sungjoon, shut up flower rock band
The press conference started with SungJoon looking very nervous. As he was a model who attended Paris Collection, he appeared very slim and tall young actor, definitely a flower boy. SungJoon looks more mature for his age and has persuasive power in his eyes that can be absorbed.
At the press conference, although looking nervous, he expressed his intentions by answering questions.
The MC asked "Your visit to Japan this time is to promote Shut Up Flower Boy Band's DVD release and to attend 1st Fan Meeting. How are you feeling right now?" "I'm very nervous right now. I have held Fan Meetings in Korea, but it's the first time in Japan. I'm looking forward to it very much but very nervous at the same time." SungJoon replied.
MC asked "The airing of Shut Up Flower Boy Band ended in March this year. In the show, the band was named as [Eye Candy], what did you think about the name? " SungJoon answered "I felt pressure when I first heard [Eye Candy]. But as I read through the script, I thought the story of this drama looked very realistic and interesting. So I thought [Eye Candy] for the band name wasn't bad at all. Then as I heard of it, I got used to it."
SungJoon told us that the members of Eye Candy were of similar ages, so they spend the time together like friends. But the shooting was really hard as the schedule was very tight and it was very cold. When they had some break time, they couldn't play together, as they spend it instead sleeping as they had lack of sleep."
Then MC asked "JiHyuk who SungJoon acted was not only very popular with girls, but also abrupt, so cool when he stands on a stage... He is so much magnetic person. What do you think about JiHyuk?" "I envy someone like JiHyuk . Because he is blessed with talent. I think someone who can do well and be cool in what he has to do is really awesome." SungJoon answered.
The MC continued "So you and JiHyuk have something in common?" SungJoon answered "When I find something I really like, I get devoted and immersed, I can't think about anything else. That part is something we have in common, I think"
When MC asked what he thinks about preparing for the Fan Meeting, he said that he is very nervous and don't even know what to do, but will do his best.
Sung Jun answered a few questions from the press. He said he had been to Japan several times before. His first visit to Japan was when he was 5th grade at primary school. The visit was for his father's business to Fukuoka.
He admitted his liking Sushi a lot and likes Shinjuku and Ginza (neighbourhoods in Tokyo). He also likes streets where youngsters gather and Shinjuku Gyoen (Park). As to why he likes Shinjuku Gyoen, he gave the reason that a park like that cannot be seen in the heart of Seoul. He thinks the park and pond at Shinjuku Gyoen are very beautiful.
He also told the media that, when he chooses a role, he reads scripts very carefully and thinks if he can act that role. If he thinks that is what he would like to portray, then he approaches the role from himself. There isn't any particular role(s) he would like to act, but would like to try action roles where he would be shooting guns or swinging around swords, something like that.
How he gets relaxed (he really doesn't have time to relax during shooting though) is by listening to the music or reading books, when he has a bit of time to relax. He doesn't have any particular genre he likes. What he is reading recently is "Temptation" witten by an American author.
There was a question about the scene where his character JiHyuk played a guitar and sang, does SungJoon do the guitar and sing in real life ? He immediately answered "Yes" and the press went "omg~", SungJoon added "I did" as it was his past experience.
Before the press conference ended, MC asked SungJoon to leave some message to his fans in Japan. "I came to Japan to hold Fan Meeting this time. Please keep your interests and support for me. I will be an actor SungJoon who does his best all the time."
SungJoon was shy and nervous all the way till the end, but he carefully answered with his own words impressing the press as an actor who was able to get through to them. SungJoon is one of Korean actors we can look forward to seeing grow.
The drama where SungJoon is cast as a lead, "Shut Up Flower Boy Band" Rental DVD will be released on 05th December (Vol. 1-8), Sale DVD DVD-BOX12 will be released on 26th December 16,800 each (incl.tax)
Source: SungJoon Japan Official Fan Club Web Site: http://www.sung-jun.jp/|Reporter: Melissa K.
*Poster photo for DVD used with permission.