Yoo Yeon Seok Enlisted in Air Force Because of His Ex-Girlfriend
Yoo Yeon Seok made a confession regarding his past relationship.
During a recent shoot for SBS’s Healing Camp, Yoo Yeon Seok revealed the reason he served in the military earlier than other actors his age.
Yoo Yeon Seok debuted when he was 20 years old, acting as young Yoo Ji Tae in the film Old Boy. Old Boy gained a huge success at the time, earning popularity for the cast members. But contrary to expectations, Yoo Yeon Seok failed to receive the spotlight at the time.
Yoo Yeon Seok said, “After filming Old Boy, the other cast members all filmed their next movie but I was acting in a school theatre. Everyone, except me, became successful. So I enlisted in the army.”
Yoo Yeon Seok chose to enlist in the air force at the time, despite the fact that air force requires three more months of service compared to others.
About this, Yoo Yeon Seok revealed, “My girlfriend’s house was near the air force training center. She told me that she’d come visit me often so I enlisted in the air force but she ended up breaking up with me when I was in the training center. It felt like my goals had disappeared all of a sudden when I was in the military.”
He added, “I just endured through it with a sense of resignation. If I think about it now, I think was able to act out romance and one-sided love in Reply 1994 because of her.”
The show is set to air on September 29.
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