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Check out Jung Yong Hwa’s interview with 10asia as he revealed more information of himself in the interview.
My name is Jung Yong Hwa. I tried asking at one of the places where they read your fate. It means that the face looks friendly.
I was born on June 22, 1989 in the Yeoksam district of Seoul. But I consider myself from Busan because I moved there when I was two and lived there till I graduated from high school.
My family consists of my parents and a brother who is 4 years older than me. Every member in my family are of the so-called timid A blood type.
After coming to Seoul, I put in a lot of effort to correct my Busan dialect. My friends back in Busan who saw the first episode of my drama called me and said that I use standard Korean now. Haha.
The scene where I say, “Come sit here. I’ve made some warm tea,” is what I acted in the auditioning for my part in “Minamishineyo”. My acting isn’t good but I think the director gave me good remarks for the fact that I know how to play the guitar and that I was from a band. During the audition, I also sang our song “Now or Never” from our group’s Japanese single.
Since it was my first time acting I think the writers were also quite worried so they called me up separately and explained my character to me. They also asked me to think about how to express Kang Shin Woo’s character without making him seem too cheesy. I tried my best but I think I still ended up expressing him a bit over the top.
With Park Shin Hye who played Go Mi Nam, we became friends but I got a lot of help from her as there were a lot of scenes that we need to act together. She always dressed as a guy in the drama which at one point, I will a bit surprised when she dressed herself up as the female.
Regarding Jang Geun Suk who played Hwang Tae Kyung, I was initially very worried because I thought he would scary. Haha. But he wasn’t at all, and I’m very thankful that he acted like the eldest that he let us enjoy ourselves when we should but also taking charge at the right times.
Lee Hong Ki, who played Jeremy in the drama was in the same company as mine so we had been pretty good friends even before we went into the shooting. A photograph of him sleeping while lying on my legs at the airport was posted on the website but that’s because we’re that close and he was tired. We always have to wait for quite sometimes.
A video of me acting giddy was posted on the Internet recently. A friend of mine took that video on his cellphone while we were in the bus to go on a trip to Jeju island as juniors in high school. I say, “Stop shooting me” but I was just playing around — I asked him to shoot the video for me. I think it’s good that people could see the real me rather than as my role as Kang Shin Woo.
My band’s name C.N.BLUE stands for Code Name Blue. Our company put up prize money for the person who comes up with the best name. Our band’s goal is to become the best in Asia and hopefully to bring changes to the Korean music industry which less bands was seen in the industry.
In the band, I’m the oldest. Jong Hyun, who is also the vocal along with me and plays the guitar. He is manly but still he has his naive side. Our youngest member and drummer Min Hyuk looks like a baby but he’s good at cleaning up. Oh, although we never make him clean up (laughing). Our new bassist Jung Shin is same age as Min Hyuk but he’s good at taking care of the band. Most of all, everyone in the band likes music.
My band members showed their support for my acting by watching every episode of “Minamishineyo”. They even carried my bags for me when I returned from shooting in Japan. Haha.
I don’t favor one music genre over another. I like Bon Jovi’s brisk style of singing and the voices of Placebo and The Calling. I’m also very interested in R&B and hip-hop. That’s why I sometimes try following the rap. Dancing? I want to be good at it but it’s difficult. I think it’s the most difficult.
Source From: 10asia.co.kr
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