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Jang Hyuk, who needs no introduction, answers questions you submitted in his recent Ask an Actor post.

prettysup: What is your criteria when choosing a role? Do you accept it because you are confident of pulling it off? Or you want to try something new? #

earthna: I’m wondering how scenes that require long dialogues were shot. There were really long dialogues in Deep Rooted Tree that were not just long but very emotional as well. Any know how to ace such scenes? #

R.L.: You have done countless of action scenes and you are terrific in them. Was there any one action scene where you were most worried about? In terms of complexity of the action sequence or the risks of injury? #

YY: Do you laugh that booming laugh in Fated in real life as well? #

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Yay! I loved his performance in Thank you!

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Yes,indeed his so great in that drama
Iโ€™m so in love with #janghyuk

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This was really nice and incredibly thoughtful answers.

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Omg! Thanks for picking my question!
Jang Hyuk is so cool! And it's really interesting to see him be calm and soft spoken as compared to his louder characters in dramas. Jang Hyuk, fighting!

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I loved your question by the way! I was wondering the same thing when I was watching Deep Rooted Tree.

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Ohhhh that scene when he went to the King only to try to kill himself. Yoooo I feel like a rewatch now

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I always feel like rewatching that drama. If only the 24 episodes length wasn't such a commitment.

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When the acting AND writing is as good as it is in Tree and SFD, the number of episodes don't matter to me. In fact, I dread when it will be over.

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I rewatch it every now and then and skip to get to the highlights fast. Hehe

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There was another one in SFD with Kim Myung Min and Chun Ho-jin. Very impressive and these veteran actors pulled it off perfectly.

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This is my favorite [Ask an Actor] interview! Jang Hyuk gave well-thought answers and I couldn't be more happy!

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I agree. He always gives very insightful replies..though I was a little distracted by his handsome looks here..

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He looks so fine here. I, too, am distracted.

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๐Ÿฅฐ awww
Among my earliest oppa crush. I still remember The Successful Story of A Bright Girl. That was such a memorable drama. I think i watched quite a lot of Jang Hyukโ€™s work. ๐Ÿ˜

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Mine too! That drama was my 1st kdrama, and i fell for Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara hard.

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Thank you, @stroopwafel and all the DB Minions who helped make this video interview possible. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for it since April. What a treat to hear from Jang Hyuk himself. Great questions, Beanies! His thoughtful responses reminded me all over again why he has been one of my most favorite actors since discovering Kdramaland. It felt as if he were speaking directly to me. I appreciate his making the time in his schedule to answer our questions.

Now we finally know that The Laugh truly is Lee Gun's. ;-)

I'm tickled to bits that Jang Hyuk's next production is a sageuk. I'm really looking forward to his return to Goryeo while reprising Lee Bang-won in MY COUNTRY.

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Thank you for choosing my question, really love the way he answers all of them !

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I love these questions! And Jang Hyukโ€™s answers shows how much passion he puts in every project he does.

Thank you for this interview!

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O god! I canโ€™t stop smiling! My heart!
I watched it many times.. The first round I watched without reading the sub, just looking at him, his lips, his hair, his gaze. Listening to his voice which was new to me and as he said it is different from what I had in my mind based on his dramas.
O dear, we WILL continue to give you attention! How can we not?!

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He does look reaaaaaaaaaaaally good here. That hair and that "I just got out of bed, I'm naturally hot this way" look.

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And now I regret not adding โ€œ oh my ovariesโ€

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Thank you so much for selecting my question! Love his replies to all! Looking forward to see his new drama! Fighting!

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Oooh! These are some great questions, and his answers were good as well. Go Beanie-land, asking those intellectual questions!

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I'm only disappointed that I didn't get to hear his real laugh. As I think about, I don't think I've ever heard him full on laugh, even the few times I've seen him on variety shows. I've seen him smile in response to jokes, but never outright laugh.

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glad I'm not the only one who was a little disappointed at how seriously he responded to the "laugh" question. Barely cracked a smile. But we love him any way!

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Next time we have to ask him a super funny question, so that he cannot not laugh
*still waiting for the laugh*

Fighting oppa!!

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Yeah i was waiting for him to laugh too at that question, but no, he was just so serious hahaha

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He always seems nervous, and a bit shy, when I see him outside of portraying a role. It's kind of sweet.

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Yes. I find that very charming..

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Me too. I kept thinking, "he's going to do that maniacal laugh--that isn't his natural, soft spoken laugh--at any time. And then. . .he didn't. : (
Otherwise, I enjoyed this interview. Good questions, y'all.

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I've seen him in some varieties show, and no, he don't do laugh. he answered everything carefully and thoughtfully too. The man not the kind to joke around.

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I have seen him joking on variety shows but you always have to take a moment to realize he's joking because he doesn't laugh. He'll just eventually have a slow smile.

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Wow, what a surprise. I've never been very drawn to this actor because I felt he was to gruff and brusk no matter which character he was playing. I particularly didn't like his voice. But in "Real Life" (of this interview) he is completely different and so much more appealing. I love his voice here. Here he seems warm and inviting and like someone who would make a good and kind friend.

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Just a testament of how good of an actor he is. He's so different from his characters lol

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I was going to say the same thing (except that I love him!), his RL voice and demeanor are very different than his characters. He seems like a really nice guy, very calm.

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Ha ha ha...
You've been decieved.
He will surprise you more with his quirky personality. Just check his variety shows.
He is very very calm and soft-spoken guy.

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Omg. I fainted on the spot. He answers my question. Thank you DB. I can die happy now, laughing that booming laugh with my last dying breath.
Hahahaha-arghhhhh....My heart is beating so fast. Omg. Jang hyuk answered my question. Thank you @pakalanapikake for telling me about the interview. In shock now. Jang hyuk I love you. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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*wafts smelling salts under @yyishere's nose*

Once you pick yourself up off the floor, could you enlighten us as to which role you're considering performing in MY COUNTRY, or any other drama. I have an inkling we'll be seeing you in Goryeo come September. Might it be another geographical feature? Lee Bang-won's sword? The Strife of Princes? No pressure, of course. ;-)

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I fancy being a castle, preferably stone. I'll just be a broody presence.

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@yyishere YY,

Now we'll have to nickname you "Doldam" (stone walls) -- just like Kim Sabu's hospital. LOL!

I await your adamantine presence. ;-)

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he is such a versatile actor that really takes me to the character's life. he is one of my fave actors

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Wonderful interview of my first drama oppa! Very thoughtful questions beanies. Iโ€™m impressed ๐Ÿค“

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Bring on MY COUNTRY. I can't wait to see him play Yi Bang-won again with the incredible Kim Yeong-cheol as his father.

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*rubs hands in gleeful anticipation of MY COUNTRY*

You and me both, @kiara! And thankfully we've got a couple of months to decompress after NOKDU FLOWER, which has been stunning and intense. It's exhilarating and depressing at the same time. I feel as if I've been running a sageuk marathon this year ever since CROWNED CLOWN premiered and then ovelapped with the start of HAECHI, which overlapped with NOKDU's premiere. I've been late to the two subsequent parties because the earlier shows' finales hadn't aired, and hogged my bandwidth something fierce. What an embarrassment of riches.

I just watched ep. 23 raw, and the momentum never lets up. NOKDU is simply one of the best sageuks I've ever watched, from first to last. Keep your eyes peeled for a couple of cameos in the finale. I would deanimate for joy if there's one by Lee Moon-sik, who played the original Geoshigi aka "Thingy" in ONCE UPON A TIME IN A BATTLEFIELD and BATTLEFIELD HEROES. Fingers crossed. Geronimo! ;-)

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@pakalanapikake <3

I'm glad we have breathing room to digest NOKDU first before MY COUNTRY.

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Kim Jin Won and Jang Hyuk combine, babe

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My favourite K actor of all time and certainly one of the best. Thank you so much for doing this interview. It's lovely to hear him talk about his approach to the craft.

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He's the first K actor that I ever fell in love with and the top spot he occupies in my heart has never been eclipsed despite the wonderful array of actors I've since discovered. It all began with Thank You and then Tree with Deep Roots. I've not looked back since. He was utterly mesmerizing in Money Flower.

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I forgot which Jang Hyuk fans told me this (maybe it was here or on twitter?) When we were collecting questions for Jang Hyuk, they joked that we should prepare a longer clip, because their Oppa is really thoughtful and gives out long answers. I only remembered their comment when I watched the edited video and he's very serious about answering. His fans really knew Jang Hyuk well... XD

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@mary,
I got the same impression from reading an interview with him a couple of years ago. He discussed how he analyzes and develops his approach to a character. He's very methodical about it, and seems to really enjoy that diagnostic aspect of acting.

Aha, I think this is the interview, in two parts:

http://www.hancinema.net/interview-actor-jang-hyeok--part-1-22564.html

http://www.hancinema.net/interview-actor-jang-hyeok--part-2-22563.html

It's from around the time he was filming CHUNO. Very insightful and detailed. If you haven't already seen it, enjoy! <3

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Yes he is well known for giving out long answers. Often during fan meetings in Japan, he always feels apologetic towards his translators because they got so much work to do hahaha

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I had to watch it twice because I was so distracted by his face and that hair... ๐Ÿ˜

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And his lips...

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how can he be so HOT?

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He laughs more in the BTS of his shows. He's more careful with his words when he is on variety shows, except on DragonClub / Immature bromance where he is more relaxed and funny when he is with his close buddies.

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I can't believe you manage to interview Jang Hyuk! Became his fan since Chuno. He is a good actor. Yes in real life he is very soft spoken, nothing like his on screen personas as all!

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I love #janghyuk๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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