Zo In Sung (조인성), South Korean star of “That Winter, The Wind Blows” embarked on his publicity tour to Southeast Asia for his popular Korean drama series on ONE HD (Astro B.yond HD Ch 393).
While he was in Kuala Lumpur, Zo In Sung kept his date with the media and fans in promotion of the beautifully shot and romantic 16-part “That Winter, The Wind Blows”. He first met with members of the Malaysian media (that would be us!) in the afternoon before gracing ONE HD’s meet-and-greet event at Paradigm Mall, where 5,000 fans turned up to see him.
But first, a little bit on our interview with the extremely charming Zo In Sung:
Welcome to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! What are you most excited about eating while you’re here?
“I haven’t actually had the chance to step out of the hotel just yet. Very sad.”
We understand that “That Winter, The Wind Blows” is your first television in many, many years. What did you do to adapt to that change, especially after completing your mandatory military service time?
“I debuted when I was 18 years of age so whenever I’m shooting something, I always feel like I’m going back to my hometown. And you know, when you go back to your hometown, you feel excited and relieved, somewhat. So that’s how I felt when I went back to work. The mandatory military service time has changed me a lot – now, I appreciate every situation I come across. My dedication towards each and every single moment or situation is very different now. I’m a lot more serious.”
Having worked on so many dramas and having played so many characters, is there a specific role that you’d really like to someday play but haven’t had a chance to?
“Obviously it would be very difficult to show something that I don’t have or the kind of side that I don’t have as a person through the movies or the dramas that I’ve worked on or am currently working on. So whenever I take on a character, before I take on a role, I always try to be me while playing that specific role. You get to side every side of me through different movies, dramas, and characters. There’s always a part of me involved in each role and each character – I don’t try to be somebody else. If you liked any of the roles that I’ve played, it means that you’ve actually seen a part of me through to the character. Which character did you personally like?”
Oh Soo in “That Winter, The Wind Blows”, of course!
If you weren’t an actor, what do you think you’d most likely be doing?
“I think I’d be a taekwondo coach to kids.”
How excited are you about meeting your fans tonight at Paradigm Mall?
“I’m really looking forward to that! (laughs) By the way, what’s the population like in Malaysia? More than 20 million? I think like 13 of them are my fans. I’m really looking forward to meeting those 13 fans!”
Check out what happened during Zo In Sung’s meet and greet session at Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya below:
13 fans? More like 5,000 fans!
Special thanks to our friends from Roots Asia and ONE HD for making this interview happen.