In the afternoon on the 9th at Sinsajang Gallery, we met BOYFRIEND’s Donghyun who have challenged acting for the first time through the web drama ‘1km Between Him and Me’ and talked about various things.
Donghyun said, “Since it's my first time acting, there were many difficult things for me but, since the other senior actors helped me a lot, I was able to film comfortably and with fun,” stating his comments upon challenging acting for the first time.
Donghyun continued, “Jaewoo is a really innocent character. He doesn’t know anything and has a personality where everything he does is awkward. But to the girl he loves, he’s a really sincere person” and “I acted properly so I can show that image of the character. Actually, I’m also very innocent (laughs),” explaining the character he is playing.
How was it being with his co-actor Hong Sooah. Donghyun stated, “Hong Sooah’s personality is almost like a guy’s. She’s a really easy-going person” and “Even though it was our first time meeting through this project, we became friends right away as if we’ve known each other from years before. During the filming too, she taught me a lot of things.”
Then, he also revealed a behind the story that happened during the time he filmed a kissing scene with Hong Sooah. He said “When doing a kissing scene, I heard that you have to match up the angle (of the faces) so it will look real even if you don’t do the kiss for real. And that’s what I did.” and “We happened to film the kissing scene on a very cold day, and because it was cold, my lips trembled. Hong Sooah misunderstood it and pulled back really surprised, and said ‘Why are you like this?’”
Donghyun, who is a member of the group BOYFRIEND, is looking forward to his own acting and also to the response of the members. He said, “Right now I’m still doing musicals, and the members go often to watch. After watching, they always say ‘Good job’ ‘You did well” etc. They tell me a lot of good things,” and “But since it’s my first time trying acting in a drama, I’m pretty nervous. The members are really cool (straightforward) that if something is not good, they would say 'That’s not it’ (right away). I’m waiting for the members to monitor (my work).”
Even on top of his main activities of being a singer, he’s also demonstrating his talents in different fields- musicals, beauty program MC, etc. He has become a big musical hot rookie in the musical ‘Bachelor’s Vegetable Store’ and is receiving a lot of praises. He is also receiving a lot of attention with his humour and talking skills that he’s demonstrating on the beauty program ‘Beauty Station - THE SHOW’.
Donghyun also told us his strong ambitions, “Whenever I do a different field, I get really absorbed into it,” and “Being a musical actor, or doing my actives as a singer, or even acting, I want to do them all. These days, I have to do well on all those (laughs).” Just like his desire and ambition, let’s look forward to him jumping another step higher through this piece ‘1km Between Me and Him’.
Meanwhile, ‘1km Between Me and Him’ is a romance comedy drama that encompasses the progress between the 2 main characters, from their first meeting to them loving each other, who have met through a chatting application called ‘1km’. The first episode will air on this coming (Dec) 10th at 7PM KST, and will air every thursday.