Tuesday, April 22, 2014

[Translation] Kim Hyun Joong on STARAZ Magazine




Q: Do you yourself feel your acting has improved a lot?

  • HJ: Hmm, I've done my best (laugh). During the filming I completely lived as Shin Jung Tae. Every time we shoot I used about 100% of all my power. After pouring everything like that, I don’t have any regret left. I used to believe that if (my acting) could not get acknowledged here as well, then I really don't have what it takes / not qualified (to be an actor). But because I received many compliments I'm very thankful, and in the other hand I also become apprehensive.

Q: Among the dramas you've done all this time, your acting got positive reviews the most in this drama.

  • HJ: As time passes, of course I will get better (laugh). What's important is that I'm not satisfied right here, I want to show another appearance that can outdo Shin Jung Tae; I will show something that will surpass Shin Jung Tae. Acting is an art, and there is no limit to art.

Q: What do you think your identity is, a singer or an actor?

  • HJ: There is a singer’s blood, and there’s also an actor’s blood in me. I’m not exceptional in any one of those two (laugh), but it’s true that I have both of them. But I think what's important is that there should be a space between singing activities and acting activities. For me also, singers or actors when they want to show a new appearance, there needs to be some time for the public to accept the new image.When I think about why actors who were originally singers couldn’t get acknowledged by the public, I concluded that it’s because a singer's image is really strong. If the public already grow tired of a singer's image when he/she's dressing up fancily and dancing while singing, the public will no longer be curious about that person. When they stand on stage they shine over anyone else but to do as much when acting, I think there should be some time to get immersed in the role.

Q: Right now many junior idols are challenging acting. As a sunbae who walked this path before them is there anything you want to say to them?

  • HJ: I was also the same, those friends are going to start acting because they’re told by the agency as well. Even if they don't know acting, they start it with curiosity and pressure. But even though they start it against their own will, I want to say to them that they shouldn't lose their seriousness.It’s not just for a simple curiosity, but they also need to have the right attitude of mind. Just like how much they shed their sweats during trainee days wanting to become a singer, when challenging acting they should also come with that spirit. I hope they can engage into acting by having a passion which is the same as how much they wanted to be a singer.


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

[Translation] Kim Hyun Joong Watch Concerts Alone?


Kim Hyun Joong revealed that he usually go to concerts alone to 'get out' of his drama character

"Recently I went to Nell's concert alone. I came to divert my mind / feelings (after the drama ended) but instead I felt down even more because it was a very emotional concert.I usually attend concerts frequently. I also really like it when I watched Im Jae Bum's concert by myself. Especially in such case like Nell's concert, it seems better to watch it alone. I couldn't share my emotions with the people I know. I'd also be embarassed to show myself being soaked in my emotions."

Kim Hyun Joong also said he came to the concerts alone even without being accompanied by his manager.
"Wouldn't I be recognized by the people around? It's alright. The concerts that I went to are concerts where people gathered to hear music, so they focused on that."


Q: What's the specific difference between being an actor & a singer to you?

  • HJ: "A singer will get feedbacks (on his performance) immediately on the stage. For that short time, I worked hard for a long time repeating the same movements. But an actor will belatedly receive feedbacks for his own acting. I think that's the difference, and both of them have different sensations of joy. A singer can do self-evaluation at that instant, but an actor has to wait for a bit more time until the feedbacks came back to do self-evaluation. During that waiting time I feel worried and I feel my heart racing."KHJ also explained the plans for his activities as a musician."I plan to go for a a world tour starting with Korea in June. It's not confirmed yet but it seems like I'll visit quite a lot of places. A new album also could come out before that, I think it'll be by the World Cup. With not much time left, I'll give my all for the album.I want to enjoy the upcoming World Cup with chicken and beer. Actually I'm a really big fan of soccer. So this for album also, I'm considering to have it match the World Cup a bit. I want to do a music that makes people able to gather, have fun & feel good as they listen to it, even after it leaves the album chart rankings."


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[Interview] Kim Hyun Joong Says No More to Uniforms and Flower Boy Roles


Kim Hyun Joong revealed that he wants to act out realistic characters in the future.

In an interview that took place in a café near Samcheong-dong, Kim Hyung Joong shook his head and he claimed that sweet and elegant characters do not suit him very much.

Kim Hyun Joong recently transformed into a macho man ‘Shin Jung Tae’ in KBS 2TV’s The Age of Feeling, setting aside his ‘sugar boy’ image from Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss.


When asked if he will take on another ‘flower boy’ role in the future, he answered, “I don’t think I’ll ever wear a uniform. It doesn’t look good on me anymore and I would feel ashamed. I was able to do it in Boys Over Flowers because of the storyline and I looked younger back then, but not anymore. I want to take on roles that suit my age.”

Then does he want to take on a ‘company director’ or ‘manager’ role?

He shook his head and said, “I don’t think a manager role fits me either. I want to play a natural character. Of course a story about a company director might be a good story. But I would like to act out a story that is likely to happen in real life. I want to act out a character who is so real that he might appear in a documentary.”


Kim Hyun Joong then confessed that he enjoys watching documentaries.

He said, “I really like them. I study acting by watching them. They show how people live their lives.”

He continued to explain, “I don’t study acting by watching movies with great actors. I know I won’t be able to act like them, because I’m not at that age. My acting will not seem genuine if I’m curious about my acting. I feel and learn many things as I watch documentaries. What if I got a role as a restaurant owner? I could make use of the restaurant owner that I saw from documentaries, such as his voice and the way he moves.”


Kim Hyun Joong was not an actor simply wants to appear cool on screen but the one who wanted to be genuine in his acting.

“My strength? I don’t have such a thing,” he said with laughter and added, “I can’t lie. I don’t want to lie about my feelings. I honestly say what I like and don’t like. If I don’t say those things, I might start disliking someone. So it might take a longer time for me to get close to people but once I get close, they accept me for who I am.”
Kim Hyun Joong is currently taking a break after filming The Age of Feeling and planning one a world tour concert.

He said, “The world tour concert schedule has not been set yet. But if it works out as planned, I will be able to visit many places. I’m also thinking of releasing a new album. It might be released before the world cup starts.”


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Friday, April 18, 2014

[Article] 'Generation of Youth' production company and actors in discussion over a 50% pay cut




KBS 2TV's recently completed drama 'Generation of Youth' is under more controversy regarding a supposed pay cut for the actors. Finally, the production company Ray&mo stated to media outlet OSEN on April 17 that they did not demand a pay cut, but are rather in discussion with the actors regarding this situation.

The rep said, "We sent the actors a document regarding the 50% modified payment as their appearance fee. This was not a one-sided demand for cutbacks, but rather both the production company and actors are in discussion.

One place did accept the offer, so we are paying orderly to that side first. The production company is also arranging finances for the side that has not yet reached an agreement, so we plan on continuing that to pay the appearance fees."



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Thursday, April 17, 2014

[Article] Kim Hyun Joong, "Public Relationships is Something I'll Never Do"




Kim Hyun Joong expressed his thoughts about relationships and marriage.

The age of thirty doesn't seem that far to Kim Hyun-joong now, as he was born in 1986 and he's soon turning thirty himself.

We asked him about getting married. He said, "I don't think I can do it. Coming back from the military, I'll be thirty-five by then. I thought about getting married when I was younger but now I don't think I can do it. I don't think I'll be loyal to my family because I love my job too much. I'll get married only if I feel a dilemma between singing, dancing and acting".

What about relationships then? He said, "I can't lie that I won't meet people. I did have a secret relationship a year ago but now I don't. "

He explained the difference between the early and late twenties. He said, "I thought a relationship happened when two people decided they were together. But now it's not like that. There's a spark when the right person comes".

"I even thought about it when I was filming a drama. In the dramas, relationships are legal. I liked that. I liked the fact that two people in love were over once the drama was over. It was like living in a different world so that's why I was so much more attracted to the drama this time".


Kim Hyun-joong starred in the KBS 2TV drama "Inspiring Generation" and was loved greatly by Lim Soo-hyang (Gaya) and Jin Se-yeon (Kim Ok-ryeon). He said, "I had a woman who loved me and one who had a crush on me. I used to be the kind of person who loves the one that loves me first but now I think differently. I think the other one who loves me might feel greater love. It's now less suffering".
"I want to be comfortable about having a relationship. I don't want something too passionate or clingy. I would like something ordinary. I prefer eating and walking hand-in-hand rather than surprising her with flowers. I realize being ordinary is the best".

We asked if he would open his relationship to the public. He said, "I would never. It's only the girl that suffers if we break up. There's no need to give her the 'who's ex-girlfriend' when she gets married. I won't open up unless I'm getting married. I am doing this for the girl".

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun-joong is taking a break since the ending of "Inspiring Generation". He's also planning a world tour concert starting from Korea.



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[Photo] Kim Hyun Joong on Singapore's I-weekly No.859










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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[Audio] Kim Hyung Jun Cried on The Last Airing of Music High






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[Info] Kim Hyun Joong’s Official Website Was Hacked


Kim Hyun Joong’s Homepage is Being Hacked

Earlier this morning, when fans entered hyun-joong.com to access Kim Hyun Joong’s official homepage, they were startled by a nasty surprise.

Kim Hyun Joong’s homepage was hacked, the webpage displayed an image of a game character and wrote “Been roaming around for so long, how to continue ahead? I have yet to lose my fighting spirit. the same kind of fight is still waiting for me“. In addition, the sign-off show ‘China Hacker : By Leak’.



The entire homepage showed ‘Not Found’ minutes after fans noticed that the homepage was hacked. The webpage became a mess due to the hacking and now currently redirect you to one of it’s subpage when homepage is being accessed. Kim Hyun Joong’s agency Keyeast has yet to issue any statement regarding the matter.

However, just a few days ago, Keyeast has issued a notice warning fans who followed Kim Hyun Joong during his personal schedules, asking them to stop doing so if not they will be banned from participating in Kim’s future public activities. Could this be the trigger to the hacking on homepage? Or is this just some kind of prank?


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Source : StarHallyu





 after spazzing about hacked site of Kim Hyun Joong we tried visiting the site again and this came out: 



I guess they were fixing the problem right away.. And I think it was really hacked coz I tried to post it on weibo to warn any fans on visiting the site an this came out :


I hope Keyeast can fix the problem right away... Lot of fans are relying on Kim Hyun Joong's official site to get in touch with him... 

To the hacker: GOD JOB! you proved that you can do such things like this... 



by Admin



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

[Photo] Did Cho Dong Hyuk Received A Gift From Kim Hyun Joong?


Cho Dong Hyuk (also known as Shinichi in the recent drama Inspiring Generation ) has seen wearing one of Kim Hyun Joong's fave baseball cap. The two recently had a diving session in Jeju after their successful ending of their drama..


Shinichi-san...... did Jung Tae gave that to you? :)




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[Vid + Translations] Kim Hyun Joong Inspiring Generation Fan Meet in Seoul




It's been awhile to meet you with a clean look. I am filled with emotions. (audience laughing)

I didn't eve know how to leave Jung Tae after finishing the drama. By the way I came back to Seoul yesterday from a trip, and I feel like I have pretty much turned back to Kim Hyun Joong.

As soon as I came back to Seoul, I have recorded (songs) for Japanese new album.
I am preparing to turn back to a singer Kim Hyun Joong.
(after saying this, HJ asked to the interpreter if he had talked about his plan for releasing the Japanese album before and said, sometimes he talked too much about this and that and that might have confused people working with him. lol)
I am working very hard on this album to show different aspects of Kim Hyun Joong, you may look forward to it.

I started (shooting) the drama from a cold winter and have finished in spring.
It ended with a feeling of spring-like warmth so I am happy but also have mixed feelings (feel relieved and missing at the same time).

Many people are pulling for me that I have improved as an actor, and I'd like to act and show more improvement soon again.
Actually, I am reading one or two scripts so I think I can show another side of me (as an actor) again, after the album promotion.
There's no fixed plan yet, but I have finished a period drama, so I am just thinking about a present-day drama in the next year.

I wanted to have a break to be healed because I felt physically and mentally tired after the drama.
So I planned to hold press conferences for two days in a row right after finished the drama and left for Jeju Island on the next day.
I took a plenty of rest in Jeju going scuba-diving and playing golf and that gave me energy, much enthusiasm for my work.

I can't say one best scene (among the drama) but the most memorable line is "Fighting is not only about a skill (strength), the one who more determined wins."
I think we will realize sometime in our life that when we are determined and eager, we can archive something rather than when we are strong.

It's going to be difficult to cry if I think "I have to act at this crying scene." The world in the drama was not real, created by the script, but I believed in the world existing and I thought I was the one really living in the world. Even if Kim Hyun Joong didn't love with (in reality), I had to keep being in harmony other actors in order to have emotions toward them, such as hatred or love so that I could naturally identify with the character and have emotions. When understanding the role as a round character rather than a flat one, I could deliver the character's thoughts and feelings even if they were not written in the script.

Kim Hyun Joong and Shin Jung Tae were two different persons having different personalities, but I tried to understand Shin Jung Tae. For example, I have my family and father with me but Shin Jung Tae misunderstood his father and even lost his father. I had been seeing and thinking through Shin Jung Tae's eyes and kept stacking up the feelings, then at some point, I could explode them. I enjoyed the experiences when I felt the character's feelings stacked up for real and delivered them to the audience.

At the scene that Ok Ryeon passed away, I was outraged for real. (The interpreter said HJ's eyes looked different at the scene.) I don't usually fight or speak a bad word in real life but at the scene I found myself ad-libbing swear words. So I messed up the scene, and had to shoot it again and again. After all the bad word was covered with B.G.M when the scene aired.

Even if I have been working out, I don't have much experience of action scenes so I didn't expect I could be fit for the action role. I think I am used to memorizing dance choreography, and that helped me memorizing action choreography faster. The drama went through the lack of shooting time, but we managed to show great action scenes til the end. The action director did his best to choreograph also I tried to memorize and learn to show more.

I had kinda good-looking hands, but now I have calluses and bruises on my hands. I consider the calluses and bruises as badges of honor. I don't think I will show another action drama for a while.

Memorizing dance choreography is more difficult for me than memorizing action choreography. When I filmed action scenes, I could naturally throw a fist having hatred and my body instinctively reacted to dodged (the opponent's fist). However, a mistake while dancing on stage will make me scared stiff.

Because I practiced punching everyday for that quickness, I could really punch faster.
(Hyun Joong is asked to show his punches.)
I used to practice it everyday though..

It is hard to understand for you, but sometimes I had to memorize (the choreography) at a glance to film it quickly when we had very little time to film the scene. In such a case, we (the opponent and I) promised that if we would unexpectedly beat or be beaten for real, we should quickly stand up no matter how it hurt. Actually I was beaten up for real while shooting an action scene but I had to keep filming the scene because, once I showed I was in pain, we would have to film from the beginning.

Maybe I might be naturally resilient to physical attacks? I feel more comfortable when I get beaten up than I beat up.

I watched the final episode with actors together. We didn't have an official finale party so I asked people to come together and watched the drama finale drinking some beer.

As what I've said at the interview, for our or your ancestors, 1930's was the age of intensity. In 1930's they were poor and possessed almost nothing ... 

(*sorry, the clip ends up here. also sorry, it's a really rough trans.)


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[Translation] KeyEast Notice : A Word of Request to Fans



Hello.
This is Keyeast.


First of all, sincerely thankful to all fans for always loving and supporting Kim Hyun Joong.

Thanks to all fans for showing much concern that was able to wrap up well.

Currently Kim Hyun Joong is taking a rest after completed the unfinished schedules which arose from the filming of .

However, for future activities as well as to catch up on his personal schedules he need ample rest, (fans) reserved plane seats close to (HJ) through unofficial route, it was verified that there are some fans whom habitually had misconduct throughout the flight time.

Fans surely knew that such actions will cause great difficulty to Kim Hyun Joong who needs ample rest.

There is no issue to give support at official events and soccer match etc that are scheduled at open venue, for Kim Hyun Joong we ask that you refrain from chasing especially his personal schedules.

If there are circumstances of fans senselessly chasing during his personal schedules in future, we hereby informed that we will take all actions at Kim Hyun Joong's related official events like fanmeetings and concerts even if it may cause disadvantage (to fans).

We look forward to see fans lead the mature fan culture.

Thank you.




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[Photo] Kim Hyung Jun Music High : Fans Support













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[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong's Uzoosin and Friends Conquered The Earth.





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source: kimhyunjoong606 / Star Hallyu

Monday, April 14, 2014

[Vid] Heo Young Saeng Seoul Police Hongbodan at Daeil Tourism High School for SMPA School Violence Prevention






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[Photo] Heo Young Saeng Seoul Police Hongbodan at Daeil Tourism High School for SMPA School Violence Prevention










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[Poll] Korea's F4 on the List of 6 Male K-Pop Stars Who Love Getting Drunk



Big Bang rapper T.O.P is known to be a tank when it comes to drinking alcohol! During a TV program it was revealed that the star can drink up to seven bottles of soju!

SHINee members are concerned about Onew's drinking habits-mainly because he does it alone. Watch here:


During an interview on a talk show JaeJoong revealed that he drinks loads of alcohol to relieve stress. He went on to say that he "expresses my emotions more intensely when I drink."Yoochun went on to add in, "he's just a drunkard," and made everyone laugh out loud.



Super Junior's Heechul is known to have a huge tolerance for alcohol. He says that even if he wanted to get drunk he has hard time getting drunk since it takes so much liquor to get him there



Popular actor and SS501 singer Kim Hyun Joong admitted that he can drink up to 4 bottles of soju! Not nearly as much as T.O.P, but still pretty insane!


Micky Yoochun loves some good alcohol! Fellow member JaeJoong revealed that when the liquor hits Yoochun he becomes more down to earth and serious!





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[Vid] Park Jung Min Birthday Party / Fan Meet in Seoul





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[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong Inspiring Generation Fan Meet in Seoul : Playing Rock, Paper, Scissors With Fans








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