[TRANS]Yang Se Jong Interview: “Romance Expert? Definitely not..it is all thanks to Seo Hyun Jin leading”

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[ENG Transcript] Temperature of Love Taiwan Media Interview-Seo Hyun Jin & Yang Se Jong

TOL Interview for Taiwan media IQIYI

Intro: This is the promo video for Taiwan iQiYi

Qn:  Please give a brief description of your characters

YSJ: Ok.  My character is a person called On Jung Sun.  Jung Sun is a person with a painful past and he wants to depend on his own effort and live his life properly. Then at this time he met a person called Hyun Soo. After he met HyunSoo, he became attracted to her and wants her. When he realise these unconscious actions of his, he has already fallen in love with HyunSoo.  So he became straightforward about it..something like that, so this is the role that I have taken on.

SHJ:  Yes, as for me, my character is Lee Hyun Soo as mentioned by Jung Sun. Hyun Soo’s attitude towards this guy who came towards her with love is she  uses fear as a reason, kept avoiding and even chose to turn her  back and run away so…. she missed the timing to date him and then tries to find back the right timing, this is the roughly the content.

Qn: What is the factor that made both of you choose Temperature of Love? Is it the contents or… or other factors that you’re satisfied with to take on this casting?

SHJ:  I’ll say it first


SHJ:  Firstly, the script is very intricate.  It’s unlike recent dramas which are very fast paced. Things do not happen in just one day.  In one episode, you could have 30-40 scenes just  to express how you like a person. With such detailed expression,  we hope everyone would be able to relate and find it interesting. Of course the actors would do their best to show it. Honestly, there are very few drama scripts nowadays that addresses emotions so delicately  so when I saw the script… to totally immerse solely in romance line  is not an easy thing to do. It is easier for actors if it is going by events.  So I am attracted by the challenge of it and as well as the meticulous script so I chose this drama project.

YSJ:  First I get this feeling that if I choose t act as Jung Sun, I think I will be able to feel  happiness personally as Yang Se Jong . Actually I do feel a bit tired in day to day life  and I feel really down..only a few weeks back/ a few months before. But when I read the script, I had these feelings  and just as sunbae-nim mentions  the expression of the emotions does not suddenly goes  up and down… maybe in the latter part it may be like this  but base on the script that is out now, it is not like that. It is very subtly defined. At the beginning I tried to find those explicit emotions but I couldn’t  so my thoughts at that time was that’s how it is when you really like someone… so its this and that, many aspects that attracted me.

SHJ:  I think its more or less the same meaning.  There are many ambiguities in the  way of our expressions. Its not purely like nor dislike  but something in between like having some dislike even when you like. There are many types of expressions like this  these are actually all the emotions that we all have so it will be good if we can deliver it well.

Qn. Both of you have also acted in Romantic Doctor together but this time you have become a couple. What are your thoughts on collaborating again?

YSJ:  Firstly I am very happy to be able to work with sunbae-nim again.

SHJ:  do you need a drink?take some water first .. please wait a while.

YSJ:  thank you

Qn. What are your thoughts on working together again?

YSJ:  Firstly I am very happy and excited. And when we met again, the feeling was very different  from the time when we met on Romantic Doctor. Its much better now  but it was awkward when we first met for script reading.  I will waver whenever I look at sunbae-nim’s eyes  but this is not a bad feeling  rather it is due to excitement. Right now, there is no such uneasy feelings  when we are filming, the awkwardness is gone  and we are now filming totally as On Jung Sun and Hyun soo.

SHJ:  Its the same for me, from sunbae and hoobae relationship  there was some uneasiness. But now it is so much more comfortable  and we can discuss or exchange ideas more casually  but I just felt he is too inhibited and kept addressing me as sunbae-nim  this makes me wonder if I am the cause of his discomfort. The filming is very fun.

YSJ:  sunbae-nim did not make me uncomfortable

SHJ:  what’s this

Qn. Yang Se Jong is acting as a chef this time  do you find that your cooking skills have improved?

YSJ:  Improved a lot.

Qn. What are you best at?

YSJ:  Firstly, I have no prior cooking experience. I don’t know such things like seasonings  but Chef-nim taught me  now at least I know how to make seasonings.

SHJ:  really?

YSJ: yes

SHJ:  that’s nice

Qn. When you were filming Feasts of God, you did traditional Korean cuisine right did it help with your cooking skills?

SHJ:   No it didn’t.  For me it didn’t, he went to take classes but  as for me I only learn the skill of cutting but not seasonings. My cutting skills were good and in the drama we don’t need to do the seasonings.

SHJ: I’m so envious. so you are good at seasonings right? (to YSJ)

Qn. Your drama has always been well received by the female public .For this project what’s the important thing that you want to convey?

SHJ:  I’m not sure what’s the situation like in Taiwan. But in Korea, although there are many noona-dongsaeng couples now however, people still view it very conservatively. So this aspect will make the woman hesitant about noona-dongsaeng relationships.  it’ll be good if I can show this part of the emotions well  and   will age really be a major stumbling block for 2 person in love? These are the points that I hope will be carried across. So I hope people will  consider these aspects.

SHJ:  Is there prejudice in Taiwan over noona-dongsaeng romances?  None at all? (shows thumbs up sign)

Qn.  Yang Se Jong has been described as Rookie monster online. What kind of acting do you hope to show through this project? What can we look forward to?

YSJ:  firstly I am not a rookie monster. Primarily, expectations… I will be faithful to the drama script  and put my focus on Hyun Soo sunbae and even more concentration towards this project. Rather than say what to expect out of this project its more of going back to the basics of it all.  I’m putting my focal point on the script and Hyun Soo while filming.

Qn.  In conclusion, can you say a few words to the iQiYi taiwan viewers?

SHJ:  iQiYi?  Viewers of Taiwan iQiYi thank you for your interests in our drama. We are doing our best in filming and  I believe everyone would be able to feel the warmth and be touched by this romance story.  Thank you for your interest and love.

YSJ:  Please give us your interest and love. Please look forward to Temperature of Love.

SHJ/YSJ: Thank you

———SHJ greetings—————–

Hello Taiwan viewers.  I am Seo Hyun Jin.  Temperature of Love will be showing thru iQiyi in Taiwan. I hope everyone will watch it.  Let’s meet in Taiwan iQiYi.  Love you.


Translated by: Angel2013/Soompi Hyunjinies

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