Joo Won Fanmeeting Report♪ (Osaka 2016)

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On 6th March (Sunday), Joo Won’s fanmeeting was held at the Dojima River Forum!!

Memorable scenes from dramas that Joo Won starred in were projected on the big screen.
While audiences were engrossed in looking at the screen and reminiscing the dramas, Joo Won appeared cheerfully in person!!

“Annyeong! I’m glad to meet everyone” he greeted playfully. “I’m here for sightseeing in Japan~!” Joo Won looks happy.

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[Interview] Seoul Club on Daily News 2016-02-25

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‘Joo Won’ reveals he is fortunate to receive love from Thai fans. Please come again…we are waiting because you are our happiness.

Every time Joo Won visits Thailand, he always impresses Thai fans. He has already brought love and warm to Thai fans for 3 consecutive years. The fan meeting this year “AIS presents 2016 The Best of Me, Joo Won” is held at Muangthai GMM Live House, Central World by Now Productions. Fans can be exclusively close to this handsome guy. We also get a chance to particularly have an exclusive interview with Joo Won for his fans. If you are ready, here we go!

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Ceci Magazine Interview – Smiling Conqueror Joo Won

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When performing in dramas, movies and musicals, Joo Won always seeks continuous improvement. In real life, he is even kinder, more diligent and dedicated, winning every single person over with his unique charm. Probing into Korean actor Joo Won’s rational and emotional sides.

Ceci: Do you know which word has the highest occurrence rate in your interviews?

Joo Won: I do not know.

Ceci: ‘Kind’, ‘Decent’, ‘Hardworking’, Humane’, do you agree?

Joo Won: I don’t think I’m kind like an angel, so I feel embarrassed when these adjectives are used to describe me. There are times when I am angry and lose my temper. At some particular point when I sense that certain things could have been done better then I’m always determined to voice it out whether people like it or not. But when it really comes to the crunch, I will feel very pressured when I speak up.

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Actor Joo Won Interview -Thousands of Joo Won

Joo Won is a man who cannot be described in one word.

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Q: I have watched the movie <Fatal Intuition>. It seems a long time since you have acted in a suspense film, I am curious as to why you have decided to act in this movie?

A: The role of Jang Woo in <Fatal Intuition> was one which I have eagerly desired. Similarly, the movie required a person with an image like mine. The PD said this: “Would the audience be more interested if we used an exemplary role model who looks like very weak and delicate to create Jang Woo?” Wanted to show everyone a different side of me.

Q: Recently, there appeared numerous praises of “Undefeatable Joo Won”. When you hear such praises all round, would you develop a sort of uneasy feeling of having to hold on to this position? Or would you receive more motivation from it?

A: I received the motivation(laughs). I belong to the type who will perform better when I get praised. So, I often go to fan websites because my fans always praise me and give me courage and strength(laughs). I never read criticisms. Everyone is different. In any case, I am the sort who will be energized from head to toe and even walk on air when I hear praises.

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(F.A.E.P.) JOO-WON 2015 SWEET SMILE FANMEETING 11/22 Toyosu PIT Report (Eng Trans)

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Joo Won, dubbed as the “Prince of Ratings” for his Korean dramas that always succeed, has held performances in Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya. For Osaka and Tokyo, the afternoon part is the Fanmeeting and the evening part is the Live. We were asked to cover the 「JOO-WON 2015 SWEET SMILE FANMEETING」held at Toyosu PIT on 22nd November.

Joo Won in navy blue suit greeted energetically with “Annyeong! Have you eaten?” when he appeared, causing the audiences to break into loud screams. Currently 29 years old in Korean age, he will be welcoming 30 years of age in January. In preparation of this new milestone, the corner 「My BEST3」 starts. Fans have previously voted in various themes and the results are presented in a ranking format. It has received much active participation as we look back into his 20s.

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Joo Won: “Reason why I occasionally take the subway? It is so that I will not lose that usual child-like aspect of me.”

Recently in an interview with Focus News, Joo Won revealed the reason why he takes the subway.  After he wrapped up filming SBS “Ratings over 20% Yong Pal”, Joo Won showed a selfie on SNS of him taking the subway.

I thought “They shouldn’t be able to recognize me” or “That can’t Joo Won.” There were two school girls who recognized me. When they started to walk in my direction, I put my finger to my lips and made a “ssshhh” expression. Then they nodded their heads as they came over. After I quickly and silently signed their autograph, I requested that they ‘leave quietly”. Since then, whenever someone recognizes me, they will only bow slightly in acknowledgement.

Occasionally taking the subway is so that I will not change as time passes. I think the reason why I can enjoy my job so much and not be too affected by the pressure is because I have many childish aspects. Actually, I am the type who thinks and agonizes a lot. If I lose that child-like part of me, I may collapse under certain circumstances. So, it’s better to be pure and not have any distracting thoughts as I go about doing things.

Actor Joo Won is acting as Jang Woo who goes after his sister’s killer in the movie “That Guy” which opens in cinemas on the 28th. Restricted to audience above 15, length 109 minutes.

source: http://www.eto.co.kr/news/outview.asp?Code=20151031132050068&ts=134200#

Chinese translation: 時光日記簿 on Joo Won Baidu

English translation: mrdimples

“And the one reason for not responding to malicious rumours would be…” TV Report Interview

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If Ha Jung-Woo is the face of actors in their 30s, then Joo Won would be the face of actors in their 20s. On 28 Oct, “That Guy” premiered. Before then, Joo Won had already appeared in 7 different dramas and 5 movies. In between all of that, he had also appeared in musicals, with nary enough rest all this while. Keeping a busy schedule and working hard has distanced him from these malicious rumours.
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“I’m fundamentally childlike, in that I approach things with a level of innocence. I need to hear positive words of praise and encouragement in order to work well. Therefore I will certainly avoid reading negative messages.”
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“Whenever I got a break, I would start to feel restless. After filming for “Good Doctor” ended, I started rehearsals for the musical “Ghost” the very next day. I used to think that keeping unconditionally busy with continuous productions was a good thing. Today however, I’m beginning to realise, rest is also necessary.”
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Having been guided by the principal of “being as productive as possible”, Joo Won, who used to slog like a dog, has started to feel a change in himself as he approaches his 30s.
“Since the time I was in high school, I had never liked taking on similar roles repeatedly. While others wanted to play the lead, I would opt to play the role of the perverted old man. It’s the same with dramas. I want to show the audience different personas. Yet somehow over time I found myself developing a certain image. To me, at 29, this is the point where I feel I need to create that distinction in myself.”
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Joo Won will turn 30 in the coming year. As he prepares for enlistment then, he also plans to break free from his current image and looks forward to change. His choice of the starring role in “That Guy” was precisely to work on a character he had never played before.
“So I was asked, ‘Would you like to try being in a horror-thriller?’ Put that way, it did jolt me some. I was quite nervous before turning the cover on the script. I had gained weight for this role and definitely looked different, and my! I looked so gauche! But that was exactly the reaction I wanted (from others)! Haha!”
Do you look forward to presenting a different Joo Won with each production?
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“I find it amazing when actors are able to transform themselves to the point where they are unrecognisable. I admire them. Like how Christian Bale inAmerican Psycho was so different from him as Batman, and senior Song Kang-Ho’s absolute change in The Throne was both shocking and provocative.”
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“I hope that the future Joo Won will be well-rested physically and mentally. And when it comes time to choose my next project, that I will be discerning in what it is I want to do.”

Source: http://www.tvreport.co.kr/?c=news&m=newsview&idx=1000003002

Chinese Translator: Yu Hsing/Yoland, JWTC(Joo Won Taiwan Fan Club)

English Translator: gilaswan

i-Weekly Interview – Breaking Through The Mould Of An Introvert

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He counts amongst the hottest Korean male stars this year. In a world of abundant Oppas occupying the Hallyusphere, YongPali (The Gang Doctor) has broken through the 20% ratings threshold, putting it as the highest rated kDrama in 2015 to date. With a passion for work and a relentless schedule all these years, he has blazed a trail with most of his productions. Yet we hardly hear of him in the media. Often playing the genius though once taking on the role of a simpleton, who exactly is Joo Won? He would tell you, “I’m not one who is reckless or wild.”

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U-Weekly Interview- Joo Won.Serious.Prince of Ratings

Joo Won. Serious. Mic Bug. 

High praises for Kim Tae Hee

Gang Doctor (also known as Yongpalyi) ‘s Yongpal Kim Tae Hyun, remains smiley despite numerous obstacles. Real life Joo Won is a big boy who often displays shy smiles. While Kim Tae Hyun likes to glib talk, Joo Won answers questions seriously, definitely adding points.

Another group of reporters commented that Joo won replies are direct to the point and his manager does not intercept the questions. This is their easiest experience interviewing Korean stars so far.

Joo won previously claimed that he was very excited to work with Kim Tae Hee, more so than other actors. Is it because he also see her as a female goddess, thus looking forward to working with her?

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