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.