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Hot off the press from DB:

Moon Chae-won offered lead in Green Scalpel

Ooh. Suddenly interested in Green Scalpel, although Moon Chae-won isn’t yet confirmed; she’s only said to be considering the drama. Still, she adds a dash of interest to the medical series starring Joo-won as an autistic savant who’s a surgical genius with the personality of a grade-schooler.

The role Moon Chae-won is up for is of a pediatric surgeon named Cha Yoon-seo, which should offer up an interesting dynamic between her and the lead. Cha Yoon-seo chooses to become a doctor after volunteering in a children’s cancer ward in high school, and with her hard work and brains she becomes an associate professor at a relatively young age. She’s got an easy-going personality with a tomboyish nature, which is a bit of a departure but also totally up her alley. Moon may have played chic and steely in Nice Guy and portrayed a proud princess in The Princess’s Man, but she’s got the ability to play approachable and artless as well.

Plus, while age is but a number in real-life romance, I do think it’s more interesting to give the hero a potential love interest whose age disparity is on an emotional level without also being reflected in their real ages. Were this a noona relationship where the heroine is older both physically and mentally, that would just feel like too much power imbalance for comfort. (Note: The drama description does not promise romance. However, you don’t cast Joo-won and Moon Chae-won and then ignore romance, do you? I’d be happy with a romance-less story of human bonding and relationships, but I’m not sure dramaland really knows how to do that yet.)

Well, let’s hope that Moon Chae-won accepts the offer, ’cause I love her and find her one of her generation’s more compelling actresses. Also, she keeps improving from project to project, which is a good sign in any actor. Also also, I’ve only ever liked Joo-won with one of his leading ladies (UEE) and found that the relationships greatly suffered when there wasn’t that spark. (Jin Se-yeon was very green next to him, and Choi Kang-hee was never paired with him in any drama or ever shall be, the end.) Fingers crossed that these two will have it.

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Joo Won Exclusive Interview -Facing Sensibly, Moving forward with Astuteness (PART 3)

I am actually very 'sober' 

JW had stated early through the interview, "I do not wish to live for the fans, I only want to put in serious efforts and hard work into my job till the day I die. My wish is to act all my life. " As an actor, JW's opinions are perfectly justified. But in truth, those (actors) with and without fame stand worlds apart. An actor's popularity and his acting - it is hard for one to juggle both.  When you attain fame, you would have to face, amongst other problems, questions about your acting. There is no choice but to strive for everything. Whereas idol actors who do not possess superb acting skills tend to receive more attention and applause as compared to the evergreen actors who can act. To the currently popular JW, the question of how he balances the fine line between fame and acting is something unavoidable. Throughout the whole interview, as long as the mention of 'acting' comes up, you will find a mature and objective JW. He watches his dramas repeatedly and never fails to check on his own inadequacies. This is a JW who is actually well-aware that without popularity, one is unable to go far. However, if he had to choose, acting would always come first.     

Interview Segment

Q: How do you regard the equilibrium between acting and fame?

A: Of course for those who act, being popular is good. It's a blessing. But it's not right if you start to be obsessed (over popularity). First and foremost, it's a mistake to deliberately shape the character in a certain manner in order to achieve popularity. Basically, one should not hanker after fame too much. If you focus on acting, understand the character and bring it out, fame will come naturally. This is how I see it.   

Q: What is your first criteria when choosing scripts?

A: I am biased towards sad characters. When I look at such characters, I feel sympathy and start to ponder why they are like that. Following then my tears will flow involuntarily. Roles like these stir viewers' hearts more and besides, they are closer to what I tend to like. This is why sad characters entice me more.     

Q: May I ask when you are alone, do you download your works to watch?

A: I do, very often. Haha.

Q: Repeatedly?

A: Yes, it's interesting. Haha. To see how my acting is. Learning through this way is interesting so I watch them frequently.   

The sensitve Man-Child
 

A successful character transformation has brought about fame for JW; some assuming that the JW in real life is akin to the strong charismatic roles he played. This belief crumbles the moment you watch him in [1N2D]. JW simply is a childish and adorable aegyo-monster. This is not all unrelated to the fact that he receives plenty of love from his mother and elder brother as maknae. At times, JW chats with his mother like a daughter does or cries abruptly when recalling his shortfalls from his first relationship. You can say that the JW in real life is somewhat more sensitive than JW the actor. Now, he has returned to his longed-for musical stage with [GHOST] which he will immerse himself in mind and body. It will not be long before we can see a new side of JW. It is not an easy feat to have achieved that much for an actor who has only been in the industry for 3 years. Nevertheless, the journey as actor continues; let us accompany JW as he moves towards an even brighter future.

Interview Segment
Q: As a male, have you tried hard to do something to win a girl's affections?
A: I'm the straightforward type; some may think that it's too over-the-top; but I'm the type who will say like when I like, love when I love. Of course it would be great if the other party likes my way of expression.
Q: Everyone has weaknesses, if given a choice, what would you change?
A: I'm a little childish; that's probably both my weakness and strength. Perhaps it will disappear with age, right now my childish antics are still quite serious. But by the time I hit 30 I would have to be more mature and manly. My weakness is my childishness.
Q: What is your ideal type?
A: My ideal type....is someone whom I can respect and focuses on her own work. 
Q: I heard that your new movie [Only You] depicts the love story between a burglar and cop. You would be playing the cop who falls in love, right? With regards to this role, what can viewers expect to see? What would be the charm of this role?
A: Yes, this role is that of a perfect namja. He can read others but not this woman (laughs). A setup like this is actually very interesting. Because he fails to understand the woman, he is unable to punish her even when she does bad. Furthermore, whatever she does is deemed as adorable in his eyes, thus he has no way of punishing her. It's like this perfect person who is defeated by a woman.  
Q: You debuted as a musical actor, when would be the day you will return?
A: At the end of this year I have plans to return to the (musical) stage. This year? Yes, in November. 

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(I will be posting up the entire interview for easy reading later)
Translation by: daydreamsindecember

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(FULL INTERVIEW)
Joo Won Exclusive Interview - Facing Sensibly, Moving forward with Astuteness 
Writer's remarks:Rather than referring to this interview as a chance to sit down with Joo Won and talk about acting, roles and future opportunities, it is more of a 'test' - the JW who has played handsome flashy characters, does the aegyo well in programs, loves thinking, has ambition and possesses a willingness to work hard. Is he the same JW in real life?        
We chatted a lot during in the interview, from topics like his debut drama to this year's Level 7 Civil Servant as well as his upcoming movie and musical. The impression that JW gives to others is mature and frank, with a burning passion for acting. He candidly dishes out thoughts about his past immaturity, the journey so far and the new goals he has set his sights on. Every part speaks of JW's wisdom and level-headedness. He admits to not being able to change aspects of his childishness, of which some had been vexing for him. However, to those who like him, it is EXACTLY the kind of JW they love.
From "Baker King's Brother" to "The People's Hero" 
There is never any JW interview that does not have mention of the 3 dramas - [baker King Kim Tak Gu], [Ojakgyo Brothers] and [bridal Mask]. Audiences who are familiar with JW will understand that Gu Ma Joon, Huang Tae Hee and Lee Kang To aren’t merely characters he has played before. Rather, they are his three ‘wild cards’. To someone who has only been in the industry for 3 years, the 3 roles have successfully enabled JW to make the leap from being popular to becoming a bona fide actor. 

JW's Gu Ma Joon was a secondary character and he did not manage to win any accolades for it. Using own words, he describes his debut as being ”hardly watchable”.  Nevertheless, it is because of Baker King Kim Tak Gu that made people take notice and aided his subsequent growth as actor.  Ultimately - as the saying goes, “Anything that is gold will shine”.

Interview Segment

Q: I heard that you were given the role of Ma Joon [baker King Kim Tak Gu] by the drama scriptwriter.  Did you ask about what she saw in you during/after filming?

A:  The scriptwriter said she chose me because of my eyes.  In the beginning, when she had asked if we (the auditionees) would be able to do well in this, I was the only one who answered eyes wide open without a moment’s hesitation.  The others stuttered or faltered in their answers. Later, the author commented that she had chosen the right person.

Q: [baking King Kim Tak Gu] was your first foray into the industry from musicals to television. There were some (viewers) who felt like you overacted in certain emotional scenes.  This could be linked to your prior stage experience, how then do you see your performance in this drama?

A:  So bad that it's hardly watchable (laughs). Thank goodness the audience feedback was quite favorable, and that gave me a lot of encouragement. I was very young and a newbie who knew nothing. My acting was that of a total noob. However, I took acting (in the drama) seriously. I acted hard with a mindset of wanting to do well.

Q: The KBS family weekend sitcom [Ojakgyo Brothers] had extremely high ratings, what has the success of the drama done for you? For example, the different age spectrums of the viewers since the drama aired at a time (10pm) where the elders would be watching. Did that help?

A:  It is certain that the drama exposed me to many different viewers. Through it I was able to show a comfortable and natural JW.  The elders like these (family dramas) more (than other genres). Comparing the roles between OB and BKKTG, Tae Hee is indeed slightly more likable. Because of that everyone loved me.

Q: [bridal Mask] which you acted in last year received critical acclaim.  I recall the character Lee Kang To required many song and dance scenes.  Were these scenes done impromptu (i.e ad-libs), or prepared with training beforehand?

A:  In the short span of time, I had actually learnt similar steps. However, filming for scenes like these needs (my) confidence. My experience with musicals was a big help, it was very useful to have had sung and danced simultaneously on stage.

Writer's Remarks:

The JW in real life is an emotional-centric (i.e high EQ) person who exudes an easygoing and sensitive air. But as long as the topic of acting is mentioned, JW reverts to being calm and astute. 


Joo Won who does not portray different sides of himself deliberately


In most of his past projects JW portrayed cool, mature and heavy characters that left audiences with similar impressions. You can say that these roles have become a trademark. There are some (actors) who shape their own characters, some who give it luster. JW is the latter. It is because of him that Han Gil Ro in Level 7 Civil Servant was made wonderful. JW's uniqueness had turned the drama into THE defining project that changed his image. At the end of it, what surprises viewers is the Joo Won who is a little playful and a little rascal-like. Despite that he says he did not take up the role of Han Gil Ro with the intention of wanting to show a different side of himself.


Interview Segment


Q: The acting displayed in [7LCS] must have been a result of experience being slowly accumulated from the start. Has there been any big improvement?


A: Acting-wise it is definitely easier to grasp as compared to a newbie. The most important thing in dramas is the camera; once I gradually got a sense of the camera and understood the system it was easier for me (when acting). 


Q: So what if I let you reenact the role of Gu Ma Joon in [bKKTG]?


A: I would have definitely acted better than before. Though I'm not sure what my forte is, I would have portrayed the character with greater ease. 


Q: Your female lead Choi Kang Hee and you have a 10 year age gap. Did you feel the difference in age during filming? 


A: I never ever felt the 10 year age difference. Kang Hee noona is really young and very adorable. She even looks younger than me. Very young at heart and very cute. There was no difference felt at all.


Q: The Han Gil Ro in [L7CS] is cheeky and adorable. This was a huge turnaround in contrast to your previous roles in [bKKTG] and [bridal Mask]. Did you pick the drama to try playing fresh new characters?


A: Not exactly; the main reason why I chose this drama was because of my attraction towards the character. I did not intentionally want to portray different sides of myself and pick a drama to accomplish that purpose. This is the same for all other dramas; I liked the role of Han Gil Ro and that was why I undertook this.
Q: Uhm Tae Woong did a cameo in [L7CS] in the early episodes. Could you briefly talk about what his appeal is (as sunbae) in your eyes?
A: Tae Woong hyung is totally different from reel life and real life. That's his charm. He makes you believe (in the drama); if there is a drama that he will appear in, he becomes the secret weapon. He gives a feeling that the show is not to be missed. He is that type of actor, and so he is a hyung-nim who very much deserves my respect. 
Q: [L7CS] is very funny and romantic with numerous scenes of Han Gil Ro confessing his love for Kim Seo Won. Many people felt that these scenes were cool and touching. Does the JW in real life really know women's hearts as much?
A: In actual fact I don't understand at all; it drives me crazy! A woman's heart should be the most difficult thing in the world to understand, I guess I probably will never ever fully.

I am actually very 'sober' 

JW had stated early through the interview, "I do not wish to live for the fans, I only want to put in serious efforts and hard work into my job till the day I die. My wish is to act all my life. " As an actor, JW's opinions are perfectly justified. But in truth, those (actors) with and without fame stand worlds apart. An actor's popularity and his acting - it is hard for one to juggle both.  When you attain fame, you would have to face, amongst other problems, questions about your acting. There is no choice but to strive for everything. Whereas idol actors who do not possess superb acting skills tend to receive more attention and applause as compared to the evergreen actors who can act. To the currently popular JW, the question of how he balances the fine line between fame and acting is something unavoidable. Throughout the whole interview, as long as the mention of 'acting' comes up, you will find a mature and objective JW. He watches his dramas repeatedly and never fails to check on his own inadequacies. This is a JW who is actually well-aware that without popularity, one is unable to go far. However, if he had to choose, acting would always come first.     

Interview Segment

Q: How do you regard the equilibrium between acting and fame?

A: Of course for those who act, being popular is good. It's a blessing. But it's not right if you start to be obsessed (over popularity). First and foremost, it's a mistake to deliberately shape the character in a certain manner in order to achieve popularity. Basically, one should not hanker after fame too much. If you focus on acting, understand the character and bring it out, fame will come naturally. This is how I see it. 

Q: What is your first criteria when choosing scripts?

A: I am biased towards sad characters. When I look at such characters, I feel sympathy and start to ponder why they are like that. Following then my tears will flow involuntarily. Roles like these stir viewers' hearts more and besides, they are closer to what I tend to like. This is why sad characters entice me more.     

Q: May I ask when you are alone, do you download your works to watch?

A: I do, very often. Haha.

Q: Repeatedly?

A: Yes, it's interesting. Haha. To see how my acting is. Learning through this way is interesting so I watch them frequently.   

The sensitive Man-Child
 

A successful character transformation has brought about fame for JW; some assuming that the JW in real life is akin to the strong charismatic roles he played. This belief crumbles the moment you watch him in [1N2D]. JW simply is a childish and adorable aegyo-monster. This is not all unrelated to the fact that he receives plenty of love from his mother and elder brother as maknae. At times, JW chats with his mother like a daughter does or cries abruptly when recalling his shortfalls from his first relationship. You can say that the JW in real life is somewhat more sensitive than JW the actor. Now, he has returned to his longed-for musical stage with [GHOST] which he will immerse himself in mind and body. It will not be long before we can see a new side of JW. It is not an easy feat to have achieved that much for an actor who has only been in the industry for 3 years. Nevertheless, the journey as actor continues; let us accompany JW as he moves towards an even brighter future.

Interview Segment
Q: As a male, have you tried hard to do something to win a girl's affections?
A: I'm the straightforward type; some may think that it's too over-the-top; but I'm the type who will say like when I like, love when I love. Of course it would be great if the other party likes my way of expression.
Q: Everyone has weaknesses, if given a choice, what would you change?
A: I'm a little childish; that's probably both my weakness and strength. Perhaps it will disappear with age, right now my childish antics are still quite serious. But by the time I hit 30 I would have to be more mature and manly. My weakness is my childishness.
Q: What is your ideal type?
A: My ideal type....is someone whom I can respect and focuses on her own work. 
Q: I heard that your new movie [Only You] depicts the love story between a burglar and cop. You would be playing the cop who falls in love, right? With regards to this role, what can viewers expect to see? What would be the charm of this role?
A: Yes, this role is that of a perfect namja. He can read others but not this woman (laughs). A setup like this is actually very interesting. Because he fails to understand the woman, he is unable to punish her even when she does bad. Furthermore, whatever she does is deemed as adorable in his eyes, thus he has no way of punishing her. It's like this perfect person who is defeated by a woman.  
Q: You debuted as a musical actor, when would be the day you return?
A: At the end of this year I have plans to return to the (musical) stage. This year? Yes, in November. 

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Translation by: daydreamsindecember
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@coolreborn
all this pics and gifs from Bridal Mask totally made me want to watch the drama again. u know something? i actually havent finished watching the whole drama. i'm still at episode 20. it was just SO GOOD that i didnt want to complete watching it. though of course i've read the full drama synopsis from DB, but even then, i skimmed through most parts and just read the sweet/sad parts in each episode.
idk, i dont want to finish it, though i know the ending. coz i feel like when i finish watching it, something inside me somehow stops too. i want to keep the best parts for later, but idk when that later would be. Cutie's amazing in there, and each emotion was spot on. as what people say "save the best for last". :x

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farbarri said: @coolreborn
all this pics and gifs from Bridal Mask totally made me want to watch the drama again. u know something? i actually havent finished watching the whole drama. i'm still at episode 20. it was just SO GOOD that i didnt want to complete watching it. though of course i've read the full drama synopsis from DB, but even then, i skimmed through most parts and just read the sweet/sad parts in each episode.
idk, i dont want to finish it, though i know the ending. coz i feel like when i finish watching it, something inside me somehow stops too. i want to keep the best parts for later, but idk when that later would be. Cutie's amazing in there, and each emotion was spot on. as what people say "save the best for last". :x

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Now nothing good to watch even got alot of new shows but just never catch my attention at the first eps except One monstar as I like music drams

But still very bored now as I have watched all. Cuties movies and dramas

And still have to wait two more months then can watch cutie new drama

Now is like I am at empty mode no much drama to watch

Hk and Tw Also no nice dramas

Haixzz August faster come ahhhh so that I got something to look forward to every week

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