[TRANS] 150331 [Who Are You] Ryu Jun Yeol - Cine21 Magazine
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His role model is happy-icon Spongebob, consistently wakes up every 5 am, a morning-person, a sportsman who choose soccer and hiking instead of drinking, has a hobby to write handwritten journals every night. Ryu Jun Yeol is definitely beyond any expectations. In <Socialphobia>, Ryu Jun Yeol played as BJ Yangge who is a Hyena-like-man “an extreme man who is looking for the hottest issue to regain his popularity.”
At first glance, the impression was very real and natural that we assumed Ryu Jun Yeol is the actualization of BJ Yangge. But it lasted just until we found the Spongebob plushie that smiles brightly, hanging on his bag.
Hyung Seulwoo, an assistant director of the short film <Midnight Sun> (2014) offered Ryu Jun Yeol to audition for the role of one member who will participate in the Hyunpi (PKing) for <Socialphobia>, but at that time Ryu Jun Yeol who received the scenario also read for the role of BJ Yangge and prepared for it, too. “I think I was looked over nicely because in order to relay the role of BJ Yangge properly, I brought a (computer) mouse as prop”. Director Hong Seok Jae who was concerned for role of BJ Yangge for quite long time, was really pleased to see Ryu Jun Yeol’s acting, image and even “his real appearance to be on his braces still.”
An actor road suddenly opened up for him. (He) changed majors, one day in the middle of preparing for the Education College Entrance exams. “I have fallen asleep for an hour while standing when I was studying. That’s when I realized that this is not the road I should take.” He collected and watched several movies a day as hobby and he decided to be an actor. As for now,
as a short-term part-time job, he is teaching acting to elementary students in an after school class. “I want to be a consistent actor for a long time.” We are also want to see Ryu Jun Yeol for a long time.