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[Interview] Jang Keun-suk "Can't compare with Bae Yong-joon"

2011/11/13 Source

"It's impossible to compare me with Bae Yong-joon. He's historical. I am just a newborn chick".

Actor Jang Keun-suk (24) said this as he was being compared to the byword for Hallyu, Bae Yong-joon. He continued, "We are not even alike and I am way below him. I hope I can dream of becoming a rooster one day. Of course, my fans are younger" and smiled.

He was being very modest but his popularity in Japan is outstanding. Some magazines reported that, "Jang Keun-suk has caught up with Bae Yong-joon. Known as the 'Prince of Asia', we met Jang Keun-suk in a café in Samcheong-dong.

"You Pet", which is about an owner and a pet living together, has already been sold to Japan and is waiting for release in January next year. Jang Keun-suk's influence can be seen here. His Arena Tour Concert in Japan last month was also quickly sold out.

His partner in the movie "You Pet" is 'queen of comedy' Kim Ha-nuel (33). They performed excellently together. "If it wasn't for Kim Ha-nuel, I would have been doing a one-man-show in the movie. Maybe that's why they waited for an actress so long. (Laughs)".

He is very playful and mischievous, teasing her at press releases and open events. He also took care of her like a boyfriend. In other words, he does what he wants to her.

"After the press preview, she said, 'how could you say that there' but she feels better after eating something delicious. We went to my friend's restaurant and had dinner there. I didn't cook myself but served her".

Jang Keun-suk told a story that happened with Logan Lerman, whom he met at the 16th Busan International Film Festival. Lerman plays Dartanyan in the 3D movie "The Three Musketeers". Jang said he tried to become 'Prince of the World' by getting in contact with Lerman, but failed.

"After the open talk I received his number but I think I met too many people there. The phone numbers got pushed around and it disappeared. I could lose my chance of going to Hollywood. Can't we have another BIFF? (Laughs)".

He said, "This was my first time at the BIFF. I wish six months of the year was BIFF. I am planning on having a Jang Keun-suk party next year".

Starting from his childhood days, Jang Keun-suk has now been acting for 19 years. Has he ever thought about another career besides acting? He said, "I wanted to become a doctor after watching Jang Dong-gun's "Doctor Brothers". I've always liked cars so I even thought about having a car center or becoming a driver".

What would he be like 10 years later? He said, "First I would be married with a child. Those I could depend on when I was younger were my family members. I have positive thoughts about being in a family and I want to make one. I am thinking about enrolling in a wedding specialist company next year. (Laughs)"

Meanwhile, "You Pet" is based on a Japanese comic about the romance between a skilled magazine editor Ji-eun (Kim Ha-neul) and Kang In-ho (Jang Keun-suk).

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