"When I heard the news that I'll be paired with JJS senior I was very happy and honoured. I was a fan of him from the start. I watched the works of JJS and became a fan, I watched 'jealousy incarnate' and 'oh my ghostess' as well as 'devil's incarnation', 'my love my bride', and 'the face reader'. From those works, his acting and style is very good. I hope that after I grow as an actor I want to work with him but then the chance (to work together) came so quickly, and I was so happy. When I'm acting together with him I learned a lot of things such as the acting itself or the attitude."
From acting with JJS, he adds on "what's amazing is that on his recent drama he acted together with gong hyojin senior, and although I haven't met with GHJ senior recently nor do I keep contact with her but I hear her news through JJS senior"
"Jo Insung, Jo Jungseok, Cha Taehyun. I feel honored to receive the love from the hyungs"
As a beginner in acting, I feel very thankful and honored to be able to get paired with these seniors. From time to time the hyungs always took a really good care of me not only during work but they also shared their stories with me during off-work. I learned a lot of things from them."
"I went to meet jo insung, lee kwangsoo, song joongki, cha taehyun, and other hyungs off-work and received advices and consulted my problems to them. For JJS case, I was a fan of him and being able to work together with him makes me very happy, i think it's a really good luck."
"This movie tells a story about brotherhood, and it reminds me of the real life brother that I grew up together with, we play, fight, and cry together. Because I have a real older brother, I think it helps me to act the brotherhood pairing naturally"
"First Acting Experience in It's Okay It's Love, it grows my interest in acting"
"At first I really don't know much about acting but through starring in IOIL, I have fallen for acting, I really want to do well in this. In IOIL, I played as a child character of JIS, and there was this scene where I parted ways with JIS. It is through during this work and that scene that I had a deep thought about acting, during that scene I felt a complex emotions that I haven't felt during my activities as a singer."
"I felt an uncontrrolable emotion for the first time in my life (during acting). I found happiness when I can express the emotion I had inside through the character I played. And I think "so this is how you fallen for acting". After that I grew an affection for acting and I become more interested. I really wanted to do well. From steadily acting in one work after another, I learned about acting. I hope in the future I could show a better image"
"Monitored baekhyun in 'moon lovers', his acting is good"
"How could I be the (acting) senior of the members. We gave each other advices, monitor each other acting performances and gave support". Rather than talking about "you should do it like this" we talked about "I've experienced something like this" and because I had an experience of acting while doing the singer activities, I know how tough it is, having double schedules. And through that we cheer on each other"
When asked if he once feel 'embarassed' when watching his member act, DKS replied " Sometimes, things like that do happen. (When I watch) the sides of the member that I haven't seen before, for example a melodrama kind of scene I went "ah I cannot watch this" (laughs). I enjoyed baekhyun's drama 'moon lovers'. I think he did well in acting"
EXO won daesang at the recet 2016 Asia Artist Awards, DKS said "I'm very gratfeul, It's something that is unbelievable to happened"
Asked about if he felt jealous seeing the CBX unit, he replied "When I saw the CBX unit, their song is good and the three of them match each other well. And because their apperance on the stage is also good, I think I'll get jealous. I think that if I had the chance to do unit, what kind of image I can show? If the chance come I'll think about doing it.
"Sharing Life Stories When Drinking Together with Jo Insung, Song Joongki, and Kim Woobin"
Facing difficulties to play the role of a visually impaired person for the first time after his acting debut, DKS consulted his problem with the hyungs he's close with.
"Cha taehyung hyung, Bae seungwoo hyung, Jo insung hyung, Song joongki hyung, Lee kwangsoo hyung, Kim woobin hyung, and also me, the eight of us gathered together. When we met we drank together and talked about life. Like what are the things that stressed these eight men recently, and also looked for advices about how to do this work. The hyung also seek opinions from the juniors and we asked each other"
Asked about what is the thing he's concernet about recently "It's about a work. When I'm about to do a work I always ask the opinions hyung first. I'll let them read the sceario. While I filmed the recent webdrama 'be positive', it was the work where I got the most lines ever and I made mistakes in delivering the lines on the filming scenes. Because the hyung got many experiences on that, I asked them about it and received a solution. Another type of acting requires another type of techniques so I received a good advices."
"Because of my close friend lee kwangsoo, the running man filming is done well"
Being asked about recently finished filming the SBS variety show 'running man' he answered "I'm the type to get nervous everytime I have to do variety show. However, thankfully, this time I had lee kwangsoo hyung together with me so it was good. I was in one team together with him. Kwangsoo hyung always took a good care of me and I think of him as a precious hyung. Because of him I was able to finish the filming happily"
"Can I be a trustworthy actor? Do Kyungsoo's Dream"
The group EXO that DKS is in has received love not only in korea but also from the world. When asked if DKS as an actor also has a plan to advance to the hollywood and the world, he answered "Things like that are good but I think I want to received acknowledgement in Korea first. Honestly, I don't know what kind of acknowledgment specifically. Although I couldn't always putting out a satisfying performance but I want to keep showing new images (of me). Through that, the people in our country would regard me as an actor. I want to be a trustworthy actor like JJS senior."
"Acting is always difficult..that's why I want to keep doing it"
"Truthfully, my first work 'cart' is the hardest of them all. Because at that time I don't have any experience nor do I know how the system works, I do not known nor have any experience about camera angle either. During 'cart', it feel so strange and difficult. After I gained experiences I keep doing on acting but it is still difficult. During the filming of the drama IOIL, I feel happiness (in acting) for the first time, I think 'so acting is this fun' that's why I keep working hard to be able to act."
"Learned how to swear from JJS hyung, I want to do it too"
Asked about what kind of role he wanted to do, DKS replied "I want to try a role like JJS in the film hyung. (While filming the movie) I learned a lot about the pronounciation and intonation of saying swear words. I also want to try a character that uses swear words like that."
"The reason why do kyungsoo doesn't have any role model, I want to made myself perfect"
"When I read the scenario of hyung, I think I must transform my acting on this. The scenario itself was wonderful and by playing as dooyoung I think I can show the sides of me that I haven't shown before. If you see the characters I previously played before, those characters have a deep scar inside of them, but with dooyung, you can see a really dark side of him untill the really bright side of him. I think that I can show a new side of me through that. (asked about having to play a character like that) I really symphatize witht hose kind of character, you get attached to a character like that. When you see a very good work having that kind of character in them, of course you'd do it. However eventhough those kind of character are good I also wanted to try another type of character. In the webdrama 'be positive' a character type (like dooyoung) doesn't exist, and I work hard to potray a bright character (t/n : hwandong)"
"I feel a lot of burden in potraying a visually impaired character. I don't think anyone could fully feel the agony that the visually impaired people experience, I had a worry about that and because of it I went to the place of visually impaired people (t/n : in another interview he mentioned going to somekind of care center for blind people). I experienced how to eat, touch, and smell when you're not able to see with your eyes. I learned about it there (in the center for visually impaired people) and I think it helped me (to act in the film)"
"When I get to do Judo for a short time, it really force out my energy. It was my first time sweating that much for a short time. You get to let go a lot of stress when you're doing judo. The difficulties is doing acting and singing schedules up to the judo practices in parallel. But I find it enjoyable to do judo because it relieves your stress."
"I don't think there is someone who I think is my role model yet. Although I have admirable hyungs at my side that I think they're honorable to become a role model but in my definition a role model is 'someone that i wanted to be' so I think that It's more about myself and what kind of person I wanted to be. Rather than the term role model, I like to call the people around me as 'precious people'. For me, there's this greed of wanting to make a perfect 'do kyungsoo'. Like when you think about do kyungsoo it's not specifically the 'actor' nor the 'singer' but someone who has a wide spectrum, I want to work hard to become someone like that"
Do kyungsoo "Feeling happines in acting through 'It's Okay It's Love', It's unforgettable"
From the experiences that he had from acting in a lot of works, kyungsoo pick 'sympathy' as his reference. DKS said 'when I act I always think 'i have to make the people who watch this have to symphatize (with the character). When I received a work, I sincerely think about the public who watches it, and I act by thinking how the people who watch the movie can sympathize with the character. In the film 'hyung', I hope when the viewer watch dooyoung cries or feeling happy they will also smile or be sad together with him.
"Do Kyungsoo, extraordinary interest in cooking '3 meals a day' - 'Please Take Care of My Refrigerator', Please Call Me"
"From cooking, painting, up to beauty, I've always had a big dreams about the arts. I have mastered the soybean paste stew, that I learned the recipe from my mother. I also know how to make pasta, chinese shrimp toast, and sauteed pork in sweet sauce. I found cooking very fun so I always learn new recipes. And I watch a lot of entertainment program. Such as 'please take care of my refigerator' and 'cook representative', they show a lot of things about cooking beside from what we have known before."
Talking about wanting to get cast in Na PD '3 Meals A day' "If they called me, I think a special appearance is possible to happen. If the chance comes I wanted to join the show. All of cooking shows are good. I also want to become a guest in 'please take care of my refrigerator"
"Do Kyungsoo, my bucket list? To go to all the michelin 3-star restaurant in the world...I like cooking"
"I want to go to all the michelin 3-star restaurant in all around the world. I've only been to a michelin 1-star restaurant in Japan, but they're surely different. Our country has recently published a michellin restaurant guide, and inside it I saw there's this restaurant named 'Big Tiled House' that received a michelin 1-star. I went there before they received the michelin 1-star and their food is really delicious it made me happy"
"Do kyungsoo, The movie 'Hyung' my 'green colored romantic comedy' movie with Jo Jungseok'
"A romantic comedy between man and woman would have the charm of a heart fluttering pink-colored romance. In this movie, a male & female romcom doesn't exist but me and jo jungseok have a bromance comedy between male. I think through the 'green colored love' between the male actors in our movie, you can also feel the love that is like that between female and male."
"EXO and Acting, If I Had To Choose One Between The Two, It's EXO"
"What if exo overseas concert schedule overlap with a filming schedule of a works that I want to appear?" when being asked that question he answered "I'll stand on the stage with exo. I know very well how it feels like to have a member missing during a group schedule. I do not wish to damage exo group activities with my individual schedules. And rather than having a specific set of goals as an actor I'm just enjoying the acting that I'm doing now. I'm very satisfied with my life right now as both a singer and an actor."
"Mental Breakdown Because Of Long Scenario......I Seek Advice From Ha Jungwoo Senior"
"Currently I'm filming the movie 'with god' and I feel honored to be casted there and meeting the good seniors, directors, and also the staff. (In the movie) I mainly being paired with Ha Jungsoo senior who play the role of Kangrim and Kim Dongwook senior who play the role of Suhong. I learn a lot from the two seniors and Kim Yonghwa PD, I'm having fun at the filming. Once, I seriously consulted to Ha Jeongwoo senior about my problem. It was during the filming of 'be positive' webdrama, where for the first time I had to memorized long lines. I memorized the lines, I keep thinking about the lines inside my heart, and I simulate the situation (of the scene) but when I went to the filming, the simulation and practice didn't work. My mind went blank from the very long lines. Fortunately, I'm able to finish the filming but I'm not satisfied with the performance I show. I consulted this problem to HJW senior on the filming set of 'with god'. At that time the advice HJW senior gave me was that when you have a long line, don't put out feelings on them but just keep reading it on. When you keep reading it, you'll see that your body will get accustomed to it and you'll be able to deliver the lines naturally. It was that moment where I received a lot of advice from HJW senior. And that's how I learned one more thing about acting. Of course, right now I haven't used HJW advice yet but later on when I meet a long lines scenario I'll practice just like the advice HJW senior gave me.
"Insufficient Experience on Relationship and Push & Pull Romance....Very Satisfied with Melodrama Romance"
In the movie, DKS would receive a relationship lesson from JJS, and his inexperience with love image would made the audience burst out laughing. "Actually the love story in the movie only revolves around that. With JJS hyung I haven't been able to discuss things about love privately. We only talked about life and acting." Referring to the Dating 101 scene in the movie, DKS said "Doosik hyung gave a little bit of Dating 101, and in that scene I can feel the generation gap"
In real life, DKS prefer a straight-up romance rather than a push and pull scheme. He said "I'm the type that will sincerely get closer to the person, I dislike the push and pull scheme. I think that if you truly like or love the person, there's no need for a push and pull scheme. As for me, I think I'm the type that haven't had many experiences in dating. I dated when I was a student but I do not know the meaning of love, it's more of like a puppy love. And that's why up until now I don't know what love is definitely. Although I don't have any experience but through the works (movies, dramas) I could learn about it and I think by that I can gain skill about dating. In the future I'd like to do a dark melodrama or romcom but as of right now I want to try a deep and serious character first"
"Do kyungsoo's (#)runningman (#)collegeentranceexam encouragement (#)career (#)parents (#)childhoodmemories"
DKS talked about his recent guesting on SBS Running Man to promote his upcoming movie hyung "There was this section where we need to win a quiz in running man. The quiz was about matching the title and the dance of the currently popular TWICE song. When JJS and me did it it doesn't look that much fun but when the team changed with kwangsoo hyung, chaos ensues. JJS hyung really had a lot of things on his pocket. He knows a lot of things going on in running man, he can also do juggling and had a lot of skill such as singing and acting that he did very well."
Today is the college entrance exam day, speaking a word of encouragement, he said "Although I'm not that old but please listen well to what your parents say and because health is important, please wear warm clothes, don''t catch a cold, and please don't get stressed. Stress is something that you made by yourself so please forgot and put down your stress and I hope you can quickly start anew."
When being asked if his parents every opposed his choice of career, he replied "I'm really grateful because they always supported tehir son. There have been times when the things are difficult for my parents but they never show it and always supported me. Because of them I can be what I am right now." Talking about childhood memories, he said "My parents said I had some trouble getting to know them (laughs) but they also said that ever since I was little I don't cry nor asked them to baby me. I don't really remember much but as a kid I was well-behaved."
article source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
repost / translating to other language is permitted with credit to @dyororo_