Media interview during the autograph signing event at the BenQ Mall in Shanghai on 30th August 2014.
English translation: Shan
Edited by Julee
Q1: How does it feel to have your first autograph-signing event in Shanghai?
Ans: The night view of Shanghai is very beautiful. To be able to meet the Chinese fans in this beautiful and romantic city, I feel excited and happy at the same time.
Q2: On Yoon Sang Hyun’s visit to Shanghai, which is the place you would most like to visit and the food you would like to eat most.
Ans: I feel Shanghai is a city where the past, present and future co-exist. I particularly want to take a look at the night view of Pudong from the Bund. I would also like very much to take a walk along the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street. As I’ve also heard about Shanghai’s rich culinary cuisine, I would like very much to try the Shanghai steamed dumplings.
Q3: What does Yoon Sang Hyun think is your biggest charm?
Ans: I think my biggest charm is my cheerful personality, and smiling often to convey to everyone the pleasure of positive energy.
Q4: What is Yoon Sang Hyun’s ideal type?
Ans: Because I like fishing and hiking a lot, my ideal type is a lady who can exercise with me, has a healthy body and a forthright character, and with whom I can get along comfortably like friends.
Q5: Yoon Sang Hyun being the CF model of Zoo Coffee again and especially with collaboration in the Chinese market, do you have any particular feelings and thoughts?
Ans: I am proud to be able to become the CF model of Zoo Coffee again. I hope that our cooperation will become a good match and also hope to grow together with the brand.
Q6: Do you like to drink coffee? Which is your favorite among the drinks sold at Zoo Coffee?
Ans: I like coffee very much! My favorite is Caffè Americano. In fact drinks sold at Zoo Coffee all taste fairly good! Each have their distinctive characteristics. I like them all!
Q7: Does Yoon Sang Hyun have any favorite Chinese movie or drama? Which Chinese star would you like to work with?
Ans: Actually I find Chinese period dramas more intriguing. The one that has given me the deepest impression is “Bao Qing Tian (Justice Bao)”. Should there be such an opportunity, I would like to take on the challenge of a Chinese period drama or Kungfu movie. I also admire Chinese actress Gong Li very much. She is very graceful. I hope there will be an opportunity to work with her in future!
Q8: Through this autograph signing event held in Shanghai which also confirms Yoon Sang Hyun’s popularity in China, are there any thoughts or plans to have regular activities in China in future?
Ans: Certainly! I would very much like to interact more with the Chinese fans. I would also like to learn more Chinese and have regular activities in China should there be such opportunities.
Q9: Yoon Sang Hyun played the role of passionate Detective Ha Mu Yeom in “Gabdong” and has earned much affection of TV viewers through your superb acting. How similar does Yoon Sang Hyun think Ha Mu Yeom in the drama is to Yoon Sang Hyun in real life?
Ans: Actually the real me is almost completely different from Ha Mu Yeom’s personality. Oska from “Secret Garden” is more similar to my personality. I belong to the cheerful type.
Q10: The TV drama “Gabdong” has generated much discussion among TV viewers. Does Yoon Sang Hyun have any interesting incidents that had happened during shooting to share with us?
Ans: At the very start of filming, the actors had no idea who Gabdong was. It was very interesting at the time because we would speculate who Gabdong could be. Actually the director had suggested to me to keep long hair so as to give an unruly feeling but I had it cut short. The effect was very good.
Q11: What would Yoon Sang Hyun like to say to the Chinese fans?
(To say a few words in Chinese would be best)
Ans: “Ni Hao Ma (How are you)?” I had learnt these words from watching the Chinese TV dramas during High School, and these words had also left the deepest impression. Actually, I am very grateful for the love and care everyone has given me. I won’t disappoint you and will become a better actor. Thank you! I love you all!
Q12: What plan does Yoon Sang Hyun have for the future or is there a career plan?
Ans: I am now trying to select my next work. For my future, I want to be like Seniors Lee Soon Jae and Park Keun Hyung, to persevere in acting with continuous learning and training and hope to become a good actor everyone recognizes. Whether in acting or life, I want to happily do my best.