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I'm glad kjw took on this project and regarding method acting...it was a statement in passing at the life bar

He worked for free at a trans bar to get into character for hedwig.

So to expose himself n live the life so that he can develop the  delicate nuances...

That was my. Take

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1 hour ago, Ondine said:

I've seen it mentioned several times here, about KJW being a "method actor." Is this something he said so himself fairly recently? Does anyone have a link to such an interview? Google isn't turning anything up. :sweatingbullets:

 

I don't think KJW has literally said he is a method actor, but he does put a lot of work and research into becoming his character. He spoke about working at a transgender bar to prepare for Hedwig and going to gay bars for his role in Antique Bakery when he was on Life Bar with Jo Jung Suk: 

 

 

So while he may not method act in the completely technical sense (otherwise Mo Tae Gu would be very problematic!), he does seem to try and fully embody his characters. A few blogs here and there do refer to this, but they are not expert sources on acting techniques. In any event, I can imagine that being Ryan for three months and falling in love with Deok Mi may very well require a shedding of the character in order to return to real life.

 

My two cents because none of us can truly know what he or PMY is experiencing. :)

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@mushforbrains & @jd50, thanks for your inputs. I tried to read up on what method acting was on the internets and I don't get it, haha. :sweatingbullets: Wikipedia did say that "A widespread misconception about method acting—particularly in the popular media—equates method actors with actors who choose to remain in character even offstage or off-camera for the duration of a project. [citation needed]" It doesn't seem like he stays in character off-camera at least. And yes, I think it's best to keep in mind that we'll never  know what they really feel, and that our interpretations are based on our own experiences, which may not be the same for them. :)

 

ETA: Timely article from Soompi on suggestions for what to watch after HPL: :D

 

Park Min Young, Perfect Boyfriends, And More: What To Watch After “Her Private Life”

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It didn’t take long for us to get sucked into the world of fangirling, White Ocean, and Ryan Gold. “Her Private Life” has been the series that has been setting the standard for “perfect guy” VERY high. On top of that, we had the beautiful Park Min Young and the very handsome second-male lead Ahn Bo Hyun. With all these amazing things about the series, it’s no wonder why we’re so down now that the series is over. If you’re wondering which K-dramas to watch next to fill that empty void in your heart, here are a few suggestions based on the things we loved about “Her Private Life.”

 

1. Park Min Young in all her glory

It’s pretty much official. Any series that Park Min Young stars in is guaranteed to be a hit. You can call it luck or you can call it having a good sense of knowing a good script when she’s offered one, but regardless, she’s a gem. She not only picks amazing roles, but she really nails the characters with her amazing acting skills! If you’re looking for another dose of Park Min Young, here are a couple of suggestions.

 

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City Hunter

Park Min Young stars alongside Lee Min Ho in this action-packed romance about a trained fighter who is under the disguise on an IT expert in the Blue House. He eventually meets and falls in love with a bodyguard named Kim Na Na (Park Min Young), who also works at the Blue House. The two come to work together to get revenge.

Park Min Young is gold in any role. She’s got so many charms and abilities to make any character come to life. In “City Hunter,” she’s able to pull off being a tough bodyguard while also being a lovable female lead.

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The story is also amazing at keeping you wanting to watch the next episode. It’s got the perfect balance of action and romance!

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Another classic K-drama that stars our beautiful Park Min Young is “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.” This classic sageuk tells the story of a brilliant and beautiful woman named Kim Yoon Hee (Park Min Young) who disguises herself as a man to take an exam at Sungkyunkwan University. Her father had passed away and she takes it upon herself to become successful.

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Park Min Young is superb in this series as Kim Yoon Hee. She’s younger in this particular series and you can really see her shine in this role. It also takes quite the beauty to be able to pull off traditional men’s clothing!

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2. Kim Jae Wook’s serious acting skills

If you’re a serious K-drama fan, you know of a lot of the eclectic roles that Kim Jae Wook took on throughout his acting career. He hasn’t always been the male lead and he hasn’t always taken on rom-coms, which is why his role in “Her Private Life” is so special.

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Voice

If you really want to see Kim Jae Wook’s acting capabilities, his role as the psychopath Mo Tae Goo in the action-packed “Voice” is definitely one that can’t be missed. What made his performance so bone-chilling was just how handsome and charismatic a serial killer could actually be.

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His performance will send chills down your spine. I mean, just look at this scene:

 

 

Degree of Love

How can we forget his role as the second-lead who wore his heart on his sleeve, Park Jung Woo? If you’re looking for something a bit more light-hearted and not so scary, then you should see him in this role!

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Degree of Love” stars Seo Hyun Jin and Yang Se Jong in a story about a chef who falls in love with a writer. It’s a sweet little tale about love at first sight, and if you’re into romantic second-leads, then this series is right up your alley. But this drama is also great if you want to see Kim Jae Wook as the totally swoon-worthy Jung Woo.

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You can really sense the love he has for Lee Hyun Soo (Seo Hyun Jin) and you can also see the charm she sees in him despite the fact that her heart lies with someone else. He exudes so much charm that you’ll be wondering why Hyun Soo isn’t going for Jung Woo.

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ETA: Oops, I didn't realize the link was already posted above. Oh well! :sweat_smile:

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I love your comments and thoughts about "method acting" guys! I will share a link that describe about method acting. At first I thought "method acting" is when the actor live in their character even when camera is not rolling. Such as Daniel Day Lewis when he didn't want to be him (Lewis) when he filmed Lincoln. So when camera was not rolling Lewis still talked like how Lincoln talks (with precise mannerism). 

 

I found this. 

https://filmschoolrejects.com/method-acting-explained-2dc3d73eeba6/

 

So, I think KJW already did "method acting" for his projects Hedwig and Antique Bakery. For Mo Tae Gu character he went to a psychologist several times to find a proper characteristic and mannerism of a psychopath. He used Christian Bale character in American Psycho (Patrick Bateman) as references. He did research when he played as Priest Mateo in The Guest. Months before The Guest filming, he came to Philippines and interviewed the priest who does exorcism. 

 

Not many actors use this technique because it needs a lot of energy, time and concentration. 

 

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I seriously have a difficult time to move on from HPL :tears:. I keep checking any posts related to HPL and the casts. I'm now listening to Lee Hae-Ri's Maybe while typing this. 

 

I was hoping to see the casts and the director to do post-drama interview but I guess we won't be getting it since now is already Thursday. I'm eager to know who is the one who thought of pairing KJW and PMY together because she/he shall be blessed for that good idea :wub:.

PMY is definitely the first choice of the female lead because she was cast first in December while KJW was cast at the end of January. For KJW's previous role as a priest in The Guest, the director already decided the role is definitely for HIM since beginning which means he never had other actor in mind except KJW.  Hence, I was curious to know whether HPL team already decided to choose him at the first place or did it after consideration of few actors for the male lead. 

 

Hope KJW won't take too long to come back with a new project. As for PMY, she will be back with Busted season 2 so it's good to see her again soon.

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@TripleNa If I remember correctly, there was no news about casting offer to someone else but KJW for the male lead...so he was probably the first choice. 

 

Actually I'm curious on why he finally decided to take this role, particularly after I heard he rejected offers for male lead prior to this project. After seeing how the drama progresses, I assume that he took the role because Ryan is not a typical romcom male lead. I remember seeing one comment about him being typically arrogant jerk at the first episode...but even then, I thought the fact that he's berating himself for being biased against DM and SJ's sexuality was very new for standard K-drama. His character also becomes more layered as he's actually a very soft cinnamon roll and has no qualms in showing his vulnerability. And KJW did very awesome job in portraying all of those...

 

For his next project, somehow I feel that he won't be taking another romcom right away or even as a male lead...it doesn't feel like him hahaha. I wish he'd take up a musical project next (HEDWIG PLEASE LOL)...cuz musical is the only project where we can see him often :p

 

As for them shedding their roles...for me, they're both professional actors who know what to do with their characters and projects. I agree that they are both humans before actors who also can feel things beyond their supposed-roles...but I think they'd handle it well. Nevertheless, I'd support them both as individual actor cuz they're simply awesome actors :)

 

EDITED: regarding method acting, I can't add much but...

For Hedwig, KJW took the role at the same time with Kim Dongwan (as suggested by my username, I'm a Shinhwa fan)...I remember during that time, KDW also said that Hedwig was particularly difficult role to play so he did a lot of research on how to play the role properly. After the project, he also said that it was difficult for him to shed some of Hedwig's mannerism, so that he often crosses his leg automatically in a very Hedwig-way after some time have passed LMAO. To conclude, for some actors, like KJW and KDW, they did proper and thorough research on their roles to be able to portray the characters properly, down to the gestures and mannerisms...to the extent that they needed some time to completely shed off the role from their daily lives. In order to shed the role, they'd take a very different role for the next project...which both usually did after their projects. It might also be done to avoid being typecast to certain roles. I don't think KJW (and KDW) has ever taken similar roles twice and back-to-back...(also why KDW never reprised his role as Hedwig).

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Other than Method Acting that we have been discussing, is there other systematic way for acting skills?

I always very curious how could they simply cry on the spot, do they totally immense with the character situation to present their emotions or they simply pull in their life experiences to feel it? 

 

Some roles will definitely required more research as the actors need to understand the character profession and mindset when they portray for the roles so that they could devise a charismatic role that the audience would remember vividly.

 

Like, PMY mention, she also did her research of a fangirl by consulting her sister, and then she would devise her own fangirl char. One thing that the drama did not shows more how a fangirl would do more, e.g. participating in whatever website votings, purchase your bias CF products etc. For sure, she would not stalk or hang around her bias after their events, this is consider as a healthy fangirl.

 

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Ie during that time...he is in love with DM...and so remains in role throughout which is why bts remains so lovely n heart fluttering...

Which is why I ship them but also take into acct that they remain in their roles etc

I suspect that's why he took on this role because it wasn't entirely a typical romcom lead...he engages on multiple levels and the role was more 3d

He subverts all the tropes

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1 hour ago, luvcrabbieshinhwa said:

 

Actually I'm curious on why he finally decided to take this role, particularly after I heard he rejected offers for male lead prior to this project. After seeing how the drama progresses, I assume that he took the role because Ryan is not a typical romcom male lead. I remember seeing one comment about him being typically arrogant jerk at the first episode...but even then, I thought the fact that he's berating himself for being biased against DM and SJ's sexuality was very new for standard K-drama. His character also becomes more layered as he's actually a very soft cinnamon roll and has no qualms in showing his vulnerability. And KJW did very awesome job in portraying all of those...

 

I think Kim Jae-wook said in an interview that he had received feedback that people were afraid to watch his dramas because of the intense roles he tends to take, so he was a bit upset. He was just thinking about taking on something lighter when the offer for Ryan Gold came along. I would assume he read the initial scripts and thought Ryan was different from the usual alpha male jerks, and decided to do it. Besides, he'd never done a rom-com lead, so it was a challenge for him as well, and he likes challenges. I would say he's risen superbly to this one.

 

As for his next project, I also think he won't take on another rom-com or even lead role - he's said before that he doesn't mind the size of the role so long as he can be of use to the drama. I like that about him. I hope he gets a solid film role.

 

Edit: I appreciate all this talk about method acting, it's been interesting to read the various posts and I'm glad people are understanding it more. I think it is important to appreciate the fact that the bulk of the things actors do for a drama are in relation to promoting the drama to viewers. This includes BTS videos, posts, photos, etc, where actors are in character for a lot of the things they do.

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47 minutes ago, Aziraphale said:

Edit: I appreciate all this talk about method acting, it's been interesting to read the various posts and I'm glad people are understanding it more. I think it is important to appreciate the fact that the bulk of the things actors do for a drama are in relation to promoting the drama to viewers. This includes BTS videos, posts, photos, etc, where actors are in character for a lot of the things they do.

 

This also brings to my mind how actors (and directors) usually call each other by their character names instead of their actual names while on set, even when the cameras aren't rolling.

 

Here are a couple of tidbits from ABH's Vlive yesterday translated from The Kdramaholic (they said they're going to translate more upon rewatch). If you thought Geun Woo couldn't be any cuter...:D

 

Edit: Dramabeans featured KJW in their Actor Spotlight article:

 

http://www.dramabeans.com/2019/06/actor-spotlight-kim-jae-wook/

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No KJW and PMY interviews till now. Im so desperate waiting their interview! I found this in Instagram, a fan account of Kim Dong Wook and Kim Jae Wook.

She translated KDW's interview after he finished Special Labor Inspector Mr. Jo. He mentioned his bestie KJW!

 

A small part from 1 of the long Q&A interview.

KJW was mentioned.

Q: Your 손 the guest co-star, KJW, had a drama, Her Private Life, which broadcast around the same time. Did you say anything to each other?

KDW: We complained, cheered & teased each other. Unfortunately, I didn't see the drama, but I had a lot of fun watching clips & stuff.

After seeing a clip, I sent him a message saying I also want to sit down & film. (KJW had alot of scenes sitting down in the office & on dates, etc) Jae Wook said that's my fate, accept it. (Running scenes in 손 the guest, action scenes in Jo Jang Pung) I heard KJW did judo in the drama too, I find it funny. It looked like some interesting rhythmic movement.

Aww these 2.

 

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, lighthearted said:

Is this the first time she reveals such a personel thought about her dramas' persona?

If it is, so it makes sense as you said before: She was not ready to let go DM because the character takes an important place in her mind. We could feel it in her farewell video. Being tired is obvious, but both PMY and KJW looked really sad and she even threw a quick glance on him to see how he was before standing up after taking the photo with the crew.

 

I'm not PMY's die hard fans but I've been following her ig since the first day she opened her ig account...from what I've remembered, i never see any of her ig post mentioned that she wanna go for a vacation and let go her character from the drama that just ended...what i know, we will only see she posted that she is on vacation.. never mentioned anything like what she posted yesterday... Please correct me if I'm wrong. 

 

But she has deleted or removed or maybe archived lots of her ig post from her ig account...so, couldn't trace any evidence that she has mentioned same caption in her past ig post.

 

it's already a week had past and I'm still lurking to this thread. I'm still in a serious withdrawal syndrome and being delulu about our OTP..ekekekeke I'm so delulu thinking that KJW might be waiting for PMY to comeback as Min Young, not Sung Deokmi :w00t:

 

Ahhh..btw, we all know that ABH love uri KJW so much even though they had filmed only a few scenes together...so, it's not surprised if PMY also love KJW..ehemmm you know what i mean? :phew:

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2 hours ago, luvcrabbieshinhwa said:

For Hedwig, KJW took the role at the same time with Kim Dongwan (as suggested by my username, I'm a Shinhwa fan)...I remember during that time, KDW also said that Hedwig was particularly difficult role to play so he did a lot of research on how to play the role properly.

I found this interview in KJW's soompi page and maybe this has been posted already but in this interview he played both Hedwig and Tommy, Hedwig's lover. A very thought provoking interview. To play both characters .... whew !! He said he loved singing and doing Tommy's part... his interpretation of Tommy is quite interesting

https://ssusita.livejournal.com/243069.html

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a silent lurker here delurking.. Like most of the peaps here, still not over HPL.. I'm rewatching the drama couple of episodes before going to bed.. And currently watching Voice.. Gosh, Mo Taegu :scream:

 

I'm having a serious fangirl obsession with Kim Jae Wook, I adored him since Coffee Prince but never really followed his career.. And now I'm watching every YT clips he had and reading articles about him.. Haha.. So many interesting things about him.. He's a rocker, an ambidextrous, a very versatile actor.. ♥

I love when he sings English songs.. 

I'm stunned upon knowing this:

5 hours ago, YearwoodC said:

He did research when he played as Priest Mateo in The Guest. Months before The Guest filming, he came to Philippines and interviewed the priest who does exorcism. 

 

I'm from the Philippines and I never knew about this.. :scream:

Can someone tell me where did he particularly went here in my country? Or any articles/video clips of him mentioning this?? I'll be catching up reading all the comments on this thread and will be staying here.. Haha.. You guys and all your insights are amazing.. :kiss_wink:

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It takes a lot of work to be a good and convincing actor cos you end up embodying the character you play. I've always thought therefore to be married to an actor is very trying, cos if you put in sincere emotions into your role, you essentially become someone else for the period of time you're on that project. And when your emotions that go into loving another character is mixed with emotions relating to the person (i.e. the actor/actress) and not the character, things can go south. I can see why it's necessary after each intense role, actors/actresses need to move onto another project or take time out to recalibrate themselves. 

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BTW, I've got a question that's been bothering me a bit. In the first ep, right after Eun GI karate chops Si An placard's neck off, he did something to Deok Mi's shoes. I don't get it. What exactly did he do? 

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24 minutes ago, TheRoadtoPMY said:

BTW, I've got a question that's been bothering me a bit. In the first ep, right after Eun GI karate chops Si An placard's neck off, he did something to Deok Mi's shoes. I don't get it. What exactly did he do? 

 

He arranged it and left his own shoes next to it. I forget which members here said it, but they've seen it done in a few other dramas to signify/fool outsiders into thinking that a man is staying in the house with the woman, to deter any unscrupulous men from trying things. :( (So unfair that this is what women live with...)

 

1 hour ago, jaemin kimpark said:

kim jae wook drinking habit....

 

Maybe those wrap party pics of him looking sloshed was him after one bottle of beer. :D Kidding (kinda).

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19 minutes ago, TheRoadtoPMY said:

BTW, I've got a question that's been bothering me a bit. In the first ep, right after Eun GI karate chops Si An placard's neck off, he did something to Deok Mi's shoes. I don't get it. What exactly did he do? 

EG left his shoes (a man’s) outside DM’s door to deterred any unwanted visitors because DM is a woman living alone...

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