On Sept. 20, Gong Yoo held an interview with GQ to talk about his life, upcoming projects, and lifestyle.
The interview started with a simple question, “Do you like classic things?”
Gong Yoo answered, “I long for classic things, not only in clothes but in all genres like car and furniture. It’s not until time passes that you get to know the awesomeness. Personally, I prefer basic and classic clothes like what I’m wearing today, rather than excessive or fancy ones. It naturally blends with my age.”
He also talked about his upcoming projects. For the film Seo Bok (working title), the actor went on a diet once again. “The reason I went on another diet was to change my face. Gi Heon is not a healthy person, so his face had to look a bit exhausted. You know, I’m supposed to protect the world’s first human clone, Seo Bok. But Park Bo Gum, who played Seo Bok, is not all that soft, so I had to bulk up.”
Gong Yoo also mentioned Netflix’s The Silent Sea and film Wonderland, which he made a special appearance in, saying, “The works I’ll show soon are all set in the near future. I think it’s a choice that reflects the emotions and mindset I have these days. As one of the people living in this era, I’m curious and worried about the future. We are living in a situation where we can’t help but worry about it.”
Gong Yoo once said that he would like to open a small restaurant in Jeju Island. The actor added, “Eighty percent of my album is food pictures. If the dish looks good, I personally visit the restaurant. I have this fantasy of staying in a pretty and simple space, even if it’s very small. I don’t know if I’ll really open a restaurant later, but I want to live close to the countryside.”“I don’t think of myself as a broad and deep person, but how people see me so positively drives me to become a better person. I think I’m intimately intertwined with people who love and support me. I’m grateful that we’re aging so well together,” the actor said as he wrapped up the interview.