Kim Yoon Sung in KBS ‘Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’ is born into a rich family. He didn’t have much interest in others’ life before. Then he got interested in a woman. He has lived a lonely life. He couldn’t even draw things that he wanted. But he fell in love with Hong Ra On. He even sacrificed his life for her.
It’s not surprising that a member from an idol group plays a role in a drama. Jinyoung who made debut as B1A4 also have made appearance in many works. But it’s different in ‘Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’ which got much public attention. He became a ‘real’ actor.
Jinyoung played the role of Kim Yoon Sung, a handsome and lonely character, perfectly. We cannot imagine Kim Yoon Sung without Jinyoung.
Q. Kim Yoon Sung died in ‘Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.’
Jinyoung: The day I died (laughter), the sky was really foggy. Maybe the god also felt unfortunate about Yoonsung’s death. It felt sad due to fog. There was a line saying ‘a painting that I always wanted to draw.’ It filled my eyes with tears.
Q. Some were disappointed at your sudden death.
Jinyoung: I would have been better to include more stories, but I think it was appropriate considering the drama had 18 episodes. I’m satisfied. It would be awkward if Raon (Kim Yoo Jung) suddenly likes Yoon Sung. Yoon Sung thought that it would be better that he just does his best. He owns many things, but he’s not greedy. He has a woman he loves, but the woman is the lover of his friend. He just wanted to protect the woman he loved. Talking about him makes me sad. He was young, only 19 years old. But he had a hard life.
Q. You might have thought about your past while playing the lonely character.
Jinyoung: Yes. At first, I just came to Seoul to make debut. I felt really lonely then. Everyone was cold to me and I had no friends. I thought of such feelings when I played the character.
Q. That’s why you played the character perfectly.
Jinyoung: I still have a long way to go. It was my first Korean traditional drama, so I practiced pronouncing a lot. It was important to deliver what I’m saying.
Q. Were you worried because you made appearance in this genre of drama?
Jinyoung: I really wanted to do Korean traditional drama, but I was worried. It felt awkward to do hair like that of a man from Joseon dynasty and acting was difficult. But the director said that he watched Mnet’s ‘Produce 101’ in which I made appearance. He said that I just need to remember the generous attitude that I showed to the singers of the show when I act with Raon. I got confidence from his words.
Q. The fighting scene with swords was outstanding.
Jinyoung: There is a secret story behind the scene. There was a scene that’s not included in the drama. I fought with gangs using an umbrella to protect Raon. It was rainy, so the ground was muddy. But the scene was deleted. I practiced fighting with an umbrella for a month. Then in the 12th episode, I had the sword scene. I only knew how to fight with an umbrella. (Laughter) But it was fun. I asked the director to send me the video of the umbrella scene. I will just keep it to myself. Maybe I might post it on Instagram.
Q. I heard that you had good chemistry with other young actors.
Jinyoung: Of course it is important to have positive chemistry with other actors while acting, but it is also important to have chemistry in person. Everyone was kind to me. I was older than them, but I thought I had a lot to learn from them. We became friends, and this had positive impact on acting. In particular, I became close to Park Bo Gum and Kwak Dong Yeon because they liked music. Bogum played piano using composing application, and he was good at it. I asked him to play piano for B1A4 album.
Q. What about chemistry with Kim Yu Jung who’s still a teenager?
Jinyoung: She explained well what she felt as Raon to me. When I had difficulty, she gave me advice saying, ‘Raon would like this better,’ for instance.
Q. Lee Yeong (Park Bo Gum) and you both loved Hong Ra On. How would you do if you were Yunsung?
Jinyoung: I liked her first. I will win her. I will be kind to my woman, but not to my rival.