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BIFAN #8 [인터뷰] Actor Jeong Dong-won, avid for music and acting

by Pansy Robbins

Jeong Dong-won, who has always met the audience with a smiling face, came to the 26th Bucheon Film Festival with a slightly reminiscent appearance. It is to fulfill the official program of , which was selected as the closing film of this film festival. Jeong Dong-won took on the role of a teenager promoted by director Jeong Beom-sik, well known for his movies and . is a work describing the stories of people living in the present where a new phase has arrived. It contains the suspense caused by unexpected events encountered in everyday life in an omnibus format. Jung Dong-won played a character who encounters a new daily life with actors like Choi Ji-woo, Lee Yu-mi, Choi Min-ho, Pyo Ji-hoon, and Ha-in. Jeong Dong-won, who worked tirelessly during the national tour concert that lasted until June and appeared in the recently completed drama , expressed his passion, saying he wanted to participate in film festivals as much as possible. Before stepping on the red carpet for the opening ceremony, which is the official program of the event, I met Dong-Won Jeong and asked him what he thought of his first acting challenge and its plans for future activities.

– The film that made his acting debut was selected as the closing film of the 26th Bucheon Film Festival. I also participated in the red carpet event.

= Director Jeong Beom-shik of contacted me and said, “This is my first visit to a film festival as an actor Jung Dong-won, so please do well.” I was nervous, but attended with high expectations. It was my first time on the red carpet, so I thought a lot about how to make a move. With the help of the staff, I practiced the posture beforehand. I used to do heart poses often, but today I’m going to try to make it a bit more atmospheric. (laugh)

is your acting debut. Were there any difficulties during filming?

= was filmed before participating in the drama . I had no acting experience, so I didn’t know how to act. So, I tried to act as the director ordered. Director Jeong Beom-sik always praised me as a “great actor”, but he encouraged me to have confidence rather than because I was really good at acting. Acting wasn’t easy, but I tried to act confidently with the director’s support.

– You will meet the public through the public dialogue, which is the official calendar of events of .

= Seeing all my flawed performances together is both terrifying and painful. So I try not to see myself playing. (Laughs) I was very nervous to see my acting scenes appear on the big screen. I hope the fans are satisfied.

– In the drama and the movie you played a teenager.

= Jun-pyo’s role in features many smiley scenes and is a cheerful character, so there are many similarities to my real personality. He likes to play and has a lively image. On the other hand, Jinjin’s role in is a character who does not understand the society in which they help each other. We can say that he is a friend who has stronger puberty than Junpyo. I tried to make good use of the personality difference between the two.

– You are active as a singer and actor. In your experience, what are the differences between the two fields?

= I have a lot of confidence because singing is something I used to do. On the other hand, acting in a movie or drama for the first time is not easy. Every time I entered a new job, I didn’t get used to it. It’s great to see other actors meticulously analyzing the character and absorbing it into their own. This is the part that is still difficult for me. When acting, Jeong Dong-won often appears. Still, it’s appealing that acting is something you feel proud of when you complete a job. I will try to challenge acting bit by bit in the future.

– He seems to be a character who is always loved on set. He seemed to be close with actor Kwak Do-won in .

= Because I am the youngest in the world, the director and the actors take good care of me. get a lot of joy in , I took on the role of Kwak Do-won’s son, and after that he took care of me like my biological father, so it was easy to adapt. Not long ago, I went to Jeju Island on the entertainment show by Chosun TV. There, along with ‘Real’, senior Kwak Do-won called and hurriedly met during filming.

– I heard that you learned music on your own. He was good at playing instruments like the saxophone. Are you interested in writing lyrics, composing or producing?

= Yes. Lately, I’m writing lyrics as they come to mind. Sometimes lyrics or notes come to mind, so I take notes. I’m fond of music, so I try to work on it as soon as possible.

– I sang with Namjin, whom I usually respect, and with Jinseong. Is there a senior you would like to work with in the future?

= I really want to work with Park Hyo-shin. I really like them . It is difficult to sing well even if you follow it every time. (laugh)

– He became a representative face of Hadong, Gyeongnam. “Jeongdongwon-gil” was created and he was also appointed as an ambassador for the Hadong World Tea Expo. It is no exaggeration to say that he is the son of Hadong. If you could recommend something you must try when visiting Hadong.

= We recommend the Geumosan zipline experience in Hadong. It is a zip line long enough to be connected to the roof of our house. It’s fun, so give it a try.

– When I interviewed two years ago I chose and like the movies of my life. What works do you see now?

= I recently watched . It was one of the funniest and most impressive movies I have ever seen. I also wanted to try an action movie like .

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