Pfft, long hair? That was so last year. Say goodbye to the ol’ hairdo and hello to the new!
Awww, looks like Jang Geun Seok finally put a little bit more meat back on his bones and cut off his dreadful locks he had going on for a few months last year. It was such a shame that I hated Mary Stayed Out All Night/Marry Me, Mary, though I wanted to like it and had been excited about it until I watched the first episode. Too bad that awful show plunged off a cliff and died somewhere from the very beginning. And it had so much potential too, but the writers were on crack.
Jang Geun Seok’s latest film project, You’re My Pet, was released in theaters last week. His character’s name is In Ho, a once up-and-coming ballet dancer whose dreams were shattered when he accidentally dropped his dancing partner during a lift. He no longer dances and instead, wants to become a musical dance choreographer. His friend offers to introduce him to his sister and offers to help him coax his sister into letting him stay temporarily at her house. Enter in Eun Yi (Kim Ha Neul), the older sister of In Ho’s good friend. She’s not too keen on letting In Ho stay at her place, but after finding him shivering in a box outside her house on a rainy night, she decides that he looks like her former dog, Momo. From that day on, In Ho becomes her “pet” and romance ensues.
During this interview, Jang Geun Seok talks about how he really enjoyed filming for You’re My Pet and how he had fun in front of the camera. He was initially skeptical about the script because he wanted to make the fantasies in the movie realistic enough on camera. Then he goes to talk about how he personally chooses projects to better himself because he wants to be recognized as a good actor. Though he’s popular now, he feels that he’s gaining more recognition as an entertainer rather than someone who’s known for his acting in projects.
Also, it’s important to him that he isn’t bound to a specific character type or be defined by a particular image; he looks for challenging roles that’s fun. Sure, he could probably stick to idol dramas, but he wants to tackle other types of projects that will broaden his acting range. He mentions Yoo Ah In as one of those actors that continues to play different types of characters, and also adds that he hopes up-and-coming Kim Soo Hyun will surpass him so that it motivates him to work even harder.
It’s interesting that he mentions he doesn’t want to stick to one type of character, for I find that over the past few years, he’s been playing the same roles repeatedly, only with a few tweaks here and there. (See Beethoven’s Virus, You’re Beautiful, & Mary Stayed Out All Night.) He mentions in the interview that perhaps one day he’ll play a vampire or a murderer and that’s something I would VERY much like to see. I want him to do something darker that’s not a rom-com, because that’s pretty much all he’s been doing for the past few years. I still feel like he’s still sticking to the cute and fluffy roles and I want him to do something meatier.
I want him to play something better than Hwang Jini or Hong Gil Dong. Maybe a good melodrama or a revenge thriller. Oh wait, the irony — his next project is a melodrama! But it looks like it’s going to be weepy in a bad way. Sigh.
Uhhh, well now I guess it’s up to the drama gods to knock it out of the ballpark. *knocks on wood*
News and Photos Source: 10Asia