Yoo Ah In Talks About His Acting Passion For Esquire Magazine

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Actor Yoo Ah In continuously challenges his acting arsenal by taking challenging roles to add into his illustrious career.

The actor recently sat down for an interview with Esquire Korea as the May cover of the said magazine.

As a representative actor of South Korea, Yoo Ah In has been successful with his film and TV drama ventures. He is also the director of Studio Concrete which cradles future generation of creatives. Furthermore, he is a known philanthropist for the various foundations caring for children.

The actor also starred in Lee Chang Dong’s film, Burning, which has been invited to compete in 71st Cannes International Film Festival this year.

Yoo Ah In

14 years after his humble beginnings as an actor, Yoo has explored variety of roles and genres. His strong presence from his supporting roles led him to his breakthrough performance in KBS2 TV’s Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which propelled him to stardom along with actors Song Joong Ki, Park Yoochun, and Park Min Young.

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He starred with renowned actor Kim Suk Yeon in coming-of-age film, Punch. There he played an angsty youth who learns to embrace his life misfortunes, and channels it to better himself through the coaching of his teacher.

Since then, Yoo Ah In strings drama and film projects, which include Fashion King, Jang Ok Jung, and Secret Love Affair.

2015 marked a glorious year for the actor after starring in critically praised movies, Veteran and The Throne, which earned him best actor honor in 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards. The following year, he starred in SBS’ popular period drama Six Flying Dragons.

Yoo Ah In

In the interview with Esquire, Yoo Ah In confided his intimate thoughts. He recounted how the popularity of his famous films overwhelmed him, and that he even struggled to keep up with the popularity wave since he is used to being a private person.

Throughout the sit-down session, Yoo emphasized his passion as an actor. He said, “I want to wake up people’s feelings. I want to be applauded, so I wanted to convince them. I want to feel what they feel through me and find their own emotions.”

The exclusive interview, together with the pictures of Yoo Ah In, can be found in the May issue of Esquire Korea.


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