'My Annoying Brother' Doh Kyungsoo, The Spring
If doh kyungsoo was a season, he is like the spring. He’s a person that starts off by giving a vivid energy, which makes the people around him would be happy. His crystal clear eyes showed his honesty and with his warm voice he spoke with sincerity. Through his third movie 'My Annoying Brother'
Q. The bromance between doh kyungsoo and jo jungseok shows outside and inside the movies, and on the movie promotion venue you look so happy too.
I’ve really wanted to do this movie from the first time I read the scenario, and my desire to do this movie become more stronger after I heard the news that JJS will do this movie. I’ve been a fan of him so I watch all of his works, and I’ve always wanted to meet him someday.
Q. It’s already doh kyungsoo’s third movie. Though the result so far has been satisfying, do you have any regrets?
A. The overall result is amusing, there are laugh and tears.
Q. Doh kyungsoo is the lead role on the most important scene (in the film), to act the expression of being blind would’ve been hard, and usually you’re not the type to be exploding in emotion.
A. Because since I was a child I’m the type to suppress my emotion, I found emotional scene or crying scene very difficult to do. That’s why this time I think only of doosik character. Until right now I never cried like that, and I think by thinking of jungseok as doosik it help me get into my character? I didn’t have any regret in that scene.
Q. When acting you have to find the connection between the character and yourself, what is the connection between dooyoung and doH kyungsoo?
A. I had a real brother that is three years older than me, and when I was in high school my brother left for the army. After that, I’m preparing for my debut so I can’t spend a lot of time with him, and when I think about the time I spent with my brother, I can feel dooyoung’s bright energy. On the opposite side, when I think of times where I’m being wary of people when I was a child, I could relate do dooyoung’s dark side.
Q. Because you can’t see your real brother often, your affection for him must have grown stronger then.
A. When I got into the company (SM), I cannot be close to him like when we were little. I had a memory that I follow my brother a lot back then. And while filming
Q. Recently you did comedic acting in the web drama 'be positive'. Looking at the making film, you look embarrassed while acting in comedic style but it looks like you’re having fun during the filming?
A. It was really hard! I’m not a person whose personality is like that so it was quite a burden. However during the filming I let go of all the burden and worked hard. Of course after I heard the word ‘cut’ I feel very embarrassed. I think in that drama you can see that my ear get red a few times. When I feel embarrassed my ear went red like that. (laughs)
Q. Acting with jo jungseok must have given a lot of help to doh kyungsoo then, because I heard the actors who act with jo jungseok have a lot of NG because he was so funny.
A. I had a lot of NG too. (JJS) didn’t do many ad-lib, but he deliver his lines very naturally. He play guitar very well, he can sing very good too, and during filming he can quickly adapt to the rapidly changing scene, he has a lot of skills. That’s why during the filming of the web drama I think about JJS a lot. I think it helped me to act without being embarrassed.
Q. Well, jo jungseok is an actor who have a very great confidence on all the things he did.
A. I don’t think I have that level of confidence yet. Although I worked hard for it, but I think it wouldn’t happened. Rather than imitating someone, I think I should made ‘myself’ as I get older. However as of right now I don’t know for sure what is my ‘color’. The combination of experience, sense and other things, doesn’t we made that by ourself? right now I’m still searching for those things.
Q. Dooyoung was a promising judo athlete but he had a big setbacks on his life. Until now, what is the toughest thing doH kyungsoo have experienced?
A. It’s hard to point out exactly one thing. But as of right now the most important homework in my life is being an actor and a singer at the same time. Next year, it will be my sixth year since debut. In the future I have to do the activities of being an actor and singer in parallel more properly, I think that is my life’s homework.
Q. Doing exo schedules and acting at the same time would be very busy and it requires a lot of stamina, how do you relieve your stress?
A. It’s not that my stamina is good but I just endure through it. I’m not the style to do sports or be active so I just talk a lot to people around me. I’m the type of quickly forget the stress I received, I think that ‘I have to forget this’, because by (keeping) the stress I would only made myself suffer.
Q. Almost all exo members have done acting, you must have shared your concern to each other about your activities as an actor.
A. The members know how tough it is to do singing and acting at the same time. That’s why we monitor each other, we cheer on each other by saying things like “this scene is really good”, we don’t give big praise to each other because it’s embarrassing (laughs). The members are all nice and we have similar thoughts so we talk a lot together, i think it’s good because it’s a positive thing.
Q. You said you think of exo’s d.o. is a character too, and looking at idols they seem to be asked to present a cute image quite often, the real doh kyungsoo seem to be far away from that, and sometimes you look quite awkward during broadcast?
A. I dislike doing cutesy stuff because I cannot do it. I could try to let myself go and do the cutesy stuff but it doesn’t fit my personality. I’m not really fond of a light manner either, I get shy a lot and I can’t do aegyo, I’m not the type that easily approach other people too. Because I’m like that don’t think I could change myself quickly.
Q. But doh kyungsoo’s stable basic skills has managed to turn the prejudice against idols.
A. I don’t really care about such prejudice. Of course I generally look for the response I get but I purposely don’t read negative comments. Can you feel nothing when you see negative comments? I dislike that feeling (of reading negative comments) so I choose not to see it. Right now, I just think that acting is fun to do. The singing and acting that I’m doing, both of them are very enjoyable.
Q. You look sincerely happy, not only saying it because you’re in an interview. And I think you feel thankful for feeling like that too.
A. I’m really happy. I’m the type of person who’s always made an effort to be positive. I don’t think about other thing beside how to feel happy. Through the current acting projects I could show my bright side often, and when the people who watch it gain strength it will give me strength too. I have to be happy when I get into a character.
Q. You’re turning 25 year old soon. Looking at his life in a big picture, do you think the 24 year old doh kyungsoo is living well?
A. Of course. Although I’m still lacking a lot, I think i’m gaining experience little by little. I get strength from everywhere. I’m working hard because I don’t want to disappoint the people who is supporting me. My work is really fun that I don’t really feel the burden of it.
Q. Whether as a singer or as an actor, what is the thing you must stick to?
A. To always be polite, and be remember my roots. If I fall, a lot of thing will fall too, and it will be difficult for the people around me too. I do not like to cause damage to other people and I do not wish to do unnecessary thing that burden other people.
Q. Your thoughts are very mature, around doh kyungsoo there must have been a lot of friends who consulted their problem to him. (laughs)
A. There’s a lot. I like listening to other people’s stories, and I like conversing with other people. Originally I just listened to people but as I get to meet a lot of good people, I slowly changed. Especially after the drama 'It's Okay It's Love' ended I started to meet a lot with the good seniors and I shared my stories to them.
Q. Jo Insung and Song Joongki are one of those ‘good seniors’, how do they gave strength to doh kyungsoo? I think they’d have gave a lot of encouragement for doh kyungsoo to challenge things.
A. I trusted them a lot not because a lot of things they say, but it because one word that made me feel a mixture of feelings. ‘Do well’, it’s this one word that cheer me on and give me strength.
Q. What doh kyungsoo think he would gain through starring in the movie 'My Annoying Brother' ?
A. Although it’s important that I feel happy (from being in this film) but how the audience who watch this movie can symphatize with the movie is more important. Ah, there’s one thing I haven’t do yet that I really want to do this time. Of course I will look for the overall responses from the viewers who went to the cinema but I’m satisfied if the viewers could laugh and cry together with the movie. But I will still be curious about the response (laughs).
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