Gong Yoo sat down with Elle Korea for an interview after wrapping up a photograph shoot for the November 2022 difficulty the place he talked all about what he has discovered from being one of the legendary Korean actors and his hopes going ahead!
Greater than 20 years have already handed since Gong Yoo’s performing debut. Now that he has reached a degree in his profession the place he will be fairly versatile in his work, Gong Yoo spoke truthfully about how he is ready to preserve focussed on only one challenge at a time.
“I’m an individual who finds it tough to get began,” he admits. “Solely after I’ve accomplished numerous pondering and change into fairly decided can I begin issues. It’s the identical in terms of attending to know folks. I’m not the kind to shortly get near folks, however as soon as the door opens, that connection deepens. If I really feel like we’ll match nicely collectively, and it appears enjoyable, then I begin to change into curious. I’m very curious and have numerous questions.” This persistence and unending curiosity is what actually permits him to get to immersed in his work and stay focussed.
He shares how he takes delight in incorporating his tendency to fixate on the smallest of particulars into his performing. “[I take note of] a element that’s so small and fleeting that I would be the just one to understand. It’s from these sorts of issues that I really feel an actual sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. The joys of assembly a director or an actor with an analogous tendency and creating synergy is extremely addictive. I get near them like I’ve recognized them for a very long time.”
When requested about what sort of feelings he’d wish to expertise in his personal life that he has not earlier than or has solely skilled by way of his characters, Gong Yoo candidly responded with “fatherhood” as his reply.
“It’s the emotion I’m most interested in,” he says. “It’s an unknown world that I’ve by no means skilled, and I can’t predict when my current self will come to expertise such issues.” He reveals that this has led him to tackle the daddy determine position in a lot of his works and all the time the daddy of a daughter.
By way of these roles, he explains how his notion of elevating a baby has modified over time. “Up till my early 30s, at any time when I noticed a child, the feelings I’d really feel had been principally, ‘Oh, they’re so fairly!’ However now, the burden of such an existence feels totally different. Questions like, ‘Might I elevate a baby nicely?’ and, ‘Do I possess the expertise to drag off the position of a father?’ and even the considered, ‘Would giving start to a baby in these occasions even be good for them?’ have made me a bit extra fearful and cautious.”
On a little bit of a lighter notice, Gong Yoo talked with enthusiasm about his passion of fishing, describing himself as a really affected person particular person regardless of having thought that he was the kind to all the time be in a rush for the longest time.
“In doing performing work, I’ve come to comprehend that I’ve extra endurance than I assumed,” he says. “After I go fishing, I benefit from the ready. You may’t see what’s taking place underneath the water. You method the state of affairs primarily based off of the data the ocean provides you one after the other. Casting my line and ready is basically numerous enjoyable. It’s because of this ready that I really feel so completely satisfied.”
Lastly, as a seasoned veteran in performing, Gong Yoo shared how he has gained confidence in following his personal intuitions but in addition expresses areas that he nonetheless feels he can develop in.
He expresses how he now has the braveness to pursue issues merely for the enjoyable of it as an alternative of solely focussing on the life like execs and cons of taking over a challenge. “It’s true that after I was youthful I wanted to achieve an settlement and compromise that was extra life like. Simply because it was enjoyable for me didn’t imply that I might do all of it, and I didn’t let myself. Now I’ve change into extra free and extra courageous.” He then goes on to elucidate how endlessly grateful he’s for the love given to him by followers however expresses how he additionally desires to really feel extra free from the expectations placed on him from the field workplaces and the movie trade. “I wish to break down the boundaries between the issues I wished to do however couldn’t and the issues I perceived by following the trail of an actor that I had drawn roughly ever since I used to be youthful.”
You may take a look at the complete interview with Gong Yoo within the November 2022 version of Elle Korea!
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