[News] Jang Keun Suk on KBOOM Magazine November Issue “The A to Z of JKS”

Known as an actor who’s always approachable for interviews, actor Jang Keun Suk specially appeared in KBoom for his Japan fans amidst his busy schedule.

A famous reporter from Korea once said this – “I think he really loves his fans. He always thinks about what he can do to make his fans happy during his FMs. Among the new generation of stars, he is considered as someone who is a “real actor”. The reason why he is highly sought after by producers and magazines – it’s not just because of his acting skills – it’s also because he always does things to make others happy.”

When asked about YAB’s success when it was aired in Japan and how it increased his popularity, he said: “Though I’m not actually there to feel the impact, but I heard from my managers that there are more invitations from Japan now as compared to Korea. When I read from the news that YAB topped the viewership rankings in Japan, I was really shocked…(laughs)”

JKS is scheduled to hold FMs in various parts of Japan from Nov to Dec. Regarding the progress of the planning, he replied: “Yes, everything is progressing very smoothly! In order to show the fans the “best of me”, I am working hard! Everyone, please wait in anticipation!” As the FM tickets were nearly sold out during the pre-order sales, there has been talk that one more show will be added for 27 Nov – that means 2 shows in one day! It’s obvious that many fans out there are hoping to understand him better by attending his FMs…

And so, the theme of this interview is “We want to understand JKS!” (To JKS) “Are you ready?”

(JKS) “Yeah, I’m ready…(laughs)… just a little nervous (about saying the truth), (laughs)…”

A – Attraction

Q: The most attractive part of your body is…?
A: My calves…People always say that they are very beautiful! (laughs) They must have seen wrongly… (laughs again)

B – Bag

Q: Your bag must always contain…?

A: My camera. I love to take photos of everyday life, no matter how insignificant they are…it’s all part of the memories… In order not to miss that moment, I will always bring a camera along… When I’m free, I will organize the photos, recall the times, and I will feel very happy.

C – Chance

Q: Given a chance, what would you like to do?

A: I’d like to pursue an education in language studies – currently, I’m taking Japanese and English lessons. So, if I’ve the time, I would like to do it.

D – Daily

Q: What do you think is indispensable in life?

A: I always listen to different kinds of music – when I’m driving, resting, spending time with people I like… so I’m always with music… it makes me feel very happy.

E – Eat

Q: What would you like to eat now?
A: Cold buckwheat noodles! Especially when it’s summer, I’ll think of eating it even more!


Q: Your most memorable fan is ….?
A: I keep all the memories of my fans in my mind – I’m really grateful to them. (So the most memorable one is…???) …Well, in Japan there’s one fan who always shouts loudly “Keun Suk ah!!” So I’m thankful to her for giving me such support all the time!

G – Goal

Q: What is your biggest goal now?
A: A lot of magazines always asked me the same question. My answer: To conquer the world! Ahahahaha…..!!!! Actually, to be more specific, my wish is to gain recognition for my acting, not just in Korea, but also beyond Asia – that is, the whole world!

H – Habit

Q: What are your interests and hobbies?
A: Recently I have a new interest – that is, I will turn on the TV immediately after waking up in the morning. It’s not because I want to watch TV – but if I don’t do so, I can’t really wake up… besides, I also want to keep abreast of what’s going on around the world… so I made up my mind to do this!

I – Ideal

Q: You ideal woman is…?
A: In short – a gentle and charming woman. She must possess the kind of European lady feel… Fans, you know what I’m talking about??? (laughs)

J – Jealous

Q: Do you get jealous easily?
A: YES! VERY…..!!!

K – Know-How

Q: What’s your speciality?
A: I know the secret to making delicious egg rice bowl! (Why is it a secret?) Because it’s my “speciality”, so it’s a secret! (laughs) But I will teach everyone if there’s a chance…

L – Like

Q: Which part of Japan would you like to go most?
A: I really wish to go surfing in Okinawa…I like water sports a lot, but I’ve never tried it on the sea before… And the sea in Okinawa is really beautiful.

M – Man

Q: What kind of man can be considered a “real man”?
A: I feel that a man who can stand in the centre of many people, one who can lead with conviction, one who can take care of everyone, is a real man. And I want to be someone like that – I think it’s very cool.

N – No

Q: “This is wrong!” When do you think that way?
A: When I think of how I look like after I get drunk… I don’t like it….

O – Other

Q: Would you want to act in another role in YAB besides Hwang Tae Kyung?
A: If I were to shoot the drama again, I would still want to be Hwang Tae Kyung. I’ve said before in other interviews – Hwang Tae Kyung and I have a lot in common – Don’t you think Hwang Tae Kyung is very attractive? (laughs)

P – Present

Q: What kind of present would you want most?
A: Erm….A cute girlfriend

Q – Question

Q: Anything you would like to ask your fans?
A: A whole lot of questions! Actually, I’m most curious about how they think about me…what kind of person do they think I am….what do they like about me…I’ve always wanted to ask them this!!!

R – Re-born

Q: If you can be re-born again, what would you like to be?
A: A rabbit. (laughs). I only need to eat grass everyday, and I can hop around freely. Since I only eat grass, there’s no need for me to go on a diet, right? (laughs)

S – Sake

Q: What do you like to drink?
A: Sake…I think it’s very nice…

T – Thanks

Q: Right now, who would you like to thank the most?
A: My parents. They always worry for me. All this time, they have been my fans, helping me, guiding me – I am really very grateful to them. I wish to tell them “I love you”

U – Used to be…

Q: Is there anything that’s yet to be fulfilled?
A: Though I’m not a computer idiot, but I’m really not very good with it. I like electronic stuff – if there are new gadgets – I would try them out immediately. But what I know about computers are very basic…other than that…I’m….(laughs)

V – Vision

Q: When do you want to get married? How many kids do you wish to have?
A: I’m always thinking of getting married! Just that I’m not really sure when or how it’s going to happen…If I really have someone I love, I would like to get married. To live together, to wake up together in the morning…just thinking of it (an ordinary life) makes me very happy. As for kids…hard to say…maybe 3…(laughs)

W – Wish

Q: Your wish is…?
A: I thought I just answered? “To conquer the world!”

X – X-Ray

Q: Have you ever felt unwell till you had to go for an X-ray?
A: Of course. When I broke up with my first love…it was really tough for me at that time…my heart ached so much.

Y – Y (Why)

Q: Is there something that you feel you can never resolve or understand?
A: Hmmn… I don’t think there’s such a thing. Because with my character, if there is something that worries me, and I can’t resolve it, I will feel very irritated.


Q: What will you think about before you sleep?
A: I will think about what will happen tomorrow. For example, if tomorrow I have to work, I will think of work, if I have an appointment, I will think of that appointment…This is my way of preparing for the next day…

(What do you think of the interview?)
Very interesting – I feel great throughout the whole interview.

(Any last words for our readers?)
Hi, everyone, the readers of KBOOM! Thanks for all your love and support! I’ll show you the best side of me, so please continue to support me! Do come for the Nov FM! Please also support KBOOM! Thanks!

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