Yoon Suk Ho Has High Expectations for Jang Keun Suk
Yoon Suk Ho, the producer who helmed Winter Sonata and Autumn in My Heart revealed his high expectations for Jang Keun Suk, star of Yoon’s upcoming drama Love Rain.
Yoon spoke highly of Jang’s potential while appearing on KBS2’s Star documentary - Center of the New Hallyu, I Am Jang Keun Suk, which aired on January 1 in Korea.
The producer opened his remarks by saying, “Jang Keun Suk stays sharp and smart even when he is exhausted. He learned right away when he was told about something he missed.”
He continued, “When I say, for example, he has to show his emotions more clearly when he acts in a scene where he′s excited to see someone for the first time in a long time, he understands it right away. I think he′s especially quick on his feet because he applies what I say to his acting immediately.”
In Love Rain, Jang has taken on the role of model student, In Ha, in 1970s as well as the role of his son, Seo Joon, in 2012. Many are wondering how Jang is going to give life to Yoon Seok Ho drama’s signature sentimental mood.
Back in the old days, Bae Yong Jun became a household name in Japan, thanks to his role in Winter Sonata. With the growing popularity of the drama, Japanese women deemed Bae the ideal Korean man and ′Yonsama′ has enjoyed high popularity ′Yonsama’ ever since.
Many are expecting Jang, who′s joined hands with Yoon, to solidify his status in Japan as an actor, as the hallyu star′s drama has already been exported overseas.
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