Steven Yeun Quotes.
Maybe it’s a cultural thing, being Korean, but my first reflex has always been to exude humility – but it doesn’t help you in acting. For acting, humility isn’t the best thing. It’ll weaken your work.
I think there are fans who love the genre to begin with, and there are fans who love the comic book to begin with, but fans of the comic book aren’t necessarily fans of the genre. There are obviously a lot of those people who love both, but I’m not a huge fan of that genre, personally.
I was raised in a Christian household and heard a lot of praise music, so that’s what helps me get to an emotional place.
Well, my parents originally wanted me to become a doctor – that’s why I was in school; I was pre-med, and I graduated with a degree in psychology and a concentration in neuroscience. Really, the plan was for me to go to med school.
The biggest challenges are in the same vein. It’s about retaining all that stuff. Also, the physical stuff is not as easy as we originally thought. I play a lot of sports and I remember saying, “Oh, I’ll be fine, running around or doing anything.”
If you work in Chicago in the improv scene, anyone is happy for you if you get a job.
I try not to question the choices of the production. They’ve done such a good job up until now that I’m sure they have the right plan in place. And to be quite honest, we don’t even know exactly when it will be coming out.
I’m stupidly curious. I will go and touch anything until I find out that it’s very harmful.
I like documentaries because there’s nothing to nitpick or criticize about scenes if they aren’t just right. It’s about honesty and real-life circumstances coming out. Granted it can be swayed by how people tell that story, but overall, I like it because it is true.
I took up boxing to get in shape for filming because it’s grueling – all the running, the heat, the yelling, the crying that we do.
Yeah, it’s scary. During filming, it wasn’t just jitters from being the newer guy there or the greenest guy there. It was also fear of not messing up such an important character.
Whatever I lack in size and strength and speed, I kind of make up for in being grittier. When it comes to something like basketball I’m definitely not the best guy on the court, but I love elbowing and pushing people out or boxing them out.
I remember the first day I got there, they started the take and after four takes I was on the ground, on my back, with a banana and a Twizzler in my hand, and my face was green, and they said, “You can’t get back on set for another 30 minutes.” That was a, “Welcome to Atlanta,” and that put everything in perspective.
I believe that we are still hovering around the realm of Asians playing all types of Asians. I do not see that changing any time soon just because there is a limited pool of Asian actors.
Somehow, I landed The Walking Dead and it’s great because it stretches and works different muscles for me, and it really lets me stretch myself as a performer. Now, I’m really excited to flex my comedy muscle. Hopefully, I’ll get some opportunities to do that.
I’m good at keeping secrets, but if it’s not something super serious I usually tell people not to tell me because I’ll tell someone else.
IвЂ™m stupidly curious. I will go and touch anything until I find out that itвЂ™s very harmful.
I’ve always loved drama. This is a blessing because I can show a little bit of what I can do, and hopefully more, in the future.
I’m Korean-American. Not Colombian. My parents are first-generation, and I’m like… in-between, because I moved over here when I was four or five.
At the end of the day, if you can’t say a line right, it does not matter who your contacts are.
Many people, not just Asians, are more concerned with hustling and getting to meetings with contacts to gain success.
I grew up in Michigan, so I played hockey, football and basketball. I played a little bit of lacrosse, too. My brother played more lacrosse and ran track.