女性自身 (Josei Jishin) is a weekly women’s magazine in Japan
[Interview] Yuchun: I resemble free-spirited Tae Yong in “Rooftop Prince”
Yuchun and Rooftop Prince are in Japanese woman’s magazine, Josei Jishin “女性自身” (meaning “Women Themselves”).
Translation of interview:
Improving as an actor with each work, Park Yuchun.
Due to his excellent acting in ‘Rooftop Prince’ as a man from 2 different eras, Park Yuchun received Best Actor Award at the 2012 Korean drama awards. For this work, which part did he put in a lot of effort?
“Acting as 2 different characters, to make each character look genuine, I worked at getting closer to the character. I think that I am similar to Tae Yong. He is free-spirited, not constrained by societal norms and has a broad vision. I myself, this is what I am always seeking. In forming my character, I referred to ‘Final Fantasy X’. It’s a game that I liked when I was living in America and the story has a slight similarity with this drama. The habit that Lee Gak has, of putting his hands behind his back, it was not an instruction from the director, but I thought “A prince would do this” and I did it. This is also a posture that I often have in my ordinary life. (laughs)
This drama has elements like comedy, love and mystery neatly depicted and is really wonderful. You will definitely not be bored!”