Director Hong Ji-yeong of ‘Marriage Blue’ is a director who led Taec-yeon to the film world. She asked two questions as a director who has a special affection for Taec-yeon.
Q. What is your no.1 complex that others do not recognize?
Taec-yeon: I am not a shy guy, but, either as an actor or a singer, I tend to become nervous when I have a female counterpart. That is why I have regrets that I could have done it better when I check my acting or performance on a monitor.
Q. What will a 40-year-old Ok Taec-yeon be doing?
Taec-yeon: A 40-year-old Ok Taec-yeon would probably be a head of a household. I think that I will be enjoying doing a job that I can have fun with instead of always being busy with tight schedules.
Q. What was challenging most during filming? Which one was more fun between a drama and a film?
Taec-yeon: Both of them were fun. If I have to pick one, I just have regrets that I could not do well enough in the film because I had many schedules during its filming.
Q. Taec-yeon, you have been busy filming the drama and the film. If you can go on a vacation right now, what do you want to do?
Taec-yeon: I want to go traveling abroad with my family.
Q. You showed excellent acting as Cha Geon-woo in the drama series ‘Who Are You’. You are not successful both as a singer and as an actor. What is the beauty of a singer and an actor? What new role do you want to take in the future?
Taec-yeon: I think that there is still a long way to go both as a singer and as an actor. I always think that I learn new things. There are many things to learn. They may be a new song or a new role.
Q. I am envious of Taec-yeon in that he is always energetic despite busy schedules in and out of the nation. Do you have a special way of taking care of your body?
Taec-yeon: It is important to feel interested in a job. I think that it is important to do your work based on your own passion and determination without being conscious of what others think.
Q. When you do bulk-up exercises, what do you eat? How many hours do you work out?
Taec-yeon: It is important to eat anything when you do bulk-up exercises. I work out for two or three hours a day. You should eat food of high calories. The point is to eat high-calorie food and protein in 30 minutes after working out.
Most of the stars asked about how he can be good both at acting and singing. In addition, ahead of his debut as a film actor, they asked about the difference between a film and a drama. It is a question that is frequently asked to actors. It demonstrates that Taec-yeon is considered as an actor as well. Most of all, they asked about the secret behind keeping a healthy body in busy schedules. It was revealed that his muscular body shown on stage was the result of his relentless effort. Taec-yeon shared a goal to be successful both as a singer and as an actor. 2PM’s hard worker Taec-yeon seems to be able to achieve the goal.
Written by Hwang Seong-wun (TenAsia)
Edited by Park Su-jeong (TenAsia)
Photographs from Gu Hye-jeong (TenAsia), Paeng Hyeon-jun (TenAsia), TenAsia DB, SBS, Eonnine Marketing Firm