Yoo Ah In News Bits October-November 2016: The Most Eventful Months
As you can see, October has always been an eventful month for Yoo Ah In. Not only it’s his birth month (see the party here), October is also a fashion month (Fleamadonnna and Nohant Fashion Shows), and an important month for Studio Concrete’s new art brand CCRT Aerospace.
His activities for the Blue Dragon Film Awards, Mnet Asian Music Awards, guesting on Park Kyung Lim and Song Hye Kyo fanmeetings, CCRT Aerospace filming for “Fragile” art movie, and preparing for Studio Concrete next exhibition after Jean Jullien’s, took most of his time in November as well.
So, what else has happened in these special months? Let’s check them out~^^
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Oct 2 – Yoo Ah In posted a clip from “Game of Thrones” Season 2 with caption: “Confess. It felt good”. As we all know, he loves this show and binge watched season 1 during last summer.
Then he posted artist Chae On’s painting photo that he just bought, with caption: “Water Whisper #ChaeOn”. The “Water Whisper” was released in 2015, showing people struggling in the water. Looking calm, yet at the same time trying to overcome fear. Apparently Chae On was holding his painting exhibition early last October too.
Oct 5 – Yoo Ah In held a farewell dinner for his restaurant staff of TMI – Too Much Information Fries&Bar 🙂 He’s truly a caring boss~^^
Oct 7 – As we know, Yoo Ah In’s fans donated 6 million won on his name to the Beautiful Foundation, as a birthday present for him. This birthday charity news at twitter has been retweeted by more than ten thousand people (10,6 K)!! One of the news articles got more than one thousand comments too!
The news also revisited his amazing email/letter to the Beautiful Foundation in 2013 & 2015 that went viral, after he helped them reach their target to provide meals for the impoverished schools.
Showbiz Korea – Yoo Ah In & Fans Lead An Enterprising Donation Culture (English News)
Oct 8 – In light of President Park’s and Choi Sun Sil’s scandal, Yoo Ah In posted a Korean flag with caption: “Daehanminguk #KOREA”
Oct 9 – Yoo Ah In posted a nice photo of half moon with caption: 🌓
Yoo Ah In, who was learning about filmography during the CCRT Aerospace film shooting, posted his chat from Whatsapp with his friend-director Ryu Seung Wan, who worked together with him in “Veteran”.
Yoo Ah In wrote the caption: “Three key/main concerns for any director who is making movies nowadays #류X완”.
These are the translations of the chat screencaps:
Yoo Ah In: “Tell me please about those three”. (Meaning: the three concerns)
Ryu Seung Wan: “Setting rules for time, checking the facts/truths about the world I’m trying to create, and having the ethics and moral consciousness to express that world.”
Oct 11 – He posted his letter for Studio Concrete’s Psychedelic Infinity Exhibition, with caption: “…ing” [We’ll translate the letter ASAP]
Meanwhile, Jean Jullien left Seoul after he attended his own exhibition in Studio Concrete. He posted Yoo Ah In’s goofy face photo in his instagram, with caption: “Seoul friends, thank you. Thank you Seoul!”
But, perhaps he thought Sik’s face wouldn’t fit his message, so he deleted that photo and posted another one with the same caption, and tagged Yoo Ah In’s instagram account 😀
Still on the same day, Yoo Ah In’s new haircut created a buzz on the internet!
Yoo Ah In’s new haircut has made top trending topic on Naver.
The recent appearance of actor Yoo Ah In was revealed. InStyle magazine published the latest photo of Yoo Ah In in its instagram account on Sunday, Oct 8.
In the photo Yoo Ah In was attending famous artist Jean Jullien’s art performance in a pop-up store. His new hairstyle drew attention, as it modeled a classic army cut.
Entertainment experts said they didn’t know exactly why he shaved his hair down to the skin, except that “he could just open a new chapter of his life or had a change of feeling”.
The article drew in nearly 1,300 comments in one day!
First top comment from netizen on the article said, “Aooh that’s crazy! Even with that hair he looks handsome too!! Did he shave his head for a movie? I’m curious about the role”.
Not only his haircut, the ongoing “confirmed-unconfirmed Burning” casting news of Yoo Ah In and Kang Dong Won made netizens went wild and topped the trending topic in the same day! The news got over 4000 retweets at twitter!
Meanwhile, both actor’s agencies said, “Burning” casting is unconfirmed, Yoo Ah In was still working on the schedule.
After the morning news outlets broke information about Yoo Ah In and Kang Dong Won confirming Director Lee Chang Dong’s upcoming film “Burning”, both agencies of Yoo Ah In and Kang Dong Won deny that their actors are confirmed for the movie.
A source also states that it’s not confirmed yet because the director and both actors are yet to have a detailed schedule of the shooting. (Especially due to Yoo Ah In’s military service deadline).
Netizens showed great reaction to this “dream team” news since this morning. One netizen wrote, “please tell us whether or not these two actually in the movie! Stop torturing us with hope!! Check your info”, “If they both confirm this movie, it’s a guaranteed 10 million success”, and more other similar reactions.
Let’s just hope this isn’t an empty media play by the film production.
Oct 14 – A famous Korean stylist, Kim Sung Il, who has worked with many stars, including Yoo Ah In, posted a photo of him posing together with Yoo Ah In in his instagram. He wrote: “I just met Ainie. On October 19, Studio Concrete will launch Aerospace first pop-up store. You can feel his creative spirit overflowing. Unfortunately… I can’t attend the launching event due to the business trip … ㅠ”. Awwn..too bad.
And in the evening, Yoo Ah In, who’s in love with the space, nature and sky, posted a nice evening view from the suburbs
Oct 16 – Yoo Ah In went to check on Jean Jullien “Concretisation” Exhibition in his Studio Concrete, and one visitor got to take a photo with him ^^
This guy wrote funny captions under the photos. The first one he said: “Although I’ve always lived with heart full of gratitude to my parents, but I look like a squid here [I love my parents but I look like a squid because of them]” 😀
And his second caption said: “I looked at the photo again, still a squid. Yoo Ah In is more handsome than me kkk”
Oct 17 – The quirky Yoo Ah In posted cute LINE sticker (known as “Choo Choo Train”) here 😀
In the evening, he had a dinner together with his agency’s CEO (Mrs Park) and his designer friends^^
Oct 21 – Yoo Ah In posted a photo from Fleamadonna Fashion Show. He gave a shout out to his designer-friend Jei Kim: “Something you gotta love about this girl! @jea_fleamadonna”
He posted another photo again in the same day. Actually, Yoo Ah In took this photo after the “Sound of Lucky Chouette” Party on October 19. But it also has another meaning, given the current Korea’s hot political situation, because Yoo Ah In emphasized the Korean flag behind him with his solemn face. He only added the caption with: 🇰🇷
Oct 22 – Another hilarious “Veteran” parody. Infinite’s Sunggyu impersonated Yoo Ah In’s famous character Jo Tae Oh from the box office “Veteran” in SNL Korea Episode 8 ^^ Check it out~
Oct 24 – The Harper’s Bazaar Thailand editor came to CCRT Aerospace launching event in Boon The Shop, Oct 19, but she just posted her photo with Yoo Ah In several days later with caption: “Congratulations CCRT Aerospace!”
Oct 26 – Yoo Ah In posted Jean Jullien’s illustration, which was very fitting with the Korea’s political situation at that time. He wrote the caption: “NEWS OF THE TIME..👀”
Still from the same day, Yoo Ah In proudly posted his DJ-friend Peggy Gou’s achievement with caption: “Big proud! @peggy_gould 👍🏽”
Yoo Ah In attended his friend’s birthday dinner that evening, again with his agency’s CEO and designer-friends and Studio Concrete’s staff. He was still wearing his favorite green Aerospace sweatshirt 😀
Oct 27 – Yoo Ah In posted the factory chimneys, as if a reminder about the dangerous of industrial pollution, the biggest problem on planet earth, despite the photo looks very artistic.
In the evening, or Oct 28 midnight, Yoo Ah In celebrated Halloween with his friends! He was wearing The Joker from The Dark Knight costume and enjoyed the party all night long 😀
Oct 28 – He posted the VEAK’s “From Seoul” pictorial with his Veak designer-friend, but he deleted it shortly after. Maybe because he was still promoting CCRT Aerospace, so he didn’t want both brands to overlap each other. He helped his friend promoting Veak before, and the brand has posted his pictorial in their instagram as well.
Another photo from Veak Seoul pictorial, featuring the hottie Yoo Ah In, in its official instagram
Oct 29 – Still having hangover after the Halloween party, Yoo Ah In went straight to the meeting with CCRT Aerospace filming team 😀 Sleepy yet happy ^^
Oct 31 – Yoo Ah In posted TIME cover photo with caption “Choi Byung So” from Choi Byung So’s Exhibition that day. Choi Byung So is the famous Korean painter and illustrator who has worked for TIME magazine cover illustration. The exhibition is held by Korea Tomorrow Organization
Nov 3 – A soon-to-be mom fan posted a couple of her adorable photos with Yoo Ah In 😀 Judging from his haircut, these photos were taken around September but she just uploaded in her instagram.
Caption on the first photo: “Yoo Ah In-nim sending his energy to Kkol [her baby’s nickname]. Now Kkol will become a superstar like Ain hyung”.
Caption on the second photo: “I…didn’t know that I will like this this much (“this” refers to him holding her belly, obviously)…… Kkol, you are truly such a good son!” [Cause he brought her this lucky encounter ^^] Super adorbsss!!
Nov 9 – Yoo Ah In posted the sunrise photo on the same day Donald Trump won the U.S presidential election. He quoted President Barrack Obama in the caption: “No matter what happens, the sun will rise in the morning.”
On the MBC Section TV November 13th broadcast, comedienne/DJ Park Na Rae, who also made an appearance in the “I Live Alone”, guested in the show.
As people know from the “I Live Alone” show, Park Narae decorated a corner in her small apartment in a way that resembles a bar with pink neon lights and a whole fridge for alcohol only. She has a corner with a real DJ machine. She calls it “Narae Bar”. Her friends are always invited and come to her every night each episode.
On this day on Section TV, Park Na Rae was asked, “Who are the celebrities that you wish to invite to Narae Bar?”
She answered, “Yoo Ah In, who is very similar to me [in terms of drinking/partying].” She added, “I got acquainted with my best friend Yoon Kyun Sang. So I asked him ‘please bring Yoo Ah In-ssi with you’, to which Kyun Sang answered, ‘Ainie hyung will definitely come’. That was Kyun Sang answer. So I’m looking forward to it.” Well, we’re looking forward to it too!
Also on the same day, the Cannes winner Jeon Do Yeon praised Yoo Ah In ^^
The Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jeon Do Yeon praised Yoo Ah In again. Jeon Do Yeon, who praised Yoo Ah In in several occasions, once again told the media that good young actors, like Yoo Ah In, are a nice motivation for her.
In the interview with Sisa Press, November 13th, Jeon Do Yeon considers junior actors,who act well, a pleasant stimulus. Her face came to life when she said that her dream is to be an actress who does melodrama (melo-romance) even when she gets older. In order to do so, she says that she must not lose the sensitivity in her heart.
She says, “I don’t always keep an eye on young actors, but right now, I’ve learned that Yoo Ah In, who is very active (in terms of work), is very nice/attractive to look at. He works hard,but he also has an extremely emotional side to him. I think that his talent radiates like an immense energy. I feel good when I see him.”
We hope both of you will work together too someday!
Nov 16 – As we’ve already reported, Yoo Ah In participated in the Candlelight Rally in Gwanghwamun Plaza. A day before participating in the demonstration, he posted two clips from Nina Simone’s documentary (see here and here) and also her charismatic photo as well. (Read our take on his candlelight rally and Nina Simone’s clips in our article here)
In the evening, Yoo Ah In’s photo celebrating the UAA CEO (Mrs Park) birthday party was posted by his friend in instagram. Once again he celebrated with the same bunch who often hang out with him and the CEO 🙂
Nov 22 – Yoo Ah In attended the Samsung Fashion & Design Fund Winners Congratulatory Party with his friends and colleagues
The Samsung Fashion & Design Fund (SFDF) was launched in 2005 to discover and sponsor talented young designers around the world, as an incubator for up-and-coming fashion designers of Korean descent, developing itself into a notable platform for emerging talent.
The winner this year is his own designer-friend Jung Ji Yeon with her label “RECTO”. She runs “Product Seoul” (one of his favorite boutiques) and is his business partner in TMI – Too Much Information Fries&Bar. Recto had its first exhibition in Studio Concrete last year, and participated in Studio Concrete’s charity bazaar/flea market events as well. Yoo Ah In attended the Recto 2016 FW Presentation too last September. Noice!
Nov 27 – Two days after attending the Blue Dragon Film Awards, Yoo Ah In posted his own caricature, which is very similar with his Blue Dragon Awards commemorative photo 😀 The caption only says: 👁
This is the Blue Dragon Awards pictorial he was referring to~
Hot and hot and hot!
There you go, October-November! Stay around for Yoo Ah In’s end of year activities~^^
Translated by The Sassy Translator of Yoo Ah In International Fans Community
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