Composed & lyricized by Ku Hye Sun
Cre SBS Radio
audio recorded by loveghs.wordpress.com
Translation by cheerkoo @ soompi
(just few new or interesting parts from the interview)
To GHS, writing a novel is little more involved and difficult than writing a script. With script, I need only describe the bone structure of the story to the actors but with novel, I have to fill in everything.
With NSM—friend since early 20’s. Met because both are ulzzangs. NSM and she went to same beauty salon and they found out that they can relate well to each other. Then NSM wanted to learn to draw. So GHS invited her to her house and drew together.
All the actors (of PT) were just so amazing and they even fed her by bringing snacks.
Re Marry Me—wrote it 2 years ago and at that time, she had someone in her life. Then, mc said,,,oh that is too bad. It was in the past. GHS just said yes.
She once said that Jo InSung is her mentor. GHS cannot remember if she really said that and wonders why she may have said it. All that she can remember is JIS and she once read scripts together. He gave her guidance and advice on taking action and making movements . At that time, such advice really helped her.
She does not really live with her parents. She does go home once in a while. She mainly stays at her work studio.
Regarding with whom she wants to work…she says right now, she is very happy and honored to work with any actors and actresses who want to work with her. It makes her happy.
When she does directing works, she is most happy. She can do all things that she loves doing. On location as a director, she does not even realize how time flies. She realized that when she is busily working for 5 hours, the actors had to wait around. She realized that job of acting on location can be very tough. She also considers acting tougher than directing. She also feels that as an actress, she has to get into the character and at times that has a negative consequence for her.
Asked if GHS is close to any of the singers in YG—GHS says no. She has known Song BekYoung for a long time. With the rest of the singers, she herself cannot say she has close relationship with any of them. GHS also says that YG is very focused on developing and promoting the singers. She has no feelings of resentment about it. Rather, she is grateful for it. GHS feels that she has become extremely independent and was able to develop her own interests. But she says that she has relied on YG over the years. At this time GHS thinks that YG most likely does not even know that she produced PT. However, GHS did say that she does not feel like she borrowed any money from YG when she made Cheerful Caretaker. She realized that she made several MV’s for YG without pay. She feels that all those MV’s will cover the cost of Cheerful Caretaker. (Woah, she is a good business woman!! Keke—I wonder how YG and GHS are dealing with the fact that YG paid for the YOSOOL? I know that any profit from the books or the movies still go to YG.)
Regarding her new novel—the publishers saw the movie PT and came to GHS to write the novel. So she did.
The mc also asked her about what she cannot do well—GHS says that she cannot do the game called “Animal Pong”. She knows some people who are so fast and so good but she cannot do it. Later she also says that she cannot cook well and she also would not be able to do mc work. She does not feel that she is a good impromptu talker. So mc asked her about needing to talk well as a director. But GHS says that she is ok talking with actors about what she is looking for and about the content of the story and so on. But on location, she is kind of a director who leaves the artistic creativity of breathing life into the roles very much up to the actors. (MC says that actors are smart people and professionals) So GHS is very grateful to all the actors who worked with her so far.
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Translation by cheerkoo @ soompi
Yu asked what whe does when has time off–she spends lots of time with her dogs. She has 7 dogs and a cat now. Even her manager has few pets with food names.
Then, she talked about her many dreams starting with dream about being a singer. (we know this history already). She loves all kinds of music but since she started to make movies and she is more interested in background music, her type of music has become calmer. (computer is typing way too slow again…will be back)
Y—Marry Me—how did you happen to write this song?
G—I made it when I really and desperately wanted to marry.
Y—Really? When was that?
G—Actually I wrote the song a while back. About 2 years ago, I really wanted to marry. So I had lots of thoughts and imaginations then.
Y—How about now. Are you far from those thoughts?
G—I am now very far from those thoughts.
Y—Most common sentiment that I hear among other female actors is that they would have desperate feeling of wanting to be married at one time and then the thought just quickly vanishes away as well.
G—I am trying hard not to let go of the string now, (??strange expression..right??) but..
Y—then are you lonely these days?
G-I think I have become very cool (not mind?) the feelings of loneliness. I feel I am doing well now.
Y-I think that if you marry, you will be really good at taking good care of your house and cooking, etc/
G—I really don’t think so,
Y—Right… one cannot be good at everything. You have to be bad at something. Right?! Perhaps you are not good at cooking?
G—I don’t think I am that good in it.
Y—but you still cook.
G—yes. I can make it at least edible.
Y—I cook so that no one can eat it. (they laugh a lot…I could hear some shaking in GHS’s voice..she is very nervous in this program and maybe that is why Yoo is talking a lot.)
(they are going to listen to Marry Me)
They talk about her acting history. GHS started out with CF with a Kim NaMil athlete and that her part does not even come out for a one full second. GHS says that she does not feel embarrassed about her acting in NN5. She looks at herself then as a very young person and feels she was cute. She says when people are young, whatever they do, they look cute. GHS also feels that she worked really hard at that time and so has no feelings of embarrassment at her past self. About havi ng done so many historical dramas—she says she enjoyed doing historical because so many different actors work on them. There are many senior actors from whom she can learn. She also loved comeraderie where she got together with others and drink beet together. She loves both historical and modern and both are equally hard to do. Yoo asks about the heavy head garment and GHS agrees it was very heavy. But Yoo talks about her experience of having worn such a heavy headdress.. Yoo says she lost some hair due to such head gear and GHS agrees. Yoo asks if she regained her hair and GHS says that she gets so busy with other things that hair does not have time to regrow. (laughter—-the way the conversation is going…I feel like GHS seems more mature than Yoo…and Yoo is very high pitched while GHS has low and soft, nice voice….)
They also talk about her appearing in Pure Heart of 19 and her accent for that role. GHS says that she received some coaching from a friend who lives in YanBin. But GHS says that she did not exactly have the Yanbin accent but mixed it a little into her speech. GHS says that her YanBin friend is such a positive personality that she received good help and perhaps that is why GHS appeared so easy with her YanBin way of talking on that drama. (GHS never forgets to credit people)
They they talk about BOF. BOF was really famous and popular in Korea. GHS says that she has become even more bright and cheerful after playing that role. Yoo asks GHS about working with 4 men in BOF and whether she received much envy because of it. GHS says that there was some but ..here Yoo interjects that she must have had fun filming. GHS says yes and that it is a wonderful that the BOF men did well for themselves from that show.
A radio viewer wrote in to ask if GHS still has contact with Lee MinHo because she is curous. GHS says that she does contact him. She actually stays in contact with all the people from that drama. She says that they cannot contact each other often but keep in touch once in a while to wish each other well.
Another audience member asks if there ever was a male actor with whom she had good “ho-woop”/working chemistry/working relationship. She says that, in general, she feels that she worked well with all her costars. Even so, she feels that she had the best working chemistry with Lee MinHo and Choi Daniel.
Yoo- Do you work well with Danile? Isn’t he so childish?
GHS—(laughing) Daniel is “cho-ding=elementay=kid-like Danial yet that is his great charm. (both giggle) He made the whole working environment so positive and good that I really appreciated him.
Y-that is right. You worked together in THE MUSICAL . You worked in that drama two years after BOF. It was about a girl who wanted to become a musical star. So you had to have practiced a lot of singing.
GHS—yes, but she did not sing very well. She always tried very hard but could not do well in something that she wanted to do. I think that aspect about that character drew me to her. But she studied very well.
Y—You are interested in so many things but you do not seem that interested in musicals.
GH—I have such great stage fright that I just cannot do it.
Y—you mean you are comfortable doing drama acting but not in musicals?
GHS—actually I really cannot say that drama acting is comfortable for me either. I tend to become very tense. I feel Ok if I can present finished product or do recording. but to do live shows or go up on stage is very hard for me. Musicals are all live so it will be extremely difficult for me.
Another audience question—what was the role that you enjoyed the most.
GHS—I enjoyed all roles but I especially enjoyed THE MUSICAL.
Another audience…You always acted in very strong and bright characters. Are you ever interested in playing a mellow, sad and deep character?
GHS—I do have desire and want to do it. Hopefully one day I will.
Yoo—I don’t know when you are planning to do your next drama…but I hope that you act in a deep mello. (GHS is sounding less and less shaky in her voice.)
GHS and her role as a director…she talks about PT. its content and its actors and casting….she also shares about her being frend to Nam Sangmi. GHS feels that she was lucky that it was coincidence that JSW liked her Tango.
GHS says that she learned a lot by directing about acting…like what she should not do. She says that the line as an actor and director is clear. She enjoys being both actor and director. Yoo also says that she really loved Yosool and is anticipating PT. GHS is freely giving out 20 PT OST to Raise The Volune radio listeners.
Audience: Any advice to someone who has no clear idea of dream? GHS says that it is normal to be hesitant and not sure. She tells her to just do what she wants to try and do. And start that way. (GHS seems uncomfortable with giving advice)
GHS, to question about her getting all A’s—she just says that she worked her hardest. She feels that going to college is like going to work as an adult. Often it is easy to forget that concept because we can get distracted by wanting to hang out with friends and have a social life instead. Then, people can start to skip classes—like missing the work days. She feels that because she is an older student and feels that she has a little more understanding of it. Working together with colleagues like working with coworkers at work…always doing one’s best at what one wants to accomplish through and through until the end..I feel that is the purpose of college life. Then the result could be good and and the grades could be good too…(laughter) —(Oh, how true….and how I wish I had GHs’s understanding when I went to college….keke)
Y—I would often see your manager through the agency and would ask him how you are doing and he would tell me that you are really, really studying hard at school. I was so shocked by your grades and your manager again told me that you really studied hard. (laughter)
Y—other people are still wondering how she is spending her days. Yoo brought out about Absolute Boyfriend from Taiwan. A Taiwan fan wrote in saying that she met GHS in Taiwan. She also talked about GHS drinking Taiwan wine.
GHS says that she enjoys drinking in fun way—when she is having good fun.
Someone asked about how she has time to do all that she does…GHS says that she is unable to have a regular/ normal life. She does not like to go to sleep when she is not sleepy. She would take small sleep breaks here and there or sleep a lot all at once.
Yoo—you mean if you are not sleepy, you may not sleep for 50 hours?
GHS ==yes..I don’t like to force myself to do anything. Then it becomes stressful for me.
Y—your future dream?
GHS—nothing else.. but I want to make a nice finish.
GHs—I want to become a person who works toward perfecting and completing whateve that I may do in a good and organized ways. (I hope to hear more about that)
GHS enjoyed and appreciated the program and hopes that many people come to the movie to get warm feelings.
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