Goblin co-stars and IRL besties Lee Dong Wook and Gong Yoo recently sat down for an interview sesh on Dong Wook's new talk show Because I Want To Talk. According to Soompi, a variety of topics were asked of Gong Yoo, including his many career milestones, his love for sports (he looooves basketball), and ~dating~ (Gong Yoo doesn't "have thoughts about getting married yet."). But the two also touched on the subject of international recognition for South Korean cinema in recent years.
Gong Yoo starred in the critically and commercially acclaimed zombie thriller Train To Busan in 2016, with it being recognized at that year's Cannes Film Festival. "It was cool to see the work created in Korea with our effort was cheered and acknowledged by Cannes, which can be seen as the home [of films]. I realized that the status of Korean films had changed and I felt proud to be a Korean actor," he said.
He then went on to talk about the global impact of K-pop supergroup BTS in light of the international success of South Korean films. "This is a different genre, but I think that BTS is doing something amazing," Gong Yoo said. "They're enhancing the nation's prestige. I think these types of things are unique things that only culture can accomplish."
He added, "I think musicians are great. If I'm born again, I want to become a musician. In some way, we're tools used to express stories written by writers or directors in films and dramas. So if I'm reborn, I want to live life telling my story as a musician."
Now, who wants to see Gong Yoo as an ~idol~? *RAISES HANDS*
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