Reporter Hwang Eui Sook interviewed Jang Hyuk for Allure in 2009. When Gumi started casually translating her introduction to that interview I thought, this is great to share on the blog 🙂 I believe many of us will identify with this reporter’s words.
Dear actors and actresses, please keep in mind that editors are always in “eye fight” with you during interviews. Who knows how these reporters will move their pens? It is important for you to win the first fight.
Convince them how you are truthful and how your soul is beautiful. The easiest and quickest way to do that? Win the “eye fight” I confess, I enjoy these “eye fights” and today I met a strong competitor in an unexpected situation.
Jang Hyuk is widely known to be a quiet, serious and awfully hard working actor. I asked around before meeting him, but no one said anything bad about him, so I thought that was a little boring.
When I met him, it was more or less what I expected. He arrived exactly on time, more accurate than a clock hand and made this editor ask “Pardon” several times while writing down his responses due to his low decibel voice. He also answered a casual question with a long serious answer.
Aside from the fact that sometimes, to the questions he felt interested in, he would bring up a perfect example and make his gestures slightly bigger, It almost was a typical interview just like the ones with any other actor.
But his eyes!
In the middle of jotting down his answers which I felt were a “little too much” I raised my head and…I would never forget his eyes. Steady and deep eyes, sparkling beautifully even after 14 hours of tiresome filming.
His eyes seemed to be saying:
- “All I’m saying right now is true”
- ” I’ve heard this question for the first time, but I’ve thought about this issue before so that’s why I answer so fluently now”
- “I am sincerely enjoying this moment, talking right now”
His non spoken messages were just springing up like an eternal water fountain and this editor felt dizzy, avoided his eyes and had to admit that I had totally lost the “eye fight” with him.
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