Yoo Ah In Reveals Thoughts About His Role in "Fashion King"
Home > News > Yoo Ah In Reveals Thoughts About His Role in "Fashion King"
8:28 | 07/06/2012 | 204

Yoo Ah In Reveals Thoughts About His Role in "Fashion King"

Although she made his heart skip a beat, he stops himself from dwelling on it further by thinking, ‘this isn’t right’which made me like this scene even more...

Yoo Ah In Reveals Thoughts About His Role in "Fashion King"

In a recent interview with TV daily, Yoo Ah In, who stars as Kang Young Gul from “Fashion King,” contrasts his own ambitions and thoughts on love to that of his character.

Yoo Ah In has lately been garnering much interest for starring in the SBS drama series “Fashion King” as Kang Young Gul. Anyone who has seen “Fashion King” can testify how convincingly Yoo Ah In portrays the raw ambition and relentless scheming of the immature yet talented designer, who was raised off the streets.

In response to what his own ambitions might be, Yoo Ah In stated,

“My ambition would be…to get a better house? (laugh) Although I still rent out where I live now, I have been slowly expanding the area of my home down in Daegu while commuting to Seoul for work. Right now I live in a studio that spans no more than 355 square feet. I have always dreamed of having my own place that is well-built and nicely furnished. Like the time Young Gul moves into the home of Lee Jae Hyuk (Lee Jae Hoon), I haven’t forgotten my own ambition to buy a great home.”

In the drama, Kang Young Gul is the love interest of two female characters, Lee Ga Young, who is played by Shin Se Kyung and Choi An Na, who is played by Kwon Yuri. (Spoilers)  However Yoo Ah In’s character dies, unable to discover love or wild financial success.

When asked about what kind of preparation he took for the role, Yoo Ah In stated,

“I guess I was able to play the role of Young Gul convincingly because I too have experienced similar hardships. In Young Gul’s case, he doesn’t realize it but his childishness actually makes him all the more charismatic and attractive. However, because of he is blinded by ambition, his existence turns into a lonely and difficult one. Even if Young Gul hadn’t died, I doubt he would have been able to find happiness.”

Although Yoo Ah In admits he has had his fair share of hardships, he explains that he doesn’t want to let the past determine his future and affect his pursuit of happiness.

“When you consider the grand scheme of things, sometimes the entire act of living your life can appear meaningless and dismal. Even so, I don’t necessarily try to read too deeply into that to uncover the ultimate meaning of life. There are plenty of things that making life meaningful. For example, I think loving someone is certainly full of meaning and not done in vain. And I believe that’s true because you might be together with someone for say, a year- and once you break up, you might not be able to see that person ever again.”

In spite of all that he has been through, Yoo Ah In continues to cherish the act of loving someone. When asked whether he was currently in a relationship, he responded truthfully but ambiguously,“Do I have a lover? I have always loved someone. In the past I loved someone, I might be seeing someone now, and I have plans in the future to share my life with that special someone. (laugh)”

Yoo Ah In went on to emphasize the importance of love and the value he places on it,

“Working, socializing and spending money you’ve earned. Love is just as important as all of these. In this aspect, my character Young Gul is the complete opposite as he pursues money and success more obsessively than love. You could say he doesn’t really understand what love is. From Young Gul’s point of view, he didn’t necessarily have the time or money to invest in love. He never actually points this out to his rival Jae Hyuk, ‘I don’t have extra time like you do.’ However I believe that no matter how difficult or busy your life gets- you can still find time for love. Since Young Gul had never experienced love, his desire to succeed ultimately took form as the being he loved.”

When asked for his thoughts on the kiss scene his character shared with Lee Ga Young, he replied,

“When I first filmed that kiss scene with Ga Young, I thought that it was well-suited for my character Young Gul. Having been unable to express how he felt for Gayoung, she kisses him first and forces him to confront his feelings. Although she made his heart skip a beat, he stops himself from dwelling on it further by thinking, ‘This isn’t right’- which made me like this scene even more because it’s adorable.”

In “Fashion King” Young Gul forces a kiss by ambush on Choi An Na. In response to whether Yoo Ah In himself had ever dared to attempt something similar, he waved his hand as if to dismiss it saying,

Ambush kiss someone? I’ve never tried that before. Unless it’s consensual I wouldn’t. (laugh) If the other person doesn’t have feelings for and you force a kiss on them, wouldn’t that be considered molestation? Haha.

Ahn Jae Hyun reveals how he debuted as a actor + his thoughts on love and work
Ahn Jae Hyun reveals how he debuted as a actor + his thoughts on love and work

In a recent interview with TV daily, Yoo Ah In, who stars as Kang Young Gul from “Fashion King,” contrasts his own ambitions and thoughts on love to that of his character. Yoo Ah In has lately been garnering much interest for starring in the SBS drama series “Fashion King” as Kang Young Gul. Anyone […]

Sulli back in spotlight for new movie
Sulli back in spotlight for new movie

In a recent interview with TV daily, Yoo Ah In, who stars as Kang Young Gul from “Fashion King,” contrasts his own ambitions and thoughts on love to that of his character. Yoo Ah In has lately been garnering much interest for starring in the SBS drama series “Fashion King” as Kang Young Gul. Anyone […]

Sully, will she attend the “Fashion King – Movie” official event?
Sully, will she attend the “Fashion King – Movie” official event?

In a recent interview with TV daily, Yoo Ah In, who stars as Kang Young Gul from “Fashion King,” contrasts his own ambitions and thoughts on love to that of his character. Yoo Ah In has lately been garnering much interest for starring in the SBS drama series “Fashion King” as Kang Young Gul. Anyone […]

f(x)’s Sulli Gets Lead Role In “Fashion King” Movie
f(x)’s Sulli Gets Lead Role In “Fashion King” Movie

In a recent interview with TV daily, Yoo Ah In, who stars as Kang Young Gul from “Fashion King,” contrasts his own ambitions and thoughts on love to that of his character. Yoo Ah In has lately been garnering much interest for starring in the SBS drama series “Fashion King” as Kang Young Gul. Anyone […]

Jang Hyun Sung Confided YG Entertainment Is A Part of His Life
Jang Hyun Sung Confided YG Entertainment Is A Part of His Life

In a recent interview with TV daily, Yoo Ah In, who stars as Kang Young Gul from “Fashion King,” contrasts his own ambitions and thoughts on love to that of his character. Yoo Ah In has lately been garnering much interest for starring in the SBS drama series “Fashion King” as Kang Young Gul. Anyone […]

Suzy releases new CF for Lemon Sugar

Suzy releases new CF for Lemon Sugar

Suzy showcases her angelic smile in a recent CF, watch it below:
Seol Kyeong-gu on cherry tomato diet

Seol Kyeong-gu on cherry tomato diet

Actor Seol Kyeong-gu is going on a Cherry Tomato diet to lose weight. He”s losing the weight he gained for a movie, for another movie. Seol Kyeong-gu gained over 10...
[Album Review] Strawberry Milk – “Jackpot”

[Album Review] Strawberry Milk – “Jackpot”

STRAWBERRY MILK The twin members of the adorable band Crayon Pop have formed a sub-unit, Strawberry Milk. With Crayon Pop, Choa and Way had released high-energy, feel-good...
Notre Dame Player With Pornstar: Freshman Wideout Justin Brent Attends Knicks Game With 42-Year-Old Lisa Ann

Notre Dame Player With Pornstar: Freshman Wideout Justin Brent Attends Knicks Game With 42-Year-Old Lisa Ann

(Photo : wikipedia.org) Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Justin Brent attended a New York Knicks game on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden with 42-year-old pornstar, Lisa...
[DEBATE] Do you generally support or oppose idol-turned-actors?

[DEBATE] Do you generally support or oppose idol-turned-actors?

Just the other day, an article about veteran actor Choi Min Soo showing his dislike for singer-turned-actors garnered a lot of attention as netizens agreed with him and...
Fans celebrate BTS” 500th day since debut on Twitter!

Fans celebrate BTS” 500th day since debut on Twitter!

BTS fans are celebrating a special anniversary day for the boys by trending a custom hashtag and flooding pictures of the group on Twitter. Currently, “#BTS500Days”...
Boyfriend to hold first Seoul concert

Boyfriend to hold first Seoul concert

Six-member boy group Boyfriend will hold its first solo concert in Seoul next month, according to its agency, Starship Entertainment.Although it is the group”s first...
Jessica takes photo with Chris Evans, Nicole Kidman, and Jessica Alba

Jessica takes photo with Chris Evans, Nicole Kidman, and Jessica Alba

Former SNSD member Jessica is photographed standing alongside the big-named celebrities as she attended the “2014 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-AM” on October...
Strawberry Milk release another MV making for “OK”

Strawberry Milk release another MV making for “OK”

Cute twins ChoA and Way who debuted as unit “Strawberry Milk” share another behind-the-scenes of their “OK” MV. The clip is much longer this time,...
SECRET”s Sunhwa and Lee Jang Woo ask fans to watch “Rosy Lovers”

SECRET”s Sunhwa and Lee Jang Woo ask fans to watch “Rosy Lovers”

“Rosy Lovers” co-stars SECRET”s Sunhwa and Lee Jang Woo cuddled up to support the upcoming MBC drama. The two stars, who play a couple in the drama,...
IU says not to worry about her after wisdom teeth removal

IU says not to worry about her after wisdom teeth removal

Singer IU let fans know that they shouldn”t worry about her after her wisdom teeth removal. On October 23, IU wrote to her official fan cafe, “Hi! I”m...
Secret”s Sunhwa and Lee Jang Woo share a couple-like selcas

Secret”s Sunhwa and Lee Jang Woo share a couple-like selcas

Co-stars Secret Han Sunhwa and actor Lee Jang Woo from the new MBC drama “Rosy Lovers”  pose for some sweet selcas and appear like real couple. Sunhwa posted...
Victoria supports and cheers for her Super Junior sunbaes

Victoria supports and cheers for her Super Junior sunbaes

f(x) Victoria makes a visit to her Super Junior sunbae at KBS today showing her support. She uploaded photos with Kyuhyun, Heechul, Kangin, and Eunhyuk taken backstage during...
Super Junior showcase a short acapella version of “This Is Love”

Super Junior showcase a short acapella version of “This Is Love”

Promoting a non-dance track this time, Super Junior take on a challenge by singing a short part of their song “This Is  Love” in acapella. While the vocal...
VIXX take 2nd win with “Error” on Music Bank

VIXX take 2nd win with “Error” on Music Bank

VIXX take home their 2nd win with their new song “Error” at today”s broadcast of KBS Music Bank. The group is up against a strong contender Kim Dong Ryul...
Big Bang releases special stamp sets

Big Bang releases special stamp sets

Special-edition stamps depicting Big Bang will be released later this month in Korea, China and Japan. According to YG Entertainment, the boy group”s agency, three...
Get That K-Pop Look: Jung Eunji's Airport Fashion

Get That K-Pop Look: Jung Eunji's Airport Fashion

Welcome to this week”s Get That K-Pop Look, where we showcase an original K-Pop outfit and give you tips on putting together your own similarly styled, affordable...
'Be Your Own K-Pop Star' With Idol Inspired Halloween Costumes [GIVEAWAY]

'Be Your Own K-Pop Star' With Idol Inspired Halloween Costumes [GIVEAWAY]

  (Photo : *) Enter to win a K-Pop inspired Halloween costume. Calling all cosplayers and Halloween enthusiasts! Kpopstarz has partnered up with Purecostumes.com for...
2NE1 to skip out on all year-end award ceremonies, only CL to perform at “SIA”

2NE1 to skip out on all year-end award ceremonies, only CL to perform at “SIA”

2NE1 will not be attending any of the year-end award ceremonies except for the upcoming “Style Icon Awards” (“SIA“). A rep from YG Entertainment announced...
Sung Joon’s Photoshoot With Ceci Magazine

Sung Joon’s Photoshoot With Ceci Magazine

Actor Sung Joon has wrapped up filming for KBS “Discovery of Love”. Recently, this actor drew attention of people by showing off his allure and manly photoshoots with...