Steven Yeun On How Korean Parents React To A Career In Acting

 

Steven Yeun recently went on Ellen as a first-time guest to promote the return of The Walking Dead. During his interview, he talked about his parents as well as the blood poisoning injury he received on set.

After Yeun admitted that The Walking Dead was his second audition ever in L.A., Ellen asked the Korean American actor if his parents approved of his decision to pursue acting as a career.

“No, my parents are Korean, and traditionally, that first generation of Korean Americans aren’t too happy with the little curveball that you throw them when you’re a kid,” said Yeun. Although his parents weren’t happy with his decision at first, Yeun told Ellen that they were now proud of him as an actor and would even give him advice about the entertainment industry.

“My dad wanted me to wear a suit everywhere I went,” Yeun said, adding that his father would tell him to wear a suit, even when he would go out to buy oranges. “He’s like, ‘You should get a suit … what if they get you and then you’re not in a suit? Then you look stupid.’”

 

Later in the interview, Yeun talked about how he got blood poisoning after performing a stunt where he falls and lands on his arm. When his arm started to bleed, he wiped off the blood and thought nothing of it until his arm swelled the next morning. As a result, he had to get a steroid shot and an antibiotic shot in the buttocks.

“And the nurse, she said I had a very taut tushy. I’ve been doing squats,” Yeun said.

“What a wonderful compliment,” Ellen responded. “I love when they compliment your butt right before they put a shot inside of you.”

The Walking Dead‘s fifth season will premiere October 12 on AMC.

 

–STORY BY REERA YOO
This story was originally published on iamkoream.com 

 


Top Stories: Why We Love Steven Yeun From “The Walking Dead” & Kimiko Glenn From “Orange is The New Black”

 

 

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1. Top 5 Reasons We Love Glenn from “The Walking Dead” (READ HERE)

 

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2) Find Out Why We Love Kimiko Glenn, The “Orange is the New Black” Actress Behind Brook Soso (READ HERE)

 

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3)  Ki Hong Lee’s Debut Film “The Maze Runner” Premieres Today (READ HERE)

 

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4) “Sorry to keep you waiting, boys” — Sanrio Launches Hello Kitty Men (READ HERE)

 

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5) “The Real” Host Jeannie Mai Talks Divorce, Plastic Surgery, Fashion and More (READ HERE)

 

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Top 5 Reasons We Love Glenn from “The Walking Dead”

 

The season premiere of The Walking Dead is only a month away, but for dedicated fans, this is still too long of a wait. If this Entertainment Weekly cover and interview wasn’t enough for you, we’re here to help. Today’s #TBT is in honor of upcoming season 5 premiere. We’re focusing on everyone’s favorite character of course. Read on to find out the Top 5 Reasons We Love Glenn from The Walking Dead.

 


1) He’s a proud Asian.

When we took a look at the statistics of people of color who actually win Emmy awards, the results were shocking. Needless to say, an Asian popping up on our television screen is rather rare. This is where The Walking Dead‘s Glenn breaks the mold. Not only is Glenn a popular Asian character, he has proudly pointed out that he’s Korean American. By simply distinguishing this fact, he has stepped away from the token Asian character.

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2) He’s the risktaker.  


Whether he’s risking his life to be zombie-bait..
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..offering to be the distraction so others can get away safely…
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..getting Plan B pills for Lorrie (because she couldn’t get them herself, right?)..
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Or covering himself up in bloop and guts.
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Glenn has continuously risked his life for the safety of his group.

 

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3) He’s loyal to the group.

Although the members of the group are clearly not his blood relatives, Glenn has taken on the mentality that they are. He takes care of them, protects them, and shows undying loyalty. [Spoiler] His anger towards the Governor for what he did to Maggie makes this clear. These are the people he loves and will do anything for.
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4) He gets the girl.

No, he is not  the sidekick who’s there purely for humorous reasons. He’s one of the few characters who actually provide love and romance amidst the horrifying setting.

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5) In the middle of death, blood, and human’s being eaten, he bring us THIS.
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Be sure to check out the Season 5 trailer below:

 

Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan took a break from their photo shoot to speak to Entertainment Weekly and answer a very important question. [SPOILER ALERT] Their characters spent most of the previous season apart while desperately trying to find one another. But love prevails and the two are eventually reunited!

… Only to be captured and put in danger.

So EW had to ask. Would Glenn and Maggie prefer being apart, but safe or together, but in danger? The two actors quickly decided that Glenn and Maggie would prefer to be together despite whatever danger may come.

“I think the preference is to be together regardless of whether the circumstances are difficult,” Yeun said. “At the least, you’re with the person that matters the most to you in this world. At this point, what the world has become, that is your world. Your world is who your with. The world is the people that you love. If it’s not with them, the what’s the point of continuing on?”

Check out both their heartwarming responses here.

 

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From Comic Books to Television: Steven Yeun Voices Animated Adaptation of ‘Chew’

Steven Yeun can’t seem to get enough of comic books that make their way onto television. We don’t mind though. After all, we can’t seem to get enough of Steven Yeun.

The 30-year-old Korean American actor is most known for his role as Glenn on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Through the show, Yeun has gained quite a large fanbase (just check out the 10 reasons Glenn would make a great boyfriend) and it looks like he’s ready to get even more with yet another comic book-turned-television series.

If you thought Yeun was done with shows that focused on eating humans then you’re wrong. The comic book “Chew” is written by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory and stars a character named Tony Chu. Chu is a detective and a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agent. He also happens to be a “cibopath.” According to the comic, a “cibopath” can take a bite from anything (except beets) and get a psychic sensation of what has happened to that object.

So if Chu takes a bite out of a vegetable, he can see where it came from and everything the vegetable has been through. If he takes a bite out of bacon, he can see the life of the pig it came from. And if he takes a bite out of a corpse, he can figure out any murder mystery thrown at him.

Gross cannibalism aside, there’s definitely a plus to this — the main character is Chinese American. If you didn’t already know, we get quite excited about Asians in comics and rarely do we get to see and Asian lead character.

For the upcoming animated adaptation of “Chew,” Yeun will voice the main character Tony and Felicia Day has been hired to play Tony’s love interest, Amelia Mintz.

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Image of the Day: 2NE1’s Dara Park Meets Steven Yeun

If you’re a fan of both K-Pop and The Walking Dead, be prepared to get your fan-girling on. Recently Dara Park instgrammed a picture of The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun. (Steven, is that eyeliner we see!?)

Sandara Park, a South Korean idol singer, actress, dancer and model, has been a favorite of ours for years. Park, who began her career in the Philippines as an actress, is most known as a member of popular K-Pop group 2NE1.

Apparently, Steven Yeun is among her numerous fans overseas. The actor, who plays Glenn on The Walking Dead, is rumored to be in South Korea for a visit.

“It was very nice meeting you,” Park wrote as the photo caption. Yeun not only re-tweeted the photo, but started following Park on twitter.

This certainly isn’t the first time that Sandara has befriended overseas celebrities. Just last year, Dara gained viral attention after a photo of Justin Beiber kissing her cheek made its way around the internet. Needless to say, fans seem much more happy about her friendship with Yeun.

 

Glenn & Maggie Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Okay, so we’re fully aware that The Walking Dead‘s Glenn can be sexy. Afterall, we did list out 10 Reasons Glenn Would Make A Great Boyfriend and “sexy” was most certainly on that list.

But while watching The Walking Dead, it’s easy to forget just how hot the characters are. We’re a bit too distracted with all the dirt, blood and guts to notice their attractiveness.

Well Los Angeles Magazine is here to remind you. In a recent Spring Fashion shoot, LA Magazine reimagines Glenn and Maggie (Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan) in a world without walkers trying to eat their brains out.

The result? They’re even more gorgeous than we imagined! The duo pulls off the classic look with ease and sophistication. This is certainly a TWD fan must-see.

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Steven Yeun’s Awkward Kissing Will Make You Love Him Even More

Just a few weeks ago, we came up with a list of top 10 reasons Glenn from The Walking Dead would make an amazing boyfriend. This included everything from his bravery, his romance and even his honesty. Our readers seem to agree whole-heartedly. Who doesn’t love Steven Yeun?

Well when the cast of The Walking Dead appeared on Conan to discuss the long-anticipated midseason premiere, Conan tried to shed some light on Yeun’s true, awkward self.

Conan shows us a shot of Yeun caught with his eyes open during his first kiss with Lauren Cohan’s character, Maggie. Admittedly, this wasn’t a very sexy move. But do you know what is sexy? The way that Yeun explains himself. Allowing his quirkiness to take over, he makes us love him even more with a hilarious response to his open-eyed kiss.

When Conan talks about Yeun taking part in People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, Yeun completely denies his sexy qualities and shows us his “true self” with a picture from his childhood years. Yeun is even more lovable as he defends his dorky self.

“Oh yeah,” Yeun exclaims while describing his picture. “Why wouldn’t I be wearing a fanny pack?”

This just goes to show that any efforts to prove to us that Steven Yeun isn’t sexy will probably just make us love him even more.

 

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10 Reasons Glenn Would Make A Great Boyfriend

With the return of The Walking Dead quickly approaching, we can’t help but be excited to watch our favorite character, Glenn, make his way back onto our television screens. Although February 9th is less than two weeks away, many TWD fans are already bursting at the seams in anticipation.

To keep our readers entertained during this countdown, we’ve decided to make a very important list: 10 Reasons Glenn Would Make A Great Boyfriend.


1. He’s brave.
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Glenn is, without a doubt, a Gryffindor at heart. Who can forget the moment Glenn offered to go down a well and be bait for a swollen zombie? Glenn has constantly put his neck on the line for the safety of others. We’re sure he’d care about your safety as your boyfriend.

 


2. He’s a risk-taker.
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Looking for someone adventurous and willing to take risks for you? Well Glenn’s just the guy you need. Let’s not forget the reason Rick is alive in the first place — Glenn took a risk. He could have easily left Rick to handle the swarm on his own, but Glenn decided to help and bring him into the pack.


3. He’s protective.
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See that? That’s the face of a man who isn’t okay with people hurting his girlfriend. The angriest we’ve ever seen Glenn was when The Governor harassed Maggie. He does not let that kind of disrespect slide.


4. He’s caring.
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If there’s one thing we all want in a relationship, it’s someone who cares about us and our well-being. Needless to say, Glenn cares about his girlfriends.


5. He’s sexy.
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Even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, he understands the importance of “one-on-one” time.


6. He’s proud of his culture. 
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Walkers all around? That doesn’t matter. Glenn will still take the time to remind you that Asians are not all the same. Who doesn’t love a man who’s proud of his culture?


7. He’s loyal.
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The people in his group may not be blood-related, but to Glenn they’re family and that’s enough for him. Glenn is one of the most loyal characters and obviously a loyal boyfriend.


8. He’s romantic.
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Okay, we get that chopping a ring off a walker’s finger may not be the cutest thing, but the guy is working with what he’s got! Imagine him in a walker-free world. He’s definitely a romantic boyfriend.


9. He knows how to have fun. 
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Yup, his life is in danger every single day, but that’s not gonna stop Glenn from getting his kicks. If you’re looking for a boyfriend who knows how to have fun despite gloomy circumstances, then Glenn is the guy for you.


10. He’s honest. 
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Remember that one time Glenn was told not to let people know that there were walkers in the barn? Yeah, the boy can’t keep secrets, BUT you can’t deny that he’s honest and he feels the need to do what’s right. These are definitely admirable traits in a relationship.


BONUS: Dolled up or dirtied up, he’s still eye-candy.
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Steven Yeun Named to People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Men’ List

Story by James S. Kim.

Actor Steven Yeun’s character, Glenn Rhee, dates one of the more attractive The Walking Deadcharacters, but Yeun is no slouch in that department himself. People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, which goes on newsstands this Friday, is giving Yeun his due for what many people already know.

The magazine didn’t choose the 30-year-old as the sexiest man, but he’s still one of People’s top picks. During his photo shoot, Yeun explained what he considered attractive in others.

“The quality that I think is sexy … is style, kind of how you carry yourself,” he told People. “I don’t think it has to do with all the ‘sex’ part of it really. I think it’s just how you exude your presence in the world. I find how you are as a human as probably the sexiest thing.”

Apparently, Yeun himself wasn’t expecting to be on the list. “When I first heard that I was going to be in the issue, I asked if they were sure, that was the first thing I asked,” he said. “Maybe second question was, is this a joke? But it’s an honor. It’s really awesome.”

Yeun said his girlfriend (yes, he is taken) was the first to hear about the news, and she was very cool in finding out that she was dating one of the most attractive men on Earth.

“She was really chill about it, and she’s so supportive, so it was great,” he said.

For a glimpse of the photo shoot and Yeun shirtless, take a look at the video below.

This story was originally published in iamkoream.com.