[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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