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Park Bo-gum interview pt. 2: Celebrity life

  • Published : Oct 26, 2016 - 18:33
  • Updated : Oct 26, 2016 - 18:33

When the K-pop Herald sat down with “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” actor Park Bo-gum on Wednesday, it became apparent very quickly why he was recently called the nations “No. 1 candidate for son-in-law” -- no mother-in-law could disapprove of a talented actor with a squeaky-clean image.

Below is a transcript of the second part of the interview.

Q: Would you like to act in another periodic series in the future? [Question submitted by Nurul Aqilah (Malaysia)]

“Now that I took the first step right, I think I will make another attempt later in my acting career in the far future.”

Q: How was meeting fans in Cebu, the Philippines? [Question submitted by Cristine Maalihan (the Philippines), Hope Domino (the Philippines) Susan Senoro (the Philippines) Farah Picache (the Philippines) Criszle Mellizas (the Philippines) and Geraldine Cuisia (the Philippines)]

“I enjoyed the trip overall, but the thing is, I could see that the trip was the end of ’Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.‘ I did not have activities in the Philippines before, but many fans recognized me and greeted me with overflowing cheers. What I sincerely appreciate is that a lot of fans there just nodded with smiles, instead of pulling out their smartphones (for photos), though they recognized me and that we were a group of celebrities. Their attitude helped us rest fully in Cebu.”

“I wondered why we got mobbed in the Philippines, and I found ’Moonlight Drawn by Clouds‘ was said to have aired through KBS World. I didn’t know that.”

Q: What was your favorite memory from your trip to Cebu, the Philippines? [Question submitted by Joyce San Pedro (Canada), Gladys Du (the Philippines), Kristine De Veyra Cruz (the Philippines), Irene Natania (Indonesia), Line (the Philippines) and Stella (Russia)]

“The travel agency there booked Korean restaurants throughout the entire schedule. So one day, Kwak Dong-yeon and I skipped the Korean dishes there, without telling anyone, and had local food. We couldn‘t have been more pleased. What an escape.”

Q: Is your squeaky-clean image a burden?
[Question submitted by Farah Picache (the Philippines)]

“If I pretended to be squeaky-clean, it would be a daunting task to do. But I don‘t. I live as I am. It would be insane to have a certain representation to deal with a certain group of people, and a second representation to deal with another people.”

“Having an image of being squeaky-clean rather seems to help me diversify the role I can take. The new roles would allow viewers to get a glimpse of the other side, which I wouldn’t even know.”

Q: What roles do you want to play in the future? [Question submitted by Paulin (Brunei Darussalam) Sarafina (Malaysia) Fariza Kylyshbek (Kazakhstan) Fiona Koh (Singapore) Wallis Lee (Singapore) Joyce San Pedro (Canada)]

“Before it‘s too late, I want to play a role in a coming-of-age drama series. I admit that ‘Moonlight Drawn by Clouds’ is one of its kind, but the focal point of this series was on the beauty of our traditional robes. In the upcoming youth series, I want to wear a school uniform.”

“I also want to sing in my next role, something that revolves around communication through music.”

Q: Would you like to debut as a singer? [Question submitted by Endah Purwaningsih (Indonesia), Shamane Phee (Singapore), Elizabeth Thao (the United States), Alina (Kazakhstan)]

“I hope I can debut as a musician, if time allows me to. It would be a surprise gift for fans.”

“One thing I would like to point out is, I was never a trainee for a K-pop boy band.”

Q: What are your objectives as an actor? [Question submitted by the Korea Herald]

“To be an actor that other actors and actresses want to work with.”

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)