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Park Seo-joon, an Actor Without an Exit to His Charm!


Actor Park Seo-joon flaunted his honest, down-to-earth charm in V LIVE, the Live Broadcasting App. He appeared as a guest in a show called "ActorWhatChatter" and talked about lots of different topics with MC Park Gyung-rim.

His latest drama, "Fight My Way" ended in a success this month and he said that he went on a reward vacation to the Jeju Island. He stated, "After the vacation, I deleted two days off of my life and only slept. I thought to myself how it didn't seem possible to sleep this long before. Afterward, I started participating in the new movie advertisement.

During the talk, his picture from "Dream High 2" came up and he couldn't continue from the embarrassment. He recalled his memory with a shy smile saying, "I think I was about 25~26 years old at the time. My school uniform looks very form-fitting". "I also wore a school uniform in the last drama, "Fight My Way", I thought to myself, 'Is it okay for me to wear a school uniform?' when I wore the uniform, it was quite small". He continued, "Ahn Jae-hong hyung also wore a school uniform. When I saw him, I laughed so hard saying 'You are amazing!'"

When he was a little boy, he dreamt of being a professional baseball player. He explained his beginning point in thinking about pursuing the career as an actor. He said, "When I didn't have much vision, I just really wanted to change my introverted, shy self. I pondered upon what I could do and came up with an answer of just getting out there, in front of people". "In the school animation festival, and in the town animation festival, I cosplayed. I recorded the action sequence and acted on that. Having the costume rented and everything, when the spotlight was on me, I could see the entire school's gaze. I felt something tingling inside me. That's when I decided to pursue this career".

"It was first time I wanted something so bad, I put everything to line. At the time, my parents were very against my decision and I had to make a deal with them. I promised that in exchange of them sending me to the acting school, I won't let my grade drop. If my grade drops more than 3 times, I couldn't do it".

He described his daily life back then, "Around 5pm, I'll be done with school and got permission from my teachers to skip the self-study time and attended the acting school in Yeouido area. When I'm done, I caught the last bus at midnight and went to the library to study". "My grade dropped twice. At the end, it was a close call. My teacher was also against my decision at the time. I wasn't the best student in the class but I ranked within top 10".

Park Seo-joon is the oldest out of 3 brothers. His younger brothers are each 3 years and 8 years younger than him. He mentioned, "My mom had the hardest time with us when we were little but now I think she likes it". As the MC requested a shout-out to all the oldest children, he said "It's tough, right? I know how you feel. Cheer up and live your life diligently!"

He did not forget to praise highly of his partner, actor Kang Ha-neul from the upcoming movie "Midnight Runners". He said, "It was my first time working with him but I could completely understand why he have such good reputation. He is so kind-hearted and easily entertained. I'm slightly older than Kang Ha-neul but I learned so much from him. He has a heart of gold and an outstanding actor. It was such a pleasure shooting the movie with him". He added, "When I see him later on, I want to ask him if I was a strength to him also".

As the MC started to compliment his looks, he said, "You are embarrassing me!" As the MC continue to compliment him and said that his legs are so long and body is proportioned, he humbly said "It will look long if you shoot from the bottom".

Even though he hid himself behind his humbleness, he couldn't hide his broad shoulders. The MC brought out a measuring tape and measure his shoulder length, which was 56cm. Park Seo-joon shyly looked away but as the MC said "There's no exit to your charm! Where's the exit door?!" he gave a witty answer saying, "This door is a revolving door".

The MC ended the interview with a question "What would mid-age Park Seo-joon be like?"

He answered, "I'm going to get married like any other people, and I want to be like an actor I respect. I love Leonardo DiCaprio. He has such a wide spectrum in acting and the details in his acting give me a chill down my spine".

By. Lily Lee

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