The Walking Dead alum, Steven Yeun, and his wife, Joana Pak, are now expecting their second baby. On Monday, the 3rd of December, Joana took to her Instagram to share the news with a bathroom selfie showing off her baby bump along with a series of emojis.
Back in March 2017, she and the 34-year-old Walking Dead alum, known by his fans as Glenn, welcomed their first child, Jude, who is now 18-months-old. They had their baby just three months after getting married.
Steven is most known for playing Glenn Rhee in the AMC survivor-horror from the first all the way until the 7th season. He was hit in the head repeatedly with a baseball bat by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character, Negan.
When speaking with Slate in October, Steven said he no longer wanted to act in the series because he wasn’t happy with it. According to the actor, he felt as though he was being type-casted as a stereotypical Korean-American.
Yeun said, in Hollywood, he always receives roles like, “nice guy, dependable, supportive, benign. Beige. As a Korean man, I’m not beige.” Steven explained he was frustrated with his character, and it was hard to tell fans of the show.
Despite his issues with the series, Steven said he was “incredibly grateful” for his part on the series. He said he wouldn’t take back that experience in any way shape or form. He created life-long friendships and learned so much.
According to Yeun, the truth is that part of the problem was of his own doing, in the sense that he was working within the parameters the industry afforded him.
Over time, he simply out-grew his character and feels as though he can do a lot more as an actor. Steven’s comments echo that made by Michael B Jordan, who has said in a number of interviews that he wants to do parts made, only, for white men.
The idea is to break the current mold in Hollywood, where individuals are type-casted in relation to their race or ethnicity. For instance, a black man acting like a gangster, drug dealer, thug, basketball player, or a slave in a historical drama.