140307 Kim Soo Hyun; Calvin Klein fansign
“Kim Soo Hyun : “Come in come in, enter my heart!” (2)
Q: Last year, you gotten the most grand award on ‘One Hundred of Arts” Awards for TV section. Actually, i met a lot of people who got too successful as an idol at a early time. And because of it, they were unable to endure the huge popularity and disappointed everyone’s expectations. The most fortunate is, I feel that even though you are experiencing high volume of popularity, in the midst, you’re still able to maintain a certain degree of vigilance。
Kim Soohyun: Is it? I actually even have the kind of thoughts like “Am i not suitable to be an actor?….why am i so afraid?”
Feeling very insignificant with oneself, when the emotional state hits the rockbottom, I even fear going out of my house. But a thought came to me one day that “No, I can’t go on like this!”, and from that day onwards, to release my own internal suppressed emotions, I will force myself to get out of the door, having the self initiative to meet up with friends.
When my activities for “Secretly Greatly” has ended, I went back to school to study (after prolonged absence). I don’t have to purposely break the mold for school because I will still be able to find freedom. Thanks to the school life, I am able to hear frequently that I look so much better than the last time.
Q: It was heard that, you chose to be in acting career because you wanted to change your own ‘careful and introverted’ personality. But when you are acting, seems like because you wanted to let yourself have some kind of change, and you keep on searching for that change, what is that you’re searching?
Kim Soohyun: I’m struggling in acting because of life! (laughs)
Q: I feel that you can believe in yourself more, have more confidence in yourself.
Kim Soohyun: I do have confidence in myself, but the matter is, the more confidence i have, the more guts I will have.
Q: Then, when’s the time where Kim Soohyun has the most confidence?
Kim Soohyun: it’s when I let go of myself. When i let go of myself and act, its when i feel that I am overflowing with confidence. This time ‘Secretly Greatly’, acting as an idiot allowed me to let go of myself in many aspects, I felt very relaxed and enjoyable while acting that role. When we are meeting with people, there are certain codes of etiquette to abide by, especially for artistes, we have to be very alert and mindful of a lot of this and that. And acting as this idiot, I could release a lot of the kind of stress / suppressing feelings that I felt in my everyday lives.
Q: This is the first time where you filmed a movie, it must be very touching and also stressful. The movie is about to be released in the cinemas, how much are you feeling emotional about this, and how stressful are you affected by it?
Kim Soohyun: right now, i’m feeling emotional. Before filming, it was more of stress. This movie’s original work is from a comic that is very popular and well-knowned on the internet, so i kept on thinking that i have to act it out well, and this kind of thoughts alone brings a lot of stress. Secondly, because even though its my first movie, there are a lot of high difficulty level of action scenes, and these is also reasons why i feel very stressed. And also, i also have to practice North Korean’s accent, on some extent its like 1 person acting 2 characters, so the stress was really a lot that time.
Q: Your debut ‘Kimchi Cheese Smile’, your role was ‘The Country’s Childish King Representatative’, i believe this is also a role that help with acting out the role for ‘Secretly Greatly’ right
Kim Soohyun: It seems like from that time onwards, my internal side is more like that. (laughs)
Q: Jun Jihyun who just started to act, and the Jun Jihyun now, do you think there’s a lot of change?
Kim Soohyun: This is quite hard to say. Previously it’s because she’s an actor that was still a newbie, when it comes to acting, we can totally release ourselves to act, but now, the feeling’s like standing in a three why junction. Not really sure, but also not fully understanding it. Just because we understood a little, so it’s abit inconvenient. But also because we understood a little, its as though because we’re afraid and thus we started withdrawing from it. Now, it’s this kind of situation.
Q: Maybe its because of this reason, watching your acting, sometimes we can feel that you’re not just acting it seriously, you’re acting it with all your might.
Kim Soohyun: ah! yesterday! ‘Secretly Greatly’ screening, did i gave that kind of feeling for everyone?
- to be continued-
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