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[TRANS] 101109 SONG IL GUK, “I WATCHED EVERY EPISODE OF SUNGKYUNKWAN SCANDAL…”


Actor Song Il Guk cheered for the drama “SungKyunKwan Scandal.”

Song Il Guk wrote on his Twitter on the 18th, “I watched every episode of ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’! Nowadays, new actors’ acting skills are very interesting. There was such a difference when I was a newbie~ ^^;”

Later on, Song Il Guk said, “After writing and writing, I feel that I am showing off my acting skills instead”, “It’s not like this, I had understand more towards the acting field, and at the same time, it was getting more and more difficult.”

Fans of ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ replied saying, “I felt honoured that King Chumong also watched ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ as well”, “It was nice of you to be humble towards new actors”, the responses were enthusiastic.

Song Il Guk had also acted in the following late era dramas — “Chu Mong” and “Land of Wind.” He was also appointed as the ambassador for Gukgung on the 24th.

T/N: Gukgung (국궁/國弓) is a name for Korean archery, a traditional Korean martial art.


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[NEWS] Park Yoo Chun: ‘Acting Is Really Enjoyable’


Park Yoo Chun (24), who successfully debuted as an actor by appearing in the drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” said, “I really enjoyed acting and I feel like acting continuously from now on. I want to have activities both as a singer and an actor.”

His debut was very electrifying. He gained huge popularity not as a member of Asia’s popular idol group JYJ, which consists of three of the former Dong Bang Shin Ki members, but as actor Park Yoo Chun. His debut drama was “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” and now he can simultaneously chase two goals of singing and acting. He seems to be following after popular singers such as Jeong Ji Hoon (Rain) and Lee Seung Ki, who has been highly acknowledged as an actor as well. The reporter met Park Yoo Chun, who had reportedly been laid up with fatigue for two days after finishing the drama, at the office of JVJ on November 5.

Park came with a fresh appearance after cutting off the long hair that he had grown for the past six months, and he said with a big smile, “Even though I lost almost ten kilograms while filming the drama and I had to be taken to the hospital twice to get an IV, I was really happy while acting.”

Instead of the mature and cold Confucian student Lee Sun Joon, who emphasized courtesy and principles, rookie actor Park Yoo Chun told a long story about himself while maintaining a bright smile on his face. But Park Yoo Chun in his story sounded so dogged and firm, and it seemed that his firm and ceaseless effort during the filming of the drama might be the reason he could gain this fervent popularity at this moment.

Question: The Hanbok fit you nicely. Do you usually wear a Hanbok?

▲ Not at all. I do not wear a Hanbok even during the national holidays. But I felt good because I could fortunately hear that the Hanbok fit me nicely. I did not have any fear about wearing a topknot and Hanbok, rather I felt that it might be better for me to distinguish my new appearance as an actor from my previous appearance as a singer. In the first shoot, I had scenes in which I usually took a walk without any lines simply to hide my inexperienced acting, but people who saw my scenes in the first episode said that I looked just like a classical scholar, so I felt very good. But I actually felt distressed about acting after hearing this good evaluation, saying my appearance looked well-matched to the drama. My mother once paid a sudden visit to the set and she was reportedly so surprised to see my appearance after the makeup because I looked like a different person and also looked very nice in costume.

Question: A long script for a historical drama might have been very difficult for you. How was it?

▲ Yes, it was very difficult. The director had told me that I did not need to speak my lines with a tone for a traditional history drama since our drama was a fusion historical drama, but I was continuously conscious of the particular voice tone for a historical drama due to my preconception about the historical drama genre. Even though I had gone through a hard time due to my tone of voice when speaking lines, I tried to memorize the whole script since I thought that I should. I heard people’s advice in the beginning saying that I might come to beg for even two hours of sleep in the end due to the stress over memorizing lines, and it actually happened in the end, but I tried my best not to make mistakes coming from not memorizing my lines.

Question: You had shown gradually better acting as the episodes went on in your debut drama, even in the situation where you also had to perform concerts as a member of JYJ.

▲ I had been taken to the hospital twice due to the terribly tight schedule, and that is when I learned that actors were taking great pains to do their jobs. When I had spare time, I had to choose to sleep rather than to eat and actually I could not eat very well due to the stress coming from my anxiety about acting. I ate snacks not to suffer from indigestion, so I ended up losing almost ten kilograms. I should have slept while moving, but I had to memorize the script instead; what was worse, I also had to perform on the stage as a singer. I was in a tight situation, so I could not think about anything else but acting and I came to concentrate more on my script only. Even though many people came to the set, I could not see them because I had to look at the script. At the end of the drama, I really could not find time for participating in the drama shooting, so I put more effort in practicing acting. I had to go out for concerts, so I prepared much more for acting because I thought that I might feel sorry even more for the other actors if I made a mistake during filming. I sometimes heard other actors’ saying “Your acting looked better than before,” but actually I could not afford to enjoy people’s praise at all.

Question: What do you think about acting now that you have done it?

▲ I really enjoyed it. I definitely found it exciting and I felt more desire toward acting. I got a lot of help from actor Kim Kap Soo, who played my father in the drama, by seeing his good acting and taking acting lessons from him. Sometimes, I got goose bumps while acting together with him. He had a powerful force in his acting, and I think that I could present unexpected good acting sometimes thanks to his harmony. I really want to become an actor like Kim Kap Soo and Kim Yoon Seok.

Question: The scene in which you confessed your homosexuality on the street was outstanding. Many people who had seen your tearful acting were surprised a lot.

▲ When we filmed the scene, we really did not have much time for filming. The schedule was so tight that we might not be able to film any scene again even though there was a mistake. Many people were watching the set when we filmed the scene in the folk village located in Yongin, but I thought that I had to film the scene in only one take without any mistake. Fortunately I could film the scene after making only one mistake. I made a mistake because I cried too much. Actually, I felt really great about my tears that were automatically coming from my eyes (laugh). I used to feel curious about actors who can cry while acting on the set with no background music. I had thought, “How can they cry that well, does somebody play sad music for them?” But I found out that I could cry when I was immersed in emotion. After that, I could have a kind of confidence about crying or any scene requiring emotion.

Question: When was the happiest moment for the character Lee Sun Joon and for you as an actor? And what did you agonize about?

▲ I found out later when I looked into the script again after finishing the drama that the happiest moment for Lee Sun Joon was when his father congratulated him for his entrance to Sungkyunkwan. And I felt good while acting, thinking, “I might be able to try to act again from now on.” Also, I felt sorry that I could not play the character Lee Sun Joon — who had a huge ambition, enough to go down in history — very well maybe because I was not that good at acting. I should have shown the progress of how the cold character in the beginning became a warm human in the end, but I felt bad because the same character from the beginning seemed to be exposed again in the end due to my inexperienced acting.

Question: The last episode has aroused controversy.

▲ Yes, it is true that it should have been extended by adding more episodes, not to finish the story in a hurry. Personally, I wanted it to avoid the happy ending because many gloomy topics had been developed at the end, so I thought that it would be better if the drama finished with a sad ending. But after I received the script for the last episode, I changed my thought to show something in the last episode. If there were no comical setting in the end, I could have felt something was lacking.

Question: Women in their thirties and forties, who had no idea about Micky Yoochun, have become your fans. What do you think?

▲ I also heard that. I do not know why it had happened (laugh). When I filmed the drama on the set in Yongin, an old woman recognized me as “Lee Sun Joon,” and she was glad to see me. Her family members also told me that she felt excited to see me. Maybe it was because the drama was about a story in the past. Anyway, I really appreciated it.

Question: From when have you wanted to become an actor?

▲ I have wanted to act from the time when I had actively performed as a member of the group Dong Bang Shin Ki after releasing our second album. And I could confirm what I had thought at that time by acting in this drama. I had the thought that actors could become various characters within many different works, so they might be able to express themselves in many ways and come to feel free from restrained feelings, and actually I could release my stress more by acting rather than feeling distressed from acting at this time. I felt good when I played Lee Sun Joon because he was a character who directly pointed out anything wrong from the beginning, which was totally different from me, who usually restrains my feelings until the last moment, when I cannot endure it any more. Action scenes were also very helpful for releasing stress.

Question: Many people have spoken highly of your humble attitude as if you were a completely rookie actor even though you are actually a star singer.

▲ When I went to Japan to advance into the Japanese music industry, I had become a rookie singer again. At that moment, I realized that everybody, whether he or she is popular or not, are all human beings and people should not show off their popularity even though they have gained huge popularity from the public because we are all the same as human beings. In addition, I thought that I should behave as a rookie actor because actually I was.

Question: Lee Sun Joon in the drama agonized about the future of Joseon Dynasty. What do you agonize about?

▲ Actually, I am very much worried about my father who is hospitalized these days due to an illness. I had felt sorry that I could not visit him often while filming the drama. In addition, I want to become a person whom my close friends and people right next to me can respect. I want to be sincerely respected by close people. If I could not take care of people around me enough due to busy schedule up until now, I will take care of them with my true heart from this moment. Then I think that I might become a better person.

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[TRANS] 101107 JYJ… WHERE IS THE END OF THEIR ARTISTIC TALENTS?


Breaking the prejudice of ‘Idol’s origin’, showing the possibilities of an all-rounded entertainer.

This year, on the 26th of January, in Seoul’s Sejong Cultural Center, it was the day that Kim JunSu turned into a musical actor from a pop idol singer with his debut performance in ‘Mozart!’. The 3000-plus seats were packed, the ticket responses showing an unprecedented degree of enthusiasm.

After the 2 hour and 20 minute performance ended, a person from the entertainment industry who was seated in the audience said, “His artistic talent is really unlimited, a thumbs-up.”
And after 10 months later, the initial individual praises for Kim JunSu now falls onto the members of JYJ (JaeJoong, YooChun and JunSu).

▲ Park YooChun’s acclaimed acting in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’
At first when news of him challenging historical dramas surfaced, many people were doubtful. Some people even said that it was an unnecessary challenge, even if it’s a historical drama with modern colors, to people with such strong images such as him, it is obviously too difficult.

Adding on to the fact that he had stayed so long in the US, it was unknown whether he would be able to use the right accents and pronunciation necessary in a historical drama. Would he turn out to be like the majority of idol singers who turned into actors who want to experience acting through a challenge? From the start, concerns like this have already existed.

However, using sincere eye expressions and a steady deliverance of his lines, along with his acting surpassing expectations, he has received the praises of the audience, having the reputation of being the ‘model of all idol singer-turned-actors’. Especially, along with superb actors such as Song JoongKi, Park MinYoung, Yoo Ah In and others, he acted out perfectly the friendships, love and frustration of a Sungkyunkwan scholar.

Appearing in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’, numerous topics of discussion have emerged, and also getting the audience to support ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ enthusiastically, yet another achievement is the unearthing of a new actor named Park YooChun.

▲ Becoming the musical world’s talent who is cherished by all through ‘Mozart!’, Kim JunSu
When the news of him going into the musical stage emerged, compared to a welcome, negative expressions emerged.

Due to the many singers recently challenging musical acting and failing in the box office, the public opinion of the outside world has not tested its invitation of some stars who have received much criticism for being in musicals.

He who has no acting experience, will be he be able to coordinate with the other actors on stage, would be able to have an emotional communication with the audience down-stage, would he be able to digest this type of musical, many people questioned. Also, when there is an error in the lines or movements, as a newcomer, what would his reactions be like, these are concerns that people had.

But, as soon as the performance started, all doubts immediately vanished. He movingly acted out the life of the musical genius Mozart, who had a thirst for freedom. In this piece of work, through his fine acting performance and voice, he has the audience hypnotized. A Mozart who wears jeans, he used his own interpretation of the conflict and struggles experienced by a child prodigy a few centuries ago.

As a result, at the ’4th Musical Awards’ held in June and at the ’16th Korean Musical Awards’ in October, he won two awards: Best Newcomer Award and the Most Popular Award. In winning these two big awards at the same time, he is the first person.

In the musical market, there will never be people who will relegate him as a ‘product’ who only has a scary influence on the box office again. He is undoubtedly the greatest achievement for the Korean musical world in 2010.

▲ Attracting people’s attention, Kim JaeJoong in ‘Sunao ni Narenakute’
Compared to YooChun and JunSu, his activities in the country are less. However, a cable TV station is going to broadcast his debut Japanese TV drama series ‘Sunao ni Narenakute’, and I believe this will let fans quench their thirst.

In actual fact, the first member of TVXQ to start acting was him. Last year, in ‘Heaven’s Postman’ where he collaborated with Han Hyo Joo which started many topics of discussion, his acting deserves to be reaffirmed, and with more steady acting skills, he starred in ‘Sunao ni Narenakute’.

Japan’s public opinion on the evaluation of his acting is good. In the drama, he is a medical device salesman who feels the pressure as a result of poor sales, has digested fluent Japanese lines, and also amongst Ueno Juri, Eita and other Japanese actors, his acting skills are no less. Ueno Juri praises him as a person who cares about others, and who is also a insightful actor.

Unfortunately, due to going all-out in JYJ’s group activities, for a short period of time, we will not be able to see his activities as an actor in the country. However, he has stepped up into the ranks of actors, what kind of work piece would the next step bring? Now, it is already being anticipated.

After the JYJ members have completed their individual activities, in a period of time the group activities would be going all-out. On the 30th of October, they have successfully completed the Taiwan stop of their world album ‘The Beginning’ showcase, and will go on to their US activities.

Recently, the critics who have praised Kim JunSu in January at the Sejong Cultural Center, have also poured praise over all the members of JYJ.

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[TRANS] 101107 OLDER WOMEN HAVE THE “LEE SEON JOON SYMPTOM”


KBS2TV’s hot drama Sungkyunkwan scandal’s official forum has generated an overwhelming response.

Women in their thirties have reportedly fallen into the charms of the 4 actors Park YooChun, Park Min Young, Yoo Ah In and Soong Joong Ki’s and are unable to get out of it.

With regards to the soon to be broadcasted episode 19 of Sungkyunkwan Scandal on the 1st, more than 1000 comments have been left by viewers expressing that they have contracted the ‘Lee Seon Jun Symptom’ and ‘Geol Oh Obsession’. Though ratings for the dramas have only been around more than 10%, the number of ahjumma fans the drama attracted is enough to form a whole troop. There were also reports whereby women aged 20 to 30 refused to attend dinners on Mondays and Tuesday (due to the clash with Sungkyunkwan scandal’s broadcast).

A parent expressed that during an elementary school’s parent’s meet, many other parents were also discussing about Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Despite low ratings due to the clash in broadcasting timings with MBC’s Jewel in the Crown and SBS’s Giant, Sungkyunkwan Scandal still generated the most number of responses. The parent also mentioned about the manly charisma coming from idol actor Park YooChun and supporting actor Yoo Ah In.

One viewer who is a mother of two started a thread saying ‘I’ve got the Lee Seon Jun Symptom’ to give her thoughts on watching the drama. It says that she contracted the ‘Lee Seon Jun Symptom’ and neglected her daughter’s homework totally. She used to switch channels whenever she saw DBSK’s news but now she wishes JYJ’s upcoming concert will be a great success. She also added that many ahjumma’s who love this drama hope that there will be another sequel to follow up on the drama.

Not only viewers but many celebrities also cannot escape the ‘Lee Seon Jun Symptom’, as shown by Lee Yeon Hee and Kim Tae Hee who have shown affection towards Park YooChun. Singer Younha was also reported to have gotten the ‘Geol Oh Obsession’.

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[TRANS] 101107 WHAT DID YOOCHUN RECEIVE FOR THE FINAL EPISODE OF SUNGKYUNKWAN SCANDAL


Final Episode of SungKyunKwan Scandal, what did Yoochun receive?

A Micky Yoochun that was not born from an idol group, but the birth of “Actor Yoochun” from KBS 2TV’s SungKyunKwan Scandal

He displayed outstanding workmanship while portraying Lee Sun Joon in the drama, becoming an idol in the drama field; he created a new chapter in the history books. Even until the end, the love relationship between Sun Joon and Yoon Hee drew in audiences. The transformation from idol Micky Yoochun to actor Park Yoochun succeeded from the tremendous efforts of Yoochun himself.

During a recent interview with Director Kim Won Suk, he said, “Park Yoochun really worked hard, although his role as a former idol star was a main reason of our concern, he completely proved us wrong.”

Song Joong Ki, who portrayed Goo Yong Ha, motivated himself to be a better actor because he saw how Park Yoochun overcame the biasness of an actor born from an idol star.

At the press conference of SungKyunKwan Scandal, we had a new perspective of actors born from idol stars because of Micky Yoochun. In a recent interview, we saw a handsome man who was always trying his best, even if he filming for two days straight, his seriousness toward acting was amazing.

He also said, “If I continue to act, the biased comments of idol stars becoming actors will gradually disappear. I’ve made a lot of effort, but being an actor, I’ve also experienced shocks.” He seems to be very enthusiastic about acting.

According to Song Joong Ki, officially becoming an actor through this drama, Park Yoochun said to his coworkers, “Acting is very interesting, I’m becoming obsessed, I want to act more.” It shows how much his desire is to act.

Park Yoochun is also satisfied with his acting challenge. After the start of this drama, he wrote on his twitter, “Because I am so excited, when I am happy or sad, I am filled with happiness even if I am very busy.”

He also wrote, “It’s almost as if the sun has to rise before ending, and then we continue filming” “I want to see how the morning looks like today” displaying his enthusiasm even with overnight filming.

At that time, many idols challenged themselves to act, although there were numerous successful films, there were also some that were not as successful. Through SungKyunKwan Scandal, actor Park Yoochun’s success shone in the audience’s eyes. Also, SungKyunKwan Scandal will air its final episode tonight.

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[TRANS] 101104 SUNGKYUNKWAN SCANDAL ACHIEVES RECORD OF HIGHEST KBS OVERSEAS EXPORT


The OST of KBS2 drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ achieved the record of selling more than 250 000 copies, of which included the song ‘Chajatta’ sang by the main character himself, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu and Kim Jaejoong of JYJ.

In addition, the drama signed off the highest export volume out of the KBS drama projects, totalling to $4 million USD. This has no correlation between the viewer ratings, and the advertisement sponsoring was very successful.

With his eyes bearing a variety of emotions and his stable execution of lines, Park Yoochun has received a tremendous amount of good responses about his acting skills. Originally having only singing activities while in the group TVXQ, he has successfully taken the first step into his bright acting future.

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[TRANS] 101031 KIM TAE HEE SCREENWRITER – i DIDN’T KNOW WHO YOOCHUN WAS BEFORE, BUT NOW I’M HIS FAN


‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ Screenwriter: “I had no idea who Park Yoochun was, but his acting turned out to be excellent! I’m now his fan.”

Screenwriter for KBS2 drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ Kim Tae Hee (37) said, mentioning Park Yoochun who acts as Lee Seon Joon in the drama. Her cellphone ringtone right now is TVXQ’s ‘Mirotic’.

Currently a member of JYJ, Park Yoochun or ‘Micky Yoochun’, which is more famous than his original name, has smitten a lot of people in becoming his fans, just like Kim Tae Hee, through his acting in ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’.

Park Yoochun entered into the acting realm and received high praise beyond expectations, adding a large number of fans besides those from his singing. More importantly, with the influx of women aged 30-40 into the supportive fandom, he has surpassed the world of idols and secured his foundations as a real actor.

In the interview on the 30th, Kim Tae Hee said, “honestly, I originally wasn’t really satisfied with the choice of actors, but I didn’t say anything. But because I have a personality that shows on my face how I feel on the inside, it got to the point where Yoochun and I were rehearsing the lines, and he would ask me ‘Teacher, why do you dislike me?’ But I really like him now, and I feel so proud of him!”

She also said, “of course, he isn’t completely perfect with the pronunciation and enunciation of words, he has an innate sense of emotions, perfectly interpreting Lee Seon Joon to be an elegant person. Also, he has a unique sense of humor, which really surprises me. His humor shines through sometimes, which turns Lee Seon Joon into a ‘really cute and interesting fellow’, instead of a ‘rigid and annoying fellow’. Also, there are times when he has a side that stimulates my maternal feelings.”

“What really makes me like him is his constant improvement in acting. I do hope he will continue acting, and I think he realizes this himself. He is a very wise person.”

“Yoochun knows why he needs to act in a historical drama. If a singer comes out and acts in a modern drama, there won’t be that much of a difference with his usual singer activities. Only when one acts in a historical drama will the feeling and image be different, separating Micky Yoochun from his acting identity. Later on I found out that he was clear of this, which was the reason why he chose this drama.”

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