Unveiling the raw charm of Yoo Seung-ho: Swearing, smoking, and charging in ‘Deal’
- By: Nat.O
- 1 month ago
Yoo Seung-ho, the 30-year-old actor, revealed his rough charm as he curses, smokes, and charges without hesitation.
The Wave Original Series ‘Deal’ (written by Hong Jong-sung, directed by Lee Jung-gon) is a thriller involving today’s friends, tomorrow’s hostages, and the day after’s accomplices!
The work portrays an uncontrollable whirlwind created by a 10 billion-won kidnapping thriller. In the drama, Yoo Seung-ho plays Lee Jun-seong, who gets involuntarily entangled in a kidnapping crisis, showcasing a sharp and rugged side of himself that hasn’t been seen before.
When Yoo Seung-ho met with SC on the morning of the 23rd at the Wave headquarters in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, he said, “I was a little surprised when the director first proposed such a work to me.” This is because, until now, Jun-seong, a character who commits misconduct, was far from the image of an upstanding youth that Yoo Seung-ho had.
Yoo Seung-ho said, “Looking at the works I’ve done so far, I’ve played many roles that are serious and honest. Most of them were melodramas, and this time, the character Jun-seong in this work wasn’t a character that was completely different based on honesty and kindness, but I wanted to try something new. I was interested in the thriller and crime genres, but I also knew that changing my image through acting wouldn’t be easy. However, since he extended his hand first and when I read it, it was very interesting. So I read it with pleasure, and within a short time, I told them that I wanted to do it.” Yoo Seung-ho stated.
For ‘Deal,’ Yoo Seung-ho appeared with a close-cropped haircut. In fact, there was a story that the director requested, “I want to see a close-cropped haircut.”
Yoo Seung-ho explained, “I also had my own opinion about wanting to cut my hair even shorter. The emotional part is also important, but I thought it would be good if the way it is lit was interesting. I thought it would be good if the external appearance of Jaehyo and Jun-seong, who are kidnappers when they sit together, also looked funny, so this hairstyle was created with the thought, ‘What if we cut it a little more?'” Yoo Seung-ho added.
However, since it was a rough character that he hadn’t shown until now, he was worried whether “it was right to do it.”
Yoo Seung-ho said, “When there was swearing or smoking scenes, my hands were shaking. In fact, the first filming didn’t come out in the work, which was a shame, but it was my first scene after I left the terminal when I was discharged. It was the first scene where I waited for the bus while smoking. Strangely, my hands were shaking. They shook so much that it was severe enough to be visible on the camera. It seemed like I was shaking due to nervousness. It was my first time doing such a thing in front of the camera. I was nervous about how it would be lit, or I had never shown such a look on TV. I was worried that I might look awkward if I was tense and awkward, and I also thought about doing the swearing naturally, so I think that’s why it happened.”
The different sides of Yoo Seung-ho that have never been shown until now. It started with his transformation when he turned thirty.
Recently, Yoo Seung-ho has been radiating new charm through his works after moving to YG Entertainment. Yoo Seung-ho confessed, “As time went by, my mind got a little strange. In fact, I was nervous about meeting people and nervousness, so I started to like being alone and living like that. But as time went by, I thought that I couldn’t just do things that I like. I couldn’t just do good things. I started to think that there were things I could do when I tried things I hadn’t done before, and I thought I should challenge new things. I was interested in thrillers and crime genres, but I also knew that changing my image through acting wouldn’t be easy. However, since he extended his hand first, when I read it, it was very interesting, so I read it with pleasure, and within a short time, I told them that I wanted to do it.”
Yoo Seung-ho’s debut film ‘Home’ more than 22 years ago is a work that is not an exaggeration to say that it made him what he is today.
Yoo Seung-ho said, “When I was in my twenties, I wanted to get away from it quickly, so I avoided it. But these days, when I watch it, it was a precious work, and sometimes when I watch it, it’s now too cute. When I watch it, I think it’s so cute that I can say it’s a beautiful memory, and it remains a precious work, so it’s good to hear stories about ‘Home’ as time goes by. Actually, I tried to look mature, but now, I decided to focus on the current work and role. So, I hope that there will be a similar phrase that says, ‘He is an actor who acts well’ in the future.” He said.
‘Deal’ has released six episodes so far and is available every Friday at 11 a.m (KST).