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In Love, One Must Be Willing to Give Up Everything (Interview)
Jung Il Woo plays the role of Prince Yang Myung in the MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama series The Moon that Embraces the Sun, which is close to hitting 40% viewership ratings. When Yang Myeong finally got rid of his depression because of Hwon (Kim Soo Hyun), and confessed to Wol (Han Ga In), the ratings of drama also rose steadily.
Here’s the English translated transcript of Jung Il Woo’s interview with Ilgan Sports on February 21st, 2012.
- Recently you’ve been very popular, what are your thoughts about that?
“I did not feel that, every day, because I was either at the filming site or was driving, and i seldom have contact with outside world. Though I do listen to a lot of news in this regard, but I still have to wait until the end of the drama and meet more people in order to personally feel it.”
- This is your second appearance in a historical drama after “Iljimae”, right?
“Yes, but it’s still difficult. Because every time I want to do the best. In sageuk, we’d have to use a more old-fashioned, formal way of speaking, and the expression of lines is very important. I always do not do well in this aspect, so it can get very tiring at the beginning. In comparison with modern dramas, historical dramas have more constraints, but it is precisely because of this that historical dramas are more attractive.”
- With your hair being tied up all the time, have you adapted to this hairstyle?
“Haha, in the beginning, I felt so uncomfortable. Having to bundle all my hair on top of my head, then put on gauze cap, feeling that the entire head is constrained, causing insufficient blood flow. This used to cause headache and I suffered lots, but now I have already gotten accustomed to it, so much so that now I’d feel uncomfortable if my hair is down.”
- In the drama you compete with Kim Soo Hyun for Han Ga In, but how would it be like in real life?
“The situation is different, so it’ll probably be different? If I encounter the girl of my own destiny, I would try every way to win her over, and I would not give in; but if I feel that friendship is more important, then I should be making concessions. Everything has to have a comparison.”
- How’s it like working with Kim Soo Hyun?
“May be because we are same-age peers, we’re very casual when we’re together. After High Kick, I’ve seldom acted together with same-age peers, so it feels really good. He works very hard, and when I look at him striving in acting from the side, it’s also a motivation for me. Through working together in this film, we’ve gradually become friends, and I’m very happy.”
- Are there any anecdotes that has left a deep impression on you during the filming of this TV series?
“The atmosphere on the filming site is very warm. A few days ago, the TV station awarded 10 million South Korean won as an encouragement bonus to reward everyone. And so, the production team of The Moon that Embraces the Sun gathered for dinner. I saw the actors who played the childhood roles for the first time, as everybody ate together. Looking at the young Yang Myung, was very interesting, also a little bit unfamiliar. Lee Min Ho who played the role of young Yang Myung even told me, ‘Act well, the adult Yang Myung,’ That was very cute, and when taking a closer look, we even look very similar.”
- What’s your next plan?
“After finishing Flower Boy Raymun Shop, I rested for not even a week before starting to shoot The Moon that Embraces the Sun. At that time, after looking at the script, I liked it very much so I couldn’t wait to star in it, which caused me to not have enough time to rest. So after this project, I want to take a break. Although I’m attracted by the script, which gives me the energy to continue acting, but physically, it’s really tiring. Haha, but now I have already begun to consider the possibility of my next project, it seems like I was born to be an acting maniac.”
via Ilgan Sports