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inews24 Interview: “My personality is not that manly”

Interesting revelation eh?

In a recent interview with inews24 during the promotion of his movie Thorn , Jang Hyuk spoke about his reputation as an action actor and a super manly man, the reason behind the TJ project etc

But more importantly, they gave us this picture of his perfect nose, that had me staring at him for a good part of the morning.


Quotes translated by Gumi

The conversation started with a mention of TJ
“Now it’s talked about as a joke in show programs, but at the time I didn’t know how to rap and I pulled all nighters practicing for about a year”

“Even then, my priority was acting. I admitted the fact that an actor exists in mass media and I mostly acted strong and rebellious characters such as “Into the Sunlight”, “School”, Zzang, etc but actually my personality is not that manly”

“I didn’t dislike action genre, but I also never pursued it”

” I needed TJ’s music video” The article elaborates about the importance of music video during that time and how many actors established their presence through it. Jang Hyuk explains that he never intended to do music shows, but there would be no way to get music videos broadcasted without him doing personal appearances. So TJ encountered the audience for about 20 days (days that the world will not let him forget lol!)

” I stood on a stage in Olympic stadium, where 80,000 people in the audience were surrounding me. I was supposed to be full of excitement and nervousness, but I wasn’t nervous at all. Not because I was confident. I just felt “Oh, this is not my stage”


“When I am filming surrounded by staff members, I get very nervous at the thought that I need to express what I’m thinking”.

So TJ. Project was a trial for an actor Jang Hyuk to show various images. “I wanted to show that I could do various genres (I did see a couple of hilarious sageuk MV’s that featured the popular Jun Ji Hyun). At that time a movie could take 6 to 7 months, and dramas were half pre produced, so I tried to immediately show myself through music videos”.

You just try and try. Actors may act in various genres, but only a few of those works get acknowledged and remembered. The rest will be fertilizer for new grounds (meaning, even those don’t go to waste). If there is Jang Hyuk in his 30s, there will also be Jang Hyuk in his 40s and 50s. I just have to keep building.

3/27/14 Thorn – 1st round of interviews and photos with Jang Hyuk


It’s so nice to wake up to Jang Hyuk news and especially if they are accompanied with gorgeous photos. This time the stylist did a good job in taming “the hair” so it is easier to focus on his handsome face.


These photos are the result of a round of interviews done for the press as part of the Thorn promotion


Here are some excerpts from the interviews: (translation by Gumi)

He mentioned he does not plan to be a regular on Variety Shows anytime soon. He mentioned he wants to to do a “special project” every 10 years. And that project will be a one time thing.


Q: Kim Sooro recommended you to do theater. Do you want to try it?
A: I do have admiration for the stage. But as of now, I’m more attracted to portrayal through video.


He said “Real Men” was a healing experience for him “It wasn’t because I wanted to do Variety shows that I chose to do Real Men. I wanted to reflect on my past and have a good influence on my future. It definitely wasn’t only for fun and quitting was also a careful decision. It was not easy”


They asked him if he keeps in touch with Real Men members. He said he has not recently, but he invited some soldiers on vacation to the Thorn filming site.


Links to the full interviews in korean:


TV Daily

TV Report 1

TV Report 2

131207 Westwood Fan Autograph Event – The mystery of “the hair” is solved

So yes there was a fan autograph event held by Westwood on Dec 7th Saturday, from 3pm to 4pm. It was first come first served, for 100 people. Last time they did autograph event, they didn’t really publicize it so it was like a random surprise event, but this time they actually did pub it beforehand so fans could go and see him.


But Westwood also decided to be super lazy this time. Last time, they took photos and broadcasted it live on their twitter, but this time there was no photo to be seen! Gahh! So the only photo we have right now is this one..one super duper nice person who ought to be blessed just for this, has uploaded this picture on twitter, also commenting that he was really good looking.


Hmm…? Hair….? Lol, it’s half&half hair! Cute! Well, I don’t particularly like that hairstyle, but really, Jang Hyuk does pull off almost every possible hairstyle.

And that’s really the only photo I could find. Sorry, guys. But I do have some random small stories to share. Some of my friends went to the event, so although we don’t have photos, I’ll try to share every single possible details.

They were actually surprised that there were a lot of male fans in the line waiting. See, our Jang Hyuk is popular among men, I knew that from before 😛

And of course, he has beautiful eyes. We all know that, but that’s also what every one comments on again when they see JH in person for the first time. This time, too, my friend was repeatedly commenting again and again that he had such pretty eyes, his eyes were really the only thing she could see at the moment, those eyes were really big, bright brown colored, perfectly shaped, looked so innocent, and were just really really beautiful. And she claimed that all the cameras suck cuz they don’t really capture the beauty of Jang Hyuk, that he is so much prettier in person than in cameras. Especially today, she claims that he was so much more beautiful and pretty and adorable and cute and everything than he appears to be on the photo above.

Another friend commented that he was shorter than she thought (lol :P), had smaller face than she thought, had bigger eyes than she thought. And he looked pretty, soft, and gentle. Oh and also that he did look super natural, looked like he didn’t do anything to his hair. lol. Way to dress up for fans, huh? But honestly, he looks good even when he rolls directly out of bed, so let’s forgive him.

She actually had a plan for today’s event. She bought TJ album, just for the purpose of embarrassing JH. LOL. If there’s any one of you who don’t know about TJ, it’s this guy over here.


It’s the name he used when he released an album as a rapper in 2000. He had blond hair, and was rapping, and was crawling on the ground…lol. People use it to make fun of JH now, cuz it’s so different from current serious Jang Hyuk we know, and every time you bring up TJ, Jang Hyuk shows this really cute adorable embarrassed responses, so it’s kinda fun to tease him with that 😛 You can search TJ-Hey Girl on youtube whenever you are feeling down, it might be able to make you laugh lol.

Anyways, so she bought TJ album, and when it was her turn to get an autograph, she handed over the album to him.

Fan: Oppa, can you sign this? (hands over the TJ album)

JH: Oh, yeah…..(chuckles) (tries desperately to hold laughter back by biting his lips)

Fan: Oppa, when is the 2nd album coming out?

JH: I…don’t think that’s happening. (very serious)

lol way to be reminded of the past he wants to erase. But actually, TJ wasn’t that bad. It was pretty popular back then. It was just….different……..LOL

And the thing is, she was not the only fan who brought it…! Here’s another fan who brought the exact same TJ album.

Fan:(takes out both TJ album and The Client DVD)Uh…can you sign this…? (hesitates to choose one of those two)

JH: Huh? Oh, wow…(naturally picks up The Client DVD)

Fan: TJ was cool. (trying hard to hold back laughter but is failing)

JH: TJ….(obviously trying to hold back his laughter, his lips are trembling)

Fan: Oppa, aren’t you gonna rap any more?

JH: No….not really…(can’t continue with his words cuz he is trying so hard to hold his laughter back)

Aww I just find it soooo freakin adorable when he is embarrassed by this TJ thing….! It’s good that we got at least one thing we can tease him for. Cuz he’s so perfect.

And here’s a little story that made my day x1000.

One of them asked him if he was purposefully letting his hair grow, and he said yes, he was letting it grow for his next project.

His next project.


I’m not gonna complain about his hair any more, cuz you know what? That’s for his next project!! Our Jang Hyuk is gonna keep working busy next year! He’s not gonna let us be sad abandoned fans, he’s gonna provide us with some new joy and happiness! Yay!!

And you know what’s more? First, be prepared to hear this, your heart might not be able to take this….

He said that he miiight be doing a movie and a drama at the same time again.



Whaaaaaaaaaattt?? Hyukah, can you repeat that again please??? Seriously? A movie or a drama is already enough to put me up in the heaven, but a movie AND a drama?? Whooaaah, this guy, he’s not gonna let me go! He’s so gonna fully occupy my 2014!!

But then again, you can’t really be sure of anything until they have been finalized. So yup no being super duper hyper. Nope. Better not be too elated cuz then u might get disappointed. But it does surely look like he has something in mind as of now, so hopefully we can see some news in near future. I have no clue what movie or what drama, and I might start worrying about whether that’s the right choice etc, but as of now I’m just really happy that we’ll be able to see actor Jang Hyuk pretty soon. He surely is a workaholic! Never need to worry about him not working!

SNL Korea Opening – Jang Hyuk confronts a ghost from his TJ past

SUMMARY: Jang Hyuk said he wasn’t going to be like other hosts who use SNL to promote their current projects, and then immediately started coughing 😀 Then, he said that in 17 years of career he has been acting non-stop and he has only been an actor, just an actor, but a ghost from his past came to remind him, that he once tried to be a rapper. That’s right! TJ himself showed up and forced Jang Hyuk to face his “dark” past lol!



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