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Q. A brief self-introduction please.
A. Hello! I’m Lee Junho, saying hello for the first time not as a singer but as an actor on the movie <Cold Eyes>. I feel a little nervous but also excited to be meeting with everyone through the screens rather than the stage. Thank you!!
Q. You’ve recently made a comeback as 2PM, but it feels very new to meet you as an actor Lee Junho rather than a singer. I’m curious about how you feel.
A. I think it’s still a little awkward to meet with the audience from a place other than the stage. It was an honour to be acting alongside great actors through the movie <Cold Eyes>. I hope my role as Squirrel appeals to everyone’s hearts.
Q. You’ve taken the role of ‘Squirrel’ on the movie <Cold Eyes> that is to be released on July 4th. An introduction of your character please.
A. It is a role called ‘Squirrel’ that is an ace in the special crime unit of the police, and is in charge of creating the good atmosphere. Everyone told me that the Squirrel role suited me well so I was able to act with lots of support. He is a character that has swift movements and is a fast decision maker within its playful image. It was very fun to be this character as he was serious but also cheerful.
Q. I wonder how you felt when you first received the scenario.
A. First of all, the only thing in my mind was that ‘it would be so great to be amongst the great actors in a great piece of work as this’. I also thought that it was great luck to be involved in such a good piece of work as a person trying out acting for the very first time. And the subject of a professional watchman was very new. I really wanted the Squirrel role out of all the characters. Although professional, the playful and cheerful characteristics of this character resembled me a lot so maybe that’s why I was appealed to it. Haha~ So I didn’t even have 1 second of doubt about the audition and with much honour, I was able to be a part of the movie <Cold Eyes>.
Q. I would like to hear about any memorable episodes during the filming of the movie.
A. Rather than special episodes, I think every moment of it was memorable. But if I have to pick, I think it has to be the first filming experience. It was really nerve-racking as much as my first debut as a singer. I remember sweating even on a cold day and I was filming a natural, everyday-life scene without big actions but I realised that it’s actually harder to act and look effortless (natural). But as the shooting progressed I came to know that the first scene on the first day was the easiest and most comfortable scene.
Q. You worked beside Korea’s best actors from your first work. I wonder how you felt.
A. It was hard at first. Doing the things that I practiced alone in front of many staff and great senior actors was a huge pressure. But they helped me a lot and considered me as a first-timer to adapt well, and these considerations really touched my heart. So thankfully, I was able to learn a lot during the filming in a warm atmosphere. I give thanks to many people and it’s good that I get to be involved in <Cold Eyes> and make new relationships with good people.
Q. The directors and fellow actors made positive remarks about your acting. How do you feel?
A. I’m actually a bit embarrassed, thankful and feel great about all the good things they’ve said about me. I was especially thankful when Jeong Wooseong mentioned that I “worked diligently”. I did my very best to be just right for the character Squirrel and I was very thankful that everyone else saw positively of me.
Q. I wonder how you went with Han Hyo Joo who is in the same 20s as you.
A. Han Hyo Joo really took care of me like a family member at the filming set. She explained about the atmosphere of the filming set and just really considering. I still feel warm at heart and very thankful. She was the only person in the similar age group as me so it was very nice. When I first met her she felt like a very pure actress but as we spent more time together she turned out to be quite easy-going so the filming process was very playful and enjoyable. Thanks to her, I was able to adapt to the site very fast and do my acting comfortably.
Q. You couldn’t attend the first movie production report because of your busy schedule. Did you miss it?
A. I really missed being there because of my schedule. But I did look up all the news articles and reactions. Although I couldn’t physically attend, I actively retweeted the event-related news on twitter. I want to be a part of <Cold Eyes> from top to bottom but it was such a shame that I couldn’t. Even though I could not attend myself, I felt thankful and confident thanks to our fans supporting <Cold Eyes>.
Q. I would like to know about which genre you would like to challenge yourself to in the future and what kind of actor you would like to become.
A. I want to widen my spectrum as an actor regardless of genre. But I do wish to try out a role of a student wearing school uniform before I get any older. As I am only at the starting point as an actor, I try not to feel rushed. I want to be a sensitive actor who slowly but surely understands the atmosphere of the filming set and does not miss a detail.
Q. A word to the future audience of the movie <Cold Eyes>, please.
A. I am actor Lee Junho, who set his first foot as an actor through <Cold Eyes>. I’ve put in a lot of effort to help create a good piece of work. I was honoured and extremely happy to work alongside great actors that I looked up to and excellent directors. <Cold Eyes>, releasing on July 4th! I believe it will be the one to cool off the heat this summer with its fresh subject and intense storyline. Please look forward to it! Thank you.
Trans: Kor-Eng by Haeda @ 2pmalways
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