Actor, Lee Sang Yeob, who has been in the industry for 14 years now, expressed his honest worries regarding his career in a recent interview commemorating his latest drama, KBS‘s Once Again.

KBS “Once Again”

The actor, who debuted back in 2007 through KBS’s A Happy Woman and appeared in all sorts of dramas and movies since then, shared how he really feels about people acknowledging that he’s been in the industry for 14 years.

When someone says I’ve been an actor for 14 years, I feel embarrassed. I wish people would miscalculate and think I’ve only been an actor for 12 or 13 years.

— Lee Sang Yeob


Despite his experience, Lee Sang Yeob revealed that he still doesn’t know what to do on set.

I still don’t know much about the set. Every moment is different, and all the people are different as well. I’m afraid to assume that I know a lot.

— Lee Sang Yeob

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In particular, Lee Sang Yeob made a heartbreaking confession about how hard it was for him during his slump years.

I feel like I lived thinking I’m an actor without any attractive qualities. I also thought that my acting didn’t give people any enjoyment and that I was a person who wasn’t able to entertain others.

— Lee Sang Yeob


Lee Sang Yeob, who confessed that he still struggles with those thoughts to this day, expressed what he’s doing to try to overcome it.

I’m overcoming it little by little by working non-stop. It’s comforting when people react to what I do.

— Lee Sang Yeob

KBS “Once Again”

Contrary to what many would believe, the experienced actor constantly worries about how to improve himself and feel fulfilled.