Seo Kang Joon Talks About His Role In ‘Entourage’; Embraces Criticism, Works Harder To Become Better
Hear from Seo Kang Joon, the man of the recent tvN drama ‘Entourage’.
Korean remake of popular American drama series ‘Entourage’ has just completed its run, with the last episode aired on December 24, 2016.
It stars some of the biggest names in the Korean entertainment industry like Cho Jin-woong, Seo Kang Joon, Lee Kwang-soo, Park Jung-min, and Lee Dong-hwi.
The black comedy themed drama is a story about rising movie star Young-bin (Seo Kang Joon), and together with his entourage of buddies, they work out their way in the highly challenging entertainment industry.
Although the drama has already came to the end, Hellokpop has the privilege to get in touch with the lead actor Seo Kang Joon to answer a few questions on this latest drama project, supported by Viu Singapore.
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Question: You are acting as a rising actor in the drama, just like what you are doing now. Does the character reflect you or your true self, or not? Do you find any similarities in the character Youngbin and yourself?
Seo Kang Jun: I think it’s 50-50. When I read the script, there were times I didn’t really understand Young-bin, and times when I did understand him. It’s similar in the aspect when he hangs out with his friends but the actual lifestyle is different.
Question: The drama focuses on friendship – do you have any close friends from the industry that you will spend time together?
Seo Kang Jun: I spend more time alone at home. I tend to enjoy spending more time alone. If I have to choose, I would say it would be with the members from 5urprise.
Question: In episode 1 of Entourage, Young-bin read the bad comments about his new film and asked “Is it really that bad? Can’t help it now.” When you come across negative comment online, do you react the same as Young-bin?
Seo Kang Jun: I don’t brush it off like Young-bin. I embrace those kinds of criticism, and work harder to become better. I don’t necessarily get too concerned about each and every criticism I read, but I’m not like Young-bin to ignore criticism too.
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Interview by Adrian and Seckvoon ([email protected])
Translated by Rachel Lee ([email protected])