Gong Yoo is known for his unforgettable roles in movies like Silenced, Train to Busan, and the film adaptation of the novel Kim Ji Young, Born 1982, as well as his roles in iconic K-Dramas like Coffee Prince, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, and Squid Game. Although he’s played characters we love and some we love to hate, Gong Yoo describes his real self as just an ordinary guy!
Gong Yoo appeared on the variety show You Quiz on the Block in November 2020 and revealed what he’s like in real life.
Gong Yoo said he’s “just living in a very ordinary way.”
He also acknowledged that fans may have a certain perception of him based on the roles he’s played. He said, “Well, I think it’s the roles I played or what the public had in mind. There might be an image or fantasy that’s been built up.”
Although he’s played a variety of interesting characters, Gong Yoo insisted that his daily life isn’t extraordinary at all. He said, “To be honest, in my real life, nothing about me stands out. It’s really just plain and simple.”
While you may know him as the Salesman who spends his time playing ddakji in subway stations from Squid Game, as the rich playboy turned barista from Coffee Prince, or as any of his other roles, Gong Yoo’s real-life hobbies are pretty normal. He likes fishing, watching movies, and hanging out with his cats.