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After winning the hearts of many women in 2009’s TV Drama, Boys Over Flowers, Kim Hyun-jung of SS501 fame, turns nasty as an arrogant man in his latest drama Mischievious Kiss. His latest character, Baek Seung-jo is a handsome genius, indifferent, pompous and has to have the last word. Nonetheless, the popularity of the drama is clearly shown, as the recent poll on 2C (Japanese portal site) regarding the most anticipated Korean drama in the second half of 2010 showed a 68.9% (68,467) for Mischievious Kiss. It placed the drama on its number one spot. So now let’s hear what Kim had to say on K.NOW exclusive interview.

 

What were you doing before the shooting of Mischievious Kiss begin?

I have been busy with SS501’s mini album. We were scheduled to go to other countries, meeting our international fans that we hardly see and we did some photo shoot. If I had some free time, I met up with my friends, working out and catching up with them. After I got casted for the drama, I previewed the original work and studied the character. I went on practicing until the shooting starts.

 

Do you think you have the same characteristics as Baek Seung-jo? How would you portray him?

I’m a softhearted man, while Seung-jo is indifferent, arrogant and does not share his feelings. The big personality difference was stressing me out at first. So, for this project I try to be more harsh and overbearing; brash and unapproachable. I thought I went overboard sometimes in being aggressive, but people said that I’m still this warmhearted guy (laughs). I must also admit that acting as a genius with IQ level of 200 is tough. There are math formulas, logarithms, equations and other terms that I never knew before and I have to memorize them. I feel as though I’m back in high school!

 

Talking about schooling days, did many girls crushing on you? If they did, were you behaving like the snobby Baek Seung-jo?

I was not that popular. I was rejected many times when I professed my feelings to some girls l liked. I think I wore my heart on my sleeve too much. I was not at all haughty or mean (laughs).

 

You are both a singer and an actor, but if you have to choose, which one is closer to your heart? And which career do you want your fans to remember you by?

As a singer, we have to develop, practice our songs and dances, packaging it for a great ‘three-minute’ performance on stage. It’s an enjoyable process. In shooting a drama, you prepare and shoot for a period of time, and then you would have to wait for the broadcast result. During the waiting period, I would feel the thrill of anticipation. So for my case, since I have been a singer longer, it’s like I’m used to it, although being on stage still makes me nervous. But I do think that both acting and singing have their own appealing aspects, so it’s hard for me to choose.

I am giving my best in everything that I do and I’m looking forward for good results as well. So either way, I would like to be successful and remembered for all my works.

 

Recently, you were in other countries such as Japan. You are quite the celebrity there…

Actually the realization had not struck me yet, so when fans were greeting me at the airport, I was like, “Wow, I have lots of fans here.” That’s all I could think of. I do believe that people recognize me more because of our albums and Boys Over Flowers, and I’m grateful for that.

 

You shared the same management company as Bae Yong-jun. Does he teach you or give you advice on how to act?

We meet often, but we talk more about mundane things than acting or working. He doesn’t teach me how to act, but he encourages me. I learn acting from my acting teacher (laughs). Bae is strict in self-management and I have lots to learn from him; not just as an actor but also in life.

 

Do you have Singapore in your itinerary?

Not as yet. After the drama’s success then I will definitely try to visit and say, “Hi,” in person.

 

Well then, for now can you say, “Hi,” to K.NOW readers?

Hello K.NOW readers! Kim Hyun-jung here! Than you for your continuous support and attention. I hope you like Mischievous Kiss. I will work hard and give you my best always. Thank you!

Don’t miss out on Kim Hyun-jung’s latest drama, Mischievous Kiss when it airs in Singapore. Let’s make the drama a success, and who knows Kim may come and visit Singapore, too!

He rather be called an arrogant man instead


“To be honest, during the shooting of Boys over Flowers, my first scene was a kiss scene, and similarly for this time’s drama I also began shooting with a kiss scene (laugh). It just happened that the kiss this time round is like the drama’s title – a ‘naughty kiss’, the very fun and relaxing yet naughty type of kiss”.

This [Playful Kiss] that fans have been anticipating for a long time is Kim Hyun Joong’s new work that is adapted from the original Japanese manga [Itazura na Kiss]. After [Boys over Flowers], he managed to show us his profile as a handsome-looking student in uniform, again!

“Despite this time being yet another appearance in a manga-adapted drama serial and made me kinda worried about my character limitations, but for the fact that I can star across as a high school student again, it proves that I’m still very young (laughs). In Boys over Flowers, Yoon Jihoo sunbae was very kind and amiable. This time’s Baek Seung-jo happens to be the complete contrast. He’s sarcastic at times, and will often criticize and mock at others. A total complete opposite in character”.

If he is to put it that way, then what is Kim Hyun Joong, who is reiterating about how Jihoo gained him much popularity yet so different, like in real life?

“I don’t know why but I often hear from my close friends this one sentence – ‘he’s always changing’, like that” (laughs).

Dubbed the ‘perfect smile’ , ‘beauty boy’, ‘walking statue’ by others

“….Yeah like that. (laughs) But now, I hope to be called as the Arrogant Man just like the protagonist in Playful Kiss”. And at the same time after he’s finished this sentence, he goes on to display that famous “perfect smile” of his, and this “perfect smile” looks like it could melt the oxygen in any time.

In this tensed shooting period of time, that “perfect smile” has been accompanying by the unique Kim Hyun Joong all the while at all.

Kim Hyun Joong who has been often in contact with Yoochun to discuss about each’s Japanese activities will be attending to a charity event in Tokyo Dome with Bae Yong Joon in December.

 

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japanese to chinese translation: baidu hyunbar
chinese to english translation: Ode

 

 

 

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Even the heat was blown away! Unveiling behind the interview of refreshing Kim Hyun Joong

Has everyone seen the 「Hanryu Pia 10/31 Issue」 already (laughs)? On the cover of this issue, currently showing in Korea, the Korean drama version of 『Playful Kiss』 acted by Kim Hyun Joong! We will introduce behind the scene of the interview with the loving smile prince, Kim Hyun Joong.

<Cool and Beauty! Kim Hyun Joong>

The interview was held on 21st August, right before the 『Boys Over Flowers』Alumni Event. In the midsummer heat from the staff, the moment Kim Hyun Joong appeared in the hotel room, the perspiration instantly stopped (serious!). Wearing a suit, Kim Hyun Joong looking tall and with a small face, really is beautiful…… . As if a prince pop out from a fairy tale (laughs). Answering the interviewer’s question with ease. He looks different from the past, the time when surrounded by SS501 members or the time together with the cast of 『Boys Over Flowers』, kind of like matured.

In the interview, he really answered a lot of questions regarding the drama, his future plans etc. He left a deep impression on talking about the work of an actor.
“I thought that instead of saying becoming an actor, it be better to say living as this image, everything of it, isn’t it meant as acting also? For example, I am acting as “the actor Kim Hyun Joong” and everyone is acting as “reporters”. Isn’t it like this? “

During photographing time, as the room was unable to accommodate too many people, all the reporters have to wait at the corridors. After around 10mins, the photographing has ended and Hyun Joong walks out of the room quickly looking over here and before we knew it he greeted politely, “Otsukaresamadeshita! (Good work today)” and rushed heading to the venue of the Alumni event.

Despite busy over the tight schedule, caring about the staff by smiling for a brief moment, the effect was outstanding! Flower boy’s smile really has its power. The dazzling smile made the reporters dizzy~.

Such a Kim Hyun Joong interview can be found in the magazine 「Hanryu Pia 10/31 Issue」.
11 pages of big special feature of pictures and interview is a must see! In addition, we have prepared VIP seat as special present for 『“Kim Hyun Joong 1st Premium DVD & PHOTOBOOK “The First Love Story”』 sales event fan meeting on 11th October. (Closing date 1st October. Last chance!) Apply for it!

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Written by: Aoki Kumiko

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