CNBLUE Guitarist Lee Jonghyun Opens Up about Acting and Music in Vogue Girl
By Staff Writer | July 19, 2012 09:59 PM EDT
In the upcoming August issue of Vogue Girl, Lee Jonghyun of CNBLUE opens up about his acting and his rapport with the CNBLUE team. In the editorial interview, we see Lee Jonghyun contrasting from his "Collin" character in "A Gentleman's Dignity". He discloses the genuine reason he started music and graciously responded about his "foot acting" (Korean term for poor acting).
Lee Jonghyun confirms that CNBLUE members are very supportive of each other and are monitoring each other's individual activities. He says that his CNBLUE members give honest and critical reviews of his acting. He says that although this could sometimes hurt "It can't be helped, since I'm fairly new to acting." He laughingly confesses, when asked whether he takes other people's reactions seriously, that "I do mind about about it, but then just ignore it."
To the topic of "acting" vs. "music", the guitarist actor recalls his thoughts in 2010, back when he wasn't yet acting. He reminisced that at that time he really wasn't determined to take on the acting world, yet. "Musicians are commonly stubborn. Even more so for guitarists. But as time went by, I could finally accept acting and doing music at the same time." He further quips that he viewed acting and music as "forms of art with same feelings but just different languages." Experiencing a huge learning curve with his acting, he realized that "the gap in the languages was big."
In the flower-themed shoot, Lee Jonghyun admits that he has never once given flowers to girls. "Because back in the day, my elder sister said to me after she got a flower present, 'Jonghyun, do not give flowers to girls.'" In all sincerity, he lets on that he is not the type of guy who celebrates special days with much fancy.
Deeper into the interview, Lee Jonghyun shares his worries and the real reason why he started music. "I absolutely have to do what I can do best. But, every time I reached a certain extent, I find other people doing better than me. Other than exercising/sports (he also spoke about his Judo and sports passions in this same interview), there seems to be nothing that I can do well, so I thought hard of what I like to do. After that, I realized I like singing in the singing room (karaoke), and listening to music. So I tried doing music and started to go to the academy."
So, summarizing the Lee Jonghyun persona so far, he is good looking, exercised well, and studied quite well and sings well. To this he laughed, "Hahaha. But I was very countrified, a man from the rural. I would just run by the seaside, and when it's hot, I'd dive into the sea. A Marine Boy?" - revealing his cool and down-to-earth nature.
For the full translation of this interview please visit CNBLUESTORM.
Written by: D @CNBstorm
From translation and edits by: FIzzy @CNBStorm | @eternal_forJH on Twitter
Photo scans: http://planet-b.tistory.com/62
Source: Vogue Girl (Korea), August 2012
PHOTOGRAPHED BY AN JI SUP |Editor: Ga-hye Kim |Stylist: Bonb-bub Kim | Hair&Make-up: Hwan Kim |Prop master: Ellientati Flower | Assistant: Hyun-ju Song
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