Jinyoung reminded of Kim Yoon Sung during the interview after the KBS ‘Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’ ended. He sometimes made jokes, but talked about his music and acting seriously.
He also said that he still feels unfamiliar about his popularity. His humility heightened people’s expectation for future progress.
Q. You must have become more popular as an actor, not just as a singer or composer through ‘Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.’
Jinyoung: I didn’t do much after the drama, but I feel surprised to see my name on the Internet. One day, I found my name on ‘Articles that people read the most.’ It was the first time to find my name there. But I think people would not recognize me because I changed my hair style. Even a staff didn’t recognize me when I changed my hair style. (Laughter)
Q. You produced ‘Misty Road,’ the OST of the drama.
Jinyoung: I wanted to produce an OST song for my drama. I liked music videos very much. I always look up music videos of songs that I like. Sometimes, when I get to like an OST song, I also watch the drama. So, it was meaningful for me produce the song.
Q. ‘Misty Road’ was the theme song for Hong Ra On. What was your focus?
Jinyoung: I didn’t mean to use this song for Hong Ra On. I wanted to produce a song that can go along well with any character. I focused more on the story.
Q. The OST songs were all good. They played an important role in the drama.
Jinyoung: I think they play a critical role. Some even get attracted to the drama because of the songs. That means music has strong power. In the movie ‘Begin Again,’ there is a line saying, “Such ordinaries suddenly shine like a pearl at one point.” I totally agree with this.
Q. You have your own philosophy on music and acting.
Jinyoung: I like both, so I try not to be confused. It would be difficult to do something I don’t want to do. But I enjoy what I’m doing. When someone asks me to produce a song during filming the drama, I first think, “How would I divide my time?” I can just sleep less. I like challenging.
Q. Is there something that you want to do besides music and acting?
Jinyoung: It’s like both music and acting. I want to do music videos. It’s like dramatizing (making videos into a drama). Of course, I want to make appearance in a music video that I like. In fact, I imagine acting when I’m listening to music. Recently, I imagined myself making appearance in the music video of Kwon Jin Ah.
Q. What about acting?
Jinyoung: I get greedy as I make appearance in many works. That’s why I’m practicing a lot. This time, I played a role who had a secret crush on a woman, so I want to play some other roles in other works, maybe a role of villain. I also want to make appearance in war movies.
Q. What is your motto?
Jinyoung: I always try not to be lazy or boasting.
Q. What does the year 2016 mean to you?
Jinyoung: An amazing year. Many people have come to recognize me. I even sometimes doubt, ‘is this real?’ I will work harder. I want to show more to the public.
Q. Your fans are waiting for B1A4 to come back.
Jinyoung: We will come back this year. Fans have waited for us more than one year. But we just want to take more time to prepare well. So, we are now busy preparing for the next album. I want to show thanks to the fans.