Jung Gun Joo Talks About Gaining Recognition Because Of “Extraordinary You”
On taking on his first miniseries drama, he said, “Because the original webtoon was so popular, I did feel pressure. When filming first started, I was both nervous and excited. But I was acting alongside other actors around my age, so it was a lot of help. The more nervous we were, the more we talked and rehearsed.”
When asked if he would compromise in real life like his character did in the drama, Jung Gun Joo said, “Because the situation in the drama is so particular, I can’t really say, but if it were a normal situation, I don’t think I would have lost the girl. I’m the type to give everything when I date. Normally, I’m really shy, but if I’m alone with my girlfriend, I act really cute.”
He revealed that he’s the opposite of his character. “I don’t talk much, and I speak quietly. I’m the exact opposite of [my character] Do Hwa. The actors in ‘Extraordinary You’ generally were the opposite of their characters. The one person that was the same was Kim Hye Yoon (who played Dan Oh).”
Jung Gun Joo, who debuted about three years ago, talked about how people have started to recognize him after his appearance on “Extraordinary You.” He said, “At the end, we filmed in Busan. There were so many fans there, enough to surround the set. I really felt the recognition then, and also when I saw my number of followers on social media. I had about four times as many followers than before the drama started.”
Speaking about his experience, the actor said, “I gained so much from this project. I found out what I have as an actor and what I don’t have. That was the most important. Now I know what I need to work on, and I’m going to work hard to improve.”
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