30 Questions and 30 Answers with Kim Woo Bin
1. Name, Age, Blood Type.
My real name: Kim Hyun-joong. Age: 25. Blood type: B. (So you are the cold and cool Type B?) The opinion that Type Bs are all bad men is nothing but a stereotype. I am a kind man. (laughs)
2. Height, weight.
188cm, 70kg. I am currently the ehight I was in Year 2 of high school, but before I started training, I was only 59kg. I ate 30 eggs a day for three months, and gained 12kg to my current physique.
My parents and a younger sister. My parents live in Jeonju.
4. Where do you live now? Where did you come from?
I lived in Seoul when I was young, and moved to Jeonju after middle school. This year I couldn’t go back to Jeonju for the Lunar New Year, so please buy me some rice cake soup.
5. Compare yourself to something.
Dinosaur. T-Rex? People say the shape of my eyes look like a dinosaur’s.
6. When do you feel that you look handsome?
When I have had my hair done and my make-up done at the salon, and put on close that a stylist laid out for me. I actually like dressing up myself, but recently has taken to wearing casual clothes during off days, so I feel good when I wear something that was picked out especially.
7. If you win 10 billion won in the lottery, how would you spend it?
I want to buy a house. Before, I used to feel that houses by Han River are the best, but now I feel that Samcheong-dong is more serene. I already have my eyes on a particular house. (laughs) Though the owner may not want to sell it, but I want to buy it.
8. If you were getting plastic surgery, which parts do you want to change?
A lot. But if I reveal which parts, people will keep staring at that part, so I won’t say it here.
9. What are you most concerned about these days?
My next piece of work! After “School 2013”, I read a lot of scripts. I hope to go straight into my next piece of work without rest, to show the audience a better self.
10. When was your first love?
First love? No comment. I think the definition for ‘first love’ is different for everyone. I don’t know. (laughs)
11. Where do you want to go on a date with someone you love?
I want to hold her hand and walk on the streets of Myeongdong.
12. What are your hobbies?
Watching movies, exercising. When I exercise with my model friends, we would be competitive with each other; it’s more fun that way.
13. Three things you would bring to a deserted island.
My phone and iPad to make sure I’m not bored. And a lighter to start a fire
14. What is your most treasured possession?
My family, of course.
15. How would people around you comment on your personality?
I’m am relatively mischevious. My friends call me “the devil”, because I love to organize events and force my friends to join them. I have a regular event with my closest friends, where we are required to gather at least once every two months and we drink and chat all thoughout the night. That way we can release all the words we kept suppressed and relieve the stress.
16. How would people around comment on your looks?
They say I look strange. My parents say that I was born in a good era, and I agree. If I debuted 10 years ago, then it would be very different. People like looks with more character these days, so I am lucky in that way.
17. What makes you feel stressed lately?
The fact that I am losing wright. When I was young, I used to be 188cm and 59kg, which is why I am scared of becoming thin; I don’t like how clothes would look on me if I’m too thin.
18. Favourite food and least favourite?
My favourite is deokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes) and jajjangmyeon (black bean paste noodles) and pizza? I love all food. I don’r have things I hate, but my taste is relatively like a primary school student.
19. What do you want your girlfriend to be like?
I want to able to learn a lot from her. As for looks, it’s fine as long as she is beautiful in my eyes. (Do you have an ideal type?) No, I haven’t been able to summarize any common points in looks between the girls I’ve gone out with before.
20. You are in a triangle relationship with your friend. What do you do?
First, I will try to communicate with my friend and also try to confirm what the girl wants. If I really love the girl and she really loves me, then I would ask that friend to give his blessing to us.
21. How much can you drink? Drinking habits?
I can probably drink between 1.5 - 2 bottles of soju. When I drink, I get talkative and serious. (Don’t you go to clubs?) I used to go ocassionally when I was a model, but not anymore lately, I seem to have lost my taste for clubs.
22. What do you want right now.
My own house. (Where do you live now?) I live with a hyung I became close with back when I was modelling. Since we have very different living schedules, there’s little inconvenience. When we see each other, we would chat or have a drink or two, it’s nice.
23. What if your lover left you without any reason?
I would definitely go find her and ask for a reason.
24. What if you only had 70won left on a public payphone, who would you call?
My mom. (Are you a filial child?) I try to be. Since I always act as rebellious students, a lot of people think I must be that kind of silent, cool type. I must get more gentle roles in the future. (laughs)
25.How do you control your anger?
When I encounter something that angers me at work, I would hold it in until the bitter end and shout out all my frustrations at home. But I actually very seldom get angry these days. In the past, I would spark up like a fire whenever I get mad, but now I am less aggressive, smoothing out my rough edges.
26. Between love at first sight and affection bred from familiarity, which do you prefer?
Someone I fall in love with at first sight, then grows in affection for as we become familiar.
27. Earth is going to explode in an hour, what do you do?
Spend all the money in my bank account. Boldly buy all the clothes I was hesitating about. (Do you have a favourite brand?) Of course, international brands are good, but I also like the work of Korean designers, especially the designer for whom I did my model debut, Kim Seoryong, he is a widely-acclaimed designer.
28. If you had a time machine, where and when would you like to go to?
September 3rd of Year 2 in high school. (What about that day?) I am not sure, I just suddenly felt that the weather that day was probably really beautiful. I choose Year 2 because that was when I was most free, and didn’t feel any stress.
29. Imagine yourself in 10 years.
I hope that I can have experienced more in 10 years. No matter in acting or in life, I want to have more experiences and become a deeper and more stable person, and become happier. (How about now? Are you happy?) Yes, I am very happy now.
30. What is your profile photo and nickname on Kakaotalk? (T/N: a Korean chat software)
There is no photo and no nickname. (Why?) Complete strangers would come up to me and ask ‘Are you Kim Woo Bin?’. I used my past telephone number for a very long time, so somehow people managed to get my phone number without me knowing. Right now, this still happens from time to time — if I put my photo then I cannot deny that it is really my own photo, so I just didn’t upload a profile photo at all in the end.
source: SportSeoul translated by hitoritabi
Kim Woo Bin: "I have never met a natural-born Aegyo Guy like Lee Jong Suk"
Actor Kim Woo Bin (24) expressed his great affection for Lee Jong Suk (24), with whom he is close.
In KBS2 drama “School 2013”, Kim Woo Bin played the legendary fighter Park Heung Soo, leaving an indelible impression on audiences with his explosive entrance and bringing tears with his deep relationship shared with Go Namsoon (Lee Jong Suk).
On 13th February, Kim Woo Bin sat down for an interview with TV Daily at a cafe in Shinsadong, Gangnam. He said, “I was friends with Jong Suk before the drama, but through working together, I found that we actually have a lot of points in common. We became close very quickly and match well together. He is a very charismatic friend, and understanding towards the needs of his fellow actors. He’s gentle and takes care of others. He’s a good kid.”
When asked if he could reveal something about Lee Jong Suk that others wouldn’t know, Kim Woo Bin said immediately, “He’s quite easily jealous and that also shows in how he works. He cares a lot about people and things. If he is unhappy about his performance in a certain scene, he’ll remember it for a long time. Even after the whole scene had already finished filming, he would come asking, “Was that really okay?”. And when told that it was well-acted, it would still weigh on his mind. He wants to forget it, but he really can’t. Sometimes when I see him like this, I hurt for him too.”
“Also, Jong Suk has so much aegyo. I thought that I am the relatively aegyo type, but compared to Jong Suk, I’m nothing. It’s the first time I have ever met someone who is that good at aegyo, and his target ranges across all ages and genders, he would just be aegyo in front of everyone naturally. I think it is a gift he has had from birth,” revealed Kim Woo Bin with a bout of great laughter.
Finally, he said, “Even though I haven’t got any offers for a ramyun CF yet, I really want one. I love ramyun so much; I am confident that no matter how much I eat, I would not throw up. That’s how passionate I am about this. I really want to do a ramyun CF with Jong Suk, I think we can be cute and eat ramyun together, like Cultwo** sunbae.” He said this while imitating Cultwo’s catchphrase, “Really? Really?”
Currently, Kim Woo Bin is spending every day busily completing the photoshoot schedules that have been pushed back for “School 2013”.
** the two MCs for the “School 2013” special episode
source: TVDaily translated by hitoritabi
Exclusive Interview with Kim Woo Bin: I’m Actually Weak, Flighty and Emotional
With his killer looks, tall height and well built figure, it is no wonder that actor Kim Woo Bin will be acting the rebellious youth for the 3rd time since his career started in 2011. When audiences think of Kim Woo Bin, the actor is almost immediately associated with the school uniform and the cool, loner character. In reaction to this established image, Kim Woo Bin replies grievingly, “I am actually a weak, flighty person who is easily brought to tears.”
Kim Woo Bin was recently featured in KBS 2TV’s popular drama series “School 2013” (which had just finished airing in early January) as the legendary fighter student Park Heung Soo. Living until the cruel tyranny and pressure of the school system, the rebellious Park Heung Soo (played by Kim Woo Bin) and Nam Soon (played by Lee Jong Suk) developed a strong friendship bond, which brought many viewers to tears with their heartwarming relationship.
Kim Woo Bin’s detailed performance and perfect compatibility with actress Lee Jong Suk has wont he praise and compliments of audiences nationwide, however, the young actor seemed grieved by the fact that much of the drama viewers have already established an association about his image as a so called ‘problem child’, mistakenly think him to be like this in real life too. Kim Woo Bin said, “I thought there wouldn’t be this sort of problem in the beginning, but now it seems that everyone thinks I am a ‘bad boy’; now I finally understand how important one’s image is. In reality, I am a prankster and I enjoy jokes; I am also quite weak and flighty and I cry often.”
The interviewer could hardly associate Kim Woo Bin with tears, and doubtfully tried to reassure what he had heard, to which the actor replied, “When I was younger I never cried, however as I grew up I became more and more like my mother. My mom cries all the time - when she is watching TV, she could easily be moved to tears by the show; she even cried when watching “School 2013”, not only for me but also for some of the sad scenarios in the series. When I was young, I didn’t understand why my mom always cried, it’s funny because now I’ve become just like her. When I listen to music or watch a good film, I am easily moved to tears, just like my mother.”
When Kim Woo Bin was in high school, he was one of the top 3 students in his year and one of the top 5 in the whole school - a true model student. When asked whether Kim Woo Bin would be interested in acting a model student character, he honestly replied, “Of course I’d love to. Many people feel that I’ve been locked into this ‘problem child’ image, and I’d want to try new roles and challenge myself.”
In particular, one of the characters Kim Woo Bin would really love to act is the “honey boy” image - a gentle and sweet sort of gentleman. Kim Woo Bin explained, “I want to try acting as the man who on a normal day is very gentle and sensitive, but when the situation calls for it, becomes brave and imposing to protect the people he loves. I want to try be someone who people could feel comfortable around. Or I could also try to act as one of those really over the top, flighty characters - that might be fun!”
Kim Woo Bin revealed that he used to be very shy in front of strangers and didn’t like talking much, keeping much to himself. But in front of the people he loved and cared about, Kim Woo Bin will do everything to show his true feelings - and with close friends, he might even become the typical frivolous joker. And because of this, Kim Woo Bin may even send a “I miss you” text message to fellow actor Lee Jong Suk, without feeling a slight bit embarrassed or ashamed. Kim Woo Bin explained that in front of the person he loves he will talk a lot, and will often let his friends and loved ones know that he misses them, “If I miss them then I should just let them know directly, right?”
130215 me2day Update
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source: hyunjungsh1 @ me2day translated by jahe
Misc Pictures from Newsen, OBS NEWS, mydaily, and TVreport
I've been seeing pictures from the Buckaroo fansign, but I'm waiting to post them until better quality ones come out! Enjoy~