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'Goblin' Actor Gong Yoo Wants To Play Villain Role For Next Project

By Angie Chui | May 01, 2017 07:16 PM EDT


It's official. "Goblin" actor Gong Yoo wants to play a villain for his next film or drama role. The confirmation came from the actor himself in a recent question and answer session he had with his fans leading up to his fan meeting in Taiwan last April 28.

According to a report by Soompi, Gong Yoo said that he would like to try out something different from his usual acting roles. He said he wants to play someone from the opposite side of the spectrum for his next character.

"I want to challenge myself to play a villain," Gong Yoo said. "I've always played relatively upright roles, so now I want to try out the role of a lazy and ungainly person. A crazy person sounds good too."

Throughout his career, Gong Yoo has played mostly leading men roles in successful Korean dramas like "Coffee Prince", "Big" and most recently, the supernatural drama "Goblin" where he plays the role of a lonely and immortal god. His role in the smash hit "Train to Busan" where he plays the role of an official who is found to be responsible for the zombie outbreak that plagued Seoul was considered darker than his average characters but not to the point of evil.

Speaking of zombies, Gong Yoo said that if he were to save anyone when a zombie outbreak happens in real life, the actor had a very surprising answer. Instead of saving a person, he said he would save his two pet cats because having zombie cats would be a scarier thought to deal with than regular zombies.

Meanwhile, Gong Yoo said in an interview he has been laying low on social media recently because nowadays, he wants to appreciate his experiences in real life rather than post for the sake of posterity. He said that while many people share different thoughts about using social media, he believes that there are some people the who use the platform to project a different character or show themselves as someone different. He said he does not want to come off as someone who is not genuine because of his posts. 

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