Sina: How do you feel about coming to Shanghai for your solo stage? What is the difference between performing on your own and in a group?
Yoochun: I’ve just realized that it’s been a year and a half since I last came to Shanghai. I have been very busy in Korea and didn’t realize it’s been that long. My first thought is that ‘it’s really been a long time since I met with Chinese fans’. I knew that there were a lot of fans waiting for me at the airport and I would really like to greet the fans. However, because of security issues, I chose the VIP passage. I hope to have a nice chat with the fans during this fan meeting.
I feel greater pressure going on stage by myself than being with my members but other than being alone backstage, there isn’t much difference.
Sina: Now that there are more and more solo activities among the JYJ members, you should have been quite used to being alone without your members around?
Yoochun: Although there are more solo activities, we still filmed CF and participated in activities together. We would also go to the filming sites or performing venues to support each other. Since these are solo activities within a group, I have never felt alone. I have always felt close with my members.
Sina: The recently ended ‘Roof Top Prince’ has earned you greater popularity and your acting has received praises. How would you score your performance in that drama? Why?
Yoochun: It’s hard to say. I think there will be few people that can grade their acting A+. In fact, when I was filming, I was happy and comfortable with myself and did not have much regrets. Therefore, I think that as long as I felt good, no matter how my acting was, I knew that I was comfortable with my performance in this work.
Sina: Both ‘Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal’ and ‘Roof Top Prince’ are historical dramas. What is the difference between the two performances? With your previous experience of ‘Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal’, did you think you were able to take charge of the work better? Which scene is the most unforgettable?
Yoochun: At first, I also thought that both dramas were historical dramas so I would be able to use what I have learned in Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal in Roof Top Prince. However, when I started filming, I realized that the two characters were completely different. Lee Sun Joon has to talk like a scholar while as Lee Gak was a crown prince who traveled to the modern days, his tone of speech is firmer and tougher. So other than historical dramas, the two characters have diverse personalities, similar to the complex characters in modern dramas. But it was indeed easier for me to adapt myself to the drama because of my previous experience. Hanbok seemed more comfortable. I felt more comfortable with hair buns and multilayered Hanboks.
Sina: From SKKS to RTP, the dramas you were in received a lot of attention and you are the most successful idol turned actor. What do you think of your acting career? From SKKS to RTP, in what way have you improved?
Yoochun: The greatest improvement is my eyes and visions looking into the camera. Before, I used to look at only an eye of my fellow actor/actress in order to show the best looking angle of myself for the camera. As I went back and watched how I looked in SKKS, I realized that my visions at that time were not stable. When a person expresses himself or herself wholehearted, he or she should be looking into both of the other’s eyes. I didn’t do this well in the previous works. I really hope that if I have the opportunity, I can continue acting and learn.
Sina: You have portrayed a scholar with stiff personality and also a hilarious noble prince. Which character are you more similar to in your real life?
Yoochun: They have different personalities so it is difficult to choose one. Um…both characters are those who cannot show their true hearts under pressure and this is very similar to my situation. As I am an entertainer, there are things that I can’t directly express or show.
Sina: Park Min Young, Lee Da Hae, Han Jin Min are among the most popular actresses in Korea. Are you stressed while acting with them? Whom do you feel most comfortable with? Can you use a sentence to describe the three of them?
Yoochun: I am about the same age as Min Young and I felt comfortable filming with her. But since SKKS was my first TV drama, I did not have the energy to spare on how well or not I worked with her as I was nervous throughout all the scenes. When I was filming ‘Goodbye Miss Ripley’ with sunbaes, Kim Seung-woo and Kang Hye Jung, I was also very nervous at the beginning. But they took great care of me and gave me a lot of help. I was really grateful to them. The one that I have the deepest impression is indeed RTP. We were able to work well with each other and had a lot of fun filming. I still feel amazed now. Han Jin Mee is about the same age with other actors so filming with her was comfortable and very pleasant so I have to say that I had the best connection with her. Although the filming schedules were really tight, she never complained and she took care of all the other actors.
Sina: Have you prepared anything special for the Chinese fans at this fan meeting?
Yoochun: I would talk with the fans about my stories and experience filming the dramas and I have also prepared activities to interact with the fans. I would also sing ‘That Song’ (a song that I like) for them, which I have sang for fans before. This time, I have particularly chosen this song for the Chinese fans.
Sina: What is your impression of the Chinese fans?
Yoochun: China is a big country. It is difficult for me to put the Chinese fans into a stereotype. But I think that they are passionate and energetic. It’s this passion that makes China the second place in this year’s Olympic (laughs).
Sina: Your brother, Park Yoo Hwan, has acted several characters. Will you discuss about the characters? You have less time seeing each other, don’t you?
Yoochun: I am gratified and proud of his success. My mother is especially happy for him too. Now that both of us are busy filming, we can’t go home very often. But she can see us acting in the TV and so, she is happy.
Sina: Is there anything that you would like to say to the Chinese fans?
Yoochun: It’s been a long time since I last visited China. I know that you have watched RTP on the internet. Although I’m not able to meet with you very often, I’m always thankful for your support. You have given me a lot of strength. I have prepared events and activities for this fan meeting. I hope that we can able to talk more and have an unforgettable time together.
Sina: Have you watched your friend, Kim Jae Joong, in ‘Dr. Jin’? What would you say about his acting?
Yoochun: Of course, I did. I was really surprised. This was his first historical drama but he was able to portray the character really well. When we met, we talked about the drama and I greatly praised his acting with his eyes and how he expressed his feelings.
Sina: Junsu has good results in the field of musical. Do you give advice concerning the performances to each other when you meet in private?
Yoochun: I did go to see Junsu’ musical to support him. Rather than giving advice, I listened to his complaints and chatted with him.
Sina: It’s been a long time since your last release of an album. Do you have any plans of an album or concerts with them?
Yoochun: We haven’t decided yet but we are always preparing ourselves. Because the fans are looking forward to our albums, we would repay them with a very good album. Concert tours are also in discussion but there’s nothing confirmed yet.
Sina: Do you get together often in private? Discussing about work or?
Yoochun: It can’t be always about work, mostly about how we are doing recently. We’d ask about how we’ve been recently, play games together or chat online. Ha ha! Um…but as I can remember, we did spend a lot of time talking about work.
Sina: Other than the other two members in JYJ, who is your best celebrity friend?
Yoochun: Recently, I have been seeing Tae Sung Hyung a lot, whom I filmed Rooftop Prince with. He is really kind and friendly.
[T/N: Only the interview part is translated. Other parts refer to his past in TVXQ, his career in singing, his career in acting, his relationship with his fellow members and also some of his words he said before to his fans (most of which we have read before).]
Translated By: Mandragore of JYJ3
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My love, I love you more and more each day!
good man, very good at criticizing himself, he know his visions were not stable in SKKS. he will go far
“rather than giving advice, I listed to his complaints & chatted with him” LOL can totally imagine complaining JS
He always give his best praise to his members :))
i will never get tired of reading about jyj’s wonderful relationship.
the article could just mention “jyj are good friends with each other” and i will still give it five stars lol.
This is why I love him! His honesty on answering all questions. His answer about Junsu touched me..rather than giving advice, I listen to his complaint and chatted to him.
I support you and JYJ, Chunnie. Please never change! 🙂
You are the best Chunnie !
Thank you so much for this great article on Chunnie 🙂
You are truly an ACTING GENIUS — you’ve mastered different tones of speech, acquired different facial expressions, perfected the so-called “acting with the eyes”, and easily adapted to various roles in a short span of time, Chunnie… and you looked great even in hanboks and those hair buns! 🙂
it’s so nice to hear from Chunnie, that despite their busy schedules, they make it a point to find time for each other to support and as well as to listen to one another — Oh! i’m so proud to be a fan of JaeChunSu! 🙂
Looking forward to JYJ’s album and concerts *hopefully* next year…
You are truly the best son, best brother and best friend one could ever have, Chunnie!!! You’re simply the BEST!!! *period* 🙂
Hi to @Micky07. Your posts are always cheerful. A true fighter!
Hi! thank you so much for your kind words 🙂
Well, our 3 guys are the REAL FIGHTERS… i’m just a “copycat” LOL!!! and i think i’ll be one for life…
@micky07. Really like to hear him mentioned about JJ and Junsu. They always praise and support each other. That is what best friends are for. They are forever so humble, funny and amusing to one another. Chunnie never like to think he is the greatest idol turn actor but just want to do his best and excel in the acting field. Happy that the mum can see him n his brother on tv…in dramas. So cute of him to say that. He was such a concerned son as he is always worried the mum is alone at home.
Hey micky07, always love reading your comments about Chunnie n JYJ. Neverending praises, enthusiastic n genuine good things said about them. Which are really true about JaeChunSu! Lucky you are always there to comment and show support to our boys when we are too busy to do so at times. Always Keep The Faith like our boys!!!
Wow! i think today is my lucky day… so nice to hear kind words from others — thank you so much Jess Tay 🙂
My formula for living is quite simple… i get up in the morning and i go to bed at night… in between, i occupy myself as best i can — and that is to listen to JYJ music, watch kdramas, facebook and spend time with JYJ3 🙂
JYJ3 has been my daily habit for a month now and i’m truly enjoying every minute of it 🙂 being with people who shared a common love for JYJ is really my driving force each day — that’s why i thank God i joined JYJ3…
Writing and expressing my true feelings about our boys everyday is actually the least i could do for them — it’s actually the other way around… it’s doing me a big favor if i express myself and talk about JYJ or else i would go nuts if i just bottled it all up within myself LOL!!! so it’s really part of my mental and emotional therapy to be here in JYJ3 — so, thank you so much! 🙂
i think i have a year to really rest and regain my health back before i’ll go back to work * i just finished all my treatments * yehey!!! big thanks to JYJ and Chunnie of course! LOL!!!
Since i’m just here at home and trying to live a stress-free life — yap! you can expect me to be here everyday ’til next year 🙂 Oh boy, i might not want to go back to work by then LOL!!! *just kidding* 🙂
Thanks a lot Jess Tay and to the rest of JYJ3 family… we are all here to support and love JaeChunSu!
i’ll definitely KEEP THE FAITH!!! 🙂
@ micky07 & @ jess…really Love yr comments and support to jyj….we all in jyj3 have common interest & goal…forever to support and fight for jyj music…. Like u micky07….jyj3 is a must for me everyday…the 1st thing to do when i wake up and before going to bed…..checkk all latest news abt our boys…..my day is not complete without jyj3…. Tx and congrates to jyj3 admin for creating this site to support jyj…
Btw @micky07… Now i know the reason why u always be the 1st commentor….hahhhahaha…
LOL!!! i guess my secret is out — i’m always the first, huh??? oh my, specially if it’s about Chunnie, right? i’m always so excited to comment hahahaha!
Yeah..thank you! I m Chunnie bias as well.
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Must say the sina interview was well organized & better than any entertainment news.
Perhaps I read the full Chinese version as well, Chunnie’s some delicate emotions &
his thoughts were well conveyed to Great China Region .
For Junsu’s part, yes, Chunnie visited him during his musical, and lent his ears to Junsu.
Actually Junsu was not having big complaint ^^ Just 吐吐苦水 – poured out his pain. ( new
working environment, new task , new pressure all caused hardship, this moment got buddy’s
ears was the best gift of all)
And for Han Ji Min , Chunnies expressed with joy acting with her, said she is the most comfortable actress to interact with . This part, made many readers regret after the bombing news HJM belongs
to SM C & C now.
Chunnie, fighting. So happy for you, with 2 best soul mates fighting together, really not easy … Compare with those who prefer stay in comfort zones, JYJ deserves more concern & support.
Yes, let’s support JYJ all the time. It’s really sad for RTP lovers after knowing Han Ji Min’s company was taken over by SM C&C. No more chance to see two of them in the same drama or movie. I miss their good chemistry !
@JYJ global listener
Agree ! Let’s cheer JYJ more, life is full of uncertainty. Mutual backup is all we need:)
ah… i’m totally agree about that ‘eyes’ part now that i think of it again (honestly i didn’t realize it way back then lol). i like how he’s being honest when he’s talking about his acting~ thx for translating xD
Love you all the way Yoochunaaa…
you very nice
so like you more…..
he looks so ACTOR ~~ as if he was not an idol before.. look at that man ..such a HANDSOME oppa >_<
as RTP number 1 fan, is there any way to keep Yoochun and HJM at the same project again???- in our dream perhaps …soo sad…..,or just date her Chunnie yaaaa…..
BECAUSE of SME influence JYJ are forced to head towards Drama. When Junsu was in L.A. where brodcast media is free from SME influence did fans help JYJ get on the ELLEN SHOW and other entertainment brodcast Shows? Just think if we fans tweeted Ellen of e-mailed her to interview Junsu on her show AMERICA would know about JYJ via a JYJ member. We lost a painfully valuable chance to get JYJ Back into brodcast not news but entertainment shows talk shows even get him recognized by the EMA PSY has been noticed and recognized. Right now we have to get USA press news agency to shedlight on this BOYCOTT JYJ’s main suffering and career hinderence from attending music awards for top album sales and block from entertainment shows brodcast. We have to get their case recognized by media in the USA because the SOUTH KOREAN MINICTRY OF Culture, Sports and Tourisim is watching the media if they see SME’s interference and involvement in opressing JYJ via CNN NBC BBC they wont ignore the noise being made on JYJ’S case . All it takes is e-mail. And there is nothing to lose anyway.
Another excellent interview by the ever down-to-earth, no-pretense, talented, real and grateful Chun_ster! Proud of you!
I am not confident enough of my knowledge of this conflict and I hate to email giving incorrect information. Can someone write one good letter??—or more—then we can vote/combine letters. Afterwards, we can all bomb copy & paste it to all the networks listed for us to send to. lol The more we send the same letters, the easier they are bound to take notice. Rather than reading every letter, they’ll easily notice ours without reading through different versions of the same idea. It’s like a lottery. We gotta build our chances of ours getting picked. I actually think this could work, rather than an on-site petition because we’ll be forcing them to act upon our request or their inboxes will get overfilled. LOL Imagine if we did this like we did when we voted for YC during the drama awards…!!
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Really sad to learn that Han Ji Min is now under SM C&C, the chance to co-operate w/Chunnie in future is ZERO then!!! Miss the Gak-Ha Couple!! I love the following videos! No double, Ji Min is the most matching actress for Chunnie!
Would there be any MIRACLE that they will work together again????
I hope there’s MIRACLE as well. Both of their chemistry was so good and YC felt so comfortable to work with Ji Min. Sad sad sad !!!