[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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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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Joo Won: My Date Is My Ideal Marriage Partner

Source; Singapore Shin Min Daily News 新明日报

picture credit: ctfrsgp @mylittlehappyplace

Excerpt from source:

“Restricted Area” question which got answered without hesitation. “Hallyu Top 5 New Kings” Joo Won talked about his relationships: His date is his ideal marriage partner!

Very tall, with deep set dimples when he smiles, recently through <Gang Doctor> which garnered top ratings in Korea(it was also the top show on Starhub in Singapore), hugely popular lead actor Joo Won came to Singapore with his drama “sister” Park Hye Soo for a fan meet.

Joo Won appeared in western attire. In real person, he was very friendly, slightly bashful and perhaps due to the language barrier, he didn’t give much eye contact to the reporter or interpreter.

He would always incline his head, earnestly listened to the beautiful interpreter’s questions, pondered over them carefully and then gave detailed answers. His responses were very sincere.

Reporter was brave enough to ask him a question on “dream girl”. Private life questions are typically taboo for Hallyu stars, especially when it’s about relationships. The publicist at his side, who bore the responsibility, smiled and reminded that this “cannot be asked”. Who knew, Joo Won who does not speak English, understood the reporter’s key words “dream girl” (ideal partner). Although the reporter intruded into the “Restricted Area” for questions, Joo Won actually laughed and answered magnanimously.

“It’s hard to get into a relationship. When I see someone I like, I step back instead and carefully observe whether the other party is suitable for me. Is she the right one? I will think a lot. But if I have someone I like, dating is the prerequisite to marriage. To me, the one I date should be my marriage ideal. Because there are two sons in my family, I hope that my other half can get along with my parents just like a daughter would.

The reporter praised him for being a ‘good man’ and immediately gave him more points.

Through <Gang Doctor>’s fiery ratings, Joo Won got billed as “Hallyu Top 5 New Kings” together with Lee Min Ho, Lee Jong Suk, Ji Chang Wook and Kim Woo Bin. How does he feel about being promoted to “Hallyu New King”?

Joo Won answered earnestly: “I do not know how I got this title. Of course I would be happy. My life hasn’t changed, I will still focus on filming. But the expectations from the outside world would be raised and thus the pressure on me will be huge. But, I am still me, no change.”

Meeting Joo Won, I realized that he who’s a cut above the rest, does not have a slightest bit of arrogance.

Reporters:

陈韵红 chanyh@sph.com.sg

蔡欣盈 xyswa@sph.com.sg

Translation: mrdimples

[Interview] ‘Nurse Hwang’ Bae Hae Sun “Joo Won is Genius in Acting”

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The ‘Nurse Hwang’ Bae Hae Sun, a scene stealer in ‘Yong Pal-Yi,’ showed her affection towards the male lead actor Joo Won.

 
In her recent interview with Sports JoSun, Bae Hae Sun said of Joo Won, “seeing him digesting practically almost 100% of the beginning scenes of Yong Pal-Yi, instead of ‘you must be tired?,’ inquired ‘you are still alive, right?” and reveled in his performance.

 
‘Nurse Hwang’ had many confrontational scenes with Joo Won in drama. Bae Hae Sun praised Joo Won “Joo Won is very good looking, nice and an actor who’s acting is complete /perfect” and said, “the way he calculates exactly how to deliver long lines and acts, it seems like he’s an acting genius”.

 
Furthermore, “although he himself must be most tired, he comes to me and says ‘You must be tired. Fighting.’ He is an actor who encompasses even humility and courtesy/kind manner.” And emphasized “He was a junior as a musical actor but i looked up to him as a big senior in drama.”

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She was able to dissolve her regret of not seeing Joo Won’s musical debut due to overlap in her own musical performance, during the filming of this drama.

Bae Hae Sun said “his always bright disposition and humble manner while he is about to collapse was so pretty in my eyes.  He is an actor whom I would like to meet again either in drama or on stage.”

Earlier ‘Yong Pal-Yi’ production team published the warm and friendly view of the12th floor after lights were turned off. Most of the time, Yeo Jin (Kim Tae Hee) and her protector Tae Hyun (Joo Won), and opposing them, Chief Lee (Jung Woong In) and nurse Hwang (Bae Hae Sun), their match takes place here. However the actors at the site in reality are closely caring for one another while filming ‘Yong Pal-Yi.’  The picture with Joo Won holding ‘Nurse Hwang’ fondly especially drew attention.

‘Yong Pal-Yi’ is story about a highly skilled concierge doctor, who visits anywhere anyone with expensive payments, meeting the Conglomerate ‘sleeping beauty’ asleep inside the hospital. It’s a Spectacular Unique Melodrama. This popular melodrama is currently airing with a record high 2015 mini-series ratings.

English Translation: SdeeHC@joowoncutie

Original Article in Korean: http://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=076&aid=0002794064

Writer: lyn@sportschosun.com

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[INTERVIEW] Korean Star Joo Won: Works Hard Single-handedly ; Acquainted with Han Geng and Kris Wu

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Last night, Joo Won held a fanmeet at The Great Hall, singing not only Korean songs but also specially prepared a Chinese song ‘Friend’ for the Chongqing fans. Before the fanmeet, Joo Won accepted an interview. Although he is a long-legged oppa, he talks in a cute way, sometimes showing a shy smile on his face. Joo Won is currently filming the drama ‘Yongpal’ with Kim Taehee, but this time he took time off from filming just to fly to Chongqing, making his first step of his China Tour Fanmeet.

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