Monday, 30 March 2009

F4 Interview: Kim Hyun-joong

Here you go, the last installment of the F4 relay interview - 23 year old Kim Hyun-joong, who plays the role of Ji-hoo sunbae in the drama Boys Before Flowers.

Kim confessed that he is not as gentle or tender as his character Ji Hoo. What he looks for in a girlfriend? "I wish my girlfriend was someone just like a friend, whom I would feel comfortable with."

Hyun-joong is also the leader of the group SS501.






IS: Who do you want to meet most in the world?


Of course Seo Taiji. When i was a child, I listened to a variety of foreign music and I liked the rock genre. The top song when I was in school was Seo Taiji and Boys' "Nan-arayo" ( 난 알아요). Then when I heard "Ultramania", I decided to become a singer. I have a lot of respect for Seo Taiji.


IS: Do you have any talent you've been polishing since the school days?

I played bass guitar in a band when I was in high school. I can play it quite well. I enjoy expressing it by playing guitar when I get a musical idea. I would spend whole day to search for rare guitars when I was visiting Japan. I love the guitar.

IS: Do you have any places you want to travel to? Who with?

I have friends whom I've been growing up with in the same town. I've spent most of my life with them. I fear nothing when I'm with them. I want to travel to space with them and challenge the limit of our lives. Does that sound like nonsense? (Err...it kinda does)

IS: Who is number one on your mobile phone speed dial?


I have a bad memory and my mobile phone directory stores my important numbers but I don't use the speed dial.


IS: What do you always carry in your bag?


An extra pair of contact lens, eye drops and a shaver. Also an extra pair of underwear and socks just in case we end up shooting all night.


IS: Which actress would you like to work with?


Lee Hyo-ri (noona). Before I made a debut as a singer, she was my dream girl. Hyori is my senior and gave me lots of valuable advice. She is such an inspiration to me.


IS: What is your motto in life?

You only have one chance in life, live hard and earn fame. Help the poor and be respected.

IS: What's the difference before and after F4?

The age range of people who recognise me became various. The character Ji Hoo seemed to give me a chance to produce another Kim Hyun Joong.

IS: Have you ever posted any opinion under Internet news articles (about youself)?

I try not to read bad posts (about me). I would read what people write about me on my fan page and write my opinions as well. Sometimes I reveal myself and sometimes I don't. Sometimes I write really harsh reports on myself to push myself. I visit Daum the most.

IS: Do you have a bad habit or jinx?


No jinx. Habit perhaps? When I am stressed, I like to go on fishing trips or listen to music.


IS: What if your parents were against your marriage -- like in the character Gu Jun-pyo?


I will try to persuade my parents, that I am responsible enough to make the decision.


Where and with whom do you like to drink with?


I drink a lot. Soju. Anywhere (the place is not important). I drink with my band mates and friends. A simple stall by the street is good enough. I like my soju with pork and kimchi.

IS: What was the biggest crisis in your life to date?


It was when I was in the MBC TV show We've Got Married. We went to film at Halla Mountain (Halla San) at Jeju Island. We took 5 hours to climb up the mountain and 2 hours to get down. I didn't go easy but went on briskly. I ran down for 2 hours without a break. Finally, when we reached the bottom and it was time for an interview at the hotel, I had no energy left and fainted.

IS: What would you do if you won ₩ 10,000,000,000 in the lottery?


₩ 5,000,000,000 to parents. ₩ 1,000,000,000 to my boss Lee Ho-yeon of DSP Entertainment. 20% to needy neighbours, 20% to share with friends.


IS: Do you have any skin care secrets?

My dermatologist takes care of my skin very well. That's my honest answer. Ha ha. I will always try to clean my skin properly.


IS: What is your sleeping habit?

I sleep in only my underwear. I can't endure wearing anything more because I am afraid of the heat. I like the feeling of the blanket next to my skin and only wear my underwear to bed.

IS: When did you last date and how old were you?


We split up just before I made my debut (in SS501). Ha Ha.


IS: What would you call your girlfriend if you have one?

I would just call her name. I'm not as gentle or tender as Ji Hoo. I wish my girlfriend was someone just like a friend, who I would feel comfortable with.


IS: What do you want to receive from your girlfriend?


Actually, I would be more comfortable giving than receiving.
Even if I have something I want, I won't tell her and I would just buy it myself. I would give anything from me to the most precious one.

IS: What do you envy of your F4 members?


Min-ho's height, Bum's maturity and Joon's personality?


IS: What is the best fortune of your life so far?

The fact that I have friends who I've been with since primary school, and that I'm a member of SS501.

IS: If you have a completely free day, what would you do?


I just want to sleep all day.


IS: Who manages your income?


Since I was a child and started off with part-time jobs, I have been managing my own income. My parents trust me.

Source: ISPLUS
Additional translation by Joe Gimm

Earlier F4 Interviews:
Lee Min-ho
Kim Bum
Kim Joon


23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

"I just want to sleep all day."

Lol. That is so Hyunjoong.

jicks said...

^lol I think it's actually very Hanazawa Rui! Sleep is what the entire BOF cast wants most lol

It's funny he thinks Hyori when asked about an actress... I would always consider her singer/dancer/performer first. Typical boy wants to work w/ the sex siren *SIGH*

But I do like his general management of finances incl his lottery winnings =)

I most like the "I sleep in only my underwear" part XDDDDD

|| Lyññ || said...

Thanks for the interviews of the F4 dudes!! I just can't get enough of them... just watched episode 13 and am starting to dislike Gu Junpyo's character!! Eventhough I know how the ending is gonna be like, I really would like Jihu to end up with Jandi... heh...

Anonymous said...

Lee Hyori is not an actress ..no matter how hard she tries to "act" haha

ana said...

this is kinda disappointing.. his answer are a bit too daring? so not Ji Hoo.. except for the sleep part..
yeah, JiHoo is just a character.. but.. but.. but.. :((

Orchid said...

This interview has been updated with these additional questions that have been translated.

* Do you have any places you want to travel to? Who with?

* What is your motto in life?

* Have you ever posted any opinion under Internet news articles (about youself)?

* What would you call your girlfriend if you have one?

* What is the best fortune of your life so far?

Thanks.

Wawa said...

hyun joong ah~~~ you are so not Jihoo :p except for the sleeping parts... hihihi!!!

jicks said...

Thanks for the update!

"Help the poor and be respected."
<3

Anonymous said...

ji hu sambaek.. nomu saranghaeyo..
ohh.. he was just always remind me of the yool gun from Goong. N Gu Junpyo was always in black dress up... my white prince charming..

Anonymous said...

Still fixated on Lee Hyori he just wants to kiss her or experience a kiss with her..she is not an actress.

Not sure he will find a girlfriend that doesn't want a gentle and tender boyfriend.

Now how come whenever he does morning wakeup shows and also in Japan he was not wearing his underwear, I guess only when he is home.

When will guys realize the being gentle and tender with a woman is not being cheesy or weak it's communicating with your heart.

norakmaratan said...

omg!omg!omg!he only sleeps in his underwear! ouh...sexy!!!rarwrrr!!!

Anonymous said...

kim hyun joong is one o a kind... keep it up! good luck and more blessings

sheila said...

kim hyun joong is one o a kind... keep it up! good luck and more blessings

Anonymous said...

what kind of guy is he ? may i know his official website ? and i would like to know more about korean people ..

meimei said...

ahaha kasahamnida for the interview... ahaha he is not like ji hoo but i like the way of how he treats his girlfriend. simple yet elegant. thats why i like him.haha oppa i might go to korea next year c u there! continue the hard work and try to wear a little clothes when you sleep you might get a cold love you oppa sarangheh... always and forever even i die haha promise ok. bye.

meimei said...

ahaha kasahamnida for the interview... ahaha he is not like ji hoo but i like the way of how he treats his girlfriend. simple yet elegant. thats why i like him.haha oppa i might go to korea next year c u there! continue the hard work and try to wear a little clothes when you sleep you might get a cold love you oppa sarangheh... always and forever even i die haha promise ok. bye.

meimei said...

and here is my kimchi kiss ♥ !haha for oppa kim hyun joong

thet Myat said...

I like you .You are more handsome than before.In F4,i like your style with short hair and wearing glasses. Good Luck. May your wish be fullfill.

thet Myat said...

Hi! I'm from Mandalay, Myanmar.
F4 is now the most popular film in our society, especially in the schools among teens. Cheers up !!!

best of luck!

Buhaha Peace said...

Buhahaha.my frens are absolutely thrilled after knowing that their ideal ji hoo doesn't have a girlfrend.About his character and view about girlfren they said love is the next name of sacrifice.They have even planned to go Korea this october to pursue him.Their ideal view is in love their is no boundries.Wow this is gonna be exciting.Mr. Kimmu man( that's what my fren cal him)I can't send u a kimchhi kiss bcoz this ends up in being beaten up but i can send you a kimchhi smile:)
Be careful Seliza, zara and nimmo arenot easy to handel. best of luck

natasha said...

anyways, it's his right to have whichever personality he wants...like...sleeping all day or whatever...well,(time to go), good luck at your stuff...=D

put3nani said...

I think I more like ji ho than hyun joong.but, you alwals no. 1 korean artist that I like..

jet said...

really doesn't matter if jihoo's like kim hyung joon.. we play roles everyday! it's nice to be a different person everyday! so we always have a chance to improve

sleeping is the best..

 

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