Japanese premium cable channel, KNTV starts broadcasting ‘Daebak (The Royal Gambler)’ on May 17th, 2016. They shared some teasers including his interview on their YouTube channel. We post some text translation of his parts. Enjoy!
English translation: Wen Lee from ECI
00:05 Jang Keun Suk talk about the Royal Gambler (Jackpot/Daebak).
00:09 Q: What made you decide to play in Royal Gambler (Jackpot/Daebak)?.
00:10 I wanted to play a wild manly role.
00:15 Also as an actor, I chose this as my first acting project as I reach 30 years old.
00:21 It is very meaningful to me so I decided to do this.
00:27 Q: What type of person is Dae-gil?
00:28 Is a commoner who inherited the king’s blood line.
00:30 Is a character who might become the king.
00:36 He was switched (as a baby) and become a commoner, started his life like that.
00:40 The death of his adoptive father made him continue to live determinedly.
00:48 Q: Similarities between you and Dae-gil?
00:49 Free-spirited and frank, these are very similar.
00:53 My goals in life, the acting I want to pursue, are also the same.
00:58 Dae-gil is free-spirited, more towards no care attitude.
01:05 In actual fact, he also has decision-making ability, a strong determination, these are similarities.
01:12 Man called Dae-gil, roams around in the wild nature be it mountain or sea.
01:20 Experienced all sorts of events, I also felt it’s a bit scary.
01:27 Let people see what he looks like in the beginning.
01:33 Hello everyone, I’m Jang Keun Suk.
01:37 It’s been a long time. After 3 years, I’ve decided to work in a new TV drama.
01:42 Starting in May on KNTV.
01:45 Please watch it.
01:53 Royal Gambler (Jackpot/Daebak), 15th May, KNTV Japan 8:45pm first airing.
English translation: tenshi_akuma
Hello, I’m Jang Keun Suk. I’ll be back to TV, appearing in ‘Daebak’ after a long interval. The drama deals with gambling, but it’s not the main subject. There were men in Joseon era who were playing for the nation’s destiny and the throne. The drama is full of their aggressive battles. I’m sure you’ll enjoy seeing it. It goes on air in May on KNTV station. I hope you to see it.