Credits: THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN
10 years has passed since Drama “Winter Sonata”. His latest drama “Love Rain”draws attention as a new collaborative work between Director Yoon Seok-ho and Scriptwriter Oh Soo-yun (whose masterpiece is “Winter Sonata”). Jang Keun Suk plays the leader actor with “SNSD” Yoona. They shot in Hokkaido, too. The beautiful scenery familiar to Japanese adds spice to their fatal love.
“I’m not sure about 1970s, so I tried to feel the soul of the era, asking Director and watching documentaries in those days.” Through his mature manner of talking, We can feel his another face, a down-to-earth actor quite different from his other face, a pop idol called “Guen-chan”.
He just turned 25 years old, but this year is his 20th anniversary since his debut. “I went to TV station more often than school. I held microphones more often than pens. Once I felt sorry that I didn’t have similar experiences or memories as friends had. However, I have been doing what I want to try instead. That’s why I’ve never regretted it”.
Every morning he talk himself in the mirror, checking his condition and make plans. He says, “This 10-second reflection is the most important time in a day”.
“I became Asia Prince. Next, I want to be World Prince” … He said so with his face set.
Q: How do you release your stress?
A: Traveling. Especially I love to travel without any plans or preparation. It’s convenient that China and Japan are not so far from Korea. I have friends living in a lot of countries, so I often visit them.
Q: Where do you definitely go when you’re staying in Japan?
A: Yoshinoya (Beef bowl restaurant) and CoCo-Ichibanya (Curry and rice restaurant). I often go there after staying up late with friends.
Q: What are you into now?
A: (Inclining his head to one side) “So-da-ne~” It’s a joke I made recently.
Q: What do you expect your marriage partner?
A: A career woman. I prefer those who are professional. I prefer cooking together to making her cook and wait for me at home. I think when we leave home in the morning, saying each other “Do hard work today!” sounds very good.