Rooftop Prince Japanese DVD Box
Excerpts on Yuchun in interview with Director Shin Yoon Sub (Jan 10, 2013)
When choosing actors, do you look at their past works?
With Park Yuchun, I already had some contact much earlier. I was preparing for Sungkyunkwan Scandal at the beginning, then just before shooting began, it was suddenly changed from SBS to KBS. At that time, the planning was all set up, and so I do have a certain understanding of Yuchun. ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ being his debut work on screen, there were some worries but he managed it very well. This time, Lee Gak is a lot more demanding of the actor, one person acting 3 roles, and it is obvious that he acted very well.
Your impression of Yuchun, before and after, is there any change?
To me, Yuchun showed acting that was full of charisma. Acting in love scenes, he could act with sincerity, he could go deep into his character and act it out, I feel he has a very strong ability in this area. Thanks to him, the whole process of filming was very happy.
About Yuchun’s acting that is full of comic effect
He has excellent expressions, his acting in comedy is definitely as good as in love drama. Perhaps being a singer has endowed him with very good ways of expressing emotions; he is an actor with very high sensitivity. In the comedy scenes of the drama, I saw his diverse colourful expressions, in the sad scenes he touched our hearts deeply. Many people think ‘Rooftop Prince’ is just a simple romantic comedy, but as they go deeper into the story, they realise it is a genuine, pure love story.
Was Lee Gak’s distinct tone of voice suggested by you, the director?
It was the result of Yuchun’s own thinking, decided after some discussion during role-setting at the beginning, the accent and tone was created by Yuchun himself.
In future, what kind of role will you consider Yuchun for?
I really hope there will be a chance to cooperate again. When I am shooting a drama, I wish that the actors will grow compared to their previous roles. If during this process, we can unearth and film one side of them that is unexpected, isn’t that novel? From the realistic role-setting, Yuchun acted a side of him that was different from before, I hope we will have a chance to work together again.
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