English Translation: Sarah Ye
Xportsnews Seoul Lotte Hotel, reporter, Bae Jung Mo
Mar 22nd, Lotte Hotel, Seoul, KBS new drama Love Rain (Monday, Tuesday night slots) held press conference.
At the press conference, Jang Keun Suk answered reporters questions. When asked “This time, you act in the companion work of “Winter Sonata”, how do you think to compare with Bae Yong Joon?” He said: “I speak arbitrarily, so I will say frankly, this is hard to compare directly. Actually I met sangbae in private once, I did ask him about his feeling when he was shooting Winter Sonata.” “Sangbae was very friendly and told me, Director Yoon Seok Ho always assures the beauty of the screen. Every actor should believe in the director, and do what director said. The result won’t betray you.” “From that moment, I have more confidence to the director”
Also, when he was asked “As the rising Hallyu Star from “You’re Beatiful”, if you feels difficult to act scenes in melodrama as Bae Yoon Joon.” He said:” I have stared in lots of romantic comedies, I do have that image, romantic comedies suit me well and this is good. But, I think this drama is an opportunity for me to grow and improve. This kind of drama has strong visual sense compare to manga image, so it will be more likely make me grow and improve.” He said:” PD Yoon’s work impressed a lot. When the director who I remembered is good at drama called me to give me the opportunity to lead, I was really looking forward to it. But I did have some concerns about if I can act that kind of youth.
Jang Keun Suk said: I do not have life experience of 70s, so I was kind of confused, but I think I can open up the character if I discuss with the director and at the same time to ponder the role.” And, to digest 70s and modern roles, he said: “Luckly, the shooting separated in a good way, so I can concentrate to play one role, no confusion. Right now, I am focusing on Seo Joon. The key thing is to interpret the difference with the 70s role.
When talked about sensibility of 70s, Jang Keun Suk said:” I referred some songs and movies recommended by the director. Because I need to learn guitar from Shi Hoo, I found some feelings from c’est si bon.” Regarding the question about unbalanced hair style, he said: “This is for the difference in the drama background, whatever is balance and unbalanced hair style, free style is the modern style.” “The 70s role has referred that era’s band and youth symbol, like Rolling Stones and Al Capone Style
When talked about complicated progress of TV drama, Jang Keun Suk said: The first 4 episodes think it slowly, if use your affection and instincts to get close to it. Then 5th episode is like driving a race car. Time goes fast by us, but that part includes last generation’s analogue style love. That circumstance has its charm.
Love Rain is the drama by Yoon Seok Suk (director) and On Soon Yun (writer). Is the first drama after 10 years since they teamed up made “Autumn Tale” and “Winter Sonata”. The drama portraits 70s analogue love and modern time digital love, stared by Jang Keun Suk and Yoona, also with Son Eun Seo, Seo In Guk, Kim Shi Hoo, Hwang Bo Ra, Jung Jin Young etc..
Jang Keun Suk plays two roles. Pure love style sensitive art student Seo In Ha and free spirited photographer Seo Joon, In Ha’s son.
Both Jang Keun Suk and SNSD’s Yoona were at press conference. Also many domestic and overseas medias were there asking lots of question.
Reporter Bae Jong Mo firstname.lastname@example.org