[INTERVIEW] 120921 Park Yoochun Interview with SINA: Solo Activities + JYJ

Sina: How do you feel about coming to Shanghai for your solo stage? What is the difference between performing on your own and in a group?

Yoochun: I’ve just realized that it’s been a year and a half since I last came to Shanghai. I have been very busy in Korea and didn’t realize it’s been that long. My first thought is that ‘it’s really been a long time since I met with Chinese fans’. I knew that there were a lot of fans waiting for me at the airport and I would really like to greet the fans. However, because of security issues, I chose the VIP passage. I hope to have a nice chat with the fans during this fan meeting.
I feel greater pressure going on stage by myself than being with my members but other than being alone backstage, there isn’t much difference.

Sina: Now that there are more and more solo activities among the JYJ members, you should have been quite used to being alone without your members around?

Yoochun: Although there are more solo activities, we still filmed CF and participated in activities together. We would also go to the filming sites or performing venues to support each other. Since these are solo activities within a group, I have never felt alone. I have always felt close with my members.

Sina: The recently ended ‘Roof Top Prince’ has earned you greater popularity and your acting has received praises. How would you score your performance in that drama? Why?

Yoochun: It’s hard to say. I think there will be few people that can grade their acting A+. In fact, when I was filming, I was happy and comfortable with myself and did not have much regrets. Therefore, I think that as long as I felt good, no matter how my acting was, I knew that I was comfortable with my performance in this work.

Sina: Both ‘Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal’ and ‘Roof Top Prince’ are historical dramas. What is the difference between the two performances? With your previous experience of ‘Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal’, did you think you were able to take charge of the work better? Which scene is the most unforgettable?

Yoochun: At first, I also thought that both dramas were historical dramas so I would be able to use what I have learned in Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal in Roof Top Prince. However, when I started filming, I realized that the two characters were completely different. Lee Sun Joon has to talk like a scholar while as Lee Gak was a crown prince who traveled to the modern days, his tone of speech is firmer and tougher. So other than historical dramas, the two characters have diverse personalities, similar to the complex characters in modern dramas. But it was indeed easier for me to adapt myself to the drama because of my previous experience. Hanbok seemed more comfortable. I felt more comfortable with hair buns and multilayered Hanboks.

Sina: From SKKS to RTP, the dramas you were in received a lot of attention and you are the most successful idol turned actor. What do you think of your acting career? From SKKS to RTP, in what way have you improved?

Yoochun: The greatest improvement is my eyes and visions looking into the camera. Before, I used to look at only an eye of my fellow actor/actress in order to show the best looking angle of myself for the camera. As I went back and watched how I looked in SKKS, I realized that my visions at that time were not stable. When a person expresses himself or herself wholehearted, he or she should be looking into both of the other’s eyes. I didn’t do this well in the previous works. I really hope that if I have the opportunity, I can continue acting and learn.

Sina: You have portrayed a scholar with stiff personality and also a hilarious noble prince. Which character are you more similar to in your real life?

Yoochun: They have different personalities so it is difficult to choose one. Um…both characters are those who cannot show their true hearts under pressure and this is very similar to my situation. As I am an entertainer, there are things that I can’t directly express or show.

Sina: Park Min Young, Lee Da Hae, Han Jin Min are among the most popular actresses in Korea. Are you stressed while acting with them? Whom do you feel most comfortable with? Can you use a sentence to describe the three of them?

Yoochun: I am about the same age as Min Young and I felt comfortable filming with her. But since SKKS was my first TV drama, I did not have the energy to spare on how well or not I worked with her as I was nervous throughout all the scenes. When I was filming ‘Goodbye Miss Ripley’ with sunbaes, Kim Seung-woo and Kang Hye Jung, I was also very nervous at the beginning. But they took great care of me and gave me a lot of help. I was really grateful to them. The one that I have the deepest impression is indeed RTP. We were able to work well with each other and had a lot of fun filming. I still feel amazed now. Han Jin Mee is about the same age with other actors so filming with her was comfortable and very pleasant so I have to say that I had the best connection with her. Although the filming schedules were really tight, she never complained and she took care of all the other actors.

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[INTERVIEW] 120916 Park Yuchun Press Conference For ’2012 Park Yuchun Asia Tour Fan Meeting In Bangkok’


On September 16th at 3 pm., Park Yuchun, a member of JYJ who flew to Thailand, held a press conference at the Siam Kempinski Hotel and was ready to be interviewed before a ’2012 Park Yuchun Asia Tour Fan Meeting in Bangkok’ will be held on the evening of the same day at the Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon. Today, Park Yuchun let Thai press interview him personally with a fun-filled atmosphere.

Q: How did it feel having fanmeetings in a lot of countries already?
YC: This is the second time I get a chance to hold a fanmeeting in Thailand. I’ve been to a lot of countries in Asia before this. I’ve met with fans in many places. Good memories received from fans in every country. I’m happy I get to hold a fanmeeting in Thailand this time around as well.

Q: This is practically a one-year anniversary of your first fanmeeting here. How does it feel?
YC: A second fanmeeting in Thailand. What I wanted to say to my fans who’ve been waiting for me for a whole year is…. all of you have given me strength. I’ve been to Thailand as a part of JYJ many times, but this time I came here alone. Please give me a lot of support. I often had events in Thailand, so it feels familiar like it’s my own home.

Q: Congratulations on the Netizens Awards and Best Hallyu Actor at the 2012 Seoul Drama Awards from Rooftop Prince. Do you think you’re highly accomplished in acting now?
YC: I’m glad I received Netizens Awards for 2 years in a row. I never thought I would be chosen for it. I felt that my friends and all the fans have given me love and support. That’s way I had that chance. In the past, I thought I wouldn’t have won anything because I didn’t act well enough. When I actually won something, it didn’t make me feel successful but made me wanted to try and work harder to repay for all the support I’ve gotten from all my fans.

Q: When will we get to see Yuchun’s new drama?
YC: Nothing has been planned so far because a drama was just recently finished, but I think there will be another drama soon for everyone to watch before the end of the year.

Q: Out of the 3 dramas you’ve acted in – Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Miss Ripley and Rooftop Prince, which one is the hardest?
YC: The first drama was Sungkyunkwan Scandal which put me under a lot of pressure because I had to do well and not let everyone down. After that, it was Miss Ripley. This one was less stressful than the first one and I acted like I hoped to. The latest one was Rooftop Prince which was a role I’m familiar with. I could act more comfortably and put all my energy into it. I got used to acting and it turned out good.

Q: I’ve heard you wanted to try acting as a ‘schizophrenia’. Why would you?
YC: I think it’s hard to act as someone with mental problems. I wanted to give it a try to show everyone I can do various types of roles.

Q: What would you like to say to all the fans about this fanmeeting?
YC: I wanted to say something about Thailand. My parents like Thailand a lot – the staff also. I wanted to take my parents on a trip to Thailand. Thai people are warm-hearted and sincere toward foreigners. I wanted to take my parents to see all the famous tourist-attractions in Thailand. Thai girls are very beautiful, too. All of my fans, please come to the fanmeeting!


Translated by: Lookkaew (@Lookkaew_SK)
Source: JYJ3
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[INTERVIEW] 10asia: Park Yoochun – The Power Of Snow That’s Accumulating Quietly‏


‘You are indeed very fair-skinned’. The comment that naturally came out from the impression of his ramyun CF after meeting Park Yoochun. Apart from that, though filled with curiosity and desire to know, he is currently not yet tied down to a fixed image. As an actor, no matter what work he is getting ready to draw out, he will always give a ‘whitish’ impression. (T/N: clean image i.e.) Between the youthful smile and the manly shoulders, there was no clear definition of the immaturity and maturity. However after the last episode of SBS’s ‘Rooftop Prince’, he is no longer the new canvas that needs to be painted on. Putting aside the portions where he is capable of completing, this new actor was able to create scenes immediately where veterans might not be able to do so. The last scene, incident and story was able to bring upon the future development resulted from the past. Even so, Park Yoochun still remain as ‘white’ and not other colours. The ‘pure white’ thinking he possessed is just like a night of snowfall, it quietly covers up the inadequate footsteps and used its deep and solid power to fine-tune its weapon.

Amongst the singer-born new actors, to grade Park Yoochun’s distinct acting with an objective view, is his way of narrating without the correct answers to convince the judge. To actors, if he is unhappy with the technique after training, it shows that though his acting is of a beginner status but as an actor who takes on the character convincingly, Park Yoochun is one who amazingly able to find a fast track and understood the theory naturally. Be it in be Lee Sun Joon of KBS ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ or Song Yuhyun of MBC ‘Miss Ripley’, he presented the result within the boundaries. With his refreshing acting, the viewers are able to feel the ‘motherly-love’ for these characters even if it forbids the common worldly concerns. Park Yoochun’s acting convinced the viewers and made them acknowledged the improving drama. However to those who are unable to understand this point, the criteria for the reviews of Park Yoochun’s portrayal of characters and works, would also definitely be different. Han Ji Min’s comment of “He is unexpectedly a good actor” is obviously a compliment but on the other hand it is also a kind of game out of mandatory. Overthrowing these prejudices, we will realised there are no ambiguous reviews against Park Yoochun. Agreement or disagreement, it all depends on the person’s point-of-view.

To the viewers, rom-com ‘Rooftop Prince’ is a way to understand Park Yoochun’s acting style and common supporting point. The many aspects of a drama, such as probability and theory, the digestion of a character and tempo etc, could be the underlying reasons for a failure. However the time-traveling eternal love theme was completely portrayed. One brilliancy is able to overcome the rest of the inadequacy. Not only this, for the important love story, the whimsical plot and popular lines were made alive by the actors. Lee Gak’s love was displayed through Park Yoochun’s gaze, Park Yoochun’s voice and Park Yoochun’s wholehearted portrayal. The speed and supporting points of both actors and the highlights of the work were on par, bringing light to the last scene of the 20th episode with accumulation of strength throughout the lengthy filming.

“I already felt the writer’s sincerity when I was reading the script,” Park Yoochun’s true words aren’t just for formality. The determination to become an actor who can display a variety of 120 degrees is very convincing and trustworthy. Understanding the character with freedom and at ease, and coupled with the prerequisites that no one else had, the anticipation for Park Yoochun increased.

Therefore Park Yoochun is the new actor that makes one flustered and yet the hope that make people anticipates. Meeting at a convergence point, exerting the same strength. And lastly, abandoning the plain water-like greenness and the mystery of new snow falling, wishing for a future filled with curiosity.

The determination to present an actor of 120 points

A lot of self-reviews used for his own acting is, ‘Natural’ and this is one of the noteworthy point. Through the scripts, he naturally felt its charisma, naturally blend in with the character and naturally answered his co-actors’ acting. To him, being natural is neither the returning of living realistically nor a way of straightforward acting. It is a way of truly understanding the character’s behaviour and totally taking in the work. It is not a complex drawing to understand the characters, but through ‘the weighing of Lee Gak’s sincerity and firmness’ to determine the combination of both or to decide ‘If it would be better to recede from the character Lee Gak and to impersonate Yong Tae Yong through Lee Gak’s acting”. A natural conclusion from such a process. Park Yoochun who took an unique route and reached the destination, gaining points in this war. If he were to take his route the ‘theoretically-correct’ way through guidance from the satellite, he would probably be not be as freely and be tied down for the next war.

Received a lot of consolation from ‘Rooftop Prince’ Lee Gak

The scene is still as though it is yesterday. The filming of the drama started at the same time as JYJ’s overseas concert tour, together with the settling of the pain from father’s passing, it seems naturally that he came back for filming till the end of the whole drama. Just like a child, only towards the ending of the drama schedules that we saw the exhausted look on Park Yoochun. But just like a lie, at the start of the story of the drama, Park Yoochun also started a new life. He smiled to a room of reporters and jokingly said, “Ah, it was something interesting, that’s why I said it.” He also enthusiastically revealed the funny episodes that happened and then saying that wasn’t true. The personality where he would indulged in for something interesting. Be it on stage or the talent as a genius in drama, it is not a grand all-kill technique. That energy to attract all attention, it can be felt throughout the interview venue. The happiness throughout the drama filming and the conversation with cheerful Park Yoochun who smiled while chit-chatting, though it was such simplicity, his straightforward answers made it all so truthfully.


– Can you tell us your thoughts after the drama filming ended?

As the drama was decided in a live-shoot system (T/N: film as they broadcast), it’s worth celebrating to complete 20 episodes successfully. When I read the scripts for episode 19 and 20, I can sense the writer’s sincerity towards his wife who passed away very well and it helped me a lot in my acting. Therefore I did wonder if it was due to this reason that the viewers’ ratings was able to take a turn for the better in the end.

– Are you very happy that the ratings had a very good ending?

I, myself, is not too concerned with the ratings. From my point of view, maybe it’s because I injected a lot more love into this work than the others. And I was touched from this work itself, and also was very happy that this work was able to complete well.

– What’s your reason for choosing this piece of work?

Simply that it is interesting. As the script is interesting, I did not even read about the character’s analysis. Just from the the two episodes of scripts that I took, I read it over lunch and felt that Lee Gak is a very charismatic character. That very night I decided to act in this piece of work and started filming right after that.

– There was not enough time to prepare before filming, so you seems to have a hard time with Lee Gak’s accent?

The decision was done just 4-5 days before filming thus it was very urgent. Rather than coming up with Lee Gak’s personalised accent, I am in a situation where I needed a change. Because, if we’re to continue maintaining Lee Gak’s Joseon crown prince image in front of others, it won’t be able to relay well to viewers the feeling of detachment from modern Seoul. From Lee Gak’s point of view, while constantly thinking of the remoteness and fear, the change will happen naturally. Everytime he will meet with people who speaks modern language, this situation will made him feel very awkward.

– The collaboration with other co-actors made you naturally had the accent. Though there were changes to the accent, in order to create the comedic effect with the trio, Lee Gak has to maintain this sincerity.

Regarding those, as there was no time to discuss with them beforehand, therefore the effects can only be created on the spot through mutual cooperation while filming. While rehearsing, emotions can be controlled. Especially during the 1st two episodes, due to those parts, the filming duration was extended. However because of the good collaboration with the trio and good adaption to Lee Gak, thus there was no sense of uneasiness. After getting used to it, the adaption with Lee Gak also got better.

– In the end, Lee Gak was not over-shadowed by the trio gang. And thus “three-generations extermination”-like script lines appeared, making its comedic effect. The joint forces of two different genres – drama and comedy, how do you adjust it?

Regarding the genre, it was not differentiated on purpose. Just simply drawing out Lee Gak’s sincerity and stern image. Therefore I have never thought of whether is it due to the situation that makes it funny or Lee Gak’s acting that is comical. Because I always think of myself as Lee Gak, no matter if it’s for preparation for the situation or for better adaption into the character.


– Han Ji Min ever mentioned in an interview that, “Park Yoochun did not calculate a lot about his acting, he is a good actor” and I’m not calculative about how much he can do.

In fact during all the drama filming, there would be situations whereby some things can or cannot be done, or when sleep is not enough but you still have to familiarize yourself with the script. Under such circumstances, one have to use that instantaneous force to carry on filming. If, for example, under such circumstances and without any calculation, then that would be result of good collaboration between actors. In order to get good feedback from the live broadcast, we were helping each other’s acting with everyone focusing.

– In order for that instantaneous force, focus is mandatory. During the beginning of the drama, JYJ was having concert tour too, and other issues such as the traffic accident or personal matters. It seems tough for you to put yourself in completely for the filming.

During the previous drama MBC’s ‘Miss Ripley’, I was still unwillingly under the pressure from KBS’s ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’. I felt the pressure in the beginning and slowly my self-confidence diminished. Therefore, I did thought of giving up in the midst of filming, but I overcome that in the end. I ‘planted’ that problem after all. Therefore, my burden for this drama was lightened. I did not really have the determination to do it really well. To the extent that I did not even think of the ratings. I just naturally got myself indulged in the drama. It’s the best this way.

– Due to the saeguk part in the beginning, others might compare this with ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’. Honestly, it aroused curiosity as to whether you are able to shake off that drama’s image.

Lee Sun Joon and Lee Gak seems to be two complete different characters due to the difference in status, therefore, no doubt believed they have the same character image. Because of such thinking, I felt at ease. But no matter Lee Sun Joon or ‘Miss Ripley’ Song Yuhyun, I used a gentle tone for the lines. At first I had wanted to grasp the ambiance, however, I felt that it’s not good enough for a stern ambiance. Thus, I adjust the strength of the tone and to the extent of breathing practice. As for the tone ending, I focused on it and this way, it’s closer to being Lee Gak.

– While establishing the leader image, you have to face the impact of crown princess’s death right in the beginning. Was it difficult to get into the character’s emotions?

(No,) On the contrary, it felt more convenient. Upon knowing crown princess’s death, I just had to use anger and grief. This kind of portrayal is in fact easier. After that, at the same time with the arrival in Seoul, the emotions turned complicated. Even when meeting the reincarnated Se Na. But, right after acting, I’m not sure if it is due to the lessening of stress, even when I felt difficult, I was still able to go through with my acting calmly. Burden was lessened too, and so turning acting into an enjoyment.

– You said on Twitter that you anticipate the character Lee Gak and wrote thankful notes. Did the indulging in the troubles of acting relieve all the other troubles that you had?

This too. It’s not as if emotions can be come as quickly during filming. In fact, the return to the filming site after my father’s funeral was not an easy thing. But there were too many scenes of mine and there’s the responsibility that I shouldn’t give up this piece of work that I chose, therefore, I felt that I should return to the filming site. At the same time I was troubled. How am I supposed to smile with my feelings at that time? However, when I reached the filming site, there were people who consoled me and those who worried that I would feel burdened if they consoled me and thus tried to talk to me as per usual. I gradually returned back to my normal life and started to relieve my heavy heart. It was only after the drama ended that I realised I received so much consolation from the actors and staff through the character Lee Gak. Even for those who accidentally consoled me, every single thing became a consolation to me.

– I know you shed a lot of tears during the last filming. Though it was from Lee Gak, there should be tears from Park Yoochun’s feelings, right?

Though during the period of time the camera was working, I teared as Lee Gak totally, but during the last scene filming, it was chaotic on the scene. Suddenly as Yong Tae Yong, and suddenly, “Yoochun ah, go changed your clothes and come!”, “Yes!”, and then quickly changed into Lee Gak and filmed again. It was such situation that there was no time to get into the character totally. Everyone just want to watch the broadcast quickly (laughs). Nonetheless, during the last moment, I did teared as Park Yoochun.

– There were many explanations for the ending. What’s your interpretation?

It’s 100% Yong Tae Yong. Though I felt that he would not have any memories of Lee Gak, but if we’re to differentiate Lee Gak and Yong Tae Yong too much, it would be too desolate for the rest of Park Ha’s life. Therefore, I hope to leave a bit of reincarnation feel. It’s the same when Yong Tae Yong and Park Ha met at the cafe, the script described it as “totally unrecognizable”. But after communication with the director, the feeling changed a bit. Therefore, though Lee Gak’s look was an imagination, it relayed the feel of this work through something realistic. If your beloved one left, you will never see him/her again. Therefore, the term ‘reincarnation’ represents the deep-hearted yearning, pain and sadness. These could be the reason why I didn’t cry while acting as Yong Tae Yong but as Lee Gak.

– Not only the last scene, in the later half of the drama, the different portrayals of Yong Tae Yong, Lee Gak who impersonates Yong Tae Yong and Lee Gak were pretty excellently done.

Due to the consideration on how to portray these parts, it seems even more interesting. It end up helping in establishing Lee Gak’s character. After becoming Lee Gak well, it seems effective for the display of Lee Gak impersonating Yong Tae Yong. However, during the portrayal of Yong Tae Yong, due to the insufficient time, Lee Gak who have to continue impersonating, had to keep up with the modern way of speaking. With the new problem arising, Lee Gak who is impersonating Yong Tae Yong did not seem indifferent while talking to Tae Mu. Thus, wearing of spectacles became the way to differentiate the two. Meeting up with Park Ha was also the way to relate the two. Wearing the spectacles will be Yong Tae Yong and removing it will be Lee Gak, it has to be differentiated. Impersonating Yong Tae Yong under such whirlwind circumstances, it looks like there should be a way to represent the (Lee Gak and Tae Mu’s) opposition. The soul was not able to be filled up well, therefore it was kinda regretful. I did consider adding the action of pushing up spectacles but as the photoshopped photo of ‘Detective Conan’ was circulating, I gave up in order not to let others think that I am mimicking (laughs).

– It seems that due to the plot, you are to express it as per your wish. As compared to previous works, your acting this time was shown without restrictions. Was it due to love?

I really felt a lot of happiness in this work through a freer performance. No description but just script lines, it ended my desire to further understand how to unleash myself. Director trusted me and hoped that I can release it all out. I later on realised again the joy of performing. As it was not known in a structured way, I felt even more at ease. In fact besides the scripts and even after broadcast, a lot of chances were made and therefore there were a lot more ad-lib performances. Especially in the scenes where I met with the trio gang, the ad-lib performances were over-flowing.

– Though the things experienced were different as an actor, they were experiences not felt as a singer, as all along you are presented as a group on stage.

As a singer, there were times where I can freely display while standing realistically on stage, especially when it was enjoyed as a group with the members. However, the condition to enjoy this kind of freedom situation was insufficient. As I was able to remove the desire in other regions at that time, I was very happy. Realising that in order to exert so freely, it needed life experiences after all. When an actor starts to be into his character and hooked up with his life experiences, it’s as though the portrayal can be retrieved (from experiences) easily. The scene at the pond where I was carrying Park Ha and shouting, I actually experienced that before, thus I was able to display it out. This is a work where I can relay to many incidents with my own feelings. I felt quite lucky regarding this, it’s like a blessing as an actor.

– You like the way you can perform and breathe freely as an actor and thus worked very hard for this. I’ve heard that you made effort to create a happy environment at the filming site.

Making effort to finish a thing in order to reach the target, and then returning back to the filming site and felt the responsibility. As I passionately love it, it naturally turned out that way. I have to visit 70-80 filming sites in a week and thus cannot find where I belonged. I did thought of being more relaxed and not so restrained, therefore I became closer with other actors and thus don’t have to be too careful and mind-straining. And also other actors took great care of me and trusted me. We helped each other. Especially Han Ji Min nuna, she accepted my ad-lib performances during rehearsals and trusted me. Because of her, I was able to act out naturally and thus shared my view on Park Ha’s character. Under such situation, it was able to lead Lee Gak.

– The accumulation of those trust, was there a common ground that you shared?

I did not feel anything during rehearsal for that scene at the ending of episode 19, but after looking at how Ji Min nuna reacted, all my emotions rushed up at once. I am originally the kind who would not even cry while watching a melodrama movie. But after looking at nuna at that moment, I thought a lot and at that moment, I felt that it was the same feeling I had when I let slip of my father and felt very very sorry. With such pain, I unknowingly teared. I used to not able to cry at such scene. While filming in such emotions, even though (I) was disappearing but yet smiled saying, “It’s okay, it’s okay”. Holding each others’ hand, still able to hear each other but hands and body were vanishing, the lost feeling when the person vanished with the wind. I was supposed to focus right when the hands starts vanishing and at the same time I kept thinking, if I am able to relay the correct feeling with such reactions. At that time I really felt the joy of a good acting an actor can perform.

– During the filming of this drama, you are able to cry along with your growing responsibility. It seems to become your merit and at the same time discovery of many precious moments.

Ah, this… this is not a merit. I think the scene where I am even more satisfied is the scene where I first kissed Park Ha. Lee Gak teared at that moment. Many people were astonished and so does the staff at that scene. However, I felt that the confession from Lee Gak to Park Ha was unlike a pair of usual couple where one had a crush on the other for a long time. It was the decision to give up Joseon, it’s the determination to be together and yet do not know how to express it. I think this is the reason why I decided to tear.

– You said in the past interviews that you hope to act a character engaging in psychological-war. Good acting is to train you to be even more professional. As compared, it doesn’t seems to be a bad idea.

Developing strength and receiving strong points, therefore, I wish to act in a more multifaceted character. I am still having the desire to act an extreme character as a psycho-killer. Maybe it’s because I enjoyed the acting this time and thus began to worry for the choice of the next work. I am now still searching for a good pivot point and it seems troubling. But I will overcome this extreme difficulty. It would be of great help to me if I find the answer.

– So, what theme would be good for your next choice of work?

I personally am okay with character that is younger than 20 years old, I still want to act in those pure innocent crush or sad love drama. But as I aged, I would want to be like outstanding veterans who would not give a care about the make-up or the focus of entry. Just the skill of acting will do. Though it’s a moment of acting that you all saw, it was actually an outright performance by someone. I want to be 100% like that, no, 120%. To be such a person is my target.

– You reap what you sow. It seems that you will get a big return in this year’s award show. It will be great that you received the new actor award from the three broadcasting company. (smiles)

I felt so happy at the thought of able to sit together with fellow actors during the award show. After the filming ended, due to other schedules, I have been busy and was able to meet up with Tae Sung hyung for a while only. It’s a pity that we are not able to meet frequently. It will be such a joy to gather everyone together. I am already starting to anticipate.


In conclusion, this work is convincing.

This is as though overseeing an amateur golfer putting his first ball into the hole. From technical parts like enunciation, vocal, breathing to acting route etc. Though Park Yoochun is still a new actor, his resume can not be hidden. His attitude is different too. As his way of ‘hitting’ (the ball) is not yet matured, you have no idea when he will hit the ball into the sand pit. He is such a player that worries those who are watching. However, he is an experience professional who would not yield to others’ command and is someone who put aside the competitiveness to enjoy the competition. Maybe at times Park Yoochun was unable to finish some technical things, but gained his victory from the viewers through sensibility. If we’re to scrutinize the lines and script, the trouble when Lee Gak just ‘time-travelled’ from Joseon to Seoul and the palpitating emotions when falling in love with Park Ha, were sufficiently relayed. Although he was not an outstanding actor, he was an actor who display outstanding acting, different from actors who developed at a normal pace.

Source: 10asia
Credit: micky baidu bar
Trans by: rachui@sharingyoochun
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[INTERVIEW] 120725 Interview With Rafa Mendez (JYJ choreographer for the 2011 European Tour)

Interview with Rafa Mendez, choreographer and prestigious dancer internationally and in Spain. In October 2011, he was responsible for the staging of JYJ in their European Tour. Now with the comeback of Xiah Junsu with “Tarantallegra” a weeks ago, we wanted to ask him his opinion about the song, the KPOP wave in our country and its global expansion, and his experience on the tour of JYJ.

First of all, thank you so much for accepting our request, Rafa!!

1st question:
How did you become the responsible of JYJ’s European Tour? Did you know about KPOP when you accepted this job?

The sponsor who brought JYJ to Spain was the one who called me, due to my work in “Fama” and with others artists, and I thought I was perfect for the job. And that’s how it was, we did a great job and the dancers team I provided is WONDERFUL.

2nd question:
Any anecdote during your experience with JYJ that deserves to be heard?

Several, but what I won’t never forget is detail: before every concert, JYJ came to the dressing rooms to connect with the dancers, hug them and transmit them all their energy and good feeling. And the same for the end (of the concerts). I just can say they’re professionals and from exquisite care.


4th question:
What do you think of JYJ’s style? They are said to be the best three voices of South Korea, what do you think of their stage presence?

I think they’re ‘AMAZING’, their dance style is very personal and that’s so important, and they sing very well and they’re also good actors, each of them has a lot of ‘feeling’ and that contributes a lot.

5th question:
Junsu has recently released his solo song “Tarantallegra”. Have you watch it? What do you think about it?

I think it’s great, daring, great choreography, great look, and he’s awesome. I would have done it a little more daring, just a little, but it’s great, a big change.

6th question:
Would you repeat the experience with JYJ or any other KPOP group? Why?

Definitely yes, because of the experience and because they’re great professionals with which everyone can feel very comfortable.

9th question:
It has been announced that Junsu (Xiah) will have a solo world tour and he’ll come to Europe. We know you’re aware of it and you even helped fans on twitter to ask for a concert in Spain; Do you know anything else about these concerts? Will you participate with them?

I have no news yet, but I can say there was a lot of good feeling between us and I’d not hesitate to work together again. And like many people have asked me before (here is my twitter @rafamendezzzz), Junsu’s new album is very similar to my style…

(Questions not related to JYJ have been omitted)

Original interview by: Korean Dream Blog
Interviewer: Nana_Oppa
English Translation: @lovinmjj
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[INTERVIEW] 120605 Park Yoochun: “Thanks to ‘Solo’ singer Kim Junsu, JYJ is shining.” ③

JYJ Park Yoochun exclaimed over Kim Junsu’s solo album activities.

On May 31, in an interview with our reporters, Park Yoochun said “If Junsu was born in the US, he would create an uproar. He is someone who fits perfectly the title ‘Asia’s number one’.”

After releasing his solo album ‘XIA-Tarantallegra’, Kim Junsu has started his Asia tour with the concerts in Seoul. Park Yoochun said “Because of ‘Rooftop Prince’, I haven’t attended Junsu’s concert yet. After checking my schedule, I will go to one of his overseas concerts.”

When hearing about the plan for Kim Junsu’s solo album, all other JYJ members positively supported the idea. Park Yoochun explained “While doing my individual activities, I couldn’t show the musical side of me and in the music industry, I couldn’t express freely my music too so there is always a regretful feeling in my heart. As soon as I heard about the plan for Junsu’s solo album, I have rushed him into preparing and releasing it.”

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[INTERVIEW] 120604 “If I have girlfriend, I will date her publicly” ②

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 [Goodbye! Crown Prince – Park Yoochun Interview ②] “If I have girlfriend, I will date her publicly”

As if this matter cannot be separated from him, while interviewing Park Yoochun, Han Jimin’s name cannot be left out. Even though the playful couple has a sad love story in ‘Rooftop Prince’, the perfect harmony between them led to the viewers’ reaction ‘It will be really great if they also date each other in real life’.

“I can already get the right feelings after practicing the lines with Han Jimin once or twice!”

Accepted the role in ‘Rooftop Prince’ right after finishing jTBC drama ‘Padam Padam… The sound of his and her heartbeats’, Han Jimin was not in her best conditions due to the cumulative fatigue. Park Yoochun looked back at that time “At the test shooting, I met Jimin noona for the first time so it was very awkward. We also didn’t have a chance to talk with each other a lot. Fortunately, at the first shooting, because there were the ‘ 3 courtiers’ as well so it was not awkward anymore”.

“Jimin noona and I had lots of scenes together. Because we must be in tune in those scenes, I was worried a lot. However, Jimin noona’s personality makes other people around her feel at ease easily. Soon, I felt comfortable around her too. Because we feel really comfortable with each other, our acting becomes in tune well. We only need to say our lines once or twice in order to get the feelings. Acting became easier.”

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[INTERVIEW] 120604 Park Yoochun “In ‘Rooftop Prince’, I brushed away the pressure and enjoyed the fun.” ①

[Goodbye! Crown Prince – Park Yoochun Interview ①] Park Yoochun “In ‘Rooftop Prince’, I brushed away the pressure and enjoyed the fun.”

Now, it’s not awkward anymore when the title ‘Actor’ is put before his name. Gaining experience steadily through ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ (2010) and ‘Miss Ripley’ (2011), he was ready to make viewers laugh with him through ‘Rooftop Prince’. We are talking about Park Yoochun who transformed back and forth between Lee Gak, Yong Taeyong and Lee Gak who pretended to be Yong Taeyong.

The shooting didn’t go smoothly from the beginning to the end. At the beginning, the shooting might have been interrupted because of JYJ’s world tour in Chile and Peru but everything turned out well. However, as soon as he returned to the country, the sad news that his father has passed away was waiting for him. Nevertheless, right after his father’s funeral ended, he had to return to the filming set. Without any words, all the actors and staff embraced him. Park Yoochun remembered “They didn’t bring up that sad story with me at all. Instead, they talked about other daily things to me just as usual. Thanks to their considerations, I could slowly dust away my burdens.”

We tried to ask Park Yoochun directly about the ending of ‘Rooftop Prince’…

With his ’3 courtiers’ Lee Minho, Jung Sukwon and Choi Woosik, the shooting was full of ad-libs. Because the script was given out late, they faced with the crisis of not broadcasting on time. While filming 70 scenes non-stop in merely 2 days, they could only drink a cup of coffee and sighed ‘We will soon die because of this’. Unknowingly, as it went along, the collaboration between these guys started shining. As a result, the final episode has taken the first place in ratings for Wed-Thurs dramas. He said “While I was acting, the sincere script touched me too, the script-writer has put all her heart in it.”

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