Yoon Kyun Sang Impresses Cast Of “I Live Alone” With His Love And Dedication For His Cats
On the March 8 broadcast, the actor appeared as a guest and gave viewers a glimpse into his life at home with his four cats.
Yoon Kyun Sang began, “It’s been 13 years since I began living alone. Minus my time in the military, it’s been about 11 years. This house is a cat house.” Seoul Tower was visible from Yoon Kyun Sang’s living room, and there were cat cushions on his couch. His study was full of acting trophies as well as homes for his cats.
Yoon Kyun Sang’s day began with his cats. When one of them meowed, he knew right away which one it was without even looking up. He checked on his pets as soon as he got up and spent the day looking after them.
“The oldest one is Koongi,” said the actor. “I had no interest in cats, but one day my eyes happened to meet [Koongi’s] and I fell in love, so its name is Koongi. The second oldest is Ddomi. It’s a Bengal cat.”
He continued, “After I adopted the first cat, I went to the vet to get it vaccinated. While waiting, I was looking at other cats, and something was tugging at my pants in a cage in the corner. When I looked down, Ddomi was there. When I asked, I was told that it was at another home, but abandoned because it was too active and didn’t get along with other cats. I brought it home when I heard that it would be sent to a shelter or euthanized. ‘Ddo’ means again and ‘mi’ is me. I named it Ddomi because it made me fall in love again.”
“The third is Mongi,” said Yoon Kyun Sang. “I started to raise it as a favor from a friend. Its name is Mongi because it’s short and chubby. Somi was also an abandoned cat. Somi had a skin disease, so it was missing about a third or quarter of the fur on its body. It was abandoned after the previous owner didn’t want to pay for treatment for its skin disease, so I brought it home.”
He added, “Hoping that its fur would grow like cotton candy (somsatang in Korean), I named it Somi.” At the studio, Yoon Kyun Sang said, “When Somi first came to my home, it was difficult because all of the other cats caught Somi’s skin disease. I also got that skin disease, so my skin peeled and bled.”
Yoon Kyun Sang then put the cats on his lap one at a time and skillfully cut their fur and nails. Back at the studio, the actor explained that when the cat wags its tail or shows signs of discomfort, he stops and cuts their hair over a span of three days to a week. When Jun Hyun Moo asked if he can’t take care of them as well when he’s filming dramas, Yoon Kyun Sang replied, “I can take care of them if I sleep less.”
He then headed out to meet up with actors Lee Joon Hyuk and Sim Hee Sub. They talked about the need for Yoon Kyun Sang to find a new hobby, and the “I Live Alone” cast members also brainstormed ideas for the actor’s new hobby. He had a joyful time talking with his friends, then returned home where he hung out with more male friends and his cats.
“I Live Alone” airs on Saturdays at 11:10 p.m. KST. Watch with English subtitles below: