[Interview] Yoo Yeon Seok Talks About His Past Crushes
Just like his role in Reply 1994, Yoo Yeon Seok has dealt with his fair share of one-sided loves.
In a recent interview with Newsen, Yoo Yeon Seok confessed that he was reminded of his own experience while he filmed Reply 1994.
He has more than once taken the role of chasing after someone who doesn’t love him back, such as in movie A Werewolf Boy, MBC’s Gu Family Book and again in his most recent project Reply 1994.
Having taken similar roles so far, Yoo Yeon Seok confessed, “I’d like to be able to act out various roles in the future, which is what most actors desire. I don’t necessarily favor or avoid any specific roles, however.”
“I thought of my experience of having a crush on someone when I filmed Reply 1994,” said Yoo Yeon Seok. “I was the same age as ‘Chil Bong’ too. I liked her secretly for over nine to ten months and finally gave up on it after confessing to her.”
When asked about his plans for dating or marriage, the actor said, “I don’t have a girlfriend now. But I’m not actively seeking one either. I’m finally receiving so much love after 10 years since my debut. Right now is the moment I’ve been waiting for over a long time, so I think it’s more important for me to focus on my career.”
“I’m not sure whether I’ll announce my relationship publicly or not. I don’t think I would know until it actually happens,” he added with a smile.
Meanwhile, Reply 1994 starring Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Sung Kyun, Son Ho Jun, Baro and Do Hee successfully aired the last episode on December 28, after receiving much love and spotlight.
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