Original source: http://news.nate.com/view/20131125n04197
English translation by Mandy Pan (Credit: Chinese Translation 绿小茶)
After Actor Jang cut his hair of 4 years, he shared his personal feeling of his encounter with 10 successful women, his 10 transformation and determination to show his inner energy as an actor in “Beautiful Man”.
In KBS2 TV’s new drama, “Beautiful Man”, the main character Dokgo Mate by Jang Keun Suk changed his style after 2 episodes. Compared to his longer hair combed upwards in the first 2 episodes, his shorter hair with curls ,one that is more sexy and handsome was revealed.
After a hiatus of 1 year from acting and having read more than a few dozens of scripts, Jang Keun Suk chose “Beautiful Man” as his comeback to TV drama and the main reason was that Dokgo Mate’s 3-dimensional character. Dokgo Mate undergoes changes with each encounter with those10 successful women and Jang Keun Suk decisively cut short his 4-year long hair which by then has felt like part of his body.
Jang Keun Suk said when he saw the title of the drama, he was prejudiced and worried that he would be trapped in his previous Flower Boy character. But after reading the script, he could feel the different dimensions of Dokgo and gradually formed a 3 Dimensional character..very charming. “Dokgo Mate is someone with detailed facial expression, gesture and temperament…a character that makes audience laughs.”
He added, “Flower boys cannot discard their pretense (mask), yet to break the stereotype flower-boy-image that the audience have of Jang Keun Suk, that’s my biggest issue.” “Wearing different masks is my goal as an actor, I believe Dokgo Mate is one such mask and I will do my utmost best to bring this character to life.”
Production team, Group8 person-in-charge expressed, “Jang Keun Suk cut his 4-year-old hair after listening to “Ta Ta Ta” by Kim Kook-Hwan*. As for this change (of image), he was filled with excitement, satisfaction, all kind of mixed feeling”. He praised “Jang Keun Suk is passionate and uniquely injected lots of positive energy during filming.” “Dokgo Mate’s encounter with 10 women is a story of him growing up. This is a TV drama that you can get many tips on becoming successful.”
*Ta Ta Ta by Kim Kook-Hwan – JKS shared this song with us previously, [14.11.2013] AsiaPrince_JKS Twitter
(The lyrics translated in English)
You don’t even know me
How would I ever know you?
No one knows an in front of them
It’s not fun to know at all
when the wind blows
You live with the wind
and when it rains, you live with the rain
that’s how it is