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[SWITCH Magazine August Issue] Yunho – Only Looking Forward [180710]

July 19, 2010

[I would like to take photos myself if compared to be photographed by the others]
After the photo shooting session had ended, Yunho laughed as he said such. Since his hobby is photo shooting, he told us he has two cameras now.

[The memories of Bong Gun, is closely related to my past memories]
The chat topics unfold as he said so. Yunho, the leader of TVXQ, the DVD of his debuted drama series immediately rose to the top spot on chart by the moment it was released. This interview was conducted when he came to Japan in conjunction with the releasing of his DVD.

—-What do you think of your first challenge in acting?
I always want to try it since I never have the chance to try it before. Of course my acting skill is still not so good now, but with my passion I will strive to improve it.

—-Do you like drama series and film?
Yes, among the actors I like Johnny Depp the most, especially his film ‘Edward Scissorhands’. I wish I am able to challenge various characters like him. When I was a high school student, I already had this in my mind, therefore I started to believe at that time, let it be singing or acting, those are performances that can express different feelings to many people. Hence, the things which I have rare opportunity to do it, the things that I did can become part of my experiences, I would like to do them all. This kind of feelings still hasn’t changed till now.

—-If you do not have the job like what you are having now, what would you like to do?
To be a prosecutor is my ambition since young. That’s because of my personality that like to justify between right and wrong.

—-What’s your feeling during filming?
I was still having tight schedule at that time, but I decided to take the role after I read the scripts. The most important is Bong Gun this character. He is me before my debut and me nowadays, and there is usual me in that character too. A person who has nothing but dreams, and advances with just his dreams. Besides that, I am the person who do not shed tears easily, Bong Gun also didn’t cry during his development. (lol) The part which he values his family and friends is same like me.

—-Please tell us when was the last time you cried?
When I was standing on stage in Tokyo Dome, I was truly amazed and touched by the fans (lol)

—-Bong Gun is a character with distinct emotions. You really worked hard to act it out.
I wanted to display another side of me which is different on stage, and that was my initial target. Now I am so honored with your compliment.

—-How do you work hard on your acting skills?
No matter what I am still a new actor, so there are still many parts that I lack of. However if compared to the efforts and hard work, there were more happy moments. My perspective towards the others also changed. In order to refine my acting skills, I learned a lot from observing other people’s actions. Other than that is working hard. If there is a snack in front, I will start thinking ‘What will Bong Gun do?’ So I always practice at backstage during a-nation performance. When I am thinking back now, this opportunity in acting had changed my feelings towards my works.

—-What do you think of yourself in the future since you gained experience from this drama series?
It is still the same as music, I want to challenge different characters more. For me I still do not have acting platform. For example Johnny Depp, he is able to use his own platform to fit into any role. I want to set that as my goal. Bon Gong as the origin point, and will persist forever as the guardian in my heart. So that in the future when I recall the process of interpreting this character, I want to live optimistically as him too.

—-Are you a person who does not fear of failure and regret?
I do mind. However you can’t get positive result if you keep on being pessimistic. I think the beautiful memories can be captured through the lens of camera, so that I have positive mood every time I look at them (the photos) even when I am facing hard times. In the future I hope to move forward without feeling regret.

Credits: TVXQBaidu + 中国U-KNOW允浩房
Trans by: LoveInTheIce@DBSKnights
Shared by: DBSKnights

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