Gong Yoo Describes Feeling Guilty As A Son + Why He Decided To Star In “Kim Ji Young, Born 1982”
Gong Yoo shared thoughts on himself as a son and actor.
On October 18, the actor participated in an interview. When asked what kind of son he is in real life, he answered, “Not good” after thinking hard about the question and put his head down.
He continued, “I think it’s a question that makes me somber. People say that I’m a filial son, but I always feel guilty when I hear that. There’s more than meets the eye, and there are instances where things that I say through a media outlet are seen positively and exaggerated since my job garners attention.”
He added, “It’s a blessing to be seen in a good way. But I feel guilty because other small things about me are also generously scored due to the favorable impression of me. I speak honestly when my parents are brought up, but I feel a bit sorry about my parents seeing [the article].”
“I can, of course, give them the money that I earn and have them live a prosperous life, but that’s not all there is to life,” said Gong Yoo. “Since I’m a bit independent, I think their feelings of wanting me to be by their side get stronger as they get older. My heart hurts the most when they sometimes say, ‘What would it be like if our son was a bit more ordinary?'”
He explained, “I said this during a past Baeksang Arts Awards show. I think it was bitterness in my heart. I know that my parents give me lots of their understanding and support, and I think that there will be something I can repay them with, although I’m not of a young age.”
Gong Yoo is starring in the upcoming film “Kim Ji Young, Born 1982,” which tells the life story of a woman in her 30s and her experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, and co-worker. The actor portrays her husband Dae Hyun.
“The film is a bit more hopeful than the book,” said the actor. “Looking at the quality of the film, I hope that more people will relate to the film. I think that the director’s decision was good. But this does not mean that the film offers a solution. I don’t think that the genre of film offers solutions, but there won’t be hopeful thoughts if it’s not at least done like this, so I think that it was a good decision to end it that way.”