(these are only the Q & A section, other parts are ommitted)
Q. Do you remember the first day of the filming?
A. I still remember. The first scene shot on the first day of filming is where suok and beomsil sat together in front of the house and (suok) talk about wanting to go on a singing contest. That was the crank-in scene and I’m still awkward with sohyun-ssi. At that time, the director told me to hold hands with sohyun-ssi, and keep holding her hand in the filming set, that method seem to work (laughs). That scene is not a scene where we show a bright image but it’s where we are quite shy with each other so i think the holding hand method helped.
Q. What is your differences and similarity with beomsil?
A. If you’re next to beomsil, you can see that he’s a little bit frustrating. If there’s a something that me and beomsil share in common, I think it’s the masucline side. But I think beomsil’s shyness and awkwardness side doesn’t resemble me at all.
Q. Please tell us the scene you like the most
A. The scene I like the most is when the group of friends who hand a strong bond suddenly break down because of something that happened. I didn’t appear much in that scene, but my friends’ acting look very real it look so great and it stuck in my heart. That scene is shot beautifully, it’s the scene that left the most impression to me.
Q. Is there any line that you think it’s impressive?
A. There’s this line that appear in the teaser, the line is ‘I will protect you, always’. It’s the most impressive line to me. I think saying ‘i will protect you forever’ to a woman is a very difficult thing to do. Also, I think that line is the point line in this movie that’s why I think it’s impressive.
Q. What is ‘first love’ to d.o.?
A. I think first love is......I don’t have a definite thought about it yet now. However I think the meaning of firs love is the feeling when you feel the most happiest and warmest, I think first love is like that.
Q. Is there any special memory about your first love?
A. I had my first love during 3rd year of high school, I feel very warm and happy at that time. Of course as time goes by there are lots of things when I feel happy apart from that but when talking about being happy in a relationship, I think about that moment back then.
Q. Please tell us your first impression of kim sohyun-ssi, and the impression after you had act together with her
A. Kim Sohyun-ssi has started acting as a child actor and she’s six years younger than me, my impression of her is that she’s very young. However, as the filming started and we talk with each other I think she has a deep thought and a lot more mature and thoughtful than people of her age. That’s why when we’re filming the mood in the set is good, and the film came out good.
Q. In order to get close to kim sohyun-ssi, we heard you’re told to hold her hands everyday?
A. Yes, we were told to hold hands together right on the very first day of filming. It was strange to do that with a person you’ve just met. Before the filming we’re holding hands and when the director said ‘action!’ we act and let go of our hands, when the director said ‘cut!’ we’re holding hands again, it went on like that. It was very awkward and we’re sweating too. However, that method helped us filming the first scene. It was a scene where we need to look shy, embarassed, and fluttering, that method helped us made that feelings.
Q. We heard that the director is ‘directing by whispering’ by really whispering to you?
A. It’s a similar thing used by other directors too, the director give direction by whispering to the ear so that other actor’s wont listen to it. I think by really whispering like that it really helped the actors. That’s why I think it’s a warm thought of the director to help us like that.
Q. Please tell us if there is any difficult or tough episode (during the filming)
A. The toughest thing (during the filming) is the heat. The filming period is from june to september, and it was really hot. However the staff helped us very well, because their help the mood while filming became like a family and we’re able to finish the filming.
Q. Through this film, tell us a part when you feel you’ve grown as an actor
A. I think that Everytime I finish a work I’ve grown. Without knowing, I learn a lot from other actors by watching them. While doing this film the thing I learn the most is about etiquette in the filming set.
Q. Is there any actor you respect?
A. There are lots of actor that i respect and seniors that I like. Jo insung senior, Lee byunghun senior....and there are lots of foreign actors too. Although I cannot tell each of them because there are too many, it’s my goal to become like these seniors, i’m working harder to become a better actor.
Q. Please tell us a character you’d like to act as in the future
A. If the chance exist, I’d like to try a work where I’ll play as a various character. I’m thinking right now to act as character that is the oposite of the character I play before, for example an antagonist character. I really want to try act as a bad guy.
Q. Finally the movie ‘pure love’ is going to be released in japan soon, how do you feel about it right now?
A. finally it’s going to be released in japan.....i’m so happy. I feel happy to be able to release a movie shot at korea in japan, and thinking that the japanese fans and also the japanese people will look at my work. Please watch the movie and I’ll be happy if you’ll feel warm after watching it.
Japanese to Korean translation by @melodious_do
repost / translating to other language is permitted with credit to @dyororo_