Hanrize uploaded HQ scans of the front and main photo of the back of the original Korean flyer given away in movie theaters for Love Forecast. From her comments, a friend seems to have won it along with an interview with Lee Seung Gi from an event sponsored by Koari. Both call it a “miracle” and thanks to both of them for sharing the scans with other Airens. I’ve managed to translate 100% of the actual interview. However, I’ve translated only the headlines for the page prior to the Q&A section as my eyes are aching from all the squinting and blurry text.
“You say I’m definitely not the one,
2015 First Romance
Today’s Love/Love Forecast
For someone with my standards, aren’t I acceptable?”
The “Frustrating Man” who always gets dumped because he always does everything for women. Kang Jun Soo
Question 1. First on-screen challenge! Your reason and thoughts on choosing Love Forecast?
Answer: Rather than my first movie being a blockbuster, I wanted it to be one where I would be acknowledged as an actor. I had a great time reading the first scenario. I thought that it was an opportunity where I could show a different side of me seen in dramas while doing a good job at it too. Personally, it’s a genre that I really like and it was by Director Park Jin Pyo, whom I’ve always wanted to work with, not to mention my friend and colleague, Moon Chae Won. For these reasons, I felt I had to do it. In particular, I chose this movie because I liked Director Park Jin Pyo’s perspective on dating and love. His leading male characters possess a noble and pure love which can be considered fantasy yet real. I liked how his depiction of love is never treated lightly.
Question 2. What is the synchronization percentage between the character, Jun Soo, and yourself in real life? What is the character’s charm? (Seung Gi had said ~ 80% during the Star Live Talk Concert when asked the same question)
Answer: The director said he “drew” the character thinking about my personality in real life so we’re very similar. My image of being kind is similar to the character. Personally, I think this generation is into “bad men” and “men who only think about themselves”. People tend to think “nice men” and “men who will do whatever the woman wants” are boring and no fun. I feel that it’s a pity. Although there are all sorts of men in the world, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to date a man with sincerity like Jun Soo at least once. He is considerate and sacrifices so many years. In the movie theater, it would be especially unrealistic for Jun Soo not to date anyone and pine after Hyun Woo until his dying day. Although he likes other women and dates, the woman he truly loves and cares for is Hyun Woo. In this way, I really like Jun Soo.
Question 3. Your thoughts on working with Moon Chae Won?
Answer: While filming the drama, ‘Brilliant Legacy’, she was an actress who was very skilled in melo so I thought it would be good to work with her on a melo or romance later. I am really happy that within 5 years, it came to fruition. Since we’re friends, we were considerate towards each other and had a lot of fun while acting. Hyun Woo has 2 charms ~ feminine and masculine ones. In real life, Moon Chae Won is very feminine and elegant yet very outgoing and full of aegyo. Because of this, I think the character, ‘Hyun Woo’, was perfected with a lot of charm.
Question 4. What was it like working together with Director Park Jin Pyo?
Answer: Director Park Jin Pyo’s strength is making actors feel comfortable. He works at eye level with them and creates an atmosphere where one can act comfortably and freely. The Director has a unique way of expressing himself while directing. To increase the level of emotion, he would say,”10 won (US 1 cent) worth”, “20 won worth” , like that. At first, I was flustered at this style of directing but later, his “demands” became vivid and it made acting much easier.
Question 5. What was the most memorable episode while filming the movie?
Answer: Nearly two days into filming, there was a scene where I had to dance wildly to lighten Hyun Woo’s mood. But because I really can’t dance well, before going onto the set I was really worried. When I actually went on set and started dancing, although I felt awkward, new ideas starting coming to mind. Rather than just dancing wildly, I had a good time. It is something to look forward to.
Question 6. What is the difference between your vision for Love Forecast and the movie itself?
Answer: Personally, I don’t like the term “some”. I think that word turns a person’s greatest fantasy into something trivial. I believe we all should approach someone with true love. Love Forecast follows this idea and draws it out delightfully and realistically. I really like and am confident about our movie, Love Forecast.
Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever