During Yoo Quiz On The Block, Yoo Jae Suk was interviewing two elementary school students when the young girl asked him a question in return. She asked when he faced the most hardship in his career.
Yoo Jae Suk was first surprised by her sensible question but took a moment to reflect before answering that it was the first 9 years of his career.
I had the most difficulties when my work didn’t pan out well. When I debuted, my career really didn’t work out well so I spent about 9 years without work.
There’s a song, titled ‘As You Say’. The song talks about the terror and concerns that follow when you don’t know what to do tomorrow. You guys would simply go to school tomorrow but I didn’t have anything to do.
I think that was when I faced the most hardships.
— Yoo Jae Suk
Yoo Jae Suk is now one of the most famous celebrities in all of Korea but his road to success was definitely not all rainbow and sunshine. He debuted nearly 30 years ago and faced a decade of being a no-name comedian who barely received small roles here and there.
After many years of hard work and dedication, Yoo Jae Suk was finally able to reap the rewards to his perseverance and is now one of the most admired comedians to date!