Translator’s Note: I translated the parts related to Jaejoong only.
JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong first starring movie ‘Code Name: Jackal’ (Distributor: clockworks/shougeto) has been released nationwide last May 3 and has attracted hot attention from the public.
The movie Code Name: Jackal’s thrilling and unpredictable storyline begins with legendary killer (Song Jihyo) kidnapping top star Choi Hyun (Jejung) then continues with a variety of suspense and comedy.
This is the official interview of actress Song Jihyo.
– Who would you choose – Jejung san or Han Sangjin?
A: Oh Dalsu-san… (laughs) I’m a huge fan of Oh Dalsu-san. He was really good at our first rehearsal reading.
– What do you think of your co-star Jejung san?
A: Jejung was shooting this movie while also filming a drama. I think it was exhausting for him physically and mentally. He was tired but he pretends he’s not while filming. He had to film without showing how tired he was. I think Jejung is very talented, and we should emulate him and do our best since he tries to finish 1 scene with 1 cut only. We have so much fun filming the movie, and I think he’s a great actor while watching him film his scenes.
– Memorable scene while filming?
It’s the scene where Jejung and I were most photographed, he is tied up with a tape and rope in a chair, like in the poster, and I was standing. I feel as though the same scene was shot over a period of 2 months. The situation was that he was used to sitting down that when he was standing, it feels unnatural. He is standing awkwardly but still says ‘I feel great’ and it touched me deeply. But it is funny. It still remains the most memorable. The scene was also included in the making. It was expected that the scene is funny. Because he was tied up a lot and for long periods of time, he goes to the bathroom still tied up, he takes a nap still tied up, talk with the director, have break or relax over a cup of tea and he is still tied up.
– About co-starring with Jejung
He is the perfect image for Choi Hyun and is better than I thought, we are very grateful that he did his best. He is just beginning his career as an actor but he copes up with us. He is our mood maker in the shooting location, he lives up the place even though he is the youngest in the cast. I think it is very cute, but I think his real charm is when he is seriously acting.