It has been more than ten years since the K-drama “The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince” first aired in South Korea, introducing an entire generation around the world to actor Gong Yoo.
After acting in 2016’s biggest Korean blockbuster “Train to Busan”, he’s taking the lead role in “Goblin” – the TV series that might be the biggest Korean drama of 2017. It is no wonder that 37-year-old Gong Yoo has become the face of his country’s – or the whole of Asia’s – movie and television entertainment industry. Gong Yoo was one of many A-list Korean actors who turned down the role, with some stating reasons such as being uncomfortable with shaving their heads, not wanting to stay abroad for a long period of time, and filming a pre-produced drama (drama productions in Korea are filmed concurrently during broadcasting). Gong Yoo contributed his singing voice to the romantic comedy “Big”, where he starred opposite Lee Min-jung and Miss A’s Suzy.