In an interview with CNN, Gong Yoo talked about why he thought Goblin became so popular, what he misses about having a normal life, and how he never planned to be an actor.
Gong Yoo recently held an interview with CNN and got very personal about some topics that he holds close to his heart.
He first talked about what he misses from living a normal life. As a famous actor, whenever he is spotted in public, he is immediately swarmed by fans, both in Korea and abroad.
I like going out to have street food without being disturbed. I like taking walks but its been so long since Ive been able to do that. I miss being able to walk around freely in crowded places.
I cant go tanning [on the beaches] since everyone takes photos of me. Theres cameras, I hate it.
I went to Australia for a commercial and we stopped at a restaurant. On my way out, I was surrounded by many fans and they started pulling on my clothes. They came to see me so I couldnt be mad at them.
Gong Yoo then revealed that he doesnt quite know why Goblin became such a hit.
I dont know why, I dont know. It was a piece I was really worried about. I certainly didnt think Asia and the world would love it so much. I think the public thought the interaction [between a human and a god] was fresh. It might be similar to Twilight, where a vampire fell in love with a girl.
Later on, Gong Yoo mentioned that he never originally planned to become an actor, but thanks to his friends at University, he ended up pursuing acting.
I never thought about becoming an actor. Even when I applied for University, I didnt choose theater as a major to become an actor. I had a lot of friends who dreamed of being actors and as I hung out with them, I became more interested in it.
Watch the full interview below.