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Kim Hyun Joong sat down for an interview with Sports Seoul, which also happened to be on the day that Nichkhun and Tiffany went public with their relationship, making it inevitable that the veteran idol star would be asked to give his two cents on idols dating.
Kim Hyun Joong shared, “[The competition] was intense during my twenties. Ever since I started as an idol, there was no time to rest, and I wasn’t able to date properly… I think the social conditions have changed a lot these days, so it feels new and different.”
“I don’t regret it even if it means not being able to date properly. Although it felt like an invasion of privacy at times, in order to become a singer, I was the only one selected out of 1 million people who auditioned and made my debut… I endured through it and thought that I should be happy for this very reason.”
“If I were to become an idol again, I don’t think I would be able to do it… In the U.S, you think of *NSYNC as artists but in our country and Japan, [the general public] does not consider idols as artists and their image is restricting.”
“Idols can date too but I think at one point, we were brainwashed into thinking that idols can’t date… Even if idols act, they have a disadvantage because of their idol background, and even if they buy a car, people make sarcastic remarks. I think there is that stereotype concerning idols… Although they are young, they are also human and should be acknowledged as people of this culture so it’s unfortunate.”
“I used to like girls who I liked [instead of the other way around], but as I did ‘Generation of Youth’, I thought for the first time that I can be swayed by a girl who treats me well… I felt it was nice to have a pretty girl who treats me and takes care of me well… Although I am the type to have to like a girl first to like her at all, as I observed Ok Ryun (Jin Se Yeon), I felt that I should marry this kind of girl.”
“Inspiring Generation” actor Kim Hyun Joong will be kicking off his world tour this June in Korea!
Kim Hyun Joong recently concluded the KBS 2TV drama “Inspiring Generation” successfully, and he’s planning to greet his fans with a new album and world tour.
Kim Hyun Joong said, “I’ll be starting my world tour on June 28th in Korea. Although the visiting countries have not yet all been confirmed, it looks like there will be quite a lot. Before my world tour I’ll also be releasing a new album.” This will be Kim Hyun Joong’s first solo album since July last year.
He also said, “I want to present music that’s worthy of the World Cup,” and threw hints about his new music.
“For the upcoming World Cup, I need to celebrate with chicken & beer. And I want to prepare an exciting album that’s worthy of the World Cup. Apart from chart ranks, I’m more concerned about creating music that will give you the feeling that Korea is going to win, with music that can gather many hearts in one place. I want to make music that the fans in the audience can enjoy rather than just broadcasts. But I’m not just aiming at the World Cup (laughter).”
Kim Hyun Joong’s 2nd drama “Inspiring Generation” came to an end on the 3rd. He played the role of loyal Shin Jung Tae, through which he received high praise for his acting.
He said, “I still cannot believe that the drama has ended. It was a work where I really immersed myself. It’s not easy to let go of the character Shin Jung Tae. I’ve been feeling really down lately.”
He continued, “I really liked Shin Jung Tae, and was obsessed. Although it’s unrealistic to protect the people you love with your life, but it was warm.”
But now it’s time to say goodbye to Shin Jung Tae. He should reduce the consumption of such feelings and focus on his own. That’s why he’s decided to attend a popular music concert all by himself.
“I wanted a diversion, so I went to Nell’s concert by myself. However it was such an emotional concert and I returned feeling even more down. I often go alone to concerts. I’m kind of embarrassed that my realest emotions are being shared with others.”
He’ll also be leaving on a trip to Jeju Island on his time off. He’s planning to go scuba diving, which is his hobby, as well as go bike riding. He will be joined by his agency’s CEO and senior actor Bae Yong Joon.
“I was planning to leave for vacation alone, but Bae Yong Joon said he’ll be coming with me. I want to take this opportunity to teach him how to scuba dive.”
Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong is also seriously considering his next work. When asked how he would respond if he received an offer for a work of action as a sequel, he answered flatly, “I absolutely won’t. My pride won’t allow me to do what I’ve already shown you.” He added, “While I’m young I want to show you many faces.”
What about a romance like “Boys Over Flowers”? Again he rejected the idea, saying, “For one, I’m not going to be wearing the uniform. And I don’t think I can do content like ‘Boys Over Flowers’ because I’ll be too uncomfortable. I want to do something that can appear in a documentary, a possibly true story among ourselves, as an ordinary character,” and raised expectations for his next work.
Originally posted on StarHallyu:
Kim Hyun Joong’s latest drama ‘Inspiring Generation’ was sold successfully to Japan, it is expected to start airing in June via DATV in Japan.
‘Inspiring Generation’ was planned for 3 years and spent 15 million production fees. The drama started airing in Korea since this January and gained many interests and love from the audience through Kim Hyun Joon’s matured acting.
In addition, because of Kim Hyun Joong’s high popularity in Japan, Japanese television counterparts had the intention of buying the copyright with high amount since early days. In order to enhance the drama’s broadcast in Japan, ‘Inspiring Generation’ casts will hold a promotional event in Japan on 31st May with 5000 fans.
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English Translation of Teguchi Gaya’s letter to Shin Jung Tae.
The fortune teller at Shineujoo took her to a German missionary doctor. After the successful surgery, I was able to find out that she was your sister, Chung Ah. For you and for her safety, without letting Shinichi know, I had her sent off to a quiet, remote place in Japan. I told her she can hide there. In our next life, I hope to live in a brand new era.
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