Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Eng Translation + Photos of Kim Hyun Joong during 'Inspiring Generation' Presscon 03.04.14

아니 솔직히 오늘 '감격시대' 이벤트 난 모르겠어. >.< 미안해. 난 바빠서. Anyhow, no matter how tired I may be, I would still find any strength just to make sure I share some photos from it. ^^ Glad to see Leader Mo back again the future episode. Gotta love his charisma. ^^ But of course, nothing beats the charismatic and handsome Leader Kim Hyun Joong! ^^ 김현중 멋지다!!

*I'm gonna insert some English Translation provided by @5StarsAs1 during the pressconference.

Regarding his resemblance to child actor Kwak Dong-yeon, Kim Hyun Joong said, 'A lot of people said my acting skills have improved after watching the child actor's performance (in the first 4 episodes). But I remained quiet about it. The reason for that is because we look alike. Even his mother couldn't differentiate us judging from our side face. Because he took on the role in the childhood episodes, viewers don't seem to realise the different after the transition to the adult episodes.'

Kim Hyun Joong, 'I always put in my best effort. Compared to previously, it seemed I have improved. I think it's better to have fun at the same time while filming. While having the conscious that I/we are actually acting, I think it's easier to grasp the character if we think ourselves as that person/character living in that era. I wanted to work hard on my acting skills and have fun filming too.'

Kim Sung-O, 'It's the first time I challenge such as action-studded drama so it's difficult to memorise the actions but Hyun Joong seemed to be able to memorise them easily. Memorising the movements is different from memorising the script lines. I find it difficult but Hyun Joong is good in it. It seemed like he is very clever. I envy him'

Given the title as 'Sirasoni' for his character as Shin Jung-taein the drama, Hyun Joong was asked whether will he (as KHJ himself) win against Yoon Hyung-bin.

He said, 'If I were to fight with Yoon Hyung-bin, it feels like I will lose in the fight.'

Continuing being questioned if his character, Shin Jung-tae, was to battle against with Yoon Hyung-bin, Hyun Joong answered, 'Wouldn't Sirasoni win? Don't you think Sirasoni last time is up to par to the standard with the present-day's UFC fighter, Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko?

Source: http://media.daum.net/entertain/enews/newsview?newsid=20140304142308148


1) Yoon Hyung-bin is previously a comedian in KBS2's Gag Concert, but debuted as a MMA fighter in Road FC fight held on February 9th, 2014. He won his first debut fight against Japanese fighter, Takaya Tsukuda

2) Sirasoni is a nickname given to a Korean legendary fighter called Yi Sung-soon who was a well-known best Korean martial artists (or street fighter) during the Japanese Occupation era. It is also thought to be Shin Jung-tae's character in the drama.

3) Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko - you can check out more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_Emelianenko

Kim Hyun Joong, 'Please keep your expectation up for this upcoming Wednesday as I will make my appearance only in my briefs.

Reporter asked, 'Is it the brief you usually wear?'

Kim Hyun Joong said laughingly, 'Yes.'

KHJ was asked what is the colour of the briefs and he said, 'If the colour is aired as well, the drama will be rated as 19+. So I’ll leave it to the viewer’s imagination. The scene was filmed carefully behind a blind. It was the briefs that I usually wear. And director said it will be female actress’ turn next time to ‘expose’’.

credits: @5StarsAs1

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