Actor Kim Sung-soo
has held his first fan meeting in Japan. Having gained popularity since the KBS2 drama "Full House
" was aired there, Kim met some 500 fans at the Yamano Hall in Tokyo on Sunday.
The actor talked about the drama "My Precious You
", in which he is currently appearing as a single father with two children. "I decided to appear in the drama because I liked the character's good personality", he said. "I learned a lot by playing the role. Child-rearing and housework are really hard jobs. I think mothers should get paid a lot".
He also told the fans about how he grew up, showing photos from when he was an infant to his high school years, and confided difficulties he had after becoming an actor. "I started acting rather late, but it was never easy. Feeling how poor I was at acting, I often blamed myself and cried", he said. "I became able to gain confidence since I appeared in 'Full House
', which became a huge hit".
"Meeting you [fans] like this makes me determined to work harder to be the best actor. I will take a role in a comic drama soon, and I ask for your continuous support", he added.
Having time to read his fate, he said that he has not experienced much luck in his life and that he believes he is destined to work his way up. "By working hard, I will be able to appear in a Japanese drama or film as well sooner or later", he added.
Kim sang "White Messages (Sono Mama)", a hit song by the famous Japanese group SMAP, in Japanese and "Love… That Guy" by Korean singer Bobby Kim. He also entertained his fans by playing "Moon River" on the piano, which he learned especially for the event, after four difficult experiences.
Kim promised to do his best to be a good actor with a warm heart. "Acting is like a religion to me. And I find life in it. As we try to be a better person with age, so I try to be a perfect actor with time. I will keep pushing myself to be better at what I am doing", he said.