“Hello, My name is Kim Soo Hyun, I love you!”
The wonderful man, Kim Soo Hyun greeted Taiwan fans with I love you in Taiwan dialect. With the Professor Do role in “My Love From The Star”, Kim Soo Hyun held his first ever fan meeting in Taiwan. He arrived in Taiwan on 23 March 2014 and there were a large amount of fans that waited at the airport for his arrival. Kim Soo Hyun revealed that Taiwan fans are so passionate and cheerful.
Lets look at the Q&A section:
Q: Did you have a good sleep last night? Did you go for a bowling match?
A: I didn’t have a decent sleep last night, because I was too nervous. I wanted to go for bowling but I had an advertisement shooting schedule, therefore I went back home straight after my job and got myself ready to come to Taiwan.
Q: Do you have any special impressions about Taiwan before coming here? Did any of your artiste friends tell you about it?
A: Talking about Taiwan, Jay Chou is the first singer that popped out in my mind, his songs and movies caught my attention. Last time when Jeon Ji Hyun came to Taiwan, she brought some pineapple cakes for me. It was really delicious. Therefore, I would like to bring some back to Korea this time. I heard that Mango Ice is a must-try food in Taiwan! If I had the chance, I would like to give it a try.
(This lovely man pronounced Pineapple Cake and Mango Ice in Taiwan dialect language.)
Q: Our organizer prepared “Beef Noodle” for you. Have you tried it? How was it?
A: I had “beef noodle” as my lunch, and it was pretty filling. Besides, I tried “xiao long bao” too!
(Kim Soo Hyun learned “beef noodle” and “xiao long bao” in Chinese on the spot. But he couldn’t pronounce beef noodle in the correct accent, in fact he could learn very fast with Taiwan Dialect.)
Q: You had tried acting the roles of king, professor etc. What kind of acting role would you like to try?
A: I want to try something different like acting as a bad guy. But I am not too sure if I could act it well.
Q: In real life, you are a left-hander, but you used your right hand to eat and write in the movie. Do you feel inconvenience and was it hard for you?
A: Actually I wanted to use my left hand while acting. In fact our director said it would be more suitable for someone who lived on the earth for 400 years to use right hand in daily life. Well, I would say it is quite hard for me while eating using right hand.
Q: You are crowned as the “Best Man”. What do you think is your most charming part?
A: Well, I think my eyes are charming. This is because eyes can express a lot of emotions and I hope I could use more eye sights in my acting.
Q: You are famous around the world right now, is there any inconvenience in your life? Have you met any crazy fans? Or being touched by fans?
A: Well, when I was in the public area, I realized everybody was starting to take note of me. Therefore, I have to take good care of my image. In 2011, I went to Hong Kong for a movie shooting, there was this Taiwan fan who caught my attention, I could still remember her name but I won’t mention it right here.
Q: Can you remember all the fans name? Is your memory as good as an alien that you acted?
A: Well, I can’t remember all the fans name. But that particular fan is very mysterious and she presented herself as my girlfriend. Therefore, I could remember her name.
Q: Do you have a close relation with your boss, Bae Yong Joon? How do you guys interact with each other?
A: Sometimes I will drop by at his house. He has various hobbies, I recalled that he liked to make coffee but now he likes porcelain. He is the kind of person who likes to share interesting things with friends, I could learn a lot from him. I think he is quite similar to the image of Professor Do in the drama. Sometimes I got some inspiration from him and he actually helped a lot with acting for this role. There is no stress between us, both of use have good relations with each other. If talking about stress, maybe it’s the expectation from the audience.
Q: Your teared during your Fan Meeting in Korea. Was it because you had too much stress nowadays?
A: When I looked down from the stage, there were so many fans supporting me. I was so touched by their presence. At that moment, appreciation is all I felt. Frankly speaking, I am an easily touched person, it has nothing to do with “stress”.
The press conference lasted for 45 minutes. Sometimes Kim Soo Hyun said some Chinese or dialect to entertain the crowd. He enlightened the press conference atmosphere with laughter. At the end of the press conference, the organizer prepared 101 model macarons for him, and prepared a Star Card for Kim Soo Hyun to sign on it. The lovely man, Kim Soo Hyun ended the press conference with a warm smile that could capture everybody’s heart.
『大家好，我是金秀賢，我愛你！』 以一口熟練的台語打招呼正是首次來台舉辦 Fan Meeting，時下最夯的演員——《來自星星的你》男主角金秀賢。21/3抵台的金秀賢，一下飛機就受到了粉絲們的熱烈歡迎，讓他在記者會時也表示那麼多粉絲讓他受寵若驚喔！整場記者會在非常歡樂、氣氛融洽下進行。配合着主持人黃子佼的提問，金秀賢的妙答，不時還傳出陣陣笑聲。
Q: 演過了君王 (《擁抱太陽的月亮》)、教授 (《來自星星的你》)… 等這麼多角色，還想嘗試什麼樣的角色呢？做出什麼突破呢？
Chinese Article by: Su Yee @KAvenyou
Photography by: Vanessa @KAvenyou