BTOB’s Yook Sungjae Talks About His Real-Life Family + Says “Goblin” Co-Stars Were Like Parents To Him
On the show, Seo Jang Hoon complimented Yook Sungjae’s looks and energy and asked which of his parents he had inherited these from. Yook Sungjae replied, “I think my father’s influence is strong. He’s better looking than me. He’s very cool.”
He continued, “When I was younger, he dressed up nicely and took me to the supermarket. I thought he was going grocery shopping, but instead he went to get free samples. At the time, I thought that was uncool. But he told me, ‘Embarrassment lasts only a moment, but the rewards are eternal.’ Whenever I feel embarrassed, I think about what he said.”
Yook Sungjae also talked about his older sister and said, “She looks pretty similar to me. She has a strong double eyelid. She resembles our mother. If I were to brag about her, she’s currently a graduate student at Columbia University [in New York]. She is 170 cm tall [about 5’7″].”
The mothers on the show then expressed interest in Yook Sungjae’s sister’s age and were disappointed to learn she was born in 1992, making her too young for their unmarried sons.
Yook Sungjae also compared his “Goblin” co-stars, Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook, to his parents. “Both of them took care of me really well, but their styles were different,” he said. “Gong Yoo is the kind to take care of you without a word, like a father. Lee Dong Wook talked to me like a mother.”
He also mentioned his relationship with his co-stars on “Master in the House.” He said, “I think that it’s important [as a senior] to ask your juniors first if you’re going to have an after-work party. The hyungs [on ‘Master in the House’] always ask me about my schedule the next day. I really like that about them.”
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