Byun Yo Han Talks About Acting in ′Misaeng′ and EXO′s Su Ho
Sporting that trademark center part in tvN′s Misaeng, actor Byun Yo Han came out a star after the drama′s end.
Sitting down with star style magazine @star1, Byun Yo Han shared about his recent rise to stardom, as well as other details, such as his friendship with EXO′s Su Ho.
Having acted as the character, Han Seok Yool in Misaeng, Byun Yo Han shared, "First I want to give thanks for all the love that I′ve received. Before the drama started, I went in thinking, ′I want to make Han Seok Yool Known′ more than actor Byun Yo Han, and everything worked out well. The drama received a lot of love, so I was really happy during the time as ′Han Seok Yool.′"
On how he was cast for Misaeng, Byun Yo Han explained, "Three or four months after Tinker Ticker came out, I was resting peacefully when I decided to go watch a late night movie. During the movie, my cellphone kept on ringing and my agency said that a meeting has been set and that I should check the script."
"I usually don′t look at my phone in the theater, but that day, it kept bothering me, so I came out of the theater. The next day, I returned to my school for the first time in a while and practiced before meeting the director. The director then told me right then and there, ′Let′s do this together,′ and I naturally got cast in the drama."
Having entered Korea National University of Arts (K′ARTS) at the late age of 24 years old, Byun Yo Han said, "My father was really against the occupation of an actor, so he gave me the presents of studying abroad and a military enlistment. But I was still stubborn through acting, so he told me to get accepted into K′ARTS. I prepared really hard at a cram school."
"Now that I think about it, studying abroad and going to the army were to allow me to prepare being an actor comfortable. Even though I started my school life late, I think I went through it with a lot of fun."
Entering school late, Byun Yo Han revealed that he started school in the same year as EXO′s Su Ho.
"He′s a close dongseng, and we still hang out a lot. When I struggled, I received a lot of strength, and when Su Ho was going through hard times, I also helped him. Su Ho carefully examined and watched the Misaeng webtoon and drama. Whenever EXO released a new song, I listen really hard too... Before I acted out ′Han Seok Yool,′ I always teased him to put on EXO′s song and dance. These days, Su Ho tells me to act."
The full interview and pictorial will be included in the February issue.
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