17August2014[TRANS] JYJ Yuchun Can be Dyed in Any Color (Chosun Online)


Appearance in movie “Sea Fog”

[An actor who absorbs everything like a sponge]

This was actor Kim Yoon Seok’a words when appraising co-star JYJ Yuchun (28) in movie [Sea Fog] (released on 13th). Actors in their late 20s to early 30s usually try so hard to highlight their own personalities or aura in just 1 interview. But, Yuchun, like what Kim Yoon Seok said, is “colorless and transparent”, very like a sponge. During the interview, he laughed out loud many times, but never try to decorate his words or forced his opinion and personality on us. Yuchun said, “in the after-production party, I was told by my senior Kim Yoon Seok that I am [like a sponge]. It is not like my acting is good, nor have I been acting for many years, so I don’t know why he praised me in that way”.2

“Maybe because I tried not to think or worry about it, just working on acting like a white piece of paper. Previously, I used to analyze the script while reading it, and prepare for it after thinking a lot. However, I acted this time based on my first impression after seeing the script. My heart was pounding during those times when I was not prepared yet (T/N: creation of his role), and that nervousness was actually good.”

Movie [Sea Fog] is a remake from stage play produced to commemorate the 30th anniversary of theatre company {YonNu Stage}, directed by Shim Sang Bo who wrote the 2003 movie [Memories of Murder], and produced by the same movie’s director then Bong Joon Ho. With the clashing of human desires, and both the boat and crew got battered hard, only the youngest crew among them Dong Sik (Yuchun) and the Chinese girl Hong Mei (Han Yeri) withstood the storm and sea fog surviving like the wild flower.  Even as Yuchun dissolves into the acting of seniors like Kim Yoon Seok, Kim Sang Ho, Yoo Seung Mok, Lee Hee Joon and Moon Sung Geun, he needed to make us feel his presence. Yet, on this point, Yuchun already obtained his passing score. The way his jaw lines seemed a little round was because he gained 5 kg during filming. “I was worried what everyone will think when I put on long boots for onboarding the boat and wear dirty clothes. None of those elderly men at the local fishing village seemed to know me. If not for filming this, I would never have dressed up like that I suppose”. Yuchun used to be a part of idol group TVXQ and now active as JYJ. Many may think that it is normal for an idol to also act nowadays, but when he did the leading role in [SungKyunkwan Scandal] (2010), Yuchun had been given some cold reactions then. This drama became a huge hit, and not only Yuchun but co-stars like Song Joong Gi and Yoo Ah In became so popular. When we ask “have you ever hated being labelled an idol?”, Yuchun replied “I really don’t care about the evaluations or adjectives of idol being used on me”.3

“There will be extreme likes and dislikes for any 1 movie. Different tastes exist right. It will be selfish to hate assessments or judgements like these in the world. But I don’t fix my roles just because I have an idol image, and I don’t mind being a supporting role or supporting actor. Because my aim is to continue doing this work. When I am in my 40s, it will be good for people to describe me as [idol-born]“.

Source: Chosun Online
Translated by: @Jen_BabyLove
Shared by: JYJ3+ParkYoochunSGFC

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