[News] JKS: What is seen and what is not seen both exist

12 July 2011 – Popular Korean star Jang Keun Suk was in Hang-zhou two days ago for the recording of Zhe-jiang TV’s “I love memorizing lyrics”. When asked about the unstated Korean showbiz rules, JKS said tactfully, “What is seen and what is not seen both exist.”

With a planned album release in China in the later half of this year, JKS hopes that he can have a chance to study Chinese in Shanghai. Compared to other Korean artistes entering the Chinese market and participating in the filming of movies and dramas, JKS is different in that he is more cautious. “I feel that language communication is now my greatest obstacle.”

Always having been labelled as a “flower-pretty boy”, JKS expressed his wish to achieve a breakthrough and try different characters. He revealed that he likes Chinese movies and hopes very much to collaborate with renowned directors such as Zhang Yi-mou and John Woo Yu-sen, even if it is a minor character. Of the Chinese actors that he admires, JKS would like to act together with Tony Leung and Andy Lau.

For quite some time, the state of survival in Korean showbiz is worrying, with frequent news of artistes committing suicide. In response to this, JKS said, “This trend actually is not limited to Korean showbiz. As an artiste, one faces a lot of stress, but this stress is not imposed on an artiste by society; it also comes from himself. If an artiste knows how to conquer and solve the problems, the situation will be better.”

Recently, the drama “Greatest Love” making inferences to the reality of Korean showbiz became popular on the internet. The drama showed many scenes of manager slapping the artiste and manipulating artistes by gaining their confidential information. When asked whether this plot reflects the current state of Korean showbiz objectively, JKS said tactfully, “I have not experienced this kind of manager before, and am not sure about these unstated rules. In this world, I feel that what is seen and what is not seen both exist.”

Source: Cheng-du Business Times
English translation: Aphrael77

16 thoughts on “[News] JKS: What is seen and what is not seen both exist”

    • I ditto what you just said. He is a very intellectual individual. Not only that, he always listen to any question ask, which only show good upbringing and have good manner. I respect and admire him especially for that. More power for him and more success. God be with him and be guided by Him always. I also think that he should practice his English more and the only way he can do that is avoid speaking in his own language or a while. English is an international language and be Korean, Chinese, Japanese, German or French, they have ample understanding of English. It is great to learn a lot of languages but to be proficient with it, it has to be spoken and used all the time.

  1. That’s why I love Sukkie, his answers to the questions are always with honesty and sincerity. He has confidence and also he is a humble person not arrogant. I watched the Grestest Love, is a great drama. These days I watched Korean TV shows to learn Korean. I hope one day I can speak Sukkie’s first language with him. Yay, daydreaming! Dream high, Sukkie. We all support you. Thanks Apprael for the post.

  2. I really like to see & hear the “little old man” talks, smart, matured & yet with humor & cuteness… really charming!!!

    • Dear QQeyes007, thanks for posting the Video, Chines eels are AWESOME just like Sukkie said. I like their song, so sweet and cute.

    • thx QQeye, i’ve already downloaded this 2nd vid to my hp quite sometimes ago ……is very touching. Really touched my heart that’s why i kept this vid. We just wanna be U forever, Sukkie 😉

  3. Sukkie is really honest and intelligent.
    He answered the question with cautions so as not to hurt or indiscriminate others
    He is really a rare gems – loved and admired by so many eels.

  4. Thanks aphrael for posting another wonderful interview. I start to realize now why I can never stay away from Sukkie, beside I love him to death, every time I read his interview, I always learn some things from him. He motives me to keep on thinking positive, never give up and not to be afraid to try out new things. He is such an insightful and thoughtful person.

  5. i love the MV Chinese eels made for him. It’s awesome! Very sweet. He seems had a great time in that show I Love Remember Lyrics. I enjoy watching him there. Hope he can take some good rest when he’s back to Korea.


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