We are really getting too much good comments on him:)
Translated by myself, original article can be found in http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201308240339551110
Jang Hyuk’s real personality, how is it like and how come you hear only compliments about him?
Director Kim Sung Soo of ‘The Flu’ complimented Jang Hyuk over and over again in his interview with NewN. It is already a well known fact, but Jang Hyuk he saw and felt first-handed was so well-mannered, humble, and sincere that it was hard to believe that he’s a top actor.
“Jang Hyuk is not just a ‘real man’, but he’s a ‘real person’.” Kim Sung Soo shared some episodes about Jang Hyuk, and said “I felt happy and lucky as a director to be able to work with him.”
According to him, everybody get to put their thumb up when they meet Jang Hyuk in person. He says JH on tv screen is not even showing one tenth of his amazing personality. Jang Hyuk was trained in real 119 (korean 911) rescue college before acting a rescue worker in ‘The Flu’. And it is said he received so many love calls from 119 rescue workers.
“Seeing JH getting trained, the rescue workers said ‘We actually want to use him as a real rescue worker.’ They said countless actors have come to receive training, but they’ve never seen anyone like Jang Hyuk. There was loud applause when he did rock climbing (laughs). He forgot the fact that he is an actor, and he did his best in training. You can’t ever hate him.”
Jang Hyuk hates faking something. And he, who is usually merry and optimistic, cannot hide his anxiety when something causes him to worry. Director Kim shared another episode, saying “Once, we all went to a movie theater out of Seoul for greetings. We had to park our bus and walk over. And not very far, we saw someone fainted.”
Kim said “We had to cross the street quickly and get into the theater, but Jang Hyuk couldn’t just walk away after seeing the situation. He quickly walked passed our bodyguards saying ‘That person needs to be taken care of right now’. Only after seeing other people around helping that person, he turned away and came with us. ‘This guy is strange, he’s almost nosy’, you might get to think, but I felt again that he is a person who simply cannot pass by.”
He is in 100% sync with the rescue worker in The Flu. The rescue worker who doesn’t hesitate was not all that different from Jang Hyuk. Kim continued, “He is that caring for people who is totally irrelevant to him, so how would he be toward his own family? The fact that he’s a super affectionate husband is famous in Jamshil.”
“Every Tuesday? Sunday? I’m not sure, but every once in a week he goes back home before 9pm, no exception. That’s the day his apartment does recycling, and he promised his wife that he’ll do that chore. He keeps all of his words. He is already famous in his village for that. As an actor, and as a person, Jang Hyuk is amazing. I got to re-evaluate him and learned a lot from him.”
Kim Sung Soo stated, “If a disaster happens, I wish the rescuer coming to help me would be Jang Hyuk.” He says being rescued itself would be an extremely fortunate event, but who rescues him would also matter. Jang Hyuk just makes you relieved and makes you trust him just by seeing his face. I got a good feeling that there will be more great films and dramas which we can just trust him and watch.