I uploaded the clip to YT but it got blocked straight away, so I tried on DM. Hopefully, it won’t get blocked too.
Since I have a little extra time on my hand, I tried to translate the short interview roughly. So, below is what the interview is all about.
From the clip, it seems Yeon Jung Hoon is referred as ‘National Thief’, ‘National Husband’ & recently ‘National Daughter’s Fool’.
Reporter: What Han Ga In’s thought about you being called ‘National Husband’?
Yeon Jung Hoon: Since human’s greed has no limit, Han Ga In asked me to treat her much better.
Reporter: Did you start acting because your were influenced by your father?
Yeon Jung Hoon: I had seen him acting since I was young and he did well in it, I think that could be a helpful thing in a way.
Reporter: Since your dad was a respectable actor within the industry, you might have received help from him but I heard you have gone to more than 600 auditions before you debuted as an actor.
Yeon Jung Hoon: Yes, I went to so many auditions in the past.
Reporter: Then, maybe there were times that you felt like giving up?
Yeon Jung Hoon: Of course, there were so many times I felt that way. But interestingly, I saw many fellow actors almost every time I went auditioning.
Reporter: Oh really. Who are they?
Yeon Jung Hoon: At one time I saw Go Soo and the other time I saw Gong Yoo. At that time, we went to the interview of an audition with just a piece of profile picture. When we went auditioning, we could meet everyone who shared the same dream in becoming an actor.
Reporter: What caused you to do a transformation to your acting? (Referring to the fact that he used to play a gentleman-like characters in melodrama before he went to military and then he mostly played unique and villainous roles after that.)
Yeon Jung Hoon: I think I remember the time when I used to play the role as a company director. I was wearing a full tailored suit for a scene that required me to look remorseful . But looking at myself at that time, I seemed to have a too baby-like appearance. (I think he just felt as if he looked so inexperienced at that time. Despite wearing a grown-up business-like outfit to match the scene, through his eyes, he still couldn’t convey the right acting.) So I thought I really need to broaden my acting specs further more. Because of that, after discharged from military, I refuse almost every role in melodrama setting.
Reporter: In the future, if there’s opportunity to work with your father?
Yeon Jung Hoon: Before this, if people asked about it, I would say no. But now, if there’s a project that include story about different generation in different time like a time-slip drama for example, perhaps I would say yes to that. (eg: he can play the younger version of the role while his father plays for the older version).
Reporter: When people talking about you, they would naturally asked you about your family. Do you have some kind of aversion to this?
Yeon Jung Hoon: They’re all my family after all, so I’m okay with that.
Reporter: Has Han Ga In asked you not to tell certain things?
Yeon Jung Hoon: No. I’m the one who decide which part I shouldn’t talk publicly.
Reporter: In your eyes, when Han Ga In looks the prettiest?
Yeon Jung Hoon: When she’s with our baby, playing together, her motherly appearance looks really beautiful to me.
Reporter: Do you still use nickname when addressing each other?
Yeon Jung Hoon: Yes.. we still do.
Reporter: If so, do you still use that “Pig Oppa & Bunny” nickname now?
Yeon Jung Hoon: No. We always change our nickname. These days, because we have a baby, using Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as reference, we call each other “Mickey” (Yeon Jung Hoon) and “Mimie” (Han Ga In) while or daughter as “Minnie”.
Reporter: Does Han Ga In has a flaw at all?
Yeon Jung Hoon: Emm.. because she’s trying to be perfect and she’s kinda impetuous. That’s why in trying to be better in certain things, she’s doing it hastily and sometimes she could make some mistakes because of that.
Reporter: Your father used to say this. “I feel great just by watching my daughter-in law walk back and forth in front of me. I am quite weak when it comes to pretty woman.” Does he still adores your wife very much?
Yeon Jung Hoon: Of course.
Reporter: Does any ‘episode’ have ever happened between your dad and wife?
Yeon Jung Hoon: Yes, because of our baby. My dad’s adoration now is more on our daughter. Not long ago, it was rained heavily at that day. My daughter likes to hear the sound of rain so when my dad came and she asked him to use umbrella and take her out to watch the rain for almost the entire day.
Reporter: Your daughter looks like you or your wife the more?
Yeon Jung Hoon: Generally she has my face but her head, eyebrow and eyelashes is exactly the same as my wife.
Reporter: When do you realize that you also now have become ‘daughter’s fool’ daddy?
Yeon Jung Hoon: I guess since the moment my daughter was born. Actually, I really like children to begin with. So I felt disappointed, because when I played really well with kids, they just left me when their father called them. So, since I have a daughter now, I don’t have to feel that way anymore. Because she’s my own kid.
Reporter: How cute!
After that, they were talking about his hobby in car racing and photography but I’m gonna skip that since it’s nothing new.
Yeon Jung Hoon: I will have a new drama this October. It’s not villain role this time so please watch and give your support to this drama.
Translated by: yjhsphere