Originally posted on mykplayground:
Goo Hye Sun and Jiro Wang, the stars of Absolute Boyfriend, a Korean-Taiwan tie-up based on the popular Japanese Manga ‘Zettai Kareshi’, came to Singapore for promotional activities. Apparently pretty-in-red Goo Hye Sun can eat a lot, as noted by Jiro Wang. Despite having slimed down quite a bit, Goo Hye Sun has a reputation for her voracious appetite. Jiro finds it admirable for a girl to be able to eat that much especially since ‘It’s a fortunate thing to be able to eat well’. Furthermore, Goo Hye Sun was in a foreign country and eating the delicious food in Taiwan helped her to get to know the place better.
Goo Hye Sun named smelly tofu, xiao long boa and bubble tea as memorable food she tried in Taiwan, and surprise! She really likes smelly tofu. So much so that she describes Jiro as ‘smelly tofu’. When asked the reason why (and no, it’s not that Jiro is smelly), she said ‘This is a difficult question… It seems fitting to describe someone I like with a food I like!’ Goo Hye Sun would be happy to have such a robot sent to her! And would run to him with enthusiasm and embrace him.
Jiro worked hard by doing research on how to act like a robot by watching an old movie and also restricting himself to certain food and working out in order to build up his enviable golden-ratio physique. He also gave up drinking high-calorie bubble tea, which he likes. When asked about their ideal types Jiro said ‘someone who can cook well’, as he grew up eating home-cooked food. In fact Jiro can cook pretty well since he picked up a few nifty tricks from his previous roles in dramas. Goo Hye Sun likes someone kind-hearted and polite and notes that personality more important than one’s external appearance.
This is a short interview with the casts during the promotion in Taiwan. First they were asked to compete on squeezing orange juice. Afterwards, they were asked about how they would show their love to their lovers in real life. Ku Hye Sun said she likes to write love letter. Jiro said he likes to show it directly. During high school, he would wait at the door of his girlfriend’s home to accompany her to school together. Penny said he likes to send surprise to another half.
Ku Hye Sun & Jiro Wang arrived in Singapore for promotion of Absolute Boyfriend. They have filmed a drama together, but may be because of laguange barrier, both of them did not interact much on press conference. Ku Hye Sun always answer the questions by agreeing on Jiro’s one.
When asked how to communicate with Ku Hye Sun, Jiro said that he, Penny Xie & Jack Na especially attended a class to learn how to communicate with body language & eye contact. Though communication at the beginning might not be very good at the beginning, Jiro paid more attention to Ku’s body language & eye contact when acting. Ku Hye Sun also said that their communication improved as filming progress. It also matched the storyline as they didn’t know each other at the beginning of the drama.
The petite Ku Hye Sun actually loves food. Jiro said he likes girl who can eat. He praised Ku Hye Sun was great since she loves to eat all kinds of Taiwanese food. Ku Hye Sun said smelly tofu, bubble tea & xiao lung bao are her favorite Taiwanese food.
During promotion in Taiwan, Ku Hye Sun said that Jiro & Penny make her thinkof smelly tofu. Jiro was curious about the reason. Ku Hye Sun explained that smelly tofu is her favorite, thus she wants to describe them with a food that she likes. Jiro was satisfied with her answer.
Ku Hye Sun was asked what is hardest for her during the filming in Taiwan. She said, “The culture in Taiwan & Korea are quite close., and actors, crew & director treated her well, so there was not much difficulties. The only thing is the weather was too hot.”
Abslolute Boyfriend was not the first cooperation between Ku Hye Su & Jiro. They have worked together for Taiwan tourism promotion video. Jiro said he was happy at that time, since he is a fan of Jandi in BOF. He thinks Ku Hye Sun is a quiet girl, the he added, “But she’s energetic & lively on screen. I think she’s great. She is also multi-talented, she is directing and also painting. As I studied in art, I think her drawings are good.”
Ku Hye Sun said that when they first met 2 years ago, she thought Jiro was an energetic & out-going person. After they filmed drama together, she found Jiro is a serious & professional actor.
They have also shared their creteria for ideal lover. Jiro said he hopes she can cook well. Since he always eats at home which her mother cook. Thus he wants she could cook for him. Ku Hye Sun said she likes polite & kind person. She pays more attention to his inner beauty & personality instead of outlook.
*above is just a brief summary on the news, sorry for all the poor grammar & literal translation