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[TRANS] 110105 Micky Yoochun’s Fanclub Makes A Warm Donation



On the 31st of December, the day Micky Yoochun (Park Yoochun) won the Best Male Newcomer Award at the KBS Drama Awards as ‘Lee Seon Joon’ in ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’, Park Yoochun’s fanclub gifted Kim Jin Su (13), who is suffering from a brain lesion disorder, with presents and a donation. Their story was aired on KBS 2TV’s News Time on January 3rd.

Though Jin Su’s mother herself is fighting with cancer, she lives every day nursing her son who is unable to move his arms or legs freely. Park Yoochun’s fanclub ‘Blessing Yoochun’ heard about the mother and son’s situation through Field of Love (withgo.kr) and immediately began collecting donations. They sent 5 million Won to pay for Jin Su’s treatment along with other presents to the hospital in Daegu that Jin Su is currently admitted in.

The members of the fanclub who visited the hospital with a Field of Love worker had tears in their eyes as they watched over Jin Su, who breathes through a tube in his throat and eats with a tube connected to his stomach. One member cheered on the mother and son as she stated, “I hope his mother stays strong, and I hope great things happen to them from now on.”

The members of Blessing Yoochun are ‘Auntie fans’ and are people who overflow with love, not just for their favorite celebrity, but also for the community and those in need. Other than their donation to Kim Jin Su, they also donated 10 million Won to Park Hyun Bin (12) to pay for his burn-healing treatment fees through the Hanlim Burns Foundation.

Blessing Yoochun is a fanclub that only women over the age of 30 can join and the members unite through their love for Yoochun to help the community.

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[TRANS] 100108 Yoochun Cyworld Update



Want to give myself some
strength so I wrote some stuff, but when writing the letter to you
all, my tears wont quiet down. We are much more stronger people
than most people think, thinking like this, we’ll always be by your
side, please… please support us. Truth is always on the side of
the righteous person.

Saying in a very small
voice… I really love you all… I’m just like that… just like
that…

Believe, from the
beginning until the end, I love you.


source: yoochun’s cyworld
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[Trans] 101112 JYJ Twitter Update


Jaejoong gets deep, real deep, Yoochun deep

(Jaejoong) There are so many waves crashing down on us. Though the road we must travel down is so far and long, we must not stop.. The moment we do, we will be giving up on the road to becoming adults and we’ll fall into a bottomless abyss. Though we are just beginning to experience what it’s like to become adults, I want us to step into a bigger world that we can’t see yet with the best weapon we could hope to have, the fact that we are still young. (5:42am KST)

(Jaejoong) Let’s all be strong^^ I’m always thankful! (5:57am KST)
(T/N: These tweets were bumped up to this post though they should be included in yesterday’s)

Junsu’s done with his rehearsal and is eager to share that with fans

(Junsu) Done rehearsing~!!!!!!^^ hahaha http://yfrog.com/75369hyj (9:10am KST)

Jaejoong seems to be reading his fans’ tweets and is conversing with like 200K+ people

(Jaejoong) What are you all up to? (9:58am KST)
(Jaejoong) Oh,, You’re all surprisingly overflowing with energy?^^ (10:00am KST)
(Jaejoong) I’ve returned to the hotel after rehearsals~ I was able to learn the choreography quickly because I felt jet-lagged! (kidding~) (10:04am KST)
(Jaejoong) Though there are a lot of things going on here and there that are a little crazy, tomorrow we’re performing, so let’s pray with a happy heart^^ (10:12am KST)

WTF Jaejoong is bonkers T^T

(Jaejoong) Is everyone well? morning~~ (well.. even though it’s night over here^^) (10:02am KST)
(Jaejoong) Thanks to everyone I’m extremely well (sorry..) (10:06am KST)
(Jaejoong) Everyone receiving strength from each other ^^ that’s a good thing~! (10:14am KST)
(Jaejoong) What’s a good way to make sure I won’t forget Japanese? Do you know? (10:28am KST)
(Jaejoong) How~! (10:30am KST)
(Jaejoong) The answer can be found in everyone’s comments! Oh (10:32am KST)
(Jaejoong) The answer is: I expect it can be found in everyone’s heads! (10:38am KST)
(Jaejoong) If I attempt to answer.. There are too many reasons ㅠㅠ (10:49am KST)

Let the acronym poem mayhem begin!

(Jaejoong) Please, create acronym poems with Kim Jae Joong for me~! (10:31am KST)
(Jaejoong) I’ll give stars to the lamest acronym poems~ I feel like giving some stars out already haha (10:35am KST)
(Jaejoong) I’ve starred one,,, Because it was so lame..that I just stared at it for a moment! Star! (10:40am KST)
(Jaejoong) I’ve given a star to another person ..I’ll be giving stars to just three more people~^^ (10:42am KST)
(Jaejoong) I can see the tweets that I star in my favorte (T/N: I’m sure he means ‘favorite’ …XD) list, right? (10:43am KST)
(Jaejoong) Five have been given! Congratulations to the lamest people! (10:46am KST)

Junsu gets pretty deep too

(Junsu) No matter what comes our way.. Let’s go as far as we can, guys..^^ (10:35am KST)

Oh no, attack of the emoticons D:

(Jaejoong) ^^ (6:14pm KST)
(Jaejoong) (>_<) (6:16pm KST)

JaeSu are experiencing jet-lag, want me to sing you a lullaby?

(Jaejoong) As expected..I’m completely jet-lagged.. (6:18pm KST)
(Junsu) I thought I was the only one who couldn’t seem to fall asleep.. But even Jaejoong hyung’s having trouble too.. lol (6:27pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Junsu, you couldn’t sleep at all? (6:33pm KST)
(Junsu) @mjjeje I keep falling asleep and waking up and falling asleep and waking up..ㅠ And I keep having dreams.. (6:43pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Me too,, I woke up after the worst nightmare I’ve ever had, tell me later what your dream was about ~ (6:45pm KST)

Jaejae gets around in Japan~

(Seira Kagami) You finally had your Twitter debu~t!! Congrats☆LOL Do your best for the tour~ Cheering you on all the way from Tokyo!!
(Jaejoong) Yeah I’ll do my best for Twitter! Thanks~^^ (6:24pm KST)
(Seira Kagami) If you go into a swimming pool or into water, you’ll get over the jet-lag easily~
(Jaejoong) But my nose is dripping too much ; ; (sorry) (6:49pm KST)

In case you didn’t know, Jaejae is also needy

(Fuku to Seira) Oi!!!!!!!!!!! Seira!!!!!!!! Have you followed FUKUTARO~ (LOL)
(Jaejoong in reply to the tweet above) Why aren’t you talking to me! (LOL) (6:55pm KST)
(Fuku) Eh!!!! I did~(LOL)For the sake of sleeping, if you laugh while falling asleep, you’ll have good dreams~☆゛(ノ_・。)
(Jaejoong) Ah. Really! Sorry~(LOL) (7:03pm KST)

Jaejoong’s taking a bath and wants to share the lamest acronym poem

(Jaejoong) I’ll be back after a bath * (7:14pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Kim: Kimbapeun Jae: Jaeryoga Joong: Joongyohae (T/N: Translation: Ingredients are important for gimbap) Today’s 1st place entry (7:15pm KST)

Jaejoong & Naoya from AAA

(Naoya) (^_^)→(>_<) Did your cold get any better? RT @mjjeje: (>_<)
(Jaejoong) I dunno… I’m completely out of it cos of jetlag… ; ; to the extent I had bad dreams ㅜㅜ (6:36pm KST)

Jaejoong’s fail at using the @reply confuses his friends

(Jaejoong) Se-ra, did you promise everyone that you would remember Korean? (7:52pm KST)
(T/N: He was talking to @seirakagami but he forgot to add the @ again -.-)
(Jaejoong) @seirakagami You have to keep your promise! (7:53pm KST)
(Seira Kagami) @mjjeje About what? (8:01pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @seirakagami About studying Korean? (Laughs) (8:05pm KST)
(Seira Kagami) @mjjeje Oh yes! I won’t be beaten! (Laughs) (8:09pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @seirakagami Work hard! (8:12pm KST)

Jaejoong talks to Nicole, and indirectly calls her fat while complimenting her mom’s cooking

(Nicole) Oppa~~ You don’t call me these days ~~ lol (7:47pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 Are you in Japan~? (7:50pm KST)
(Nicole) @mjjeje Yes!! keke You’re still suffering from jet-lag ㅜㅜ Are you done with your bath (8:09pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 I feel like I’m going to die. My body’s in a pretty bad condition,, I’m done with my bath and I finally feel a little sleepy^^ (8:11pm KST)
(Nicole) @mjjeje It’s because you’ve been sweating in that bathtub. That feeling like you’ve just been blowing up a balloon really hard ..I really want to take a bath too, but I can’t make myself stay in hot water for a long timeㅠㅠ keke What’s the time difference between here and there, what time zone are you in? (8:24pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 Thirteen hours? Or is it eleven? (8:36pm KST)
(Nicole) @mjjeje So you’re on the opposite side of the world.. A warm glass of milk ? keke If you put a little honey in it, it’ll taste good ~~At least you can drink things like that!! (8:43pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 You guys can’t eat much because you have to watch your figures, right,? Nicole, who likes to eat, must be suffering the most~ (8:46pm KST)
(Nicole) @mjjeje keke I used to eat a lot but now.. ㅜㅜ kekeke I couldn’t eat sushi ㅠㅠ Oppa, you and I need to switch stomachs kekekeke (8:51pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 Your problem is that you eat too much. Conclusively, it means that your mom is too good at cooking~ (8:54pm KST)

Round 2 of acronym poems, Kim Junsu! and Yoochun participates

(Jaejoong) Please, create acronym poems with Kim Jun Su for me. I’ll be giving just five stars! Ready, go~ (7:56pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje Kim Kimbbajineun sorihanae Jun Jundagohaetdungae Jaknyeoniya Su Suyo-ilggaji naedon 200manwon gapa!!!!!!(T/N: What a buzzkill, you said you’d give it back last year, pay me back my 2 million Won by Wednesday!!!!!!) (8:00pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @6002theMicky Yoochun, I gave you a star.. You’re the best.. (8:01pm KST)
(Jaejoong) One star left~ (8:02pm KST)
(Jaejoong) The end~~~~~~~~ (8:03pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Go to my profile page to see who got a star! (8:04pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje hahahahahahahahahaha I’m guessing that everyone’s awake right now~I just woke up^^ (8:06pm KST)
(Jaejoong) I’m so out of it.. This isn’t good haha Is your cold going away? (8:07pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @6002theMicky Yoochun (8:12pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje Because I had five pills~ I’m out of it!©^^ (8:17pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje I want to eat ramen…. (8:19pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @6002theMicky Me too,, (8:34pm KST)

Round 3: Park Yoochun! and Yoochun scoffs at Jaejoong’s attempt

(Jaejoong) Shall we start a Park Yoo Chun acronym peom competition? (8:53pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Park: Park (bakk)ae nagaseo ramyunsagajigo olgga? Yoo:Yoochunwonbakkae upneundae hyungeun… Hyung..nan Chun:Chunwonbakkae upseo (T/N: Shall we out and buy some ramen? I only have 6000 Won… Hyung.. I only have 1000 won) (8:59pm KST)
(Jaejoong) The end~~^^ (9:01pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje (referring to Jaejoong’s poem) That’s just bad… Sigh, learn from me (9:31pm KST)

Kang Sung Pil calls out for JYJ, and JaeSu seem to be mind twins (either that or Junsu’s C+P-ing)
(Sung Pil) Jaejoong~~~~~~ (11:37pm KST)
(Sung Pil) Yoochun~~~ (11:39pm KST)
(Sung Pil) Junsu~~~~ (11:39pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @kangsungpil Yes~!^^ (1:00am KST)
(Junsu) @kangsungpil Yes~!^^ (1:05am KST)

Oh ho ho, what’s this? No dirty thoughts girls!
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic I’ll be going to your room later ~ (1:11am KST)

Yoochun feels left out…. GROUP HUG
(Yoochun) Alone Alone Alone, So…. (1:35am KST)

Ah In’s Manager Checks up on Yoochun, and Sets up a Date
(Jae Min) @6002theMicky Are you doing well?! (1:45am KST)
(Yoochun) @forever4850 Are you doing well???^^hahaha (4:33am KST)
(Jae Min) @6002theMicky Wow, we’re now chatting live lol The fact that you’re tweeting at this hour means you’re not in Korea. When you get back to Korea, let’s all go out some time~lol (4:35am KST)
(Yoochun) @forever4850 I’m in New York right now!!!^^ (4:58am KST)


source: [Jaejoong+Yoochun+Junsu+ Others’ Twitter]
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[Trans] 101108 Park Yoochun’s “Jealous of Lee Seonjun who has many Friends” 5:1 Dreamy Interview


Even grandma fans are shocked that kindergarden children called Yoochun “Lee Seonjun!”
Park Yoochun felt new about this change. Singer Micky Yoochun is an idol, a figure for the hardcore fans, but he couldn’t believe that grandma fans and children would recognize him.

“Is this the power of television dramas?” KBS “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” lead character Lee Seonjun had lived for 6 months, although it’s very tiring, his heart is contented. “In TVXQ, JYJ, I’m Micky Yoochun; as an actor, I’m Park Yoochun. This feeling is great”

Due to conflicting schedules between JYJ World Tour and the filming of the drama, Park Yoochun has to organize his day, especially to continue with his overseas performances and the filming. After the filming of the drama, his body was not in good condition too. Although he’s unwell, he still wanted to talk to the fans; thus Park Yoochun had joined us in Seoul’s Nonhyeon-dong on the 5th.

Through “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” Kim Won-seok PD, as well as colleagues Park Minyoung, Yoo Ahin, Seo Hyorim and Kim Ha-gyoon, we get questions from them for reporter Park Yoochun to go through a 5:1 interview.

Kim Won-seok PD: When will you have time? I couldn’t get through to you via phone too. Amongst Seonjun, Yongha and Crazy Horse, who can you portray best?

First, I want to apologize to the director. I didn’t avoid him on purpose; I fainted on the broadcast of the last episode (2nd). As for JYJ World Tour, I had to go to America on the 7th, and planned to return to Korea within the month. When I returned to Korea, I would go visit you. As for the characters, I have the most confidence in Seonjun. To be honest, I think all are difficult to portray, but I had already done Seonjun’s, but if I want to try to be the charming “Yeorim” Gu Yongha and beastly “Crazy Horse” Moon Jaeshin, I think there goes another overnight shooting.

Park Minyoung (Kim Yunhee): After living as Lee Seonjun for 6 months, which scene left the deepest impression on you?

When I had the determination to enter the school. When father (Kim Kapsoo) congratulated me, I felt like the approved entry to the school was a dream. I felt really good. Also, the scene where I told Kim Yunhee “I like you, Kim Yunhee.” When we were shooting this, time was running out since there was a lot of people at the place where we shot the scene, Yongin Village. But I didn’t know how to act well, and the feeling that I could digest many scenes at once was very good.

Yoo Ahin (Moon Jaeshin): When you’re choosing your next work, you’re pleased with the script, but what if you’re unhappy with the actress? Or vice versa, the actress is good but the script isn’t?

Is this a Yoo Ahin question? Ah, how could you ask this kind of question… Uhm, personally I feel that even if I don’t really like the actress, but if there is a something for me to learn, I would go for it. Because I won’t change my mind due to my personal emotions. Say what, a actress that I like? Like filming with an actress like Kim Taehee but the script isn’t that good? (Laughs) No matter what, I still need to act in it. Using my acting to fill up the incomplete parts, the end product should be interesting.

Seo Hyorim (Ha Hyoeun): When do you feel the most tired while you’re acting? To Lee Seonjun are you happy with the character?

It’s the weather. When it’s summer, the hotness was undescribable. During October, it was so cold that my mouth froze. When we were in Gyeongbuk filming, the temperature was -10 degrees Celsius. After the fourth episode, the script came out abit later, and we had to film it overnight. Whenever I’m free, I’ll take out the script to memorize the lines. Almost died. As for Seonjun, I’m quite similar to him since both of us stick to our principles, but the difference is the way we express our thoughts. Seonjun is good. For me, other than Hyunjoong, I don’t have much friends in the acting industry and am envious of Seonjun who has a lot of friends.

Kim Ha-gyoon (Teacher who teaches Yoochun acting): Although you’re at your peak as a singer, but as an actor, your ability is outstanding. Have you ever thought of concentrating on acting?

I feel so honored. In May, I was learning from teacher about techniques of acting for the whole month. From how the plot started to character anaylsis, I learnt a lot. (Kim … said that Yoochun was very serious, and he concentrated strongly, like a sponge, he could absorb things very fast) In the beginning, I didn’t know what kind of person Lee Seonjun is. I was very irritated, very angry, so I studied about Lee Seonjun everyday, and without me knowing, I was Lee Seonjun. Singer Micky Yoochun will never give up, but to actor Park Yoochun, his ambition is wide.


source: TVXQbaidu
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[Trans] 101112 Park Minyoung and Park Yoochun of Sungkyunkwan Scandal is the Couple People Envy Most



Smart phone users had chosen couples from dramas that they envy the most, topping the chart with Sungkyunkwan Scandal’s Park Yoochun and Park Minyoung couple.

Since October 25th till November 3rd, 5010 smart phone users had voted for “Drama couple that you wish to see them falling deeply in love with each other all autumn long, the couple that makes people envy most.” The results were Sungkyunkwan Scandal’s Park Minyoung and Park Yoochun couple winning 33% of the votes, earning envious looks from single people.

Fugitive’s Lee Nayoung-Rain couple followed closely with 24% and Gloria’s Seowoo-Yoo Seungho coupld with 15% and Mary Stayed out all Night’s Moon Geunyoung-Jang Geunsuk with 14%.

Additionally, 3035 users who participated in “I would delay my date just to watch the drama’s live broadcast” had voted Daemul (30%), Giant (25%), Sungkyunkwan Scandal (22%), Queen of Reversals (13%), and Beautiful Life (10%)

source: TVXQbaidu
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[Trans] 101112 Lee Seonjun’s (Micky Yoochun) Moustache in Sungkyunkwan Scandal Has Gathered Much Attention from Netizens



On November 2nd, which KBS2TV broadcasted an episode of the Monday-Tuesday drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, Lee Seonjun and Kim Yunhee (Park Minyoung) had become a married couple, and stayed in Sungkyunkwan as professors. Lee Seonjun had grown a moustache on his philtrum and chin, which is a different image from his school days. His strict attitude had made students fear him.

Recently, Lee Seonjun’s moustache had been a hot topic among people. After the drama had aired, some audience expressed “Did time only worked its magic on Lee Seonjun? Other characters looked the same, why does only Lee Seonjun grow a moustache?” and “It made us laugh to no end, we couldn’t focus on the drama,” etc. while some could not accept the moustache. Other audiences stated on the message board, “It felt like an unique charm of Lee Seonjun’s”, “At first I wasn’t used to it, but after awhile the moustache look was okay,” etc. Netizens are currently joining Lee Seonjun’s moustache look together with other pictures, making it a prank product.

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[News] 101112 Yoo A-in mentioned about Yoochun in his interview


Actor Yoo A-in [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]

10: In “SungKyunKwan Scandal,” all four of you were of similar ages. How was that?
Yoo: I was prejudiced about them. I wasn’t able to get close to them in the beginning because of the thought that celebrities will be like this and that and that’s why I usually don’t become friends with them. (laugh) I understand that they can’t help being self-centered, that what they feel is important, and they need to receive more attention. But I rid myself of a lot of them — through Yuchun, my prejudice of idols and Hallyu stars, through Min-young my prejudice of fellow actresses, and through Song Joong-ki my prejudice of actors. So in the way that Jae-shin came out of his shell and came to accept Yoon-hee, Seon-joon and Yong-ha, I myself came to see these people in real life in a good way which means I myself matured as well. I had fun shooting the drama. I just wish we had more honest conversations about acting. But what I thank Joong-ki for is that he gave me a lot of advice comfortably. I came to realize that he’s not just plain sly, he’s sly in the sense that he wants what’s best for everyone.

10: Writing is an act which contains your will to express something that you feel inside. You had mainly been writing on your Cyworld account and started writing on Twitter a few months ago. How has that been?
Yoo: When I’m away from home, I’m in dire need of the time and space that will let me go back to being myself. For three to four months, I felt uncomfortable not being able to live my life as myself. So being able to voice what I think and communicate with people through Twitter as Uhm Hong-shik, as actor Yoo A-in, was very comforting. In a way, it’s a blessing and honor, and I learned a lot from the thousands of responses I receive from my single comment. Of course, some were just light or routine remarks but quite a lot of the responses awakened me and taught me lessons, as well as reminding me of what a closed person I am. So, I’m going to stay on Twitter. (laugh)

10: I actually think it’s not easy to do Twitter because thousands and ten of thousands of people are reading it.
Yoo: A lot of people want me to stay on Twitter but at the same time, it makes me speak up less. And it’s not easy to go against that. It’s not like I was born as an independence fighter or anything of the sort. I like what’s comfortable and I wish I had nothing to worry about. But that really means I would have isolated myself and I know it’ll turn me into a miserable person so I sometimes force myself to write. It’s not because I’m dying to write but because not being able to makes me very unhappy so I’m trying to continuously tell myself ‘I can do it, I can speak up, I will keep speaking, I know you want to put a gag in my mouth but I will keep speaking, I will not lose, I am not incompetent.’ It’s very hard work.

10: So are you saying that it’s difficult to be your real self but you want to continuously make sure that you are being real?
Yoo: Yes, and not just about acting. I think it’s about everything about being someone in his twenties. I actually have a desire to just live a very peaceful life. I want to live comfortably, and of course I also sometimes think that I would like to make money by just smiling pretty but I think I also trying to push such thoughts out and try to force myself to be someone in his twenties. I’m someone who matured early and I know the rules to living life tactfully but I have to let go of them. I’m in the dilemma of being too realistic versus trying not to stay realistic because being mature means that you know the answers so you will stop and settle to protect what you have but that’s immature. I think the true way to be mature is to continuously seek answers, ask questions and go forward as well as fail at times. That’s why I wish people would use the world ‘youth’ in a different way. When people say, “He’s still in his youth,” it usually means that person is immature and a passionate idealist but I wish it could be used to refer to young people who are truly mature and are upright.

10: You’ve also written about labor and human rights-related issues on your Twitter account. And they’re thoughts that anybody with a mind for social issues could have but celebrities are usually branded as being ‘political’ the moment they mention speak their mind on such matters. this could end up being very bothersome for you so aren’t you worried about that?
Yoo: I am. I’m worried and scared to death. I can’t sleep at night after writing such things. (laugh) But from what I judge, someone who can’t do that is dead, or at least partially. I want to live a decent life, not just be alive because I’m breathing. I even think I should be allowed to talk about politics because like actress Ko Hyun-jung’s character says in SBS TV series “The President,” it’s irresponsible to regard politics as a bad thing when we’re all citizens living under strict political control. I won’t do something just because it’s good or criticize sharply just because something’s a social issue. I just think that I can at least play the role of introducing what I can truly relate to, express what I feel feel and share thoughts with other people. Although it’s sad that that’s very difficult to do in the society we live in and the celebrity system I’m in.

10: I think it must be tiring to have to live according to a system or standards of society even when they don’t mean much to you. Plus Korea has very high ethical standards of people who are in the arts in the commercial sense.
Yoo: Because the moment I package myself, I’m not just showing myself to people in a certain way but I trap myself in that packaging. That’s why I’m trying to make the size of my wrapping large and show that I’m someone who’ll curse, who will drink and go clubbing. It’s nothing really but I need to make conscious efforts to do that because it’s as if right now, it’s not permitted.

10: When you create the image of being an ethically faultless person, sometimes that’s all there is left about you.
Yoo: That’s right. As our perspective broadens and our standard for culture heightens, I also want there to be a larger and broader variety of people to exist but I’m just a single 25-year-old actor. That’s why I think it would be nice to have a senior in his 30s or 40s who says this because I could come off as rude. Someone who can show that they can find happiness as a human being even as a celebrity.

10: Won’t that change since we live in times where even actors are changing?
Yoo: I do feel that it’s changing. But the problem is that young actors or singers adjust themselves to the system they’re in. As if it’s only natural. The young kids are thinking, ‘This is what celebrities should do, they should smile and act like this, and celebrities have to wear hats that look like this…’ I think it’s very, extremely bad to get into this business before establishing your moral standards. That’s why I wish young people wouldn’t become celebrities at a young age. I too wouldn’t if I could go back to being young. Also, it’s almost impossible to establish a real sense of your self. Some people may say I regard work too lightly which they’re right about. My work is not serious compared to my life and even more so compared to the real life I live as a human being. So whoever wants to become a celebrity, I hope they starts with the thought that becoming a happy person comes before becoming a happy actor. I just want everyone to be happy.

10: Well if you’ve had a hard enough of a time that you never wanted to be an actor ever again, what has pushed you to move forward so far?
Yoo: I think I’ve been honest. (laugh) I was sure of my convictions and the path I need to take, and the reason I could bear through everything was probably because I wasn’t in a rush. For example, people think they can sacrifice and compromise ten years to achieve a huge and ideal dream ten years later. Going to school is similar. You could spend that time in a happier way but you sacrifice yourself to an extent for the future. But I also think that from that process, you can definitely protect your convictions and take a step closer to your goal while living a life you’re happy with. And it doesn’t have to come when I’m 25 but when I’m 35 or 45. I also think it’s better to remember who I am and take a slower path rather than losing myself while trying to shorten that time period. Although I may talk right now as if I know something, I too am not sure of how I’ll change. But I think celebrities saying that they won’t forget their original resolution is different from them saying they will always be humble. Original resolution should be at the bottom of everyone’s hearts and it’s about knowing what you’re working for, what you’re looking for and what your happiness is about. That’s why although it’s supposed to be most important, it gradually becomes second important then third important… then you start to change. So no matter how tough of a time I’m having, I need to make sure it stays my priority! (laugh) Even if I may let the rest of me become more realistic.


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