Jung II-woo travelled right after the New Year to receive an award from IQIYI, in Beijing, China. IQIYI, of what I read is like a Chinese “Netflix.” The ceremony was held at the Kerry Center in Beijing, China. First are videos, then some photos. Further down you will find two very lengthy interviews. Yes! Great opportunities to know a bit more about the great person our Oppa is!
Video Cr. Jungilwoo CNFansWorld
Photos: Cr. IQIYI and on photos.
Behind The Scenes:
He also had an Interview for QQ… with a cute little penguin:
Interview by QQ.com. January 5, 2013
腾션 娱乐: What is proud of 2012, what is regrettable?
Il: In the work of 2012, the “moon holding the sun” is loved by many viewers, the viewing rate is also very wonderful, this point is one of the very big harvests for me. Just a relatively disappointing thing is that this year’s work has only become this one (laugh)
腾션 娱乐: What are your plans for 2013, what are the goals for this year?
Il: I hope to be able to showcase my diverse aspects by appearing in more works in 2013. I especially want to meet many overseas fans. I like this condition very much. I think that it will be a very busy year in 2013.
腾讯 娱乐: I asked for your work, “Ikemen Ramen shop” intensively played a lot of idol roles in a drama, but what role do you like most personally? Have you ever wanted to challenge some high-contrast images?
IL: Of course. I personally like a relatively masculine role, I think if there is an opportunity to meet the viewers through more amusing roles and more various types of roles in the future.
腾讯 娱乐: Previously, you indicated the idea that you would like to shoot a movie in a mini blog, but what types of movies are you interested in?
I: I want to shoot a very masculine play like “Infernal affair”. I am thinking of trying to challenge for Chinese champion drama.
腾션 娱乐: Is there a movie director or actor who particularly wants to co-star?
Il: I often appreciate Won Kar Wai, director John Woo’s movie very well, so I’m happy to have a chance to appear in the future.
腾讯 娱乐: When Wong Kar-yew’s new movie “Ichijune Mune” is screened, will you go see it?
Ile: Of course!
腾展 娱乐: I won the Hua Ding award in 2012, but what do you think is the reason for receiving the award? What does this award mean to you?
IL: This is a special award I received in China, so it is very special. I think that I can come to China more in the work plan of 2013. The winning this award was one of the motivations for me and I became more motivated to interact with Chinese fans.
I like to eat, the amount of ability is to give a positive force to a person
腾션 娱乐: How do you understand the positive energy (the amount of positive power) and what do you think is the most positive energy?
Il: If you mention it as the position of one actor, through the works and roles I played, everyone who viewed the work positively plus something positive in yourself I feel such a thing, I think that such a thing is positive energy (the amount of authority).
腾讯 娱乐: Among the roles that we played so far, what is the role of the most positive energy (authoritative quantity)?
Il: Scheduler Song Is ·, “My deadline is 49th”, and Iljime of “Billboard Irishme”
It was a very strong positive energy role.
腾讯 娱乐: I heard that you like to eat, do you cook?
IL: (Laugh) Dishes are good.
腾讯 娱乐: What is your specialty?
Il: I will make anything, pots too. Most dishes can be made. Sometimes I make it to my friends sometimes.
腾션 娱乐: Although it seems that you like spicy things, how is the style and skin maintained?
Il: It is not to endure what you want to eat (lol)
腾션 娱乐: Did you meet with a dog of G-DORAGON?
Il: Ah is very energetic ^ ^ I contacted G – DORAGON at the beginning of the year and talked about making time to meet once, but I have not realized it yet.
腾션 娱乐: Do you practice “fairytales”? May I sing a little?
IL: Let ‘s sing. I want to be an angel you love in a fairy tale ~
腾讯 娱乐: Thank you very much for singing enthusiastically. What are the plans to release the album? If you make it, what kind of title would you like?
Il: If there is such opportunity in China. But if you make it, I’d like a single.
腾讯 娱乐: I think that I have played a lot of romance in my work, but what is the most romantic of them? Experience doing romantic things in real life?
IL: Again the story, that process is necessary. Actually I am not a romanticist but I try to do a little romantic behavior on important anniversaries and special occasions. But, I’m not very good at speaking tooth floating … / /.
腾讯 娱乐: What is romantic I think?
Il: (for a while) I have not been in love for so long, so I forgot what kind of romantic it is (laugh)
腾讯 娱乐: There are a lot of fans, but if you really love it, will you publish it? Do you want to keep it secret?
Il: (Do not hesitate) I will absolutely keep it secret!
腾讯 娱乐: Why?
Il: If I do it, I think people will try to disturb their relationships with each other, and if that happens, that is the situation I do not want to see most. So I will choose the way to keep it secret.
腾讯 娱乐: Is it that way that you have not been in love for a long time? Actually I do not publicly even if I am in love now, so it is supposed to be a lover for a long time is not it?
Il: (LOL) There is a difference ~ I really do not really love it.
Interview by Sina. January 6, 2013
Photos: Cr. Sina.
This is another interview by sohu.com. January 6, 2012.
Here is the transcript. Cr. Ilwoostory Japan. Translated into English using Google Translate by Fan13.
MC: Let’s take a look at the screen before introducing it first. It is my 4th meeting with sohu …
MC: It’s the sign that I wrote when I first met you …
Ile: That’s right.
MC: This is in Beijing?
Ile: This was taken in South Korea. My hair was long because I was shooting “Billboard Irujima”.
MC: This is also Korea?
I: Yes, I also took this in South Korea. I took it after the shooting of “Please ask your lady” is over.
MC: This is in Beijing?
IL: Yes, I took this in Beijing.
MC: I looked back over the past four years, but even if I actually see you, it has not changed at all.
Il: That ‘s not true.
MC: I’m lovely ~.
Il: Thank you.
MC: Looking back over the four years, what is the biggest change in Mr. Il?
Il: I think that I got to be able to afford to work, since human relations are the most important than anything else, now I am trying to make a lot of consideration to fans and staff .
MC: I saw a variety of works and programs before I met Mr. Il, but I saw that it was a little introverted type. Little emotions are shown on the table …
MC: Are you trying to learn a lot more from everyday, more enthusiastically?
Il: I often go on a trip and when I do not appear in my work, I enjoy spending my holiday well while enjoying my hobbies.
MC: If you are a fan, you know well that Il likes traveling … well you can learn a lot through traveling, do not you? What kind of things can you learn?
Il: First, when I finish my work and go on a trip, I can organize my feelings. While doing so, I have time to regain myself once more. Well, as I go on a journey, I spend a lot of time alone, so I think that we have plenty of time to think about various things.
MC: You told me about various things … What kind of thing, for example?
Ile: Well, after the work has ended well, I think about how I was doing the work in the meantime, thinking about the plan of the future or spending time alone with just one person.
MC: It seems to be a type of enjoying life?
IL: Well, yes. I am trying to enjoy my work. Although I am at work, it is also my own life, so I am trying hard to enjoy it.
MC: It seems to be quite different from other actors. The other people do the utmost work as much as possible while young, earn a lot of money, desperately try hard. When I finish my work, I have a margin to find myself for a while and it is wonderful. Is this a habit bred by a young age? Or under the influence of someone?
Il: No. I am also trying to work a lot with enthusiasm …. I will go on a trip for a while after I finish my work.
Well, I used to go on a trip with my family from a young age often, so I think that it is affected in that respect.
MC: There are works that made people’s heart pounding last year, did not they? “Moon holding the sun”, Mr. Il’s performance was very nice, but I saw it impressively and impressively. I think that there were many emotional scenes. I think that there were many scenes that caused tears in particular, but have you prepared anything in particular before taking a picture?
Il: Actually, as soon as the “Ikemen Ramen shop” finished the shooting entered the “Moon holding the sun”, there was almost no preparation period. That’s why I talked a lot with the director to grasp the character image.
MC: Many artists seem to have difficulty getting out of the role played a sad scene or a crying scene. How is Mr. Il?
Il: I am also of that type … I will go on a trip and it is a type of shaking away cleanly, yes.
MC: It’s been 10 months since “Sun ~”, how did you spend the whole time?
Ile: I also took advertisement during 10 months, I also went to many foreign fans with promotions and fan meetings. It was a good memory for me and I would like to see Chinese fans as well as holding Chinese fan meetings soon.
MC: We recently made a fan meeting called “promise of first snow” in Taiwan. how was it? What is the reaction of Taiwanese fans? Care! Oppers! Was it more enthusiastic? In this way?
IL: Yes, I was very enthusiastic. Actually I’m preparing for China fan meeting, but I was surprised very much while doing Taiwan fan meeting. I was deeply impressed that “Oh, I’m supporting you so much.”
MC: How was the reaction of Taiwanese fans compared to the reactions of overseas fans in other countries?
Il: Taiwanese fans have always followed me with motorcycles and taxis. I saw such a sight for the first time, so I was surprised and enjoyable.
MC: Was it a bit burdensome or was not it scary?
Il: No. It was a lot of fun. In the story that I heard, the other artists are said to have attached a taxi to the photo and attached it. My fans did not do that much, but I think I will expect a bit next time.
MC: If you would like to tell me another exciting story, in Beijing, when an international star came, a fan caught up to the hotel room and the star checked out Although it seems that they brought back all the hair to the futon on a pillow every single hair … how is it going to be done there?
Il: It can not be that (sweat)
MC: One fan sneaks his cell phone into the baggage of the staff (secretly?), At the airport, he made a phone call to find his cell phone while sneaking his cell phone into the baggage of the staff (?). Of course, staff will come out, do not you? And, I’d like to get a cell phone, where is the hotel? When. It seems there was a fan who keeps the hotel doing that way.
MC: The title of the fan meeting seems to be “a promise of the first snow”, but it seems that there is a special meaning in the first snow in Korea …
Ile: Yes, in Korea … When I meet the people I like on the first snowfall day, I mean that love will come true. With that in mind, I heard a story saying that it will not snow in Taiwan, so I am looking forward to the first snow, so I am also looking forward to seeing all of the fans and made it a title .
MC: When you listen to stories, do you think that it is a very romantic person, have you ever met love with the first snow in real life, did love bear fruit?
IL: I do not think so (^ ^; In the South, when the snow falls, the road gets congested, so the day when the snow falls is at home ^ ^
MC: I thought about listening to a romantic story, but it is disappointing.
IL: Yes, it is.
MC: How did your friends and others stay?
IL: Well … I have not seen much of my friends recently. I do not know what my friends did on the first snow.
MC: Do you like snow?
Il: I like watching. I like to look, but it’s cold.
MC: Do Korean men hate cold?
Ile: I like to be cold. I like likes, but as the snow falls, the road will also slide … Well …
MC: Do Korean people wear warm underwear?
IL: Yes, I will wear it when shooting. Wear it when shooting.
MC: Why did you ask? If you look at Korean work, the men are thin clothes and because women see walking in stockings, so Koreans are not too concerned about the cold weather Because I thought that. Is it so from a young age?
Il: If you try to dress coolly it will become thin clothing, and the neighborhood is useless.
MC: First of all it is health first, so please also wear warm clothing.
Il: Yes, thank you.
MC: “Promises for the first snow” I’d like to tell you a story about fan meeting, are they singing a Chinese song?
Il: Yes, I sang.
MC: Do you like songs by Leslie Cheung, Do you like Tan Wei?
MC: They are different types, are they?
Il: I like singing and liking as an actress … so there are differences.
MC: So, what is it that you sing songs sung at fan meeting now, here?
Il: If yeah a little … …. (Applause. No, it is not that much. (Song) I will do so far.
MC: My pronunciation is very beautiful.
Ile: I came to Beijing this time and I was touched by the fans at the airport to sing the “fairytales” that I sang right now.
MC: What motivated you to sing “fairytales”?
Il: I’ve known the song “fairy tale” from long ago and I’ve always wanted to sing if I do a fan meeting. Then, there are several songs I thought that I wanted to sing, and at the time of China fan meeting, I plan to sing different songs ^ ^
MC: Are you already preparing?
Il: There are songs that I am practicing, and there are songs at the stages I’m thinking.
MC: It is a very good song, but it is a long ago song, is not it? Is the song currently being prepared a recent one?
Il: No, it’s all an old song ^ ^
MC: Are you planning songs of the past?
IL: Yes, well, there are many good songs in old songs too.
MC: There are things that fans and staff recommend, right? Do you listen to that often?
MC: Do you listen to opinions or songs that this is better?
IL: Yes, of course I listen to a lot of opinions. But … I will choose meals and shops, so ….
MC: I think that I made a surprise event at the time of fan meeting, but the manager released a suitcase on the stage. Did not you know that? Or did you know in advance?
Il: Yes, I really did not know.
MC: You should have been very surprised. Perhaps there were not any troubles in the suitcase, as seen by the fans?
Ile: No, I am fine even if all of it is open ^ ^ No such thing.
MC: It’s okay because there is not a particularly strange taste, is it?
MC: I know that I am cleaning your skin, but I was surprised very beautifully. Would you care more often than usual?
Ile: Well, of course, I will care, my profession. Well, I just do the same thing as you are doing.
MC: If you teach Chinese fans the secrets of skin management?
IL: Well ~ I think cleansing is the most important thing to skin management. Even if you do not normally make it, I firmly wash your face. I think cleansing is the most important thing.
MC: When I clean it easily and clean it will end …
Il: Say oh well, it cleanses, cleanses it, cleanses it, cleanses it, cleans it, so wash it and wash it with cold water … Yes.
MC: I play an OX game. Please answer quickly.
IL: I understand.
MC: I am a romanticist?
MC: Have you given women a very expensive gift?
MC: Do I have a good style?
MC: Do you want to release a Chinese album?
Il: O If I have the opportunity …
MC: I am also good at acting?
Il: This is △? I am learning hard and I have to learn more.
MC: I think you’re doing well enough.
Il: No no.
MC: Do you like dogs more than cats?
Il: Yeah O
MC: You better be better than confessing?
MC: So, what type do you like positively for people you love?
IL: Yes. I will confess.
MC: If you have to choose between love or work, why do not you choose love?
Il: X I think I will choose a job now.
MC: 2013.1.4 is a very meaningful day for China. It is the day when I mean I love you forever, but on this good day, thank you for your celebration to everyone.
Ile: I came to China as my first job in 2013, and I am glad that I can see you as well. In 2013, I will prepare to be able to make fan meetings in China without fail. And to reward the support of everyone who loves me, I think that it is good to show you good works, good acting. From now on I think that I will do my best to be Jung I Love who only loves you with good acting.
MC: Ill wishes that everything goes well, and to the fans for the schedule of 2013.
Il: I definitely want to decide the appearance of a good work and I think you can greet everyone. Also I think that there are many opportunities to meet international fans as well in the New Year. So, please expect from everyone. I think that I will become Jeong Il who always works hard.
Last but not Least:
Airport Arrival: Cr. On Photos.
Airport Departure: Cr. On photos.
Oh…loved reading these. A few things stood out… One of them is how he would have to keep any romantic relationship secret. But I always wonder about this… even as secret as it got… eventually something would leak out no? Unless he is flawlessly careful! And I guess it helps him that he is famous, but not so so famous… that he thankfully does not have Paparazzi eyeing him all the time! In fact I think Jung II-woo can lead almost a normal person’s life at this time. I mean if he even takes public transportation…
Another is how he would like more “manly” roles. Not Flower Boy roles. I really wish this for him too! There are other Kdrama actors like Ji Chang-wook that have that have that “Flower Boy” face and manage to land these really masculine roles. Even though I did not see Jung II-woo’s “The Discloser,” in the photos he looked more “manly.” I really hope he gets the chance… he has it in him! I think aging might help him with that too…
And… doesn’t he look tired in those videos by SOHU TV and departing from the airport? That last photos… the dark circles under his eyes… poor Ilwoo! I really pray he takes a bit easier when he returns to the spotlight. But my guess is he will work very hard… it’s in his Korean genes! I just hope he and his beloved fans remember… his health is NÚMERO 1 !!!