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[20160210] Yoo Yeon Seok Made Cameo Appearances in Play ‘Death of A Salesmam’

Yoo Yeon Seok made a comeback on theater stage through cameo performances in Lee Soon Jae’s commemorative play ‘Death of A Salesman’. He acted as ‘Howard’ in the play’s two scheduled performances on 10 and 11 February 2017 at the Uijeongbu Arts Center.

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Yoo Yeon Seok played a role of ‘Howard Wagner’, boss of the company where Lee Soon Jae’s character (Willy Loman) is working at. Howard was actually named by Willy, but he later fires Willy as he sees him as liability and ignores the contribution Willy has made to the company for many years. Howard is portrayed as a character who is extremely proud of his wealth.

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Yoo Yeon Seok brings out his ‘Howard’ on stage in a clean-cut suit, sleek hairstyle and glasses. KingKong by Starship Entertainment, that’s how his agency is now called, released a series of Yoo Yeon Seok’s photos of during the rehearsal. He can be seen studying his script and practiced on stage.

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Being on the same stage with Lee Soon Jae must have been a very special gift for Yoo Yeon Seok. He has been very open about his admiration toward Lee Soon Jae who is also his professor at Sejong University. OSEN reported that Yoo Yeon Seok feels very grateful for the opportunity to act along side Lee Soon Jae. He feels that he is being reborn as a true performer after this play. He is very happy even though he appeared only in the second act for 10 minutes in this 3-hour musical.

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The play ended with an applause to all performers, and OSEN noted that the role of Howard is particularly important as he shows Willy’s situation accurately. Howard must be played with a perfect gesture and the newspaper praises Yoo Yeon Seok for nailing the role. He managed to draw the audience deeper into the play while maintaining his unique performance.

Congratulation for your successful performance, Yoo Yeon Seok!! Cannot wait to see you again on another stage.

Bonus: 

Yoo Yeok Seok at the backstage of ‘Death of A Salesman’,

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[EngSub] Yeonseok Yoo for UNICEF X KingKong Entertainment #WeAction Campaign

In December last year, KingKong Entertainment announced that their artists will take part in the UNICEF’s 2016 ‘WeAction [#every child]’ Campaign. photo YYSUnicef5.pngWe are so excited that Yoo Yeon Seok is part of this wonderful campaign and was jumping in joy when his campaign video was out last week. In the video, Yoo Yeon Seok shows his [#every child] badge and explains the meaning behind this beautiful and valuable badge. The badge symbolize an effort to look after every child and that there are many unfortunate children who needed to be looked after. Watch the rest of his message in subbed video below:

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To show that you care and look after the child, Yoo Yeon Seok and other KingKong Entertainment artist encourage you to donate through UNICEF page HERE.  Have you make your donation, YeoNizens?

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Photo credited to UNICEF and KingKong Entertainment.

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[20170120] Yoo Yeon Seok Off to Cebu on A Reward Vacation

An avid traveller, Yoo Yeon Seok joins the cast and crew of his mega-hit drama ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ on a reward vacation to Cebu, the Philippines. The vacation is a well-deserved gift for everyone in the drama, especially when it ends with the personal highest rating the show ever recorded.

He was off to Cebu on 20 January 2017 via Incheon Airport and he quickly shared a photo of him in the waiting lounge.

To Cebu ✈️☃

A post shared by 유연석 (@yoo_yeonseok) on

We are also very fortunate to have BNT International in the airport to capture his departure.

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Enjoy your vacation, Yeon Seok ssi!! Have fun and please comeback refreshed. Don’t forget to share beautiful pictures from your vacation.

(Quote) To you, what kind of actor Yoo Yeon Seok is?

“I’ve found the answer as to the question of ‘a good actor, the best actor or the needed actor’.

When I first started acting, I worked hard to become a good actor. I tried my best to hear that “There’s a new actor who is really good at acting”. When I got a lot of love, I was greedy at that time to be the best. Now I want to become an actor that is necessary for every kind of work.

If I ever decide to quit acting, I want to hear others’ saying, “I wish to see his acting again.” I also want to become an actor that staffs and producers need. I am not sure whether it will be feasible or not, but I thought of becoming an actor that is necessary.” (Yoo Yeon Seok’s interview with Chosun Ilbo, January 2017)

[Rating Report] ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ Ends With Flying Colours

Our favourite and your beloved drama ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’ has ended its successful run with flying colours last weekend.

The drama hits an all-time high 27.6 % in viewership rating for episode 20 while maintains almost the same amount of viewers for the special episode. The rating shows how far this sleeper hit drama steadily rise in capturing audience’s hearts with its realistic, deep, and profound storyline.

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Ratings for Episode 20
AGB: 27.6%, Metropolitan: 29%
TNMS: 24.7%, Metropolitan: 28.4%

Ratings for Special Episode
AGB: Nationwide: 27%, Metropolitan: 28.7%
TNMS: Nationwide: 23.1%, Metropolitan: 27.4%

There are many life lessons worth noted throughout the drama, and it ended with the one from Teacher Kim about how to live a romantic life. Narrated beautifully (as always) by uri Yoo Yeon Seok, it says:

You cannot find the right answer every single time. But Teacher Kim always said, ‘Do not give up asking questions about why we live and what we live for. The moment you give up on that, the romance in life ends’

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Actress Kim Hye Soo cameos on the final and prequel episodes as Teacher Kim’s first love named Lee Young Jo who works for Doctor without Borders. It is wonderful to see her story is seamlessly woven into the dynamics of Doldam family. Her brief appearance peaked at 31.5%, the highest real-time ratings ever recorded by the drama.

But there is nothing can beat the satisfaction of watching our resident doctors grows into their better self, all the while finding love and friendship in each other. A little jealousy and fights are common in this quirky hospital as long as patients are saved and love are preserved.

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To thank audiences who had stayed with them and cheered them on throughout the drama, cast of this wonderful drama writes special thank-you notes. Yoo Yeon Seok is pictured making a finger-heart while holding his script where he scribbled:

“Thank you for the love ♡. Please stay healthy. I love You! Dr. Kang Dong Joo.”

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Actress Seo Hyun Jin who plays Yoon Seo Jung  Yang Se Jong who plays Do In Bum also thank the viewers for watching and loving ‘Romantic Teacher Doctor Kim’.

We also thank you, ‘Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’! Thank you for being a wonderful and awesome drama. Thank you for the life lessons and warmth you brought into our living room. It has been a pleasant journey with you. Stay romantic!!

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p.s. we miss you already, Yoo Yeon Seok!! Can you make a comeback as soon as you find an amazing script?

All photos credited to SBS

 

What Yang Se Jong Has to Say on Yoo Yeon Seok?

About Yoo Yeon Seok, Yang Se Jong said “He’s a really nice hyung”, while smiling brightly. Yoo Yeon Seok played Kang Dong Joo, Do In Bum’s bickering rival.

“Starting from the second half of filming, every day I would tell Yeon Seokie hyung ‘I love you sunbae-nim’, ‘Sunbae-nim, today too, I love you'” Yang Se Jong laughed as he said this.

“Yeon Seokie hyung is a real mood maker at the filming site. He’s always cheerful and kind so he makes people happy. I really like him that  I would confess that I love him every day. Then one day hyung replied ‘Oh yes, I love you too’ to me (laughed)”

(Yang Se Jong’s interview with Yeonhap News, Jan 22 2017)

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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’?