aside from the upcoming screening at the 2015 BIFF, The Royal Tailor is currently gearing up for the opening at Japanese cinemas on 7 November 2015. It is recently announced that the viewers in Japan may purchase tickets in advance starting 15 August. The advance ticket will come with a A4 clear file upon purchase at ticketing booth in nine designated theaters. Viewers who buy advance ticket can enjoy discounted ticket at 1,500 Yen, 300 Yen less from the original price of 1,800 Yen. On top of that, the movie flyers will be made availabe in Japanese.

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Viewers in Japan who can’t wait until November to see Yoo Yeon Seok in action can head to Human Cinema Trust to watch “The Whistle Blower”. The movie will be screened from 3 to 10 October 2015 as part of 2015 World Extreme Cinema which will show 4 selected thirller-action movies from different countries. Admission to the movie will cost 1,300 Yen. Nevertheless, moviegoers can get a 1,100 yen ticket for upon repeated admissions. Sweet!

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As a bonus to all the sweetness, the english poster of Whistle Blower is now made for public thanks to 2015 WEC committee.

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Sources: BIFF Official Website, Human Trust Cinema Shibuya, Saniwon Official Facebook, The KlockWorx

[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

[20150808] On The Set : “Whistle Blower” Heads to Japan for Limited Screening and Some Insight Stories

After ‘The Royal Tailor’ reportedly secured a release date in Japan, now it is Yoo Yeon Seok’s other movie ‘Whistle Blower’ that will be making its way to the Japanese audience. The movie will be one of the four movies to be screened as part of World Extreme Cinema 2015 at Human Trust Cinema in Shibuya, Tokyo. The movie will get one week limited screening from 3 to 9 October 2015.

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Still on Whistle Blower, YeoNiverse was contacted directly by Lady Miz Diva from TheDivaReview who shared with us her exclusive interviews with the directors of Yoo Yeon Seok movies, Whistle Blower and The Royal Tailor. Director Im Soo Rye and Director Lee Won Suk sit for interviews during New York Asian Film Festival 2015 to talk about all sort of things related to their movies and of course, our Yoo Yeon Seok is a must topic of discussion. We posted below part of TheDivaReview’s interviews that mention Yoo Yeon Seok.

Exclusive Interview with Im Soo Rye, The Director of Whistle Blower

LMD:   Your cast is excellent, but in particular I’m intrigued why you thought Yoo Yeon-seok would make a good Whistleblower character?  He’s usually either a lovable loser, or a very not-lovable loser.  He’s never played a father before, and here he’s a dad who adores his child and is worried about all children.

YS-r:  You’re very well-informed about Korean actors. {Laughs}  Actually, that part was the hardest to cast.  For the two main characters, we have very established and very well-known actors, who are Park Hae-il and Lee Geung-young.  So this {Whistleblower} character has smaller screen time and it’s not the main character, but still, we needed an actor who could portray subtle, internal pain and anguish.  So we were trying to cast from a pool of actors who were still a bit established and not people who were completely unknown.

To narrow down that pool and to find someone who was willing to act for that sort of screen time was sort of a challenge for us, but luckily, when we met Yeon-seok, he agreed to do it, because despite the small screen time, he looks up to Park Hae-il as a role model as an actor, and he just really, really wanted to have the chance to work alongside Park Hae-il. He agreed to do the role.

Exclusive Interview with Lee Won Suk, The Director of The Royal Tailor

LMD:  That leads me to ask about your king, Mr. Yoo Yeon-seok.

LW-s:  He’s a really nice guy, seriously he’s so sweet and he’s so funny, too.  On the set, everybody was so serious about shooting, and me and him {would be laughing} and my AD was telling me, “Please keep it down, they’re trying to act.”  He and I were making fun of each other.

LMD: That’s just it, he seems like a really sweet, nice person and he often plays very sweet, nice people, otherwise, he plays kind of one-dimensional, very mean people. The king has to go through the whole arc of being this pure-hearted guy who really loves Park Shin-hye’s character, who, as he grows more powerful, becomes twisted into someone ugly and hateful. What made you think that this nice guy could be effective?

LW-s: See, every person has complexes, from small things. When I read the script, the thing that I really liked was when he was young, his brother got everything: That scene with the beef? It was really a small scale {petty} guy who kept a grudge his whole life over beef. Who does that? But people do that – I do that!

All these people in this film have all these complexes inside, they carry it all the way through. And no one gets happy in this movie, it’s very conservative. The reason that I loved the script was everybody’s become so conservative. The way I felt was, I thought I was very crazy and wild, and then I got married and had my kid and I became really conservative, without knowing sometimes. Sometimes I’m like, “Really? Seriously? I said that? Oh my God, I acted like that?” My mind has become very conservative, trying to protect what I have. In this movie, everybody wants to protect what they have; the tailor wanted to keep his job, the king wants to keep his throne, the queen wants to be loved by the king. The only person that gets everything and is happy is Ko Soo’s character. He got what he wanted and he went to La La land.

TheDivaReview also shared with us just how kind Yoo Yeon Seok is. He personally authographed a photo for her and ensured that its rightful owner knows it. Aww…. that’s so kind of him.. It certainly made us proud to be part of his universe.

All in all, we are equally glad that Yoo Yeon Seok’s movies, both Royal Tailor and Whistle Blower got their chances to be screened for audiences in Japan. This exposure could boost his popularity in Japan, especially with him having an official Japanese fanclub. 

For more information on the movie’s screening in Japan, you can visit the website of WEC or Human Trust Cinema Shibuya. And if you wish to get to know more about TheDivaReview, you can visit the website and facebook page.

[News] The Royal Tailor Received An Award in New York and Gets Screening Date in Japan

The Royal Tailor snatched another award from the New York Asian Film Festival following an official announcement on 15 July 2015. The movie garnered 94% positive votes to bring home the 2015 Audience Award, beating Korean social drama “Cart”, Korean documentary  “My Love, Don’t Cross That River’ and Cambodian drama “The Last Reel”. The movie is considered by NYAFF as a playful, fresh and daring reinvention of one of Korea’s most conservative film genres which offers a unique blend of fantasy and humor that charmed and moved New York audiences. The so-called Korean fashion-themed historical drama is praised for its stunning insight to Royal costume and textile designed by Jo Sang-gyeong. This is the second audience award for Royal Tailor after receiving one in the 17th Udine Far East Film Festival.

Royal Tailor’s director, Lee Won Suk, was present during the NYAFF and gave an interview in which he talked about working with Yoo Yeon Seok and Park Shin-Hye. Quoted from the an article released by KDramaStars, Director Lee mentioned that Yoo Yeon Seok is such a hard worker who has a great personality and is very caring. Working with Yoo Yeon Seok and Park Shin Hye for Royal Tailor was an amazing experience for him. 

After New York, The Royal Tailor is set to charm the Japanese audience following the announcement of nationwide screening starting 7 November 2015. The movie, titled サンイウォン / Saniwon in Japanese, will be screened on CinemArt in Shinjuku, Tokyo and Shinsaibashi, Osaka.

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For more information of the screening in Japan,  you can visit their official website, twitter, and facebook.

[20150703] (News article + Netizen comments) Actor Yoo Yeon Seok’s variation of roles are received favorably


Regardless of what genre and what character he will portray, Yoo Yeon Seok’s moves are grabbing attention.

Yoo Yeon Seok has given an enthusiastic performance as the innocent and lovely Baek Geon Woo in the recent MBC Wed-Thu drama “Warm and Cozy”. His acting spectrum has expanded once again.

The public started to recognise him as “Chilbongie” in “Reply 1994” (2013). Yoo Yeon Seok potrayed a Seoul-born baseball player who is perfect in all specs such as appearance, household, personality, sense and loves the woman earnestly. Because of this role, he took the position as women’s ideal.

Yoo Yeon Seok who comes out like a comet and sways women’s hearts actually has a heavy filmography. After 10 years of becoming an actor, he received spotlight once again. He has challenged various characters. It provokes the public’s curiousity on which character that has same personality as him. He has a gentle face, but he could portray his character as a Gangnam oppa in the film “Architecture 101” and an evil character Jitae in the movie “A Werewolf Boy” perfectly. Because of that, he received favorable criticism.

His works in historical genre definitely looks impressive too. He acted as a cool headed scholar who has a strong sense of honor in drama “Gu Family Book” and he brought forth the King “wangme patale” (king + femme fatale) charms in the movie “Royal Tailor”.

Not only that, he also appeared as a researcher in movie “Whistle Blower” and as a wealthy guy who has deadly charms in the recently released film “Perfect Proposal”. He displays variable transformations with new characters in various genres.

He then gives the light into unprecedented romantic comedy male lead character in the recent drama, “Warm and Cozy”. Yoo Yeon Seok started his debut as an actor by appearing as younger version of Yoo Ji Tae in movie “Old Boy”. He strengthens his solid acting ability and steadily develops as an actor.

Yoo Yeon Seok’s variation of characters is dynamic. Whatever the character is, he digested it naturally with his own color and his acting spectrum keeps on going broader. He has fulfilled his projects in thriller, melo, historical, and also romantic comedy genre, on small and big screens. He attempts new variations in every project and every character so we are excited which steps in the future he will take.

Meanwhile, after finishing MBC Wed-Thu drama “Warm and Cozy”, he is scheduled to join movie “Hae-eo-hwa”.

Netizen comments to the article :

1. [+1,906 , -74] Yoo Yeon Seok is so charming. He acts well too. It’s good!

2. [+1,546 , -66] Please act in a romantic comedy once again~ You match romantic comedy more than historical dramas!! (it doesn’t mean he is not suitable for historical dramas X)

3. [1,471 , -56] Yoo Yeon Seok is cute, I know he is mild mannered, his gentleness is sexy!! ㅋㅋㅋ

4. [1,391 , -52] I enjoyed watching Warm and Cozy!!

5. [1,224 , -53] He is charming. I watched Warm and Cozy, he really gives a good feeling ㅠ_ㅠ

Original article : enews24 via Naver

Translation by : Rynn_peace
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[20150625] On The Set : Updates on Yoo Yeon Seok’s Works

Hello again!

You might be confused why I am here again. Don’t be! I am here for another update series. Slightly different from the other series, “On The Set” particularly features any trivia or update related to Yoo Yeon Seok’s works like movie, drama, variety show or CFs. So, shall we begin?

Yoo Yeon Seok’s latest movie ‘Beauty Inside‘ finally got it’s premiere date. According to the movie distributor NEW, the movie is scheduled for public screening on 20 August 2015. Following the announcement, new poster was revealed alongside some bts photos.

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Will Han Hyo Joo get to kiss all the 21 Woo Jin in one movie? Will Yoo Yeon Seok really kiss Han Hyo Joo in the movie? In a month or so, we will get the answer!

Talking about an answer, Yoo Yeon Seok’s previous drama ‘Answer Me 1994’ aka ‘Reply 1994‘ gets another Japanese rerun in Japan’s DLife. The Disney’s owned satelite TV will air the drama from Monday to Friday every 1.30 PM starting today, 25 June 2015. Check the full schedule HERE.

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Once Answer Me 1994 completed its second run, Japanese viewers will not be missing Yoo Yeon Seok for too long. KNTV has picked up his recent drama ‘Warm and Cozy‘ to be aired in Japan starting 15 August 2015. The drama will air every Saturday and Sunday. More information on the drama’s airing in KNTV here.

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Are you excited for Japanese’s broadcast of ‘Warm and Cozy’ and ‘Reply 1994’?

The latest update came from ‘Royal Tailor‘. The movie had completed it’s run in Korea but it doesn’t stop them from releasing a video commentary featuring its leading casts including Go Soo, Yoo Yeon Seok and Park Shin Hye. The video commentary was featured on MBC’ Let’s Go! Video Travel on 21 June 2015 and has Yoo Yeon Seok – Park Shin Hye – Lee Yubi acting all cute behind the scene.

Royal Tailor DVD is now on sale so if you are a diehard fan of this movie or one of its casts, you can find it on various stores.

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Guess that’s all I got for you today. ‘On The Set’ might not get a regular date like ‘Around The Net’ but hopefully it will since Yoo Yeon Seok’s eyes are pretty glued to Chungmuro. He has one movie completed with Moon Chae Won, ‘The Mood That Day‘ and he soon will enter the production of ‘Heohwa‘ with Beauty Inside’s co-star Han Hyo Joo.

I am signing off for now. See ya next time!