South Korean actor Park Seo-joon recently shared intriguing insights into his life and career on tvN’s ‘You Quiz on the Block’. Known for his earnest approach to life, he revealed his experience filming for Marvel in England and a memorable dining experience with acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho.
The episode, aired on the 13th, delved into the theme ‘The widest road is in my heart’, where Seo-joon spoke about following his heart passionately. Host Yoo Jae-seok highlighted the excitement around Seo-joon’s arrival and his longstanding wish to invite him to the show. Interestingly, Park Seo-joon, originally named Park Yong-gyu, shared a humorous anecdote about his name’s origin, linking it to a craftsman, which sparked laughter among the audience.
Park Seo-joon opened up about his introverted nature during his youth, revealing his discomfort with public speaking and decision to adopt a more common name for his acting career. This transition was part of his effort to overcome shyness and shape his public persona.
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A lighthearted moment occurred when Yoo Jae-seok brought up a previous guest, V, who mentioned Seo-joon’s generosity at meals. Seo-joon humorously corrected a memory error, saying it was ‘X benefit’, not ‘X benefit’, leading to laughter.
Seo-joon is currently working alongside Han So-hee in ‘Gyeongseong Creature’. He shared Han So-hee’s reaction to his casting, expressing a mix of jealousy and aspiration for more experience.
Discussing his Hollywood filming experience, Seo-joon mentioned his anticipation for weekends, clarifying his routine of working from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., which allows him time off.
A highlight of his time in England was dining with director Bong Joon-ho. The director, working nearby, reached out to Seo-joon after hearing about him from local staff aware of ‘Parasite’s fame. Seo-joon described their meeting as a comforting moment during his long stay abroad. When asked who paid the bill, Seo-joon confirmed it was Bong, leading to a humorous reference to the Kim Young-ran law by Jo Se-ho and a witty response from Seo-joon about its applicability in the UK.
Finally, Seo-joon reflected on the strict expectations faced by those in their 20s, including his own past dream of becoming a baseball player—a path only pursued by his younger brother, who eventually quit in college. This introspection highlights Seo-joon’s journey from a reserved youth to a prominent actor, navigating his path with a blend of humor, humility, and heartfelt sincerity.