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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Translated by @TheAlienPrinceKhj

[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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