MOONLIGHT DRAWN BY CLOUDS

SPORTS DONGHA | PART 1 | 29 OCTOBER 2016

BY Jeon Hyojin | TRANSLATED BY stroppyse

To: Park Bo Gum, Don’t Worry Too Much

Actor Park Bo Gum is a person who knows how to express himself.

‘I’ve become cooler’
‘My style has changed’
Words like these seem common, but a person who actually says these words are rare. Thinking to themselves and expressing it in words is the difference between heaven and earth. 

When I met Park Bo Gum for the 2014 KBS2 drama ‘Tomorrow Cantabile’, he didn’t know to act like a new actor and hide things, instead talking honestly about everything.

One year later, when I met him again for the tvN drama ‘Answer Me 1988’, he was forthright about developing into a young man who had met the work that he was forever grateful for and knew the direction that he wanted to go.

Seven months later, on KBS2 drama ‘Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’ I again met Park Bo Gum.
This time, unexpectedly, he was worrying about something.

Saying “I don’t know how I should treat the fans” he was concerned that his changing popularity and interest might distort himself.

“Through ’Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’, I have received much love. They say it’s ’the weight of the crown’, but if I said that the crown wasn’t heavy, that would probably be a lie.

Rather than when we were shooting, it was at the fan signing at Gyeongbok Palace and when I went on the award trip to Cebu in the Philippines that I felt the responsibility of their interest. Especially at Gyeongbok Palace, I didn’t know that so many people would attend. I thought only 200 people (who got autographs) would be there, but enough people came to completely fill the palace grounds.

It’s because of the fans that I am able to do what I do. But misunderstandings could arise, so I’m concerned.

That day (of the fan signing), if I greeted them, many more people trying to see better kept pressing in closely. That’s when I realized. Ahh… with a movement of my hand, with one word, an accident could happen that harms a staff member or another person.”

Calling it “a double edged sword,” as his fame rises, he is more aware that his actions will require him to be more careful.

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“I feel that’s sad.  It’s strange.

Fan love is something that I can use as a source of strength, but that I can’t express the gratitude that I feel just any way I want to has become the reality now.

I’ve become more careful in my actions. It’s also a little sad with respect to my personal life.

Before I am an actor, I am also a person…

I don’t really want it, but a lot of people are curious about my personal life.

They say it can’t be helped, but the wish that is in a little corner of my heart is that since everyone has a personal life and things that they don’t want to reveal, that people won’t keep trying to dig things up.”

“I feel that’s sad.  It’s strange.

Fan love is something that I can use as a source of strength, but that I can’t express the gratitude that I feel just any way I want to has become the reality now.

I’ve become more careful in my actions. It’s also a little sad with respect to my personal life.

Before I am an actor, I am also a person…

I don’t really want it, but a lot of people are curious about my personal life.

They say it can’t be helped, but the wish that is in a little corner of my heart is that since everyone has a personal life and things that they don’t want to reveal, that people won’t keep trying to dig things up.”

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‘He doesn’t know how he should act’ is what he says, but from the listener’s point of view, this seems to be a positive concern. It’s because it properly felt like the sincerity of a mature star to be able to talk honestly about how he feels, even to his fans.

“My intention is not to become famous to gain more money and honor. To become an actor who would always be fresh and memorable in order to convey comfort was my desire. While I’m acting, no I want to act straight until I die is the way I feel. Umm.. because I received so much love, my true desire didn’t disappear either. It’s just, nowadays, how to respond to fan love is something that I need to think about and consider.”

P.S. Earlier, he was so busy with everything, he wasn’t able to register for his classes. Park Bo Gum was able to register for the classes that he wanted, so until the end of the year, he’ll be balancing both classwork and work.

Of course, now he won’t be able to take his usual subway to travel around.

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