Yoo Ah In News Bits December 2016: Colorful End of The Year
Sorry for the late recap, guys! We’ve been very busy during Christmas and New Year 😀
Yoo Ah In has been lying low since December 2016, especially after UAA released the statement about his military service postponement due to his shoulder injury. It’s best to stay quiet, especially when he became the target of Park Geun Hye’s lunatic idiotic fans and some lowlife haters (booo to them!), despite the fact that the Korean military manpower administration already stated that he had to wait for his fourth physical re-evaluation.
There were not much things going on, except his special appearance in MAMA in Hong Kong, Studio Concrete’s Aerospace “The Other Side” Exhibition, his participation in the Da Vinci Codex Exhibition audio guide narrator in addition to donating his money, and W magazine photoshoot for breast cancer awareness campaign (okay, that was quite an eventful month 😀 ). However, he still had a merry time with his friends on Christmas day 🙂
Now, let’s check what Yoo Ah In was up to during the end of the year~^^
Dec.1 – Yoo Ah In posted a photo of view from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in the top of ICC Centre in Kowloon, Hong Kong. He was in Hong Kong to perform at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) with BewhY on December 2nd.
Dec.5 – Yoo Ah In posted what seems to be a mix of “Aerospace” and “Da Vinci Codex” Exhibition teasers, without any captions. Interestingly, this photo triggered quite many interpretations from his fans. One of them, kris.wayland, gave her/his nice thought on it: “I don’t know why but I feel this picture is kinda how a lot of people tend to feel about themselves. Some people see themselves smaller than they really are. Just like a shadow on the wall where they are capable of shining like the figure itself. The figure represents us and the smaller shadow our insecurities.” Nice!
Dec.7 – Yoo Ah In posted CCRT Aerospace “Fragile” movie teaser with hashtag #CCRTAerospace. It’s a bit late, considering all his friends and CCRT Aerospace instagram account already spread the video since November, and considering that he’s the producer of this art film. But hey, that’s Yoo Ah In, he’s not good in boasting about himself :p
Dec.8 – Finally, Yoo Ah In posted his two beautiful cover photos from VOGUE Korea collector’s edition, December 2016 issue. As you know, Yoo Ah In is the first male actor that graces the front covers of Vogue, not only one, but two to three different versions of cover for one edition. You can read his long interview, starting from here.
Dec.10 – Yoo Ah In posted a lyrical dance performance video by artist Yang Seung Jin from the Aerospace “The Other Side” Exhibition Private Opening with caption: “An improvised dance by a young dancer #TheOtherSide #studioconcrete #CCRTAerospace”. The private opening took place on December 9th, featuring some fabulous performance from maestro Hwang Byung Ki and Yoo In Sook.
Dec.11 – Still in the spirit of CCRT Aerospace, he posted another photo of a blue night decorated with a little planet in the sky
Dec.12 – Yoo Ah In captured his old tweet with caption: “I was..?!🙄 # a poem by a useless person”. This tweet was his poem from 2011. It is a motivating poem for young people & himself. He wrote in his twitter, “The moment you think of a situation/state as a stage of ultimate completion, your life status may change from being alive to dead. This is not all of me. This is not the finish line. This mind will always lead me to the realm of endless opportunities. That’s not all.” SO true, Master Sik!
Still on the same day, Yoo Ah In was nominated for the Grevin Bees Wax Museum ‘2017 Next Grevin Star‘. The Next Grevin Star is a survey to choose who’s next to be brought to life in a wax model at the Grevin Museum. Poll opened from Dec.15 to Dec.30, 2016. Unfortunately, this slot seems to be reserved for the “hallyu stars” and their morbid fans only.
Dec.13 – Yoo Ah In posted his mysterious early morning selfie with caption: “👁“
Later that day, he posted the Aerospace “The Other Side” Exhibition poster, as well as the information on the premiere of Aerospace episode 1: “Fragile” movie~
스튜디오 콘크리트의 CCRT AEROSPACE의 전시, <CCRT-Aerospace : The Other Side : 경계의 저편>가 2016년 12월 10일부터 31일까지 진행됩니다. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ <CCRT-Aerospace : The Other Side : 경계의 저편>는 영상, 회화, 사진, 그래픽, 퍼포먼스, 음악 등의 다양한 방식을 통해 무한한 세계를 상징하는 '우주’를 작가들 각자의 상상력으로 해석한 기획전시입니다. 많은 분들의 관심 부탁드립니다. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 참여작가: 황병기, 윤성현, 스튜디오 콘크리트 권철화, 김재훈, 캐스퍼 강, 샘, 박시영 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 총괄기획: 엄홍식 큐레이터: 권바다 어시스턴트 큐레이터: 이승연 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ The exhibition followed by the new art project, ‘CCRT AEROSPACE’ of Studio Concrete, <CCRT-Aerospace : The Other Side> opens from December 10th(SAT) – 31th(SAT), 2016. <CCRT-Aerospace : The Other Side> exhibits artists’ interpretations based on imaginations about ‘space’, which represents infinity, in diverse ways; such as film, paintings, photography, graphic design, performance, and music. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Collaboration with Hwang Byungki, Yoon Sanghyun, Kwon Chulhwa, Kim Jaehoon, Casper Kang, Sam, Park Siyoung. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Directed by Uhm Hongsik Curated by Kwon Bada Lee Seungyun. Assistant curator. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Dec. 10th(SAT) – Dec. 31th(SAT), 2016. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ STUDIO CONCRETE 162 Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ #CCRTAerospace #TheOtherSide #경계의저편 #Studioconcrete #스튜디오콘크리트
Dec.21 – Actress Yoo In Young reveals the complicated behind the scenes stories in “Veteran” with Yoo Ah In.
Actress Yoo In Young appeared as a guest on MBC FM4U (Jung Yoo Mi’s FM Date) broadcast on the 21st of December. On this day, Yoo In Young speaks about her characters’ beating scenes in “Veteran” movie (starring Yoo Ah In and Hwang Jung Min).
“To sum it up, we discussed the scenes. Camera lines got checked. And although there was the part of making promises prior to filming [promises not to hurt each other], once acting started, emotions ran high and an actual beating took place,” she says.
Yoo In Young explains that Yoo Ah In’s beating scene in “Veteran” was almost real. She reveals, “He did it because he was immersed into the character. And I appreciated that a lot.”
The MC comments, ” I think it was hard to shoot that scene”, and Yoo In Young replies, “Yes it was. It was the first time I felt that way. I even thought that I will pass out.”
Note: In his interview last year, Yoo Ah In said he apologized profusely to Yoo In Young before and after shooting the beating scenes. He also said that he couldn’t look at his violent scenes during the screenings. He used to look away during those scenes.
Dec. 24 – Yoo Ah In celebrated Christmas with his friends in his own restaurant TMI: Too Much Information Fries & Bar. This is the first time he hosted a Christmas party in TMI. But, before the party in TMI, he went for a Christmas dinner with some friends too in a fancy restaurant. He looked super jolly and really enjoyed both occasions in the same day. Yoo Ah In posted the party picture in his instagram as well, with caption: #MerryChristmas 🎄
Let’s check some photos which his friends generously shared in instagram during Christmas~^^
Yoo Ah In gave Moschino Fresh Couture perfume and Jo Malone goodie bags to all his TMI employees 🙂
with famous stylist-friend Raymond Kim
Dec.29 – Yoo Ah In’s stuntman from the movie “Tough As Iron” (Kkangchuli”), Lee Tae Young, uploaded the behind-the-scene photo from the 2013 movie, accompanied with Yoo Ah In’s picture from the Blue Dragon Film Awards 2016 in his instagram account.
He recalled the time when they shot the film together and praised Yoo Ah In’s acting skill and good manner. He wrote the caption under the photo:
“Yoo Ah In hyung looking like Obama.. So funnyyy hahahaha 😀 This hyung really has so many faces. He’s a very superb actor who can create a variety of colors and characters. At first I used to think of him as just the ‘hyung-next-door ]relaxed, friendly and very approachable guy]’. But now I think of him as a serious great actor. He’s so cool, really. And I have no doubt that he will go from one success to another in the future. The photo was taken 4 years ago, and it was crazy freezing then in Busan.” D’aww..such a sweet compliment.
Dec.30 – A senior news announcer at SBS and author Yoon Young Mi posted Yoo Ah In’s photo from last years SBS Drama Awards in her SNS.
Since it’s a TV awards season in Korea now, with so many winners and many award speeches, it looks like she has missed Yoo Ah In’s speech. She wrote the caption under the photo:
“Instead of the teary award speeches of people thanking this and that, Yoo Ah In’s speeches are very unique. They are smooth, fluid, natural (unaffected), and logical. He is truly a lot different.” Yes, he is! 😀
Aww…we miss his award winning speeches too ^_~ Wish Yoo Ah In all the best for the coming months of 2017! Happy Lunar New Year!