[article] The Significance of ‘Jackpot (Royal Gambler)’ to Jang Keun Suk: “The Value of Hardship and a drama which makes me truly feel a sense of accomplishment”

May 24, 2016 in Drama / Movies / TV, Press Articles by tenshi_akuma (Japan)

Original source: http://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=076&aid=0002935867
English translation: Wen Lee from ECI

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[Sports Chosun] For actor Jang Keun Suk, what is the significance of the TV drama ‘Jackpot’ (Royal Gambler)?

Currently filming passionately and continuously growing with Dae-gil in SBS drama Jackpot, Jang Keun Suk chose this as a starting point of the second stage in his acting career as he approaches 30. It is 8 years since Hong Gil Dong that he is challenging historical drama acting and has garnered a lot of notice and discussions.

He is currently back and forth filming in different film sets. Due to the long distance in travelling and waiting time and also unavoidable hardships during filming, memories of previous experiences made him scared of historical dramas. But through this drama, he understood the value of hardship and truly felt a sense of accomplishment.

Jang Keun Suk said: ‘Although filming is still hard but I gained a lot because of it. Before, I would feel the hardship part more. But now, when I read the script, I want to realise those scenes which make people cringe. Every time I see myself successfully performed those difficult scenes and emotions, I would feel a lot more happy. Nowadays, I wear Hanboks 30 days in a month. I’m living mainly as the character Baek Dae-gil and not as Jang Keun Suk. While filming, I received a lot of help and I also found a different type of significance, I am very happy.’

In the drama, Baek Dae-gil suffered a lot, he had to eat live crab and snake, he had to play a desperate and unfortunate character. In order to perform the life of such a Baek Dae-gil, Jang Keun Suk kept challenging and blending into the role. The harder it is, the more concentrated he is, Jang Keun Suk is already drowned in the role of Baek Dae-gil.

He said: ‘During this time in Jackpot, the new environment has woken up the lazy part of me which I didn’t think I was. It made me reflect on my acting compared to before, enabling me to find my sense of value. I think this can be the first step for the path of my ‘Daebak’ life.’ He expressed his unique passion with the drama.

He continues to challenge in this way, even when he receives hard knock, he would conquer himself and move forward and that’s like the real him which he showed through Jackpot.

Already know he’s the son of the king, how will Baek Dae-gil fight Lee In-jwa and change Joseon? Is receiving attention.

Actor Jang Keun Suk who is on an unlimited development path, we can see him tonight at 10pm on SBS drama ‘Jackpot’ (Royal Gambler).

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