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“I’m discovering that acting is fun”: Song Seung-heon interview
by | March 7, 2011 | 235 Comments

You know the general feeling ’round here about Song Seung-heon (My Princess, East of Eden), who is known mostly for his inverse looks-to-talent ratio. So imagine my surprise when I read this interview where he’s endearingly frank, and jaw-droppingly self-aware…which is just NOT how I imagined the guy who has but one serious facial expression…which is neither serious nor expressive. I mean, he literally admits to spending a good part of his career just trying to look cool. HA.

The 35-year old model-turned-actor debuted sixteen years ago, and I first saw him on the sitcom Three Men, Three Women which ran from 1996-1999. Seeing him in a sitcom first explains why I generally like him, despite his lack of dramatic chops, because he’s always been good at funny. Not in a crafted, obvious comedic way, but in a poke-fun-at-himself way. He makes reference to his character on the show, whose entire concept was that he was the only one who thought he was funny. It was 2000’s Autumn Fairy Tale that launched him into Hallyu stardom (and the subsequent slew of serious, melodramatic roles). Thankfully he’s come back around to comedy with My Princess, which has garnered him praise as an actor…maybe for the first time ever.

Here’s a translation of the interview he did with Yonhap News, the day after My Princess wrapped.

Have you slept? They say My Princess‘s schedule was murder.

We filmed the last episode until 6pm the day it aired and then went straight to the wrap party. I didn’t drink very much, but I totally crashed. I think I was just so tired. My manager put me in the car and drove me home, and then said it took an hour to wake me up once we got there. And then I finally opened my eyes at 7 this morning. I don’t know if it’s because I slept so little for two months, but I couldn’t sleep for very long. I didn’t see the last episode because of the wrap party, so I woke up and watched it.

How do you feel about it now that it’s over? Any regrets?

Honestly, there were times during the shoot when I really thought we weren’t going to make it to air with that episode. The schedule was that unbelievable. I’m just relieved we finished in one piece. Of course there are things I regret. But the genre and the character were fun. I think any experience in the end makes me who I am.

Why did you choose a romantic comedy now, and why did you wait till now to do one?

With the drama East of Eden and the film Invincible, I was doing a lot of heavier projects, and I kept hearing from people that they missed the ‘Unfunny Song Seung-heon’ from my debut days, in the sitcom Three Men, Three Women. And then this project came in. Episodes 1-4 were already written, and they were really funny. But then I didn’t know that starting with Episode 5, the scripts would start coming in late. (Laughs) Why didn’t I do a romantic comedy earlier? When I was younger I wanted to look cool. Back then, more than a happy ending, I wanted to do projects that had a resonance.

What’s it like now that you’ve tried a romantic comedy? A lot of people are saying that you’ve ‘found your clothes.’

I’m always putting on a serious face, with heavy acting, so this time I got to have fun. It really felt like I just came to play. The schedule was hard, but the acting itself was really fun. I’m always playing roles where I’m trying to look cool while carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders, but I didn’t have to do that for this role so I liked that. (Laughs) If I have the chance, I’d like to try a romantic comedy movie as well.

You’ve never had so many cutesy love scenes as you did here. Could it be that you really fell in love with Kim Tae-hee?

If you see it that way, that means we acted really well. (Laughs) I just shot it comfortably like we were really dating. Park Hae-young’s childish and playful side is a lot like me. But when I’m dating, I’m more aggressive than Park Hae-young, so his passive expressions of affection became really frustrating for me. Park Hae-young was hesitant to marry Lee Seol, but in real love, when would that happen? If it were me, I would’ve said, ‘Let’s just run away.’

It’s great that you’ve found a role that fits your image so perfectly, but is there any regret that you didn’t do this sort of genre in your twenties, when Song Seung-heon was ‘prettier’? You’re now in your mid-thirties. Do you feel older?

Honestly, I don’t. In our drama, Lee Ki-kwang is 22, and that actually did surprise me, that he’s so young. But I still feel like I’m a high school sophomore. It might be because I still hang out with the same friends from that time, but if I look at the way my friends and I play now and back then, it’s the same. (Laughs)

Even if you don’t feel your age, you must feel some change. What’s changed?

My approach to acting has changed. It happened since I came back from the army. A sense of responsibility is something I feel more and more, and I’m discovering a sense of enjoyment in new things. Before when I received a script, I would just act it out like a machine. But now I think about what else I could bring to the scene that isn’t written there, and I have room to look past myself.

I’m not trying to make myself stand out anymore; I’ve learned the importance of harmony. I learned I can’t just do things according to my own ambition, but that fans should be able to watch and enjoy the project. If before I did things to serve my own ambition or to appear cool, now I think about what I can do for fans through this project.

I received letters from foreign fans who wrote that they came to know Korea because of me, and it made me feel the effects of Hallyu. I don’t think I thought about those things before. But now I think they instill a sense of responsibility in me. I’m also having more fun. It’s not just because it’s work anymore, but now I want to enjoy acting and have fun. There’s still a lot of talk about my acting skills, but that’s just something I have to work at, and aside from that, I’m discovering that acting is fun and I’m learning to enjoy it.

Why weren’t you ambitious about your acting before?

When I was younger I never dreamed of being an actor. I was an ordinary kid and became an ordinary college student. And then in 1995 someone who worked for a fashion label came into where I was working part-time, and asked if I wanted to enter a modeling contest. And then they picked me, and all of a sudden I was a model. Kim Sung-jae was the main model and So Ji-sub and I were just starting, and then when Kim Sung-jae died suddenly, somehow So Ji-sub and I became the main models.

And then after that, I came to do Three Men, Three Women. Without any preparation. So I started without any ambition to feed, and I got an enormous amount of criticism, saying that I couldn’t act. But now it’s different. Now acting is the best I can do, and it’s a career that I’ve invested more than ten years in. In my twenties, I just thought, ‘This must be what I’m doing.’ But now I’ve come to think about the fans and the public before myself.

Do you have any fears? Do you ever worry about losing popularity?

Ever since I was a newbie, I always had it drilled into my head not to be attached to popularity. So I’m actually not the type to be concerned with that too much. Of course, I’m human, so it’s better to be popular than not, but it’s not like I could be a youth star forever. While working on My Princess with Lee Soon-jae [who plays Grandpa], I saw how passionate he was, even at his age, and it made me want to become like him. I actually became ashamed of myself while watching him. He spent his youth digging deep to learn his craft, but I’ve never done that. I never dreamed of being an actor when I was young. So now I’m full of regret that I didn’t do the same.

What do you do on your down time?

I go play with my friends or I exercise. I play golf. Now that I think about it, my life is kind of boring. (Laughs)

Any plans for marriage?

I really want to start a family. But that’s not so easy to do. I don’t have a partner. Who knows, someday somebody I’ll love will suddenly appear, and I might be talking about marriage.

Via Yonhap News

 
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  1. temperance

    Erm. He’s pretty.

    • 1.1 Sylvia

      He sure is, but I also think he’s adorable. :-) I hope to see him in more dramas, because in “My Princess”, I really did think he did a great job acting. Sounds like he’ll get even better!

  2. Carmie

    I like how down to earth and level headed he seems. Good interview. Thanks for sharing ^^

    • 2.1 pipit

      Agree.

      This interview makes me love him even more. Hope he doesn’t feel insulted if I from time to time still refer him as Mr. Hand Towel. It’s just an expression of love.

      Song Seung Heon love you!

      • 2.1.1 Jomo

        What is the SSH connection you ask?

        If this link works, you get to hear it.

        http://translate.google.com/translate_t?hl=&ie=UTF-8&text=hand&sl=en&tl=ko#en|ko|hand%0D%0Atowel%0D%0ASong%20Hun%20Seung

        His name and the words sound similar enough that someone suggested that maybe, just maybe, they could also be used as words to describe his acting abilities
        (at that time)
        (He’s much better now.)
        (With the best yet to come.)

        • 2.1.1.1 Jomo

          Shoots!

          The link didn’t work:
          Here is google translate
          http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
          Choose English to Korean

          If you type these words in with the same line spaces and word order, and click on the LISTEN button, the nice lady will speak for you.

          hand
          towel
          Song Hun Seung

    • 2.2 joicy

      Yes, he is. Actually he has always been honest and frank in his interview. Maybe JB is not his fan but this is not the first time he said he used to try to look cool in front of the camera :)

  3. kahji

    oppa!! il rewatch the first eps someday.. :D

  4. come2noona

    Thanks GF! I enjoyed the interview. He sure seems like a nice guy.

  5. MAVY

    Like him way better now

  6. misse.

    ooh nice!

  7. Sere

    Awwww :)

  8. parsifal

    LOL…after sixteen years of acting, he is discovering his job is fun… well, better late than never
    i never liked him till My Princess, but i find him okay now
    …and the guy is ridiculously hot!

  9. swui

    Stick to rom-com….but man, he’s pretty!

  10. 10 hana

    After watching My Princess, I totally changed my opinion about him. Like him much better now and from all the My Princess’ BTS he seems like a very nice and caring person…

    Ya… he should try more rom com roles…

  11. 11 Beng

    he’s so candid. hope to see more of him in romcom roles =). hope too that he will start a new project right away. It’s the only way to hone his craft, i think, i mean to start for a new project right away =). Can i wish it to be opposite Jun ji-hyun? I miss her sassy girl days.

  12. 12 ck1Oz

    Can you imagine an aggresive SSH dating you? ‘fans self’

    I think my blood pressure just went up thinking about it :-)

    • 12.1 Shin mi rAe

      Same here. I wonder what he means by being aggressive on a date. I almost fell off my bed.

      Darn you are one hot specimen of a man. How can you be any prettier when you are perfection now?

    • 12.2 questions987

      But he smokes! Remember? You dont like smokers.ㅋㅋㅋ

      I personally don’t mind.

      “I don’t. Have a partner” uhh. I VOLUNTEER! I’ll be in Korea in October. SSH씨 wait for me!

      • 12.2.1 Informantxgirl

        I’m gonna be one of *those* fans – oppa, if you’re single, Kim Tae Hee is available! They are so freakin’ adorable together, on-screen and behind the scenes.

        Come on, please, she’s smart, she’s funny, and she’s beautiful! Why not date her! Date her! DATE KIM TAE HEE!

        LOL, okay got that out of my system. :)

        • 12.2.1.1 jinjoo

          i agree, KTH or his co star in Summer Scent Son ye jin wld be a good match for him, otherwise i’m avail. hahaha LOL what’s happened to him & his co star from EofEden? i thot they were dating?

        • 12.2.1.2 clichique

          I KNOW. PLEASE GET MARRIED. LIKE, NOW.

          SERIOUSLY.

      • 12.2.2 ck1Oz

        Dang….now you reminded me :-(

        You know there is no one else I like now that I’ve got this LONG list of smokers.

        Fine…you go stalk him in Seoul and go for a Han river picnic in autumn :-)

        • 12.2.2.1 questions987

          It’s okay sweetheart – we’ll always have our couple socks. I got yo back with em socks.

      • 12.2.3 joicy

        He tried to stop smoking several times I think and the last time he started it’s because of the role?

    • 12.3 MJP

      LOL!!!

    • 12.4 HalfALu

      yeah…i’ll be thinking about that “aggressive” comment for a while. ummmm…nice.

  13. 13 Fasiris Fay

    The pretty is just so pretty
    But I do like how he’s so self-aware…also knowing how he didn’t actually want to be an actor sort of makes sense (sort of)

  14. 14 mems

    Aww I have a fondness for him since My Princess. Glad that he’s upfront about his acting skills (or lack thereof) and he seems pretty levelheaded. And pretty. :D

    Thanks JB!

    • 14.1 mems

      Oops, I mean thanks GF!

  15. 15 jyyjc

    he filmed the last episode on the day it aired?? O_O

  16. 16 maria

    that really WAS surprising. he speaks really insightfully about the transition in his public and public person after his army stint, and he sounds like someone who knows we’re all always just learning, and it sounds like he’s come to like that.

    …….i feel bad for all the hand towel jokes now. :( hehehe

    • 16.1 jubilantia

      I wouldn’t feel too bad, because it sounds like he might take them in stride. It might hurt a little, but he’s been so long in the business that I bet he could laugh it off.

  17. 17 girlatsea

    Aww, he really is a nice guy. And like you (girlfriday) said, he’s very self-aware. Who would have thought? I guess he was never passionate enough to actually work on or try to get better with his acting.

    I still have about 2 episodes left of My Princess.. I might finish it today. :)

  18. 18 amatsu

    I really do like him better now. He’s a great guy. Thanks for this! I can’t wait for his new projects. I hope he pics rom-coms!

  19. 19 absothe

    Even his character seems like Kim Tae Hee, they would soo good together. Oh and reporter sir, Song Seung heon is ALWAYS pretty! !@$%&* Waving fist*

    • 19.1 absothe

      Look! They would LOOK soo good together

  20. 20 dom

    “I’m not trying to make myself stand out anymore; I’ve learned the importance of harmony.”

    Our Mr.HandTowel has grown up to be a better and mature man… sniff.. missing HY already..

  21. 21 asianromance

    Thank you for this piece, girlfriday! I had known that SSH knows that his acting is not that great, but it is awesome to learn more about his thoughts and to get such an honest response from him. This really is an interview where I feel like i learned A LOT abt the actor/actress.

    I think a lot of mediocre actors really need that one project or that one character that makes them enjoy acting (I think it was the same with Sung Yuri and her Yi-nok character in Hong Gil Dong) and that sort of sincerity can show through the acting. SSH’s acting still doesn’t resonate with me during the really dramatic parts (the distracting head tilt!), but I think he’s really good with the comedy- better than KTH.

    • 21.1 MJP

      Not the head tilt! LOL!

      • 21.1.1 Jomo

        She just called clichique/YY into the discussion…

        • 21.1.1.1 clichique

          Omo, someone asked for me?

          • 21.1.1.1.1 YY

            Woohooo…coeeeee….over here! Did someone mention my name? My net was down for a few days. I nearly went crazy. Only Grandpa’s pic (which I’d blown up lifesize and pasted on my bedroom ceiling) kept me sane. You guys still here? Tsk tsk. You gotta move on. Like me. See? Grandpa’s nodding in approval. Love ya, Grandpa! Mwah!

          • 21.1.1.1.2 Jomo

            Missed YYou!

      • 21.1.2 Autumn

        LOL. You can’t have an article of SSH without a mention of The Head Tilt.

    • 21.2 Linda165

      For those of you who don’t know The Head Tilt maneuver, SSH kindly gives a demonstration:

      Picture #3 – The Casual Head Tilt
      Picture #4 – The Flirty Head Tilt
      Picture #5 – The Fierce Head Tilt
      Picture #6 – The Head Tilt with a Killer Smile

      More please!!!

      • 21.2.1 samgetang

        LOL! ;-)

      • 21.2.2 pipit

        I’ve been wondering how could I not know about the Head Tilt Maneuver of my man. Does his looks distract me so from seeing anything?

        Thanks for providing me with picture perfect examples.

        Now, I know that I didn’t see it because when I saw it I saw nothing wrong with what I saw. The blinding effect of perfection I guess.

        Yes, more please!!

  22. 22 rouby

    Nice interview,,, I like him more,,.more..and more my princess changes everything,,, :)

  23. 23 PlanBi

    Asianromance, I agree with ur sung yuri comment wholeheartedly. U can almost feel her zeal n enthusiasm- it really showed in her HGD performances. As did KTH in My Princess. we had our doubts initially but on hindsight, the casting of SSH n KTH was a great choice .

  24. 24 yokee

    at long last so THIS is the real Song Seung Heon.
    gosh, i hated him in Autumn and Summer for his stoney acting. im glad im glad he finally came round to himself and realised that one need to be human rather than to just look cool ^^

  25. 25 charlene

    i feel like i have come to know him more . I always thought he is a deep person.With this interview, i learned he deeper than what i thought he is.

    His expressive eyes shows his emotions . it is transparent ,somehow beyond those smiles on screens, a sense of loneliness lies on it.

    thanks again GF.

    • 25.1 Gerri

      Exactly what the PD of Autumn story saw in him -‘a sense of lonliness lies on it’ made him decided to offer him this pivotal role.

  26. 26 elle loves kdrama

    SSH, lets’s run away, get married and have lots of pretty children who look just like you, but mixed! Haha! :)

    • 26.1 malta

      :) I’ve had that sentiment before.

  27. 27 Shin mi rAe

    SSH, so pretty. Not even an hour ago, i made a promise to myself to keep hyun bin as my ipad lock screen until he returns from military service. But ssh is so awesome and hot in all the pictures and i find myself betraying hyun bin… Oh no…

    • 27.1 bella luna ;)

      totally off-topic: didn’t hyun bin enter the marines today? :(

    • 27.2 Jomo

      I have had SSH on my wallpaper – various versions – for so long, my kids comment, “Oh you got a new picture of The Hand Towel?”

    • 27.3 grateful1

      LOL! I really got a kick out of the fact that your photo-fidelity didn’t even last for a whole hour…..oh, the power of the pretty!

      Yes, wishing Binnie all the best……

  28. 28 Linda165

    Oppa fighting!! Come and date me, I’ll run away with you too, in a heartbeat.

    What can I say? I love the guy! I even liked his very orange hair in Summer Scent, so there you go.

    Thanks GF for posting this awesome interview.

  29. 29 safa

    “I don’t have a partner”

    me me me!hahahaha

  30. 30 jinjoo

    i enjoyed this interview thanks as always JB….woah ‘i have no partner’ i’m sure he won’t find it hard to have one but what’s keeping him? picky perhaps? ummhhh i like him a lot since Autumn Tale & then MP really ignited more sparks for me to admire him more & more and just hope he gets to do another rom/com drama! he was good as Park hae young oh adorable, i just love MP and KTH & himself got a great chem at that!
    stay cool & gorgeous SSH! sarang hae

  31. 31 woolly

    Why is SSH Mr. Hand Towel?

    • 31.1 Jomo

      because calling him Hand Towel doesn’t show respect?

      • 31.1.1 come2noona

        Heeeeheeeeheeeegigglesnort

      • 31.1.2 MJP

        Bah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaa! He he he he!
        (repeat continually)

    • 31.2 Jomo

      Here is one of the threads that talks bout that.

      http://www.dramabeans.com/2010/12/jb-and-gf-face-off-battle-of-delusional-hopes/

      I have to say the conversation gets more and more ridiculous as it develops, and therefore funnier and less connected to reality.

      Remember, The Hand Towel is not real. He can’t be.

    • 31.3 bella luna ;)

      because he’s soft and comfy. and nice. and neat. and soft. and comfy… and nice… and. neat… and… hmm…

      • 31.3.1 MJP

        Very Personal Observation: Men who are well muscled are not soft. :-)

        • 31.3.1.1 Jomo

          Mabye she meant his lips?

          aaahhhhhhhhhhgggggrrrrrrzzzzzzzzz

          • 31.3.1.1.1 MJP

            *laughs and laughs*

          • 31.3.1.1.2 bella luna ;)

            i meant the hair.

            oh well, the lips too!

            and he may be muscled but he looks comfy to hug. *dreaming* oh snap, I’m over him.

            over him… over him… over him… over him… hmm…

          • 31.3.1.1.3 MJP

            So… you like being on top?

          • 31.3.1.1.4 bella luna ;)

            i wonder what he smells like.

            man-perfume? man-cologne? sweat? body wash? shaving cream? mint? detergent? body spray? like childhood? the last restaurant he’s been to?

            kim tae hee? :(

          • 31.3.1.1.5 bella luna ;)

            “So… you like being on top?”

            *mind wheels turning*

          • 31.3.1.1.6 Jomo

            To: bella luna ;)

            I know what he smells like.

            You know that moment at the top of the rollercoaster righ before the plunge?
            You catch your breath as your stomach flips, sending frissons of happiness throughout your trembling body.
            You know the rest of the ride will be smaller versions of this, and you look forward to every twist and rollick.

            Something like that….

          • 31.3.1.1.7 samgetang

            guys!!! you are all hilarious! :-)

            only SSH can inspire this kind of talk, hahaha! Mr Hand Towel does it again :-)

          • 31.3.1.1.8 Amber's Cube

            I miss this kind of talk..you guys are hilarious!

          • 31.3.1.1.9 YY

            Tsk tsk…girls, girls,…pls you are making me blush….curse these eyes of mine for reading! Ok, that’s better. I’ve covered my eyes with my palms…..and reading between my fingers hahahahahahhahahahah

        • 31.3.1.2 YY

          Grandpa’s not soft and muscled. He’s spongy and muscled. Just wanted you guys to know. Kinda like a fish that’s been laid out on a counter too long. So when you press your finger into his abs, it just stays there, and leaves a depression. Like the fish that’s been laid out too long. You can see your finger imprint there. Omg, that’s so sad…..*bawling*

    • 31.4 diorama

      Check out the Battle of Delusional Hopes post, where JB and GF explain the Hand Towel thing.

      I think it’s because in Korean Song Seung Hun and Soo Gun (hand towel) sound alike or something.

      • 31.4.1 bd

        That would make Yoo Gun more of a hand towel.

    • 31.5 YY

      Does anyone realise that the hand towel could actually be a slur on his…um…assets….or chief asset, rather? You’ll forgive me for not going into details of what I mean here. Hand towel is shorter than a bath towel. So it means Short or Shorter, with emphasis on the -er. Shorter than other…towels, that is. Get my drift? So in essence, does it mean boring, dull and …short-er?

  32. 32 Christy

    He is so full of sweet candor. I love him!

  33. 33 ciiii

    marry me!!!
    <3

  34. 34 bella luna ;)

    “despite his lack of dramatic chops, because he’s always been good at funny. Not in a crafted, obvious comedic way, but in a poke-fun-at-himself way”

    which was how Suzy was in Dream High. for her sake, I hope she gets better at acting. or if not, that she remain in rom-com territory.

  35. 35 giddygirl108

    Can I be that someone he’s talking about at the end?

  36. 36 bella luna ;)

    “in your twenties, when Song Seung-heon was ‘prettier’”

    – I beg to disagree. He is prettier now than he was back then.

    • 36.1 bella luna ;)

      but then again, when I was in my twenties, SSH was prettier…

      • 36.1.1 Jomo

        When I was in my 20’s, SSH was in elementary school!

        Here is my time machine question for the ladies.

        If you had a time machine, and you could travel back or forward so you could meet your K-actor/Idol crush, would you choose to be:

        Younger at the same time? – So you look like you looked then, and he looks like he looked then.

        Older at the same time? So he looks like he will look, and you look like you will look.

        Your brain, as well, will be the apropriate age. You can’t cheat and have your 30+ brain in a 22 year old body.

        I think I would love to meet a mellowed 50+ year old SSH, after some of his looks, body have left him. Not saying he won’t still be hot.

        By the way, all those Kactors who smoke really should take a look at how other folks have aged as a result. Even really good genes cannot escape the ravages of inhaling poison for years.

        • 36.1.1.1 bella luna ;)

          I just want to meet him, like NOW. :P

          • 36.1.1.1.1 Jomo

            No problem.
            I’ll just make some calls.
            :)

          • 36.1.1.1.2 bella luna ;)

            oh, so kind of you. :)

            *combs hair* *puts on make-up* – like it could make any difference. :P

          • 36.1.1.1.3 Linda165

            Book me a ticket on the same trip as Bella Luna please :)

        • 36.1.1.2 MJP

          So, will we both be the same age at the same time? Or will I continually be older than the kactor since I am older now?

          • 36.1.1.2.1 Jomo

            Same age same time
            Oh, and both legal

        • 36.1.1.3 MJP

          But I have always been attracted to younger men…

          We’ll have to be friends only then, so I would say older at the same time.

        • 36.1.1.4 samgetang

          he’s way more gorgeous, more sexy and more self-aware now!

          getting better and better, that’s our SSH :-)

        • 36.1.1.5 YY

          Grandpa has aged beautifully. he’s like fine wine that just gets better with age. Age is relative. My body is breaking down even as I type this, but my mind is exactly the same as it was 20 years ago, except for one difference. I have become purer in thought, something, sad to say, is obviously unattainable to some of you here *clearing throat* judging from the …em…..highly sensitive material you have discussed at length.

    • 36.2 jinjoo

      i agree i think he’s more handsome now than before…he was good looking already in Autumn Tale but i think he’s become more gorgeous lately!

    • 36.3 kate

      I agree with you . . . and I started liking him in East of Eden and loving him in My Princess

    • 36.4 bd

      The term “pretty” gets misused these days, but SSH, while being “prettier” during his younger years (had softer features) is more handsome these days (has more defined, masculine features).

      I would think that teenage girls and younger women might prefer the “safer” looking, younger SSH, while older women would prefer the more masculine (dangerous) looking SSH of today.

  37. 37 vis

    Wow! Thanks for translating the interview! Totally showed a very unexpected side to him o___0 He sure is down to earth and honest and not the slightest bit self-delusional about his own acting abilities. Me likes! Until now I’ve never had much of a favorable opinion of him, but that was heavily based on his acting. Now he’s more multi-layered in my eyes~

    He’ll probably do better acting-wise in the future now that he intends to stop focusing so much on being cool (ROFL!) and is actually starting to enjoy acting ^^

  38. 38 koreamom

    i loved my princess so much and this is where i really discovered song seung hun. took me long enough but perhaps this is good timing as he was pretty (and awesome) in this drama. i knew he was a pretty boy with questionable acting skills but now i know a bit about him and really have fallen. hope to see him in another romcom or movie or something similair!
    thanks for the interview-sounds like he is a really nice guy instead of just a pretty face. and yes, ck10z that thought did cross my mind! oh baby!

  39. 39 Jennie

    thanks girlfriday.

    I thought he is interested with the Paradise ranch actress ?.

  40. 40 Qwenli

    I have always been fond of him since Autumn and Summer. Summer was one of my all time fav K dramas.

    But I like him even better now after MP. I like the fact that he is very level headed and is very comfortable in his own skin. So many celebrities has emo issues and just cant handle their own looks or fame. You know there are so many who killed themselves or took to drugs.

    But SSH has been fairly consistent, he even setup his own biz and invested in MP. I am sure he is laughing all the way to the bank now.

    So overall I think he is a great guy. KTH — go for him!!!

  41. 41 Jomo

    There I was, off NOT thinking constantly about The Hand Towel, being totally over my obession crush waning interest, and

    BAM! There he is! In all his aw shucks, I was just

    WHAT?

    “ordinary kid and became an ordinary college student…”

    Yeah, OK, not.

    Anyway, please do not do a rom com movie, do a 60 episode rom-Kdrama. Sleep is so over-rated, right?

    Thanks, GF for bringing SSH to my desk top again!

    • 41.1 bella luna ;)

      lucky me, I’m over him.

      yes. I tell myself that.

      • 41.1.1 malia

        I like your self-denial. I think I shall follow suit.

        • 41.1.1.1 bella luna ;)

          beware. it’s a path that goes in circles.

      • 41.1.2 MJP

        Lies, all lies, Bella Luna!

        Isn’t denial the first stage of addiction?

        • 41.1.2.1 bella luna ;)

          nope. exposure. :) (pun totally not intended.)

          • 41.1.2.1.1 MJP

            Like in that shower scene in MP? :-)

          • 41.1.2.1.2 bella luna ;)

            that shower scene, you remind me.

            *sings*
            I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you. and I think to myself… what a wonderful world…
            hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm… hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm… hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm… hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm…
            and I think to myself… what a wonderful woooorrrllldddd…

            the colors of a towel, so pretty in the tub
            and also the packs that form those effing abs
            i see him tilting head… sayin’ how do you do
            in my mind he’s sayin’… i love you *shrieks!*

            *sings on*
            i hear noonas cry… they get in a row
            they want much more than I’ll ever know
            and i think to myself… what a wonderful world…

          • 41.1.2.1.3 YY

            bella, LOL! What a great and fitting tune for the magnificent Hand Towel!

          • 41.1.2.1.4 samgetang

            bella luna, clap, clap, clap! yay!

    • 41.2 YY

      Hi guys! *tilting head maniacally in welcome* How nice to see you here! *slanting eyes madly* ok this is totally irrelevant but….are those TREES he’s wearing? On his shirt? Is it a message he’s proclaiming to the whole world? That he’s WOODEN? Tree…wood….wooden…get it? Hahahhahahahah….sorry, been a bit off ever since MP finished…still having grandpa blues….

      • 41.2.1 Jomo

        But aren’t you happy that SSH also loves Grampa?

  42. 42 jandoe

    aww he sounds like such a nice guy! i dig.

    thanks so much for this GF!

  43. 43 Tarits

    P kun oppa – good answers to all the questions!

    Soar higher in your career but don’t forget to marry and have beautiful kids. Could you make KTH the mom of your kids? You two look so beautiful together!

  44. 44 Janny

    I love everything in this interview!!! I can really feel his honesty and sincerity in answering those questions. Really hope to see him in another RomCom soon!! :)

  45. 45 katiamon

    i need a ticket to korea, NOW!!!!!!!!! i’m available darling!!!!!
    he was so honest and cute in this interview, my poor computer is drench because i’ve been drooling with every comment and photo. now he’s my heroe…
    thank u GF :)
    ps: hottie, now that u have free time come to Peru i’ll be your guide, hahahaha!

  46. 46 rose

    i like what he said about marriage it just like me

  47. 47 BellaMafia

    I may sound the shallow person on the planet. I couldn’t careless about his talent or acting ability. Watching him on My Princess, my eyes couldn’t stop staring at his face and body (very well-built.. I must say).. :)

  48. 48 Trina

    Please do more Rom-com movie/dramas…. Hrmm… I do hope you will find your partner and be happy and lots of kids… Heck, I wish you married me.. LOL.. It is too bad that I have a wonderful husband and two great boys who love me and adore me… ^^

  49. 49 maryta

    I SO SAD THAT MY FAVORITE ACTOR TO GO TO THE ARMY!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE YOU Hyeon Bin

    BE CARE OF YOURSELF

    WE WAIT FOY YOU

  50. 50 xiaoSxin

    This interview makes me want to start rewatching MP….

    • 50.1 momosa

      I rewatch MP and it was really fun, funny and I was laughing! I didn’t remember I laughed so hard the first time around. You should rewatch it again.

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