Sina Entertainment News [11 January 2013]
During JYJ member Park Yoochun’s Media Day in Beijing, organised by South Korean agency C-Jes, Sina Entertainment had an exclusive interview with Park Yoochun.
Suffered a lot for “Missing You”; Harry’s role is too sick
Park Yoochun, because of popular Korean drama “Missing You”, recently received the attention of more and more fans. The engaging performance of all the actors added colors to the story but the sad storyline and chilly weather gave Park Yoochun a hard time during shooting. When asked what was the most painful thing during the shoot, he said, “Because of too many crying scenes, the body lost a lot of energy. My mouth always becomes frozen saying lines in the cold weather.” He also said, “When the icy winds blows, tearing is not that easy”, bursting viewers’ fantasy over Jung Woo’s lines “I am not crying; it’s because the wind is blowing” and appearing real and interesting.
When asked if his own character is closer to Jung Woo or Harry, Park Yoochun exclaimed “Of course I am more like Jung Woo, good at waiting!” Trying to clarify, Park Yoochun explained, in the drama, Harry acted by Yoo Seung Ho, is a control freak with an obsession that is a sickness; as for himself, he wouldn’t be like that and will give adequate trust to the woman he loves without foregoing his principles. In the drama, Jung Woo waited for 14 years for love, and Park Yoochun realistically said, “14 years makes the story look so beautiful, but in reality it is not easy, too long “. When saying this, he made an expression like “I can’t imagine!” and that expression was very cute.
“Missing You” tragic ending is logical; after completing shoot, looking forward to travelling to Cuba
During an earlier interview, Park Yoochun openly expressed that he hopes “Missing You” ending to be a tragedy. Towards the finale, there are 2 more episodes, how will the story end, it naturally became our topic of concern. Regarding this, Park Yoochun said, “Even though people around me don’t agree, my hope for a tragic ending has not changed.” At the same time, he explained, “Not because we must give the story a sad ending, but for the plot so far, only Jung Woo’s death would make the story sound logical and everything look rational.”
Year 2012, Park Yoochun acted in “Rooftop Prince” and “Missing You” one after the other, both receiving excellent results, but he was not able to rest well. When asked, after shooting, what is the thing he wants to do most and what place he most wants to go, he looked like he was drawing a beautiful picture in his mind, then he said, “After Missing You ends, I want to travel, and if I have to choose a place, it will be Cuba, where I can rest freely.”
JYJ album in the agenda; wants to eat roast duck in Beijing
2013 has only just started, Park Yoochun has already placed JYJ’s new album in the agenda. Regarding other projects, he said there are no plans yet, but if there is a chance, it is possible that he might bring a music or TV project to the fans. When asked what food he wants to taste in Beijing, Yoochun quickly said he had already requested the staff to take him to eat roast duck, and after eating, he will have a good sleep. He was full of life and vigour but it could not conceal his tiredness which pained us. When asked to speak a few Chinese words, Park Yoochun shyly said,”More than 10 years ago, I learned Chinese but now I have forgotten most of it. Because I watched many zombie/vampire movies, I can only shout “jiu ming ah” (“救命啊” means “help!” in Chinese). His words made everyone burst out laughing.
This trip to Beijing, from a certain angle, is Park Yoochun’s first step to enter China, even though he is humble about it and said he came to say hello and thank you to the China media. But I believe after this activity, Chinese fans will be able to see him more often. Regarding fan meetings, Park Yoochun also said “Missing You” will be an opportunity for more fan meetings in more locations. 。(Thank you 红丽/文 郑福德/图 张大伟/视频)
[See Part 2 for more of the interview.]