On June 4th, JYJ‘s Yoochun was interviewed at a restaraunt in Kangnam, in which he shockingly revealed, “I really love daughters. My mother and I seriously considered adopting a younger sister.”
During the start of the interview, Yoochun could not conceal his excitement at the mention of Kim So Hyun, the child actress who played the young Sena on SBS‘s ‘Rooftop Prince‘. Yoochun stated, “She is so cute. I want a younger sister or daughter like her. I really do love daughters.”
Fans were very curious as to how Yoochun and So Hyun have such a close relationship, in which they hold numerous conversations over Twitter, even though they have never had a scene together in ‘Rooftop Prince’. To this, Yoochun explained, “There were many times when our waiting rooms were close by or times when we shared the same waiting room. Therefore, So Hyun and I saw each other a lot . I spent a lot of time with So Hyun because the waiting time [for 'Rooftop Prince'] was long. So Hyun would come find me first and bring me food to eat and ask to take pictures together. It was really cute”.
Furthermore, Yoochun revealed his past consideration of adopting a younger sister and stated, ”Whenever I went to welfare buildings or shelters for children to volunteer or make a donation, I was heartbroken when I saw the children. I also have memories of when I went through a difficult period because I lived away from my family, but I feel like those children must be having a much more difficult time. I wanted to give someone as much love as I can, which is why I considered adoption for the past two years. It was a serious dilemma for me.”
The interviewer stated that Yoochun’s smiling face turned serious in an instant when he discussed the reason for not following through with the adoption. Yoochun stated, “I felt that a celebrity is a profession in which you cannot give all your love to one person. I gave up the decision to adopt because I felt like it would be an irresponsible act.”
Subsequently after discussing the topic of marriage with Yoochun, the interviewer wrote, “He is giving much thought about marriage, which is why I think he said that he will publicly reveal his relationship if he starts to date this time. With dating and marriage in mind, Yoochun wants to meet her in a sincere manner. He doesn’t have a concrete plan set for marriage, but his face brightened as soon as he began to fantasize about having a daughter.”
Yoochun said, “I really love daughters. I fantasize about having a loving family. When I marry I think I will be able to have a daughter like So Hyun. At the minimum, I think there is a 70% chance that I will have a pretty daughter. If she’s my daughter, she’ll definitely be pretty,” causing himself to laugh.
Park Yoochun (27) is an “addict creation machine”. Making his acting debut in “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” in 2010, he created the “Sungkyunkwan addict” and with his recent participation in the SBS drama “Rooftop Prince” he played the role of Lee Gak, and created the “Rooftop addict”. “Rooftop Prince” is a story about the fictitious crown prince Lee Gak from the Joseon dynasty, who loses his crown princess, and his episodes after he travels 300 years into the modern day. The show ended its run on 24 May, with the last episode recording ratings of 14.8%, the number 1 show in its time slot (AGB Neilsen)
“Owning nothing, and having nothing you cannot own, this is a kind of charm as well. He is the type that is able to read people well.”
Meeting Park Yoochun on 3 June, he said, “Starting from middle school, probably because I met a lot of people while doing part time jobs, I get some kind of feeling once a meet a person (no matter who it is). “ As for his time in America where he had attended middle school, “To make a living, I took on part time jobs with my father. I only attended school about once a month, and spent most of my time at my workplace.” As for what kind of work this was, he did not talk much about it.
His father, who had gone through the difficult times of taking on part time jobs with him, had passed away due to illness during the shooting of his drama’s first and second episodes. “If I could see him off with good memories, it would have been great, but I could not do so.” Even without enough sleep, pushing on just by eating kimbap, bread and hamburgers, and while travelling in his car, he thought of his father and tears started to flow. “I returned to the shooting location after taking off the mourning robes, and one of the staff asked me ‘Have you eaten?’. These words brought me a lot of comfort… (I though) so this is what living is, not just myself, but living and going through things with others as well, and such thoughts brought me out (of my sadness).”
Perhaps it is because turning points are a key aspect of life, with this drama, he has been praised for attaining a new level of maturity in his acting. The director, Shin Yoon Seob PD had praises for him as well, saying “He has the natural ability to make the character his own” The scene where he wears a doll costume and dances around madly, and when Lee Gak’s reincarnation Yong Tae Yong smiles meaningfully at the female lead Park Ha with a hint of recognition, these are all unscripted yet acted out perfectly by Park Yoochun.
Previously part of idol group TVXQ, and now active as a member of JYJ, people think of actor “Park Yoochun” more than singer “Micky Yoochun” and a co-star said, “I cannot imagine Yoochun singing and dancing.” Last year, this publication invited experts to rate the abilities of idol turned actors, and after Big Bang’s, he was recognised having the most potential in developing as an actor.
“When appearing in the second piece “Miss Ripley” (MBC, 2011), there was such a great pressure in terms of acting initially that I even wanted to give up. But now I can think ‘I’ll just do it like this,’ and perform.
To study acting better, hes thought of doing plays as well. After shooting 2 CFs, he is headed to Bali, Indonesia for a photoshoot, on his future roles, he said, “I want to try playing the role of a serial killer or mental patient, not just the (role of) chaebol”
Park Yoo Chun said he dreams of walking the red carpet of Cannes with his brother Park Yoo Hwan in a recent interview with enews.
To a question asking whether he has anything he dreams of doing, he answered, “I want to go to the Cannes Film Festival with [Park] Yoo Hwan. This is my next goal for now.”
The two have already walked red carpets in Korea together for the 2011 MBC Drama Awards held on December 30, 2011 and the Paeksang Arts Awards held in April 2012.
Park Yoo Chun said, “Even if it’s for different pieces, if we get a chance to go I hope we’ll get to stand on the red carpet of Cannes together. We went together for the Paeksang Arts Awards, and that felt great. I was so proud that we brothers were sitting at the same table. I hope we can take a lot of pictures at Cannes.”
He then added, “Yoo Hwan is better at English than I am. I think I’ll be able to use my brother as an interpreter. (Laugh)”
Park Yoo Chun recently gathered much popularity for his Crown Prince Lee Gak role in SBS’ Rooftop Prince.
Singer-turned-actor Park Yoo Chun had high praise for his partner Han Ji Min after teaming up with her for their recent drama Rooftop Prince, saying that it was like he was given a great present when he got to meet the actress.
In a recent interview with enews, Park Yoo Chun showed his great satisfaction and thanks toward his ‘lover’ Han Ji Min of Rooftop Prince. He also showed he was very close to her, calling her ‘Ji Min nuna (big sister)’ throughout the entire interview.
Park Yoo Chun said, “When we first came in for a test shoot, Ji Min nuna was exhausted because it hadn’t been long since she had wrapped up her previous piece. Thankfully, we were to shoot together with the three subjects, so our first shoot wasn’t too awkward.”
He then added, “That’s how we first met, and because Ji Min nuna has a laid back personality that would make anyone comfortable, we later became so close that she asked me, ‘You feel really comfortable around me, don’t you?’ Acting together with such a relationship let us build great teamwork which helped us put together scenes easily with just one or two tries.”
“Ji Min nuna gave me a lot of help as a senior in acting,” he also said. “For example, when I needed to talk something over with the director, she was the one that helped us find time to see each other. I was thankful for a lot of different things.”
Perhaps because of all the help he had received, Park Yoo Chun said about Han Ji Min, “She’s an actress that can bring on a synergy effect with any actor she acts with.”
He said, “I think I met a great person. I believe I was fortunate in Rooftop Prince that I was able to meet such great colleagues, and it was like I got a great present when I met such a great partner as Han Ji Min.”
The couple’s teamwork pulled Rooftop Prince up to the top for its last episode, helping the drama win the final three-way drama battle.
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