Jang Keun-suk on the set of "You Are My Pet" in Seoul, South Korea on July 6, 2011. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
There was only one place in Seongbuk-dong that was raining past five o'clock in the afternoon on the hot summer day of July 6. And encircled by a number of cameras on that site was Jang Keun-suk, crouched inside a box on the set of film "You Are My Pet." In-ho, the role Jang took on in "You Are My Pet," is the so-called 'pet' of Ji-eun (Kim Ha-neul) who on the outside may seem like she lives a perfect life yet lacks at social skills. And just like its story which seems unlikely to exist in real life, Jang, wiping off water while surrounded by three staffers and surrounded by even more reporters, seemed like a star who would be hard to approach. It was only after he got the green light for a scene -- changed from leaning on Kim to suddenly hugging her -- that he said hello to reporters with ease. Jang, who made it seem such a pet would exist only in movies, seemed like he was moving according to an intricately-written script.
But it was Jang who broke the formality of his interview with the media that followed after. Back from drying his wet hair, he gave his answers in a calm and orderly way for each and every question, something he seemed to be used to doing. And he was not giving his answers easily but rather seemed like he was an actor who had no qualms about speaking his mind. While explaining how In-ho is enjoying his new life after turing from a genius dancer into a musical actor, he revealed what he himself was like by saying, "He is like me in that he'll play sudden pranks unexpectedly" and showed his attitude in preparing for a project by saying, "I have a puppy too so I sometimes think intently about what pets must do to be loved by their owners." And when talking about his scene partner, he drew laughter by addressing her as 'the living legend of romantic comedies' while at the same time, showing he has done some serious thinking about the movie in how he explained the key to it. The way in which he made playful remarks throughout the interview yet was serious when it comes to work was reminiscent of how he said, "Ha-neul said I'm someone that isn't too cute and not too masculine."
Jang, who after the interview openly said, "I recently shot a music video, would you like to see?" while showing the scenes from the video was no longer was a star who seemed to move as pre-determined. "Everybody says they drink because they like the atmosphere when they do. But I go out for drinks because I like drinking," he said with a laugh. This is probably enough for you to expect to see a 'natural and almost real' new type of pet.
Credit : asiae.co.kr
Reporter : Han Yeo-wool sixteen
Photographer : Chae ki-won ten
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim
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