Park Yoochun Talks Turning 30 and His Acting Career in Recent Interview


Actor and singer Park Yoochun of JYJ recently had an interview with media outlet Sports DongA, in which he talked about his age and acting career.

With his critically acclaimed portrayal in the 2014 film “Haemoo,” Park Yoochun won numerous acting awards, including the New Actor award at the Grand Bell Awards and the Blue Dragon Awards.

As he sat down for the interview, he brought up his age the first.

“It’s such an ambiguous and awkward age. It wouldn’t have been so awkward if I won [those awards] at an older age. Receiving an award  standing in front of all my seniors, at a place where everyone has gathered, it wasn’t the best feeling. I felt embarrassed and ashamed.”

Despite the numerous accolades he has received for his work in the film, he said, “I still don’t think I did well,” adding, “when I think of filming that movie, my body starts to ache.”

The book he is currently reading also reflected his thoughts on his age: “I’m Only 30.” On the book, he said, “When you read it, you realize the meaning of the normal things in life. Not so long ago, I was out drinking with a close staff member and overheard the table beside us talking about their age. Then I realized, ‘Ah, I’m also going to be in my 30’s soon.'”

He continued to show his honest passion for acting. “When I started shooting ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal‘ in 2010, a close friend of mine told me that when you continue acting, you will start to want to act more. I didn’t understand it back then, but now I get it. I like that momentary, electrifying feeling you get when you act.”