[Interview] Kim Jaejoong, “It would be better if I just get scolded” (Interview ①)
This interview is separated into three portions: Part One is about Jaejoong’s acting, Two being the story about JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and Part Three is of Kim Jaejoong as himself.
The day of the interview was very hot and humid, to the extent that if you walked a little bit, you would sweat all over. And it was that day I met the Kim Jaejoong who finished all filming for MBC’s Dr. Jin, shed the heavy period drama hanboks, and returned to a 26-year-old while wearing a short-sleeved t-shirt.
Jaejoong’s greeting was “Hello everyone, I’m Kim Jaejoong”. And my first reaction was, “Why is his skin so fair…Does he not get tan?”
Dr. Jin was the first period drama for Kim Jaejoong, and he very honestly confessed his fear and unfamiliarity towards period drama at first: “Because it was my first time, I was very nervous and scared. Before we started filming I didn’t know what to do, nor did I have any confidence and was very fearful for the consequences if I didn’t act well.”
Kim Kyungtak is not a simple character, he was abandoned by parents, friends and lover. Kim Jaejoong talked about Kyungtak’s character: “All the other characters have their own thoughts and beliefs – Lee Haeung has a lot of desires and Kim Byunghee has immeasurable ambition – but Kyungtak’s only thought is ‘people who belong to me are to be protected by me’ and does not have a lot of ambition or desires. When everyone around him are working hard for their ambitions, Kyungtak just wants to protect; when all other characters are looking at their own world, Kyungtak is the person who looks at himself from far away.”