Jung Han-Kyung, a girl from the countryside, transfers to a school in Seoul in order to live with her mother. She has a hard time mentally and physically in the process of adjusting to her new environment, and on top of that, she gets attention from two popular boys, Bahn Hae-won and Jung Tae-Sung. These boys are always surrounded by girls, and they are even good at fighting. Why in the world are they being so nice to Han-Kyung? This is the synopsis of this musical.
The original of this musical is a novel. Many teenagers love it. And the movie version playing the leading part with Kang Dong-won, Cho Han-sun was also success. Finally, the musical also became a great success. This musical leads to the Korea wave. If you go, you can see many foreigners. Because Ryoe-wook, the member of ‘Super Junior’, Park Hyung-sik, the member of ’ZE:A’ are performing in this musical. They are members of idol groups that are like the leaders of ‘the Korea Wave’. Besides, there are songs in musical that also influence ‘the Korea Wave’
However, though certain actor is not an idol star and it is not difficult to refer to him as a hero that stimulated ‘the Korea wave’, there is an actor that has an effort in order to become a real actor. He is Kim Hyung-min. You may not know him. However, if you see his appearance on the internet, you may know him. He was in the spotlight a few days ago. He undertook many characters though he is not a main character, for example ‘We need romance.’, ‘The east of Eden’. He purses the postgraduate course in Chung–Ang university. Chung-Ang Herald covers his interview. He was very kind and considerate to others.
1. I know you are very busy in these days. What makes you appear on the stage ‘Romance of Their own’?
I am with same producer that produces ‘GREECE’, and he makes his debut this time. So I perform simultaneously with a drama ‘We need romance’
2. I read this novel and watched the movie that had the same title. Kang Dong-won, Cho Han-sun performed the movie ‘Romance of their own’. Are you burdened by the success of the original version?
I may feel burdened if the movie is exactly same. But in this musical, it is interpreted differently with the movie. For example, Bahn Hae-won is more handsome than the movie. Because I do not undertake the role ‘Jung Tae-Sung’, or Kang Dong-won, I feel at ease. It is okay that in this musical, Bahn Hae-won is more comical and wittier than the original.
3. Recently, many musicals like ‘Gung, Boys over flowers, Gong sin’ handle the taste of 10s and aimed at 10s students. This musical also handle the 10s’ school days. Don’t you have difficulty catching feelings?
No. Because the role in Greece is also high school student so I am okay. I undertook 40s and 50s in the stage in the past. Since the age of other musical actors are 32, 29 and they have older faces than their real age, it is okay, if I do not perform with Ryoe-wook (He is 26)
4. In these days, musicals are also ”The Korea wave”, and many foreigners come to watch this musical. Can you feel ‘The Korea wave’? And what are needed for them in this stage?
Of course I cannot watch the audiences while performing, so I don’t know that. However, many people said that many of them are foreigners. What they are need are the songs starting ‘the Korea wave’ and the idol stars that are heroes of the Korea wave. But I perform for the Korea viewers.
5. At the perspective of viewers, there are many differences between watching through camera and watching directly. The good aspect of the musical is ability to communicate with other people. At the perspective of actor, which one is more attractive to you? And if you had a choice, which would you choose: musical or drama?
Not necessarily. Musical always attracts me. Of course performing musical is my dream, but drama is precondition. So I have to perform simultaneously inevitably. Though the quality of the actor is important, I think that actors surely have the “ticket power”. It goes without saying that it is hard that I am a musical actor and also drama actor. Because musical and drama have same nature but they has a little different skills. However, I want to perform both.
6. ‘Greece’ gave burden to you because of splendid seniors. But ‘Romance of Their own’ gives burden to you because of the first performance. Which musical did you feel less burden?
As I always thought, this first performance like ‘Romance of Their own’ is new, so I can make the role of the musical and I always think about how I can be the best as a first performance actor and my role in Greece had became a typical role, so I can find the attractiveness in limited characters. So I am interested in both characters.
7. Among recently performing musicals like Hedwig, Cats, Sherlock homes, Jekyll n Hyde, Jack the ripper. What character do you want to undertake?
I want to undertake Jekyll in Jekyll n Hyde but I don’t have the outstanding of ability of singing songs. I know that I have to practice many times, but I want to take on the role.
8. Many students want to be a musical actor only seeing the splendid aspect. Give some advice to them.
It is very hard work because we have to have the ability to sing, dance, and perform. And we have to practice over and over again. Until we reach the limit, we have to be patient and overcome that patience and not to be tired during that period. By enduring this, we can become greater actors. If we do not, we will be left behind. Practicing constantly is most important. It needs more than general performance.
He knows his shortcomings exactly, so he exerts himself. If you see his appearance, you can guess that he passes the royal road to success. But as you see the interview, the contents show how he did his best. These days, many students’ dreams of working in the entertainment industry are highly ranked. We simply pursue a gorgeous look of them. What we should really learn is not their splendid looks, but the passion of their dream.< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >