Lee Sang Yoon And BTOB’s Yook Sungjae Say Goodbye To “Master In The House”
Lee Sang Yoon and Yook Sungjae have been part of the cast for over two years. Last month, they announced their decision to step down from the show. Lee Sang Yoon will be focusing on his work as an actor while Yook Sungjae mentioned that he plans to enlist in the military soon.
To surprise them on their last day of filming, Yang Se Hyung, Lee Seung Gi, and Shin Sung Rok planned an elaborate graduation ceremony. Lee Sang Yoon, Yook Sungjae, and their current “master” Lee Se Dol donned graduation caps and gowns and were given handwritten diplomas from the cast and crew.
They were also shown video messages from their former “masters,” including singer and producer Park Jin Young, soccer coach Park Hang Seo, soccer player Park Ji Sung, actress Moon So Ri and director Jang Joon Hwan, actor Lee Deok Hwa, singer Jang Yoon Jung, comedian Kim Byung Man, fighter Jung Chan Sung, singer Jeon In Kwon, and actress Shin Ae Ra.
Actor Choi Bool Am sent them a handwritten letter that read, “When I heard that Sang Yoon and Sungjae were leaving, my heart sank to the floor. Think of the time you spent with these masters as training for character or success. You kept walking through the wind and snow. I remember the day you stuck your heads in the snow. Once again, let’s grab hold of our minds and apply ourselves.”
Yook Sungjae said, “I think that my memories with the hyungs stand out the most. There were many masters with whom we made precious memories, and I am grateful to them, but most of my memories and gratitude go out to the other members. Apart from BTOB, they are hyungs that I will always be proud of. BTOB is really like family to me, and I thought that it was the kind of relationship that I would never find anywhere else, but at some point the ‘Master in the House’ cast became like that to me.”
Lee Sang Yoon said, “I went to bed yesterday, and strangely… I had to wake up in a few hours…” He began to tear up. “I didn’t want to be like this… But it was about two hours [before I had to wake up] and I thought about just staying awake. But then Sungjae began to snore. Strangely, after that, I felt sleepy. It was funny.”
He continued, “I really like the poem ‘Return to Heaven’ by the poet Cheon Sang Byeong. I think that this show is somehow like that poem. It was a beautiful journey. I really liked it. I want to say that I’m so grateful. Thank you.”
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