Happy Together I 해피투게더 EP.606 Part.1 [ENG/2019.10.03]On February 21, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
The magical Thursday night with top stars. – Happy Together! / – Happy Together! (Why is Lee Donggun sitting there?) Today, a special star is here with us as our special MC. It’s Lee Donggun. (Today’s special MC, Lee Donggun) I really hate that I’m sitting next to him. Yoonhee has an important shoot she can’t miss today. Who else would fill her shoes? – He’s such a romantic man. / – So today, I dared to come on the show as a special MC. – I thought he came because of love, / – Yes. but it turns out he received something in return. – What did he receive? / – Is that so? He received something. At first, she suddenly told me that she would have to miss the shoot of one episode of Happy Together as her work schedule got messed up. I said, “Sorry to hear that”, while doing something else. “Sorry to hear that.” He doesn’t sound like he means it. – “Sorry to hear that.” / – “What are you going to do?” The next day, she took me out to a meal and bought me clothes. She bought you clothes too? She bought me a lot of clothes. And then she said, “You’ll replace me that day.” – But I’ve been filming my drama. / – Exactly. She said I should do it because I already received a reward. (You can’t refuse now.) She also said I should repay twice as much if I could not do it. That’s why I’m here. (“You will pay me back double.” by Jo Yoonhee) In fact, Donggun is like our family. I bet you watch this show often because of Yoonhee. Until I started filming my new drama, – I watched it every week. / – Really? – Yes. I watched it every week. / – I see. Yoonhee wants me to watch it with her. – Is that so? / – And if she mentioned me on the show, I have to keep watching until that part comes up. I’m not allowed to even go to the bathroom. She says, “I’ll talk about you shortly.” – “Wait a little longer.” / – Does she say that? Do you two hold hands while watching TV as well? I think I need to explain that while I’m here. – You hold hands while you eat. / – Yes. We were quite surprised. I said we always hold hands even while we’re eating, but we haven’t done it for a while. (They’ve become a realistic couple.) That’s more realistic. Good. We wanted to hear – how they’re doing lately. / – That’s right. – How do you eat steak all the time? / – Exactly. – It’ll be uncomfortable. / – Indeed. Now, we focus on the food when we eat. We don’t even see each other’s face, let alone hold hands. Both of you must be very busy filming new dramas. – That’s true. / – Right. I heard that there was a moment when you saw – Yoonhee’s passion for this show. / – Many times. The most memorable thing is copying Yang Sechan. She imitated a ship’s horn sound. – Yes, she imitated the horn sound. / – That’s right. She woke up while sleeping for two nights after that. – “I can’t believe I did that.” / – She must’ve been shocked by what she did. While watching the episode, I said, “Gosh, Yoonhee,” “I can’t believe you did that.” “Why didn’t you try some more while you were at it?” Didn’t she say anything about me? – He’s her friend. / – She talks about Saeho the most. – Really? / – What did she say? She told me that she had been close friends – with Saeho, / – That’s right. and that Saeho said he’d help her on Happy Together. He told her not to worry because he’d guide her. But she only realized that he barely manages to take care of himself – That’s true. / – while working with him. I made her think that way intentionally. All right. Did Yoonhee give you any advice? Actually, she said, “Donggun. If you cut someone off while talking,” “or if you miss the moment to ask a question,” “look at the camera,” “and say, ‘I love you, Yoonhee!'” – Without saying anything else? / – That’s right. What does that have to do with stopping a conversation? – That would be worse. / – I know. You can just do as you want. Since he made his debut – as the host of “Inkigayo”. / – That’s right. – He’ll do well. / – We don’t have to worry about him. He has a lot of experience hosting a TV show. Be careful when you jump in. Or else, all you say might be “I love you, Yoonhee.” – I love you, Yoonhee. / – All right. Now let’s… – He actually said it. / – Let’s bring our guests out. Please come out! (Who could be today’s guests?) Shin Sungwoo is here. Hello. – Hello. / – Oh, my. Um Kijoon. Hi, Taekyung. Today’s guests are called the crown princes on stage. The four men with great presence are here with us. It’s “Born to Be Crown Princes”. – Let’s begin… / – What’s Saeho wearing? – In fact, we… / – Saeho, what are you wearing? I’m dressed as d’Artagnan from “The Three Musketeers”. – You’re an amusement park staff. / – No. – I’m d’Artagnan. / – I’ve seen you there. – I’m d’Artagnan. / – You were at the log flume ride. No, you’re mistaken. It’s different. I’m d’Artagnan from “The Three Musketeers”. When I saw Saeho, I thought he was a hobbit. – A hobbit? / – A hobbit? Don’t call him a hobbit because he’s short. – It’s because of his costume. / – Because I look cute. – It’s understandable. / – Cute, my foot. That’s hilarious. – Someone said… / – Actually, he’s d’Artagnan from “The Three Musketeers”, Donggun is Napoleon, – and Hyunmoo is Jack the Ripper. / – Jack the Ripper. – You don’t look like him. / – I watched the musical. – I’m a vampire. / – You’re a vampire? Yes, I’m dressed as a vampire. We’ll introduce our guests one by one. Kijoon is getting warmed up already. – Great. That’s right. / – He loves Happy Together. He’s good at acting and singing. He’s also good at looking after his baby. He’s as handsome as ever after such a long time. Everlasting Terius, Shin Sungwoo! Hello. It’s nice to meet you all. – Thank you for the compliments. / – Go, Donggun. He’s an actor with a thousand faces who transforms himself so well. He looks like a prince who came straight out of a cartoon. (Anthony of the TV industry with insane acting skills) Anthony of the TV industry, Um Kijoon. (Um Kijoon) He’s Anthony of the TV industry. – Who’s Anthony? / – Anthony? – And Sungwoo is Terius. / – That’s right. Anthony is – a character from “Candy Candy”. / – Anthony. -The lead character. / – I see. “Candy Candy”. He has an angelic voice that touches our hearts. He looks like a prince from head to toe. He’s acknowledged as the crown prince of musicals. Im Taekyung! (Im Taekyung) He looks so great. All right. Who’s next? He successfully transformed into a musical actor from an idol singer. He has a pure heart. The little prince of idol stars, – Ken of VIXX! / – Ken! – Hello. / – The youngest member. – I’m Ken, / – He’s very polite. the cute main vocalist of VIXX, and a musical actor. Great. I’m a little nervous. Why? I haven’t had many chances to be on a variety show. – Oh, that’s right. / – I can’t believe I’m here. – It’s your first time on this show. / – That’s right. Actually, Ken has ambition for being on variety shows. – He and I exchanged numbers. / – Is that so? – Really? / – One day, he texted me that he had had a meeting for the show I’m hosting. He said, “I’ll see you next Wednesday.” Next day, he said he had had a meeting for another show. But I didn’t see him on those shows. He just had meetings. That’s all. I think I had almost 100 meetings. I was so glad when I read today’s script. – “He’s finally here.” / – I almost cried. – It’s true. / – Good. Ken, relieve all your pent-up frustration – while you’re here. / – Let it all go. – You should let it all go. / – I understand. – Good. I like that. / – That’s good. I like his attitude. (He spreads his wings to soar.) He said he felt like he was going to throw up earlier. – I was so nervous. / – You can throw up right here. If you throw up, you’ll draw attention. (Today, you can say whatever you want.) It’s a good thing? Sungwoo, our forever Terius, came on the show after a long time. I heard you became the master of childrearing. – I’m the master? / – Yes. – My son is 20 months old. / – I see. I’m starting to understand how children – think and feel. / – You can understand them now. You had a hard time at first whenever he cried. It’s because I couldn’t communicate with him. Of course. It’s hard to see what they need. – I bet Donggun knows. / – It’s the same for me. – Right? / – You don’t know what they need. I tried to figure out a way to understand what he’s trying to say. Later, I realized that there was a crying pattern. – How? / – Is that so? (He found out about his crying pattern.) – It’s different. / – That’s right. It’s different. – He cries differently. / – Babies cry differently depending on what they want. – Like when they’re hungry. / – Exactly. They even fake their cries. – They fake their cries? / – Yes, they do that. There are three different sounds of fake crying. (Angry fake crying) If he cries like this, it means he’s saying, “Don’t interrupt me.” “Leave me alone.” “I don’t like this situation.” He’s about to throw a tantrum. – Throw a tantrum? / – When they’re in pain, shocked, or injured, they hold their breath for a moment before crying. – When they cry like this, / – There’s no variation. you should run to your baby. They just wail without a break. (After getting shocked, they cry loudly.) – Right. / – Are you two raising the same baby? – Right. / – You can understand each other. All babies have this crying pattern. Is there a textbook on this subject? – It’s interesting. / – Is there a textbook? How old is your baby? – She’s 21 months old. / – Exactly. They’re about the same age. Only a one-month age gap. Your babies are about the same age. – However, / – Yes? – I also remember that. / – What do you mean? I think I cried like that when I was a baby. – Really? / – Yes. – Ken is trying so hard to be funny. / – Indeed. He’s trying to turn his life around through this show. I actually feel like I’m going to throw up. I’m glad he’s feeling okay now. I heard your son looks just like you. That’s right. Anyone can tell he’s my son. – Does he take after you? / – Yes. When he’s concentrating… You know I have wrinkles here – between my eyebrows, right? / – Right. I was so surprised. – But he’s just a baby. / – Right. Your baby has wrinkles? (No way.) – He frowns just like I do. / – Between his eyebrows. When he’s concentrating, while holding his feeding bottle, he frowns like this. (His son frowns just like he does.) – You’ll see. / – Are you serious? When he’s watching TV or he’s concentrating on something, he frowns like this. – We have a picture of him. / – Shall we take a look? – A picture? / – Yes. – He does look like you. / – He actually has wrinkles. That’s when he was 100 days old. He looks plump, right? – He actually frowns. / – He frowns like that. I can see the resemblance between you and your son when he’s frowning his face – to concentrate on something. / – Yes. You also have something to tell Saeho, right? Saeho? Right. I once appeared on a reality show with him. – That’s right. / – We lived in the same house. We lived together. Back then, he was very polite and kind. – You were affectionate for him. / – Right. I was. But after the show ended, he became very popular. And then he stopped calling me. – Saeho. / – You’re an opportunist. An opportunist? He called Saeho an opportunist. – That’s not true. / – Sitting next to Saeho, – he keeps talking. / – You’re the worst. – He’s like a robot. / – I thought he was nice. – Gosh. / – I got scolded by him a lot. He was like a mother to me. When we were eating while filming “Roommate”, he would whisper into my ear, “Why don’t you stop eating?” (Why don’t you stop eating?) “You should stop eating to lose weight.” He said he wanted to lose weight. – He took such good care of me. / – Just like a mother. Although he hasn’t called me ever since, I have been seeing him on so many TV shows. That made me feel even prouder. I feel like I’m actually his mom. I can see that. All right. We heard about how he looks after his baby. Um Kijoon is here with us as well. (The charmingly cold Um Kijoon is back.) Kijoon said that he won’t appear on any variety shows except for this. – Why did you say that? / – He proclaimed to do so. Why did you make such a decision? Unlike other variety shows, I feel very comfortable on Happy Together thanks to Jaeseok. – That’s why. / – I see. Our staff was very surprised. – It made their hearts flutter. / – Exactly. – In fact… Go ahead. / – You know. He’s so unpredictable. When he’s on a TV show, he usually gives short answers. – He appears to be cold sometimes. / – That’s right. But I heard that he acts so happiless in a phone interview. – Well… / – “Happiless”? That would mean he’s not happy. – “Happiless”. / – Gosh. You know what I meant. That’s all that matters. You can guess by hearing the word “happy”. – Why would you nitpick at me? / – “Happiless”? “Happiless” would mean he doesn’t feel happy at all. – He enjoyed the interview. / – Just speak in Korean. – I’m sorry. / – First of all, there’s no camera. – There’s no camera. / – It makes me feel so nervous. When we called him during the show, he sounded so happy and excited. But whenever he’s on the show, he’s quiet. But today, he’s been laughing more than he used to. – I think that’s true. / – Right. I’m so curious about his personality in real life. Wouldn’t it be better to ask others about my personality? – It’s awkward to talk about myself. / – How is he? It would be dangerous if we tell them instead. (It would be dangerous if we tell them instead.) Absolutely. Taekyung, what kind of person is he to you? I worked with him several times. So I’ve known him for a long time. It’s true that he always gives short answers. When we first met and had a chat, his answers were all yes or no. I thought he didn’t want to talk to me. – You misunderstood him. / – That’s how I felt. One day, all the staff and cast members went on a trip together. I saw him when most of us started getting drunk. He made 5 or 6 of his junior actors gather around him and said, “Tell me. How are you going to play that character?” (How are you going to play that character?) – He’s the worst. / – He’s the worst, indeed. – He said you’re the worst. / – He sounds so bossy. – I think he’s bossier than me. / – My gosh. “What kind of emotion will you use for that scene?” – That’s so funny. / – “You know nothing about acting.” He went on and on like this for two hours. – I was surprised. / – He’s the worst. I know why Kijoon has so much affection – for them. / – What is the reason? He didn’t make his debut as a leading actor. He started his career as an ensemble actor. – I see. / – He teaches his junior actors how to get through hard times based on his experience. Sungwoo is making Kijoon look good. That’s exactly what I thought. – Right? Good. / – Of course. – Sungwoo is one warm-hearted man. / – Yes. Kijoon, what kind of person do you consider yourself? I think it’s true that I give short answers. I don’t beat around the bush either. Actors usually worry about what the director, the producer, or their senior actors might think when they perform in a play. But these days, I tend to worry about my junior actors. I try not to be a bad senior actor to them. My goodness. – To my junior actors… / – You can relate to that? I am very conscious of my junior actors these days. (I am very conscious of my junior actors these days.) I thought he was acting out a scene from a musical. It happens when I am doing badly. When you are doing badly? When I am singing or acting badly, I wonder what the junior actors (What will they think of my shortcomings?) will think about me. Does that mean you are conscious of Ken? I am not conscious of him. (He is coldhearted.) – Really? / – I am conscious of the ensemble. (That’s how close they are.) When you had “Um Yu Min Pub Concert”, – Right. / – you felt – the power of Happy Together. / – Really? Yes. Before last year’s “Um Yu Min Pub Concert”, – I starred in Happy Together. / – That’s right. (The last time Kijoon visited Happy Together,) (Um Yu Min Pub became the talk of the town.) After starring in Happy Together, – the ticket sales went up. / – That’s incredible. (The ticket sales went up.) I am still thankful for that. It seems like you prefer the theater these days, but many fans are waiting to see you in a drama. That’s right. Do you have any plans to be in a drama? Star in a drama like “Innocent Defendant”. I want to do that, but I have musicals lined up for the next year and a half or two. Unless the drama crew is okay with my schedule, I can’t. (This is Um Kijoon’s class.) – I have musicals lined up. / – That’s inconvenient. Most people would answer, “I wish I could do that.” “I will make an effort to star in a drama.” He went, “I can’t do that right now.” That was neat. “Unless the drama crew is okay” “with my schedule, I can’t.” He is busy until the beginning of 2021. I am jealous that he has work lined up for the next two years. I need to earn money diligently. (We hope to see you in a drama soon.) We will now move on to the crown prince of musicals, Im Taekyung. – Yes. / – The last time you visited, we called you a man who talks too much. – He talked a lot. / – Yes. That’s right. (During his previous visit to Happy Together) (There is a story I haven’t revealed) (during the preliminary interview.) (The introduction alone took about 500 years to tell.) (He established himself as a man who talks too much.) We briefly mentioned this earlier, but the one who talks too much among us is… Who is it? Sungwoo, – I think. / – Does he talk a lot? When we drink, (Taekyung reveals what he has experienced.) he begins to talk. When he does that, I listen. But a story should have the introduction, development, turn, and conclusion. His stories end at the introduction. They end when I have just begun to listen. “Is that all?” “Yes.” (Fruitless) I think I forget in the middle. (He often forgets in the middle.) – He forgets as he talks. / – I see. When I get drunk, I go, – “What was I going to say?” / – He looks charismatic, so this side of him is new to me. – I know him as a charismatic man. / – That’s right. How did you become a man who talks too much? It’s fun to talk. – I see. / – Now that I talk more, it’s easier to make people understand. – “Why didn’t I do this earlier?” / – Seriously. “Why did I often fail to make people understand?” “Why did I often stop talking” “and caused more misunderstandings in the past?” Here is the thing. Let’s say someone talks about a certain topic… For example, a member of the cast said he only wore rubber shoes until middle school because his father was a soldier. He wanted to talk about himself, but Sungwoo got hung up on the rubber shoes. “Back in the days, there were four best brands” – “that made rubber shoes.” / – Oh, my goodness. – He is the worst. / – He talks too much. Donggun said, “He is the worst.” He talks too much. Then the topic of briquette came up. “As for the briquette…” Whatever the topic is, he tells a story about himself. – He doesn’t stop. / – Hold on. Ken, what is your opinion on Sungwoo? About five years ago, I was in a musical titled “Chess” with him. Back then, he was like a dad. Now, he is like a mom. I see. – It’s just a comparison. / – Which do you prefer? I prefer the current version. Back then, he was a bit scary. He took good care of me, but I used honorifics with him back then. – I love you, Yoonhee. / – Okay. (It’s Donggun’s turn.) All right. Ken, I received a lot of support from Yoonhee for taking her place today. I heard your father is very excited about your visit to Happy Together. That’s right. – He told me to show an example. / – Show an example? I thought… Yoonhee would be here today. – I am sorry. / – Are you a fan? – Yes. / – Earlier, he told me that he really wants to meet Yoonhee. My father is a big fan of hers. Why are you making an excuse about your father? You said you wanted to meet her. You didn’t talk about him. I did say that. – That didn’t happen. / – Her husband is here instead. When will you show us an example? My father likes it when I show my specialty. – I must ask / – Really? even though the shoot hasn’t gone on for a long time. Do you think you showed what your father wished? I don’t think I did. So far, your father wouldn’t know you are here. Please show us a specialty. – A specialty? Okay, I will do it. / – Yes. (Ken, show us your specialty.) – Don’t you need some time? / – I can start right away. – It’s not easy to do that. / – Seriously. Even those who have a lot of specialties find it hard to start right away. I will imitate Park Hyoshin first. Park Hyoshin. I will compare his old and new singing styles. – Can you do that? / – His singing style has changed. – Can you do that? / – Yes. – Please begin. / – Okay. (How will the ambitious idol’s specialty) (turn out to be?) (Park Hyoshin’s old singing style) That’s his old singing style. Now… Please make it long. (Park Hyoshin’s new singing style) (The vocalization is much smoother.) – It’s like that. / – You are good. How did you do that? You are really good. – He is really good. / – You sang incredibly well. It wasn’t funny. You are really good. – Thank you. / – You are really good. What? (Taekyung intercepts.) That’s Park Hyoshin’s old singing style. Taekyung, I thought you were Im Changjung for a second. – I see the resemblance! / – Im Changjung. – I see the resemblance! / – His face resembles that of Im Changjung. – Sing, “Hello, it’s me.” / – “Hello, it’s me.” (Laughing) (Hello, it’s me) (It’s good to have you here, Changjung.) – He is Changjung. / – There is a resemblance. (How are you?) He is Im Changjung. – There is a resemblance. / – Seriously. Even I sometimes go, – “We do look similar.” / – There is a resemblance. – He is a singer too. / – You know, Taekyung turned Ken’s specialty into his. Ken, I have to say, I was very surprised. – You imitated him perfectly. / – There is another one. – Bobby Kim. / – Bobby Kim. (He will imitate Bobby Kim this time.) (I fill my night with drinks) (Inaudible) What did you say? ♪ I breathe with youth ♪ “I breathe with youth.” – “I breathe with youth.” / – “I breathe with youth.” ♪ I breathe with youth ♪ I see. You can also imitate a big dog and a country dog. There is the animal parade. Let’s hear that animal parade. – He is trying so hard. / – You know, hens and roosters make different sounds. – Let’s hear it. / – Here comes a hen. (A hen and a rooster) (A hen) A rooster. (A rooster) (His specialty explodes.) You are good, but slow down. You are too hurried. – A big dog and a country dog. / – We won’t stop you. It’s as Hyunmoo said. No one will stop you. – That’s right. / – Put yourself at ease. We’ll let you do everything. Why are you in a hurry? – Seriously. / – Everyone. I know why Ken is like that. – I see. / – He has had too many meetings. He had to show many things in a short amount of time. – Isn’t that right? / – You are right. My heart ached for a second. The chickens were in a hurry. It sounded as if the chickens were about to be fried. If your father is watching the show, his palms would be sweaty. This is the real deal. This isn’t a meeting. – Okay. / – Put yourself at ease. Imitate a hen and a rooster again. – A hen. / – Where should I look? I don’t think the hen and rooster will improve. Imitate a big dog and a country dog. That’s a good idea. – Let’s go. / – We need to direct him. There’s a small dog, a big dog, and a country dog. – Okay. / – That’s good. – Go slow. / – Let’s hear the small dog. The small dog. (He imitates a dog.) (He has the same high tone and frequent barks.) Here comes the big dog. (The next one is the big dog.) The country dog. (Howling) (There is a sentimental look in his eyes.) (Everyone loves it.) – That’s right. / – That’s a good one. (The sad howl fills the tranquil countryside.) – That’s a good one. / – That’s a good one. The last one was the best. – I liked the country dog. / – The country dog. – It was great. / – Dad, it’s a success! – Let’s talk about the musical. / – Right. The four of you are in a musical together. That’s right. It’s “Dracula”. All four of us are Count Dracula. – All four of you? / – Really? – Yes. / – It’s not a double casting. It’s a quadruple casting. That’s quite a variety. You will play the character in different ways. This musical 1st took the stage in 1998. It’s a pretty old musical. Then there is Bram Stoker’s book. There are two stories. The musical we are in follows the plot of Bram Stoker’s book. I see that you really like to categorize things. – It’s because you are old. / – That could be the case. (Sungwoo is sweet.) That could be the case. Sungwoo changed a lot. – Had it been the past… / – He would’ve punched you. He suppressed his annoyance and said, “That could be the case.” (He became much sweeter.) – My goodness. / – Had it been the past, he wouldn’t have behaved this way. I made an annoying remark on purpose. but he said, “That could be the case.” I’ve been taking care of my child and he might watch the show. If all four of you play Count Dracula, people should watch it four times. Will you watch the musical four times? No. – Watch it once. / – I will watch at least Sungwoo’s performance. – This could be a sensitive topic. / – I know. The ticket sales must be different. – Whoever plays Count Dracula / – It’s all different. could affect ticket sales. Are you trying to make us fight? That’s right. Actors are too busy with their performances to care about ticket sales. People often ask us if we become conscious when other actors play the same role. I recently realized that Sungwoo is quite different from what I thought. When we had the first team dinner, he told us, “Working with you puts my heart at ease.” During the 15 or 16 years of my career, I have never had a senior musical actor tell me something like that. I don’t think I will hear it from anyone else. – Awesome. / – You don’t call the office, do you? “How many tickets got sold?” “Am I in fourth place again?” – “Again?” / – “How many tickets got sold?” We did some research and found out that “Dracula” is already at the top in terms of ticket sales. – Right. / – Right. We were only joking. “Dracula” is at the top in terms of ticket sales. Musical fans know how hard it is to get – a ticket. / – Musical fans watch a variety of musicals. They even watch the same musical many times. Kijoon, this is the fourth musical you are starring in this year. My goodness. Yes. It’s the fourth musical. For how long do you rest after a musical ends? I try not to rest for more than two weeks. Are you against resting? There isn’t a particular reason. I guess I am worried that my performance will worsen – if I rest. / – You might lose the hang of it. I have always been in more than three musicals a year. I have always been in one drama a year. – I barely rest. / – Donggun, don’t you rest for a month after a drama ends? Well, I (For how long does Donggun rest?) stopped resting ever since I got married. – You have a child. / – Yoonhee told me that. – That’s right. / – Yoonhee told me that. “Donggun doesn’t rest. Actually, he can’t rest.” Say, “I love you, Yoonhee.” I love you, Yoonhee. Is there a particular reason why you don’t rest? Do you need fast cash that much? – I do need fast cash. / – I just wanted to know! I think you behave flippantly because I am here. Since I am the closest to the guests, I will get beaten up the fastest. – He always does that. / – I see that – he uses me as a shield. / – He uses you as a shield and runs away after the shoot. (He is gone with the wind after the shoot.) He always does that. I don’t know if he needs fast cash, but he did say, “Taekyung, I bought a house.” – I knew it. / – Kijoon, congratulations. I knew it. It’s a popular neighborhood. Where is it? Hannam-dong? Yes. He lives in Hannam-dong. That’s incredible. Congratulations. Thank you. We should congratulate him since he worked hard and bought a house. He worked diligently. How many years did it take for you to buy a house? – 24 years. / – That’s right. – The money didn’t come easily. / – He is right. – It’s impressive. / – Yes. I was very happy to hear that the four of them – will be on the show. / – Right. I will star in a musical for the first time this year. (He will star in a musical for the first time.) Will you star in a musical? – Yes. / – Ask them questions. Which musical is it? It’s “The Bodyguard”. Kevin Corsner? It’s Kevin Costner. (Kevin Corsner?) – It’s Kevin Costner. / – You understood me. – Who is Kevin Corsner? / – You keep making a mistake. You said “Happiless” earlier. Kevin Costner’s role suits Donggun really well. Is the musical like the movie? – Yes. / – Who else is in it? – “The Bodyguard”. / – I want to ask you a question because you all star – in dramas as well. / – That’s right. It worries me that I won’t be able to act on the stage and stay confined to the camera. What’s the difference? Is there a difference in acting on the stage and before the camera? (The princes give a lesson in musical acting.) The camera rarely gets a full shot of you. (When you act before the camera,) (your facial expression is the key.) – It focuses on your face. / – I see. In musicals, the audience sees the full shot. Your gestures need to be a bit bigger. You need to deliver your emotions with the way you walk. Can you give us an example? How would it change? You walk differently when you are – sad or happy. / – Is there a difference? Please show us. The stride would change. He doesn’t want to demonstrate. (The return of the coldhearted man) I thought he has improved. – Seriously. / – This is only the beginning. He is showing his true side. Donggun needs to see it. Please give us a demonstration. For example… What a treat. – For example, / – Kijoon rarely does this. when you are angry, you would walk over and throw a punch like this. That’s right. That’s for musicals. Why did he try to punch me? Thank you for the demonstration. When you are sad, you would walk differently. (Walking sadly) Ken, why don’t you show us more? To Donggun, you are a senior musical actor. – Let’s say I’m being chased. / – You are being chased. The camera focuses on your face, so your movements are small. You just do this. If you are in a musical… He is good. That’s different. That’s different. You need to be more expressive. You need to express with your entire body. You should keep that in mind when you perform on the stage. – Okay. / – The producer might go, – “What are you doing?” / – “Where did you learn that?” – The musical director / – “Where did you learn that?” might go, – “That’s too excessive.” / – “What are you doing?” “Musical actors don’t do that these days.” “You are too old-fashioned.” Isn’t the tone different as well? When you are in a musical, you need to vocalize so that your voice will reach far. I was in a drama, right? When I meet the woman I love after many years, I say, “It has been a while, Hyeran.” “Misty”. (This is the scene.) (It has been a while, Hyeran.) I had to retake the scene many times due to my habit. “It has been a while, Hyeran.” It sounded like a voice-over – from an old movie. / – A voice-over. I kept trying to make my voice resonate. – I had to lose that air. / – On stage, your voice needs to resonate. The audience needs to hear it. People at the back of the theater should hear you clearly like people at the front. – My goodness. / – I enjoy musicals. I think it would be the hardest – to sing as if you are talking. / – Right. “Did you eat?” ♪ I ate ♪ Musical actors do that. I think the transition would be difficult. When I first started out as a musical actor, I realized an embarrassing flaw of mine I wanted to fix right away. “Im Taekyung suddenly has a concert” “in the middle of a performance.” The tone for the lines and the tone for the songs differed. It shouldn’t be like that. – Is that bad? / – Yes. The emotions need to flow seamlessly. If my line goes, “It has been a while, Hyeran.” (Then he sings sorrowfully.) – It sounds off. / – It sounds off. You need to sing with the tone you used for talking. – That sounds hard. / – I thought to myself, “I should think of singing as a part of acting.” This is an important tip. – It’s interesting. / – This is an important tip. – It’s hard. / – It must be hard to perform perfectly – in all of these aspects. / – It’s hard. It’s hard to be a musical actor. – I will give up on the musical. / – What? (He is extreme.) You will give up? What are you talking about? (He listens to all the tips and decides to give up.) We will release an article. Give me some time. Donggun is so funny. Donggun is good at variety shows. His appearances are rare, but he has talent. I haven’t seen a lot of musicals, but Kijoon makes it very natural. He goes from acting to singing very naturally. I watched “Mata Hari”. (“Mata Hari”?) – It was great. / – You are quite cultured. – I am like that. / – Hold on. With whom did you go? Now, the youngest member… – Hold on. / – Don’t change the subject! We have many things to talk about. There must be a reason he goes to the theater often. Now, the youngest member of the “Dracula” team is – Ken. / – Was it the woman from before? The youngest member of the “Dracula” team is Ken. He is sweating already. The youngest member… – Wipe your sweat. / – The youngest member of – the “Dracula”… / – Did you meet her at the theater? – Did you go to pick her up? / – The youngest member… Why are you sweating so much? Did you have dinner afterward? I won’t do this! Please find out who she is. – The youngest member… / – “Mata Hari”. – I will call the company. / – Okay. – The youngest member… / – “Mata Hari”. – All right. All right. / – The youngest member – of the “Dracula” team is Ken. / – Yes. I heard that the older actors show their dissatisfaction in different ways. – Really? / – Yes, they are different. – As for Sungwoo, / – What does he do? his head becomes tilted. – That means he is dissatisfied. / – Yes. His head and body become tilted. – He does this. / – How about Kijoon? Kijoon is cold on the outside and warm on the inside. He talks to the person directly. – “Wouldn’t this be better?” / – That’s right. – And… / – How about Taekyung? Taekyung goes and explains everything thoroughly. He explains things calmly – in a non-offensive way. / – While trying to do that, he beats around the bush. And he talks a lot, right? Don’t say I’m talkative again. (He’s quick-witted.) – You are a tiny bit. / – A tiny bit. He’s the considerate type. – Yes. / – He makes sure you’re not hurt. But you once benefitted from Kijoon’s straightforwardness. Yes. Yes. We were practicing the lines together. In the script, we were supposed to hold the female character and go up the stairs. – Many stairs. / – Many stairs. Really high up. We had to go up many stairs. – While holding her? / – While holding her. We had to wail. – We had to wail. / – We had to sing too. – We had to sing too. / – That’s too difficult. – Isn’t that too difficult? / – It was very difficult. As soon as I heard about it, I thought, “Should I train my strength to do it?” That was the first thing that came up in my mind. But Kijoon said, “I won’t do it. I can’t do it.” (“I won’t do it. I can’t do it.”) “I can’t do it. It’ll be too hard.” “I can’t do it. I won’t do it.” – He’s very frank. / – The stairs were dangerous. – It would be dangerous. / – There were no rails. – It’s tough for the actress. / – It would’ve been okay – She must be scared. / – if she could hang onto me. But she had to go limp. She was supposed to be dead. – And I had to carry her. / – Usually, you’d say, “When you think about it,” “it’s going to be hard to breathe.” “It will be too problematic.” That’s not what Kijoon does. “What do you think?” You didn’t say that. You just said, “I can’t do it.” – He’s a cool guy. / – “I can’t do this.” I will adjust the number of stairs then. What if there are just seven stairs? I think that would be difficult. What if the director says he will reduce the number to seven and make the stairs shallow? He can’t give up this scene. The stairs will be very shallow. It will be like an escalator. Please do it. I can’t do it. What if you don’t sing? You will just carry her. How can he not sing? – It’s a musical. / – He will sing at the top. – What if you lip-sync? / – Lip-sync? Then let’s do this. I will wreck the first performance. Wait. (He’s the cold-hearted man who is very convinced.) Wait. Kijoon. – This is so funny. / – That’s not it. – He’s so funny. / – You can’t ruin it. I don’t have the strength for it, so I can’t do it. – So… / – Kijoon is being reasonable. What would you do if you were in his situation? I learned something good today. If it’s too much I’ll say, “I will wreck the first performance.” (The teachers are speechless.) – He’s… / – I only learning bad things from them. “I learned it from my teachers.” You should learn something good. You keep learning only bad things. By the way, when someone like Kijoon says this, life gets easy for people around him. – Of course. / – Right? You must’ve been really happy when he said that. – I was like, “Yes!” / – “Thank you.” I said, “Well done, Kijoon.” Kijoon often puts on a straight face, and he doesn’t look like a crying type. But he actually cries often. I often cry while watching a performance or a film. You don’t look like the type who would cry often. Recently, I cried about five times while watching “Avengers: Endgame”. – You cried five times? / – Yes. – Why? / – Why did you cry so much? – At which points did you cry? / – I first cried when Iron Man meets Pepper. – I cried there. / – You cried there. I cried when Black Widow died for Hawkeye. You cried then. Is it okay to spoil the movie? I haven’t watched it yet. It’s making me cry. I was going to watch that movie. By the way, Kijoon is… He’s a very unique man. I heard Kijoon’s ad-libs drove Sungwoo mad. How can you do ad-libs during a musical? Actor Seo Youngju and I acted as doubles. During the curtain call, we had to sing, ♪ I love this night. ♪ – ♪ I love this night ♪ / – Youngju often gets very excited. He started repeating “I love” infinitely. ♪ I love, I love, I love ♪ (He infinitely repeated “I love”.) He did that. He had to make a grand appearance after that. But he had to keep waiting in the back. It was the last performance. When Youngju sang, “I love”, he took out something. No way! That’s it. – Was it the worst? / – He took something out. He threw the chestnut snacks. – He threw five bags. / – Chestnut snacks. – Did he actually do that? / – Yes. – He threw chestnut snacks? / – Yes. You intentionally prepared the chestnut snacks. – Didn’t the director get mad? / – But… He was the director. (I am that director.) I was the director. I couldn’t say anything to him. It must’ve been acceptable since – it was the last performance. / – It was an event. – The audience must’ve liked it. / – They must have. I always do something on the last performance. – I see. / – I heard there are many times when he acts as the mood maker. Really? He’s got a secret to – making Taekyung treat people. / – He’s got a secret. We practice at 2 p.m., – and when people come in late, / – That’s possible. I make them treat us with coffee. How do you do that? How do you say it naturally? We would just say, “You’re late. Treat us with coffee.” – Right. / – Do you say that? – He says, / – This is how I do it. “Did you not see the text message?” “What?” I checked my phone. “Sungwoo is making you treat us” “with coffee since you’re late.” He texts. – He texts. / – Right. After that, treating coffee became a thing for latecomers. – Were you late? / – Yes. At first, – I used to live too far. / – He lived too far. When you live far, there’s nothing you can do. So I was always five to ten minutes late. I treated everyone to coffee every time I was late. I spent nearly 1,000 dollars on coffee. You spent 1,000 dollars just on coffee. – That’s a lot. / – They only drink expensive ones. – Who? / – They only drink expensive drinks. They rarely order – coffee. / – What do they order then? – Frappuccinos? / – Smoothies or… – Mango banana smoothies. / – Smoothies. – Mango banana smoothies. / – Mango banana smoothies. – Mango banana smoothie. / – Chocolate mango smoothies. That’s so funny. I heard you sometimes sing and make people order those. I am the one who orders mango banana smoothies. – It’s me. / – He started it. ♪ Mango banana ♪ When he comes in late, I sing that. Taekyung went through so much. (He’s always the victim.) You are the one who always treats people. – Sungwoo’s treated people twice. / – Did he? – Has Kijoon never treated you? / – Kijoon… – He’s never late. / – Strangely… Or he just doesn’t come in at all. He is always the one to come right before the last person. – Even when he’s late, / – That’s annoying. there’s someone who comes even later. He’s so annoying. Perhaps he hides behind a wall. I am just punctual. That’s all. There’s nothing we can say when he says that. Does he treat you once in a while? Why are you making me sound bad? Even the youngest treated us. He’s got no money. Even the youngest treated everyone. But one of us still hasn’t – treated everyone. / – It must be Kijoon. I can treat you now. – Will you treat them today? / – I can treat them. – What’s going on? / – He does it when he needs to. – Kijoon seems cold-hearted, / – Right. but he’s also sweet at times. Can you treat the crew of Happy Together too? (What will Kijoon choose to do?) – He’s… / – Let’s go. (He’s very cool.) – Really? / – Yes. – They eat a lot. / – Our crew doesn’t care. They only eat beef, and they drink a lot too. (Then…) Let’s have pork. – “Let’s have pork.” / – Let’s have pork. “Let’s have pork.” (They will have a pork barbecue tonight.) When the elder actors treat everyone, in their absence, Kijoon takes care of the younger ones. – He’s great. / – That’s why he’s got many friends. – He’s a dear friend. / – He’s good. They mentioned team dinners. I heard Donggun loves team dinners. Isn’t Yoonhee bothered by it? When I shoot a drama, I have dinners with the crew. Yoonhee used to not care at all. She didn’t care how much I ate or drank or how late I came home. – But now? / – But these days, she sends me text messages. “You’re very late.” “Are you having fun?” She says these things. – “Are you having fun?” / – She mentioned it. – She talked about it. / – I can sympathize with him. She sends me messages like that. Now, I get conscious – when I go to team dinners. / – You get conscious. When Yoonhee has a team dinner with the Happy Together crew, she becomes conscious. “It started a little late.” “Everyone is drinking.” I intentionally tell her not to leave first. I tell her to stay until the end and to have fun. – “Don’t worry about us.” / – You tell her to enjoy it. – “It’s under control.” / – I intentionally say that. I want her to reciprocate it. (There is a twist.) I want her to do the same for me. – It’s for your own good. / – Yes. You said it hoping she would return the favor. (Love returns.) Dracula meets the destiny of becoming a vampire for love. He’s the tragic romanticist. I heard you used to be a romanticist who’d die for love. When a man gets married, there’s nothing more to be said. Don’t you agree? Every married man is a true romanticist. Right? Does your heart still pound when you see your wife? Sometimes. When I see her doing something for me, (He’s touched by his wife’s love.) I am so grateful. You once fought on a motorcycle. That incident made me decide to marry her. – I never thought I’d get married. / – Right. You seemed like someone who wouldn’t get married. I thought I would spend the rest of my life as a single man. But at one point, I was convinced that I could spend the rest of my life with her. After dating for about three and a half years… I love riding motorcycles. On a trip with our motorcycle, we had a really big fight. At that moment, I thought our relationship was over. If I were her, I would’ve called a taxi and headed to Seoul. But she didn’t do that. She just held the helmet and quietly got on my back. We rode through the rainstorm and arrived in Seoul in about seven hours. On the way, we didn’t say anything. After we arrived, I awkwardly asked her if she’s okay because she was soaked. And she said she was okay. At that moment, I realized I could – rely on this woman. / – She made you trust her. After that, I did whatever she told me to do. After you got married, you became very domesticated. My goodness. I think I always had this side of me. He gives a lot of tips on doing house chores – to his juniors who live alone. / – Like what? I went to my juniors’ house one day. They are two of my juniors who live together. They had a fight. “The garbage bag is so expensive.” “If you throw away the ramyeon bag like this,” “it takes up so much space,” “and we can’t put more garbage.” And the other said, “You tidy up the place then.” I said, “You two, come here. You idiots.” “When you have ramyeon, you get the big bag.” “Then there are small ones for seasoning powder.” “Put the vegetable flake bag inside the big bag.” “Then fold it.” “Put the folded bag inside the empty powder bag.” “That’s it. You simply have to put it inside.” – Like that? / – Yes. You fold the ramyeon bag like how you fold paper. Right. When you fold it and put it in the seasoning powder bag, – it becomes this small. / – It becomes very small. The two of them said, “We could do that.” That’s one tip. I learned it while living alone. He cooks so well. During a shoot, I woke up late. “Why did you wake up so late?” “You drank a lot yesterday, didn’t you?” Then he fixed something. “Come on down.” He cooked me chilled chicken noodle soup. I said, “What is this?” “I just cooked it using the ingredients available.” When I get groceries, I think beyond one dish. I buy ingredients which I can use to cook other dishes too. “I have one leftover potato.” “I will braise it in soy sauce.” “I have half a block of tofu. I should throw that in” “with some scallions. That’s it.” I’ll go grocery shopping again after I use everything. – He is like a housewife. / – He’s… My goodness. – He… / – He’s the master of housework. – He cooks so well. / – I know what that is. This happens when you live alone for a long time. I studied abroad for a long time, so I am like him too. People who have lived alone for a long time are like that. You can’t cook a new dish every time. When you cook a dish, you use the same ingredients… – You cook another dish. / – Yes. When you cook a stew, you add noodles to the stew next time. Then you use the leftover stew to cook porridge. – You use up all the ingredients. / – Yes. (He uses up all the leftover ingredients.) That’s the logic. Kijoon, you’ve been living alone or quite some time, right? – Yes. / – Do you have any know-hows? I don’t have any. When you buy ingredients, like what they said, do you think about the next dish as well? What do you do with leftover side dishes? I always get the cooked rice. – Cooked rice. / – Wait. Do you know what he said? “He’s got no tips.” (They are very persistent talk-hunters.) (They scare Donggun.) – Don’t say anything. / – We can’t say he’s got nothing. – We can’t pass. / – We have to come up with something. We are not amateurs. We are professionals. Anything at all? Give us something. Do you wash the dishes right away? Or do you let them pile up? – I use a dishwasher. / – What? – A dishwasher. / – A dishwasher. That’s enough. That’s enough. Perhaps you wash a towel and hang it in the room to dehumidify the room. – “Dehumidify”? / – You mean “humidify”. (You mean “humidify”.) You understood what I meant. – What are you saying? / – You understood what I meant. Don’t you know the meaning of the word “dehumidify”? – You are unbelievable. / – Just stop. – How am I unbelievable? / – My goodness. – How can you say that to me? / – You’re the worst. I’m the worst? He said it to my left ear. My goodness. I was just testing you. – I wondered if you knew. / – Stop testing us. You’ve made so many mistakes. – Ken moved out for the first time. / – Really? Did you buy a house? – No, I didn’t buy it. / – On a lease? It’s a lease. – It’s 152m². / – My goodness. – I moved to a bigger place. / – Isn’t it big? – It’s big. / – It’s big. I started with no furniture. I just moved into an empty house. I slowly filled the house. – One by one. / – I just loved it. I just loved having my own place. I slept on the floor. Even if my back hurt, – I slept on the floor. / – You were happy to be alone. Yes. Through the window, I can see Mount Nam. I love it. That just made me so happy. – Which area do you live? / – Right. Hannam-dong. Saeho, you’ve been living alone for a while now. – Right. / – Tell us your know-hows. I try my best not to touch the things in my house. When I touch things, like cushions, I need to tidy them up. So I just enjoy them with my eyes. I sit at the end of the sofa. (He just looks at them with his eyes.) I really do. The same goes for blankets. – I know what you mean. / – You get it, right? I don’t touch my kitchen. I just look at it. – “This is my place.” / – You treat it – like a show house. / – Like a show house. – He doesn’t do any house chores. / – Right. I watch TV from the end. I watch it like this. In my room, I don’t even go inside the blankets. I just sleep on top. – Really? / – I really do. You are going to get married late. – Really? / – Yes. You can’t do that. – Sungwoo’s know-how. / – Sungwoo, your wife is 16 years younger than you. You told us about a story related to it a while ago. I hear that she’s a very mature person. Does she even encourage you when you shoot a love scene? – That’s not easy. / – I wouldn’t say “encouraging”. There are shows where there are many kissing scenes. When I do a musical, my wife always comes to watch it. – Oh, dear. / – When I see her, I do walk on eggshells. But she says, “If you must do it,” “just do it well.” – Doesn’t that scare you a little? / – A little bit. – Really? / – A little bit. – Really? / – Yes. – Of course. / – A little bit. When I hear that, I’d think, “I’ll do this well.” – You are slow-witted. / – That’s being slow-witted. – That’s a quiet threat. / – Yes. It’s a threat. – Is it? / – Of course. – But… / – She must come again. – Right. / – She doesn’t just come once. So I just do as I was told. She told me to do it well, so I do it well. Donggun, what about you? What do you do if you watch each other’s kissing scene? – Each other’s kissing scene? / – Yes. Yoonhee tells me about it in a playful way. “I have a kissing scene. What do I do?” I always say the same thing. “An actor can’t lose confidence in shooting” “those scenes because of marriage and be held back.” (The way he talks sounds familiar.) – “That’s not cool.” / – That’s doing yourself a favor. – “During” / – That’s doing yourself a favor. “the shoot,” “you are that person.” (He’s shameless.) “You become the character.” You’re doing yourself a favor. I want her to return to me. Right. – But… / – I can see that. It’s a little bit… I get that you say it so that she will return to you. But it’s still hard to watch it, isn’t it? Isn’t it uncomfortable to watch? – I avoid watching it. / – You don’t watch it. – I don’t watch it. / – I’m sure he doesn’t watch it. I wouldn’t watch it if I were him. – Why would you watch it? / – Yoonhee always said this. Whenever we asked her what she does when you shoot a kissing scene, she said she would kiss twice as much. I let her kiss twice as much. Then she returns. (Love returns.) You’ll kiss four times as much. (Remember that love always returns.) – Donggun is so funny. / – Great. Actually, Kijoon has – never shot a bed scene. / – Really? Really? That’s right. – I’ve shot a kissing scene. / – Right. – But nothing more. / – Did you refuse it? Or did you never get asked? I’ve been asked. But I couldn’t do it. I can’t manage to act like I am making love in a bed. That’s even more provocative. This is even more provocative. – I… / – Just talk about it. I just couldn’t come around to do it. – You feel embarrassed. / – I feel embarrassed. Are you going to keep rejecting it even if it’s a good show and they need the scene? I’d do it if it’s a good show. Donggun, you once forgot about the wedding anniversary and ordered trotters. You became known as Mr. Trotter. You became Mr. Trotter. “What do you want to eat? Do you want trotters?” (He forgot their wedding anniversary) (and ordered trotters.) In the comments, people called me “Mr. Trotter”. (Treat Yoonhee well!) I’ve got a lot of hate comments as the trotters we had that night. Do you remember the anniversary well now? – That was last year. / – Right. The anniversary is nearing. – You should be better this time. / – Yoonhee is shooting a drama right now. Many people send coffee trucks and food trucks to shoots. – It’s a trend. / – Many people send them. – It’s an act of support. / – She’s shooting a drama? For her, I’ll send a trotter truck. On the day of our wedding anniversary. On the day of your wedding anniversary. – A trotter truck. / – It’ll be delicious. – That’s a very original idea. / – It is. Jaeseok, whenever we have something good during our team dinners, you take some for your wife. – Yes. / – Do you put on any other events? – Events? / – For your wedding anniversary. I am not the type of person who does something special. I just give her a basket of flowers. – A basket of flowers? / – That’s all. You give her flowers when it’s not a special occasion? – Only when it’s a special occasion. / – Okay. Did you give flowers to the lady you watched the musical with? Do you think I’d give flowers to a man? – Did you watch it with a man? / – Yes, I did. Donggun… Donggun… Donggun… – During the break… / – Shut your mouth! I didn’t ask, but he said, “That’s not it.” “I watched it because Oak Joohyun invited me.” He kept talking to himself. – You are sweating again. / – He’s sweating again. – Why does he keep sweating? / – It’s hot. – He watched “Mata Hari”. / – It’s a hot performance. Why are you sweating so much? It’s a hot performance. – It’s about passionate love. / – You’re sweating. – Donggun is… / – You are the worst. You are the worst. Kijoon is playing the role of a romanticist. Was there a time you went to great lengths for love? Things that even you were surprised by doing it. I don’t think there’s one. For example, for your girlfriend at the time… We can never get your answer easily. – There’s none? / – It’s nice that you’re not lying. – Not even once? / – Perhaps you traveled a long distance – to see someone. / – Right. Perhaps you wrote her a hand-written letter. Folded-paper cranes? Turtle eggs? – He’s desperate. / – I’ve folded paper cranes. You have. I got one. – What? / – Wasn’t it a long time ago? I was in my 20s. Did you really fold them?