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Yoon Doo Joon Opens Up About Struggles While Trying To Juggle Music, Acting Career

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Yoon Doo Joon gave more ideas about what it is like to work as an idol and actor at the same time.

Since 2009, Yoon Doo Joon has been doing well in leading his K-pop boy group, BEAST (now HIGHLIGHT). Although they went through a lot before and after the reforming, he still acts as the brain and heart of the group to make their career last longer.

He got the chance to become part of the High Kick Through the Roof, but he rejected the offer to focus on his career. He finally marked his debut as an actor through the sitcom Charming By The Day and All My Love.

As he works as an idol and actor, Yoon Doo Joon got candid about his struggles while juggling his time and how he manages to balance his schedule.

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Yoon Doo Joon Says Being an Idol-Actor Is Not Easy

Yoon Doo Joon had a blooming career in the TV industry until he was urged to begin his mandatory military service in April 2020.

After a long wait, he began working in the K-pop and TV industries again. He recently scored the lead role in Never Give Up and resumed promotions with HIGHLIGHT through its new album, DAYDREAM.

During an interview with The Korea Times, he opened up about learning a lot while filming his new TV series. While recording his scenes, he was also working with HIGHLIGHT.

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With that, he realized that a person could not get things easily. Although he found it hard to juggle two activities at the same time, he reportedly learned to feel lighter by putting his heart into everything he does.

"(The series') production period was longer than I expected. So it could get exhausting physically sometimes. But I've learned so many valuable lessons so it was so worth it," he said. "Doing this series has become a chance for me to look at my acting and other career moves from a new perspective. I came to have confidence that I can do anything,” he said.

Yoon Doo Joon Says Kwak Do Won Helped Him in the Series

Yoon Doo Joon scored the lead role in Never Give Up four years since he last appeared in the series Let’s Eat 3.

Per the idol-turned actor, he faced great pressure to return to acting after years of hiatus. Still, he managed to cope with it easily because of his Never Give Up co-star Kwak Do Won and the series’ director.

He said:

"I got a lot of help from Kwak for this series. Whenever I asked him about the parts I felt unsure about, he gave me precise and clear answers … he would give me a detailed explanation of the technical aspect (of acting) like breathing.”

Never Give Up explores the life of 40-something Goo Pil Soo (played by Kwak Do Won) and Jung Seok (Yoon Doo Joon).

In the series, the idol is a genius software developer who is an aspiring entrepreneur. He eventually loses his investment from his father, announcing the company’s bankruptcy. As he struggles to begin his tech startup, he meets Goo Pil Soo and starts helping each other to secure their futures.

Never Give Up aired its last episode on June 23.

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