April 4, 2020
Jung Il Woo was featured in this online health magazine. It is a great choice, as he looks so healthy!
The magazine can be seen HERE. It starts on page 21. (Thank you IG anpan.225 for finding this website!…It’s not even up in the National Health Insurance Website …that’s where I kept checking!)
Here is the translation and photos of the magazine. Please if copying credit the source!
Actor Jung Il Woo who becomes a chef in a drama “late night snack man and woman”
“I will make dish that heals body and heart”
Actor Jung ill woo, who is a well known food lover and has good cooking skills, has a role as a chef and comes back to us. He is chef “Park Jin Seong” as a main character in the drama ‘late night snack man and woman’ which is being filmed and predicted to be on air late this year. We went to meet him who has busy life after the filming started.
Serious Passion for Acting
Actor Jung has spent the whole time in Daehakro since last winter. He showed the audience good acting in his return in theater with ‘Elephant song’ as a Michael. Because it is a psychodrama, it drained his energy and after the heated acting he almost was burnout. He had good reception from the audience after he came back to the theater, and until the finale, his shows were sold out. We were curious how he feels after finishing this show.
“It was hard for me both physically and mentally. I played as a patient in a mental hospital and this is a story about a person who runs toward his end, so I had to show many different shifts of emotions and I had to deal with doctors and nurses. There were many scripts to memorize so it was difficult as well, but it was very good experience as an actor.”
Jung said he gained more confidence through this show. After hearing him mentioning about confidence, we could feel how serious he is about acting, knowing he is such a good actor himself already. Maybe that’s why there are many senior actors who praises him. Especially, the actor Lee Sun Jae is well known for keep saying good words about him on TV or interview as ‘very hard working, good at acting young actor’. These two actors who got to know in Jung’s debut ‘High Kick’ are very close, more than just colleagues in acting.
“Lee Sun Jae is the actor who I admire the most. I am continuously visiting and get in touch with him since High Kick. We go to see each other’s plays in theaters. He told me that If someone wants to be an actor, he should do a play on a theater, and I could understand the meaning through this play.
Returning to drama as a real chef
Jung, who finished a big play comes back to our living room theater(TV). He is confirmed to be in a role of a main character Park Jin Seong in a drama ‘late night snack man and woman’ which will be on air late this year. One thing we have to focus here is that the role he plays is a a chef who is not only good at cooking but also sexy. Jung is well known food lover and known for his cooking skills.
(on second page with gray background)
I go abroad sometimes for shooting and I always feel that our health care system is very well done. When I am abroad, I feel scared to visit a doctor with little symptoms. I think Korean health care is a very good system that you can feel proud of as a Korean.
On 편스토랑, the popular KBS 2TV show, he shows off his cooking skills by using Chinese cooking knifes, and became winner with “떡쭈빠빠오”. Usually, actors have some breaks between acting roles but we can guess why he came back to the drama right after he finished the play. This is the drama that is for him!
“the crew of this drama told me that they did casting with me after seeing me in the cooking show. I think it is nice to show people about me through cooking.” Jung is choosing clothes and little things himself to become a role of “Park Jing Seong”, with detail. Even bowls are chosen by Jung and he sometimes uses his own bowls from his home. “even though it is a video, people who eat should feel that it is delicious and that will be seen naturally to the audience. That’s why I try to cook as tasty as possible. To the degree that the audience will feel “I wanna make this! I want to eat this!”. I will share the recipe as well so you will be able to enjoy the drama in a different way.”
From hiking to bungee jumping, enjoying various sports
Let’s go back to the 편스토랑. Jung was at the center of spotlight not only because of his cooking skills and menus but also with his horse riding skills. The scene was very fabulous. “through many historical dramas, I learned how to ride horse so I think I can ride not too bad. I did not feel scared since the beginning. I enjoy theme parks and also I like bungee jump”
Jung il woo’s exercise style is very interesting. He enjoys horse riding and bungee jumping, but at the same time, he just like to walk. Not only Ollegil(in jeju) but also he has been on Santiago pilgrimage for 3 times. He also does pilates for 8 years.
“I do pilates almost everyday. I have done many exercises but there is nothing like pilates when it comes to balancing postures. In normal days, I try to walk a lot instead of doing some special exercises.”
We were curious what he eats to keep his body healthy. He is the person who cooks! He said he eats vegetable salads a lot. Also when he is on diet, he eats oats instead of carbohydrates. He said when you put oats and brown rice and steam it, it is not only good for health but also good for diet. It was very natural for him to talk about various ingredients.
Accepted to be on the front page model to support people having difficult time during Covid-19
Jung became our model even with busy schedule of shooting a drama. He thought it is a good opportunity to support people when it is very difficult time for the whole people in Korea because of the Covid-19. Jung is a ambassador of National Traumatic Center, and he did cheering voice recording when expats came back from Wuhan.
“After I got an offer from this book, I searched about this book and read it. I found many good information. Also I wanted to be helpful somewhat in this difficult time.”
He has been donating to society continuously and he said he feel happy that he can be helpful to the society. I wants to be remembered as an actor who has good influence. He has been checking his health every year through health care system, and he said this system is really good. Especially when his friends who are residing in other countries tell him that they are afraid of the cost of visiting medical centers, he feel that Korea’s health care system is really good.
“Everyone is worried about Covid-19 but I am sure we will overcome this. I will do my best to show you good acting. I will cheer for you always!”
He also added nice words that we all should wash hands thoroughly. It is something that we can expect from Jung Il woo who is healthy and warm, and matches well with April.
These were behind the scenes images posted at jungilwoo_official:
Yes… he does match well with April… and every month, day, hour, minute, second…! ^ ^