Recently KBS’s “The King’s Affection” fame actor Nam Yoon Soo sat down with Allure Magazine Korea for an interview. Starting out as a model, the actor made his debut in 2014 through music videos. Landing his debut role in MBC Every 1 drama “4 Kinds of House,” the actor became popular after starring in the 2020 Netflix series “Extracurricular”. Sitting down with the magazine, Nam Yoon Soo talked about his transition from modeling to acting. Currently, in his mid-20s, the actor has grown up a lot. Talking about all the challenges he’s been through, the actor opened up about the old and new days.
Nam Yoon Soo revealed that he planned to become an actor in 2018. Now five years later, a lot of things have changed, and he has become stronger. From a young, naive, and clueless guy, Nam Yoon Soo is now filled with confidence. Looking back at the time, the actor has been reminiscing the old modeling days. He misses the old days and posing in front of the cameras and walking down the runway. But now, becoming an actor, Nam Yoon Soo is a natural at the film set. He also revealed that while working in one of the films, he named the draft ‘Why is Yoon Soo like that?’ for fun.
Nam Yoon Soo Talks About His Confidence…
Beaming with confidence, the actor is sure that he can do anything he wants to. Back in modeling days, he wasn’t so sure if he should become an actor or not. As he was fearful and unaware of what it was. But the actor got used to it. He started working on his confidence and became motivated. Not many netizens are happy when popular models or idols become actors. And only some skilled artists can pull off modeling and act together. Having made ‘the actor image,’ Yoon Soo isn’t afraid to lose the image at the risk of keeping himself in. As the actor is just starting, he still has more to gain than to lose. The driving force of his life is just too high, and Nam Yoon Soo is ready to show it.
Nam Yoon Soo also posed for pictorials for the magazine. On being asked if he’s worried about how he’ll look or how the netizens will respond, the actor just said he has no concerns. All he cares about is that he should be enjoying his work. And tells people not to have sky-high expectations from him. Talking about the changes he has gone through in a few years, the actor called himself a fox. And people often catch him acting like a fox even when he can’t. And he has no problem with people calling him a fox as sometimes one needs to act like a fox to show oneself and achieve what one wants.
On Growing Up and His Filmography…
Talking about his life, Nam Yoon Soo revealed that he is a bit terrified as he’s growing up. The way he looks, the way he thinks, and the world he lives in, everything is changing. Even though he’s an adult now, he’s still a bit doubtful about it. He does think that if someone from his childhood sees him now, they might think it’s terrible. But being the same person for years is more terrible, according to him. Talking about his work process, Yoon Soo revealed that he doesn’t make things difficult and finds out the easy way. While reading the scripts or concepts, he doesn’t analyze the character in too much detail. Instead, he tries to express his feelings as he sees them. Following his style, he wants to make acting fun.
Talking about his filmography, he revealed that the work was difficult. But the work he’ll have in the future will be more difficult. But he will have better skills and tricks with time. But expressing a character’s emotions will always be the toughest job for an actor.