[trans] “Journal of Night Watchmen” U-Know Yunho, Method of Dealing with Questions about Kim Jae Joong? “Composed”
"Ex-member of TVXQ, Kim Jae Joong, showed his acting skills in the predecessor MBC drama "Triangle", how do you feel about that?"
The shadow of Kim Jae Joong was cast over TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho (28, real name Jung Yunho), who is appearing on the small screen through “Journal of Night Watchmen”, the follow-up drama to “Triangle”. Although it was a question which could also be uneasy, U-Know Yunho handled the question in a dignified manner with his unique confidence and composure. The veteran feel in him, who is in his 10th year since debut, was dazzling.
At the production press conference of MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Journal of Night Watchmen” held at 63 Building at Yeouido, Seoul, in the afternoon of 29 July, including U-Know Yunho, Jung Il Woo, Go Sung Hee, Seo Yeji, Yoon Tae Young, Kim Heung Soo etc took part in the said event and were involved in various question-and-answer sessions. However, even amidst so many participants, the one person who received the most illuminating spotlight was U-Know Yunho, who was receiving the baton from his ex-member.
On this day, U-Know Yunho received various questions related to Kim Jae Joong. This is because although the situation whereby the baton is passed for the MBC Monday-Tuesday drama slot is a common one, this was not, for the two people who experienced a lot of controversy and hardship after having been active in one team in the past. However, even when faced with an issue which could possibly cause him to be caught in between inside, U-Know Yunho did not show a single frown and responded with his unique laughter and huge gestures.
The first question, “Kim Jae Joong and Im Shi Wan etc, who started out as idols, are active in “Triangle”, how did you feel after seeing them?”, contained relatively euphemistic content. U-Know Yunho gave an indirect answer, saying “Because I was active in Japan at that time, I watched it only from time to time. While seeing them acting, I thought that I also had to work even harder.” He then added, “Because “Triangle” is the predecessor of “Journal of Night Watchmen”, I am of the mind that it would be great if it can bring upon good influence on our drama too.”
Although he did not personally mention the name “Kim Jae Joong”, he expressed without hesitation that he is looking on with a positive / good mindset. One could not find any hint of hastiness or awkward (on Yunho). His attitude of replying with his constant smile was undoubtedly the same as ever.
The subsequent question was a little more pointed. When he was asked, “While ex-members of TVXQ, Kim Jae Joong, Park Yoochun etc, are embarking on various acting activities, they are appealing to the Hallyu fans. Wouldn’t you feel any pressure?”, he laughed out loud and immediately replied, “Not at all”. Following that, he emphasized, ” “Journal of Night Watchmen” consists of subject matter which can let overseas fans know even better about our country’s culture. If one says that I showed an impact with a short time of 3 minutes on the stage during my activities as a singer, the production this time around will become an opportunity to appeal a lot with the Korean-style charm.”
From the him (Yunho) who answered smoothly like he had a model answer sheet as if these were questions which he had already anticipated, one could somehow deeply feel his composure. His wit to avoid issues, which had the potential to turn into controversy, through indirect words, even as he was all the while speaking with upright confidence in an official event, was also evident. It was a moment when the “method of dealing with Kim Jae Joong questions” of U-Know Yunho, who had gotten past the situation in an adept way, stood out.
-information about “Journal of Night Watchmen” omitted-
trans by mug_ping
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