Yoo Seung Ho says he ran away to the military to escape celebrity life

Yoo Seung Ho has revealed that he did not like his life in the spot light.

Yoo Seung Ho
Yoo Seung Ho rose to fame as a child actor in the film The Way Home Facebook

South Korean actor Yoo Seung Ho has revealed some shocking details about his acting career. The 23-year-old artist, who rose to fame as a child actor in the 2002 film The Way Home, did not like his life in the spot light.

During an interview with E Daily, he said: "I had a friend in my town who was a kid model. I was 5-years-old at the time. I was recommended (modeling) for a children's fashion catalog. So I did and then I found myself filming CFs, dramas, and movies. Honestly, I didn't want to do it. My parents didn't enjoy it much either. But our family wasn't doing very well and I kept receiving job offers so I just continued on."

"I was like that up to my middle and high school days but I couldn't give up. I knew I've crossed a river that I couldn't go back and I felt like I can no longer return to the way things were."

"So I ran away to the military. I had a lot of thoughts about my job and life. Then in the military, I realized that this is my path," he added.

Fortunately, Seung Ho does not regret taking up career over education. He said: Not at all. There's a part that people don't know. I didn't go to college because I didn't want to study. (laugh)"