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Yoon Kye Sang’s Interview (Nylon)

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Yoon Kye Sang in Nylon (7/09)

Yoon Kye Sang in Nylon (7/09)

Yoon Kye Sang met the journalists from Nylon at a coffee shop for their interview. According to them, he looks like a regular guy – one who chainsmokes and seems to have little fashion sense. When asked what kinds of clothes he likes, he answers, “Sweats and runners”. He doesn’t calculate his answers and his facial expressions show everything.

Yoon Kye Sang in Nylon (7/09)

Yoon Kye Sang in Nylon (7/09)

Nylon: Compared to long ago, it feels like [you’ve] become slightly distant from society’s attention. There isn’t anything about your personal life and how you’ve been living.

Yoon Kye Sang (YKS): I liked staying at home back then too. I don’t really like going around much. I went around comfortably during the 10 months I was on break but I think because I’m not really a person of issue (interest), not much news was released. I want to meet somebody now.

Nylon: To date?

YKS: Yes. I go on [blind] dates.

Nylon: Who introduces you to whom and how?

YKS: I request those around me [for introductions] but my manager hyung won’t do it.

Nylon: Probably because [you have] high standards.

YKS: Mm, I do think my standards have been raised these days. To be honest, I’ve gone on about four blind dates recently.

Nylon: Recently? [Your] manager said that you don’t even have time for interviews because of the shooting schedule for the movie Executor (집행자) and the drama Triple….

YKS: You must put in the effort if you want to date even if you’re busy. But it hasn’t been working out well.

Nylon: You know the reason why it hasn’t been working out well, right?

YKS: I get the feeling that I’ve changed. Now that I’ve aged a little, I’m starting to see flaws. Before, I would think, ‘I like that about that person’ and my emotions would run high; but now I think, ‘Everything’s good except for that’. I think I’ve become unfortunate. I guess I’ll [eventually] find someone.

Nylon: Some say that all celebrities say they don’t have girlfriends when it’s time to do an interview, but then a few days later [we]see that a scandal broke out and they say they’re getting married.

YKS: I wish a scandal would start. So I can just date them. Haha.

Nylon: It seems like you don’t fear scandals as much as you did a while ago? You tried to hide it while in the idol group (g.o.d).

YKS: Even back then I wasn’t afraid but the [management] company blocks it. It’s stranger if I don’t have a girlfriend at my age. I should tell the truth if I have a girlfriend.

Nylon: So will you publicize it if you get a girlfriend?

YKS: I’m not purposely going to publicize it. I don’t want to say things like, ‘My girlfriend is ___; I love her.’ It seems pretentious.

Yoon Kye Sang in Nylon (7/09)

Yoon Kye Sang in Nylon (7/09)

Nylon: You said that you don’t like being a news item. Although you say that, isn’t it true that anybody who’s a celebrity secretly enjoy being a hot topic?

YKS: Not really for me. Being a news item isn’t all positive, I think. Although you may become a hot topic because you’re loved [by the public], I think it would be a minus to my life in the end. Receiving attention is an uncomfortable matter. No matter what you’ve become.

Nylon: Have you not stuck your nose into TV programs or brand events because you don’t want to receive attention?

YKS: Yes. If there was anything that might defect my acting, I didn’t do it. Because I thought I might appear easy. I thought I would be seen as a singer if I went to those things. Even now, when I watch variety programs, I think that it would be fun. But [I’m afraid] it’ll be a scar to the work that I love doing.

Nylon: You received positive reviews right from your debut in Flying Boys so I would think that there weren’t many hardships, no? Why do you try so hard to emphasize your sincerity?

YKS: The public gaze was discomforting. There were misunderstandings about me created due to the prejudice. And I didn’t really act well either. Haha. All I wanted was [for people] to recognize my effort but people tried to judge me as a supplementary entertainer. At the production conference for My 19-year-old Sister-in-law, there were a lot of people who said, ‘You transferred quickly without delay [to acting] because the music industry is in recession’. Back then I quarrelled in interviews. I responded offensively, ‘That’s not right’. I regret it now. I tell myself, ‘Loser, you were too thoughtless. If you were more broad-minded and deep-hearted, people would have acknowledged you more.

Nylon: Do you think you’ve proved yourself now?

YKS: No. I haven’t been able to prove it yet. My heart is still the same now. I’m doing it because I enjoy it so much. But even while [acting] because I love it, there are times when it’s difficult.

Nylon: Like when?

YKS: When I acted just as I believed (hoped to) but it doesn’t come out like that in the production. There are people who invested in that production and people who worked hard on it so I’m unable to be honest. I have to say they did well when they didn’t. It’s really hard then. And embarrassing.

Nylon: Which production didn’t you like?

YKS: Beastie Boys […]

Nylon: Why not, what was wrong with that? It was okay.

YKS: Six Years in Love was like that too and….

Nylon: Wait a moment. Or else it seems like all of your productions might come out. Do you mean that your own acting wasn’t particularly good?

YKS: Yes. I was sad that there was a lot deleted while editing. Truthfully, I rested for 10 months because of Beastie Boys. I considered not acting [anymore].

Nylon: Just because [some scenes] get edited out doesn’t mean that you can’t act. That’s the director’s personal authority so you can’t do anything about it. 

YKS: That’s true […but] I had a hard time because I didn’t understand why it had to be cut like that.

Nylon: Why didn’t you just ask?

YKS: I was disappointed even though the director was very good. Although I enjoy acting so much, I couldn’t do it because I was so stressed. It was hard. I wondered whether I could be happy as an actor again. [The stress] progressively went away after spending 10 months not watching dramas or [movie] productions. That’s why I can do this interview too.

Source: Nylon

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Written by KP

July 23, 2009 at 11:38 am

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  1. He is really critical of himself. He did a wonderful job in all his movies/drama. In “triple” right now, I noticed he is more relax and not so “stressed out” in his other drama. I only hope he does find his “girlfriend”.

    surf city girl

    July 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm

  2. I love it when celebs give out these honest interviews instead of the rehearsed answers. Glad to see another side of Yoon Kyesang.

    ditdut

    July 23, 2009 at 10:50 pm

  3. Thanks for posting the translation of his interview.
    I love Kye Sang. I think he’s a very talented actor and I like how he’s always honest on his interviews. He’s never afraid to show who he is. 🙂

    Maria

    July 24, 2009 at 10:04 pm

  4. just love you more with this interview. don’t change your style. you’re so cool and so special without being news item.

    ms high standard too

    August 10, 2009 at 4:35 pm

  5. he’s honest which surprised me. i love Kye Sang. i love seeing him cry in his drama..

    natasha

    February 1, 2010 at 3:55 am

  6. very rare & refreshing to see an actor give such a frank interview like this. he’s my fav korean actor, i think he’s very talented and unique in this industry..

    mia

    April 7, 2010 at 9:47 am

  7. you are an honest person.I think you are a little depress.belive yourself.many fans like you for your movies.have been selfconfidence.I appreciate you for your honesty.

    shohreh

    June 22, 2010 at 1:47 am

  8. i have no idea و except that it proved sdaqtish , and that i would follow his msmtr…
    good lucky for yoon kye san
    essen didi not see all sincerity to giving feeling(in the actor)

    mahsa

    January 8, 2011 at 10:34 am

  9. and i whish my boyfriend was so cool, bahal you were to be….. hahaha

    mahsa

    January 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

  10. and many more i liked it but he has no religion other then korean artises culture in the face of human existence implies

    mahsa

    January 8, 2011 at 10:53 am

  11. well we (persian girls) see the same things you valuable moral korean boys who’re in love anymore…
    hahaha

    mahsa

    January 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

  12. increasing hope of victory for him….

    mahsa

    January 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

  13. I really fall in love with him 😄 his girl must be very lucky~

    nadhira

    August 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

  14. i love ur smile keep it up
    i think they shouldn’t just interview him like that. but anyway he answer them without hesitate and i like it.

    chai

    June 1, 2012 at 4:18 am

  15. Oppa’ i miss you! if you read to the this write. please thingking me.i always miss you!…

    moeri

    June 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm


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