[article] [interview] Jang Keun-suk happy to ‘learn beauty of acting’

Previously, K-pop Herald took questions for Jang Keun-suk, Yeo Jin-goo interview on their website. They asked very before the interview was held, so we failed to share this news here. But luckily our ECI sisters got a chance to be chosen as one of the questions asked JKS. Congratulations, Kendra and Jill! 🙂

Actors Jang Keun-suk talks to the press during a group interview for their TV series “Jackpot” on Friday in Tanhyeon, Gyeonggi Province. (SBS)

Actor Jang Keun-suk, starring in the SBS TV series “Jackpot” — also dubbed “Daebak” in Korean — said he “learned the beauty of acting” and has a different mindset from that of the past, when asked questions given by the K-pop Herald readers during an interview session in Seoul on Friday afternoon.

Below is the transcript of the interview with actor Jang.
On the development he made for the role in “Daebak” [asked by Kat Philpot (the United States)]:
“I used to act in rom-com series, which usually end within 16 episodes. But this time it was a 24-episode historical series. That was a major difference.”

“My role was far from what I was accustomed to, so I tried a lot of new things. I could make progress by putting forth my utmost energy as an actor. The role in ‘Daebak’ was a breakthrough, because I learned the beauty of acting here.”

On the difficulties while filming [asked by Kendra Va (the United States)]:
“I was told before shooting that I need to be prepared and will be physically exhausted. I doubted I could really handle this at first, but I trusted and respected the staff. I’m fully immersed into the scene every time I act. The series had some of my hardest scenes ever. ”

On his feelings about the scene where he devoured snakes [asked by Jill Fuller (Australia)]:
“At first I doubted whether the staff would use real snakes. But when I noticed the snakes in a net bag, they were alive and real. Fans were shocked to watch me eat them, but at the same time they said they were proud of me. I was honored to get such reactions. I have had a long hiatus in terms of acting, and I was happy that I could make my fans content.”

On his thoughts about Yeo Jin-goo:
“I aspired to have a ‘resolute voice’ like Yeo, a voice that can give trust and confidence to viewers. It was about 10 years ago that I watched him act. I could see that a resolute voice really means a lot to an actor. Yeo has a ‘resolute voice’ and eyes glaring with energy. This overcomes the age gap between us.”

On challenges during action scenes [asked by Jill Fuller (Australia)]:
“I cherish scars and wounds while shooting action scenes as ‘badge of honor.’ In the past, I would have been reluctant, saying: ‘How can I do that?’ Now as an actor who grew to be 30, I have bigger responsibility. I should give the staff and cast confidence.”
By Rumy Doo (doo@heraldcorp.com) and Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)

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8 thoughts on “[article] [interview] Jang Keun-suk happy to ‘learn beauty of acting’”

  1. I’m so proud of my ECI sisters for getting included in the writing of the article.
    And I am so proud of Jang Keun Suk for his acting in Daebak.
    I especially liked the way he answered about acting with Yeo Jin Goo… yes thle. ere is an age difference. But I think the fact that both are very professional about their acting helps them “connect”. And I do think that their relationship as friends and brothers in the series is believable! JKS is a friendly guy, I am sure he’s made new friends and new eels amongst the cast and crew! LOL

  2. Jang Keun Suk and Yeo have amazing chemistry together. It’s one of my favorite parts of the show. I love Jang Keun Suk’s mindset about facing new challenges he motivates me.

  3. I love their chemistry a lot in the show.. they look like real bros.. I am very proud that suk had an amazing experience through Daebak.. And eels too got a lot precious moments to preserve.. specially suk’s action scenes r too daebak..

  4. I always adore him for being true and no hesitation to answer even the difficult one,,i am so proud to Sukkie for facing all the new challenges for being an actor.Congratulation to Kendra and Jill and thank you for sharing the article.

  5. Firstly I am SO SORRY that I haven’t posted earlier….I am only just catching up now! Secondly I still can’t quite believe it…
    It is thanks to an eel in TEF who posted the notice from kpopherald.koreaherald.com. K-pop Herald announced that they will publish a series based on the interview and will include fans’ questions. We could also leave a message for JKS. We had until 2 pm. The time I read this it was 3pm so I thought there’s no way….but then i remembered Australia is 2 hours ahead of South Korea (thank goodness). So I spent the next 30 min wracking my brain….what questions would I ask….
    In the end I asked 2 questions:
    1.) Did you find the action(fighting) scenes challenging compared to those in Hong Gil Dong?
    2.) What did the snake taste like!? (I have heard snake is meant to taste like chicken..)
    Message for Jang Keun Suk: Zikzin! You truly are amazing! Always with you <3
    Never in my wildest dreams did I think one let alone they were both asked!!!!!!
    I only found out by those in ECI and TEF letting me know…..I am still on cloud nine!!!! ZIKZIN JKS and eels!!


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