In MBC Docuflex‘s Coffee Prince special of Youth Documentary, actor, Gong Yoo talked about the legendary drama as well as his honest thoughts about what makes it so special.

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Regarding the drama from 2007, Gong Yoo shared that it can be compared to his first crush.

It’s kind of like my first crush. It feels like I came face-to-face with someone who I tried to keep as nothing but a memory.

— Gong Yoo

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Gong Yoo also confessed that he hesitated on appearing on the documentary special because of how much Coffee Prince means to him.

I wanted to keep the drama in my heart with the emotions I felt back then. I was afraid that it could distort or make things worse. Because I like it the way it is.

— Gong Yoo

Gong Yoo then went on to explain what sets Coffee Prince apart from any other project he’s worked on in his career.

He revealed,

For some reason, when I rewatch Coffee Prince, I don’t feel embarrassed. Normally, I cringe when I see my own acting. But Choi Han Gyul is a character that I still don’t feel embarrassed about.

— Gong Yoo

Gong Yoo thought about why that could be before joking,

Is it because my acting was amazing?

— Gong Yoo

Gong Yoo may have been joking, but most would agree that his acting was indeed superb.

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If you miss the legendary OG drama, check out the full clip of the new documentary below: