In the interview following the pictorial, Rowoon reminisced about how a lot he had achieved since he final graced the cover of Cosmopolitan the earlier 12 months. “Since then I’ve filmed a whole drama, completed preparations for an album, and am approaching a comeback…I didn’t realize it, but I’ve done a lot,” he mused.
As the theme of the pictorial was journey, Rowoon considered the place he needed to journey first after the scenario surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic improves. He shared, “I don’t think I’ll care where I go. To me, travel is something I have no reason not to do if my schedule allows it. In the past I used to travel within the country often, so I feel suffocated now that I can’t do that.”
Rowoon additionally revealed that on the subject of journeys, he’s undoubtedly not the planning sort. “There’s the excitement that comes from not having a plan,” he reasoned. “I’m also not someone who feels elated when my plans go exactly as anticipated.” Rowon then added with amusing, “Whenever you actually go, nothing ever goes according to plan anyway.”
Rowoon has been generally known as an idol who writes poems. When requested if he nonetheless writes, Rowoon responded, “I don’t write every day. Sometimes I jot down some things like a diary while I’m on the balcony looking outside. I find that my thoughts become organized when I do that. Sometimes I wonder if I could turn those thoughts into lyrics.”
Also well-known for his top, Rowoon talked about that when he lately went for a checkup, his top was measured to be round 190 centimeters (roughly 6 toes 3 inches). He added humorously, “There’s various rumors about be being 193 centimeters (approximately 6 feet 4 inches) or 196 centimeters (approximately 6 feet 5 inches), but I’m not that tall. I think it’s fine if you just know that I’m around 190 centimeters tall.”
Despite the difficulties that include having such a tall stature, Rowoon stated he tries his finest to make his top work for him. “If I think the actor next to me will look really short, I’ll lower myself a little bit,” he talked about. “Although, whenever I have a romantic scene where there’s a close-up with the actress, many people call the height difference heart-fluttering.” Rowoon laughed as he conceded, “Of course, it’s difficult for the actor with me. Their neck must hurt having to look up all the time.”
When requested what phrases he needed to listen to as an actor, Rowoon commented, “I want to become a curious person. No matter what role I take on, I hope that people would be curious about me. Saying things like, ‘I wonder how he’ll portray that character,’ ‘I’m looking forward to it.’ That’s my desire.”
Rowoon made himself generally known as an actor via his roles within the dramas “Extraordinary You” and “She Would Never Know.” He commented that the extra he acts, the tougher it feels, and that there are even occasions the place he grows annoyed with the script. “I want to be remembered as a good actor. I want to be acknowledged by others,” he revealed. “It’s because of that that I keep pursuing the essence of acting. If I focus too much on the public opinion, I could lose sight of what’s really important.”
Going on to explain his expertise with worrying about others’ opinions, Rowoon defined, “I was the type of person who always worried about how I’d look to others and what others thought of me. But suddenly, that life of mine felt so sad. At one point, I figured it would be okay for there to be people who hated me. Now, I’m someone who just blocks everything out so I can focus on my role.”
Rowoon additionally shared how he needed to broaden his horizons as an actor, expressing his need to behave in a greater diversity of roles. “I want to try playing someone ambiguous, where you don’t know if they’re good or evil, or some sort of grotesque role,” he stated. “However, there’s also roles that I can only do at my current age, so I’m trying not to miss those opportunities as well.”
Rowoon then talked about Christian Bale because the actor he’d most wish to emulate. When requested for a purpose, Rowoon shared, “When you analyze a character, you have no choice but to include your personal interpretation. I think that if the actor is the ground, the character is the tree that grows roots and flourishes. Christian Bale always shows an unexpected result (tree) in that way. His expression is refined, and he has his own sense of style.”
Rowoon is at the moment filming for his next drama “Yeonmo” (romanized title), which is ready to premiere later this 12 months. When requested why he selected the position, Rowoon stated, “The two main characters’ story was so tragic that I felt drawn to it. Since it hasn’t aired yet I can’t reveal details, but although this story appears comical, it’s actually tragic.”
He additionally shared his ideas on taking up a job in a historic drama for the primary time, saying, “A historical drama is ultimately a fantasy. Although there’s historical research on the time period, actors need a lot of imagination since they haven’t actually lived during that time.” He additionally talked about that he was engaged on the tone of his voice to swimsuit his character. “Even if I get some criticism, I want to take on the challenge,” he concluded.
Since the date of the interview, SF9 has launched their newest album “TURN OVER.” Rowoon expressed his pleasure about their first comeback in a 12 months as he stated, “I’m excited to see the fans again after a long time. Everyone must be exhausted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so I hope we can all have fun together.”
When requested what music he appreciated finest from the album, Rowoon answered, “I’m most attached to ‘Believer,’ which the members and I worked hard to record for ‘Kingdom.’ Due to my schedule I wasn’t able to participate as actively, but I was really proud seeing the members.”
Rowoon then shared his ideas on how he’s modified since his debut. “Compared to before, I think I face reality much more squarely. I also think I’ve grown more courageous in certain areas, like in how I’m not afraid of change.”
As for what he could be doing if he didn’t grow to be an idol or actor, Rowoon contemplated, “Wouldn’t I be earning money somehow? I don’t think I’d be able to work for a company. I’m certain of that. The people who know me would definitely agree.”
Rowoon concluded the interview by sharing what he desires to attain earlier than his thirties. “I had previously set a clear plan for my future, but there was nothing that went according to plan. Now instead of setting goals, I’m just trying to be satisfied with the present. I think that’s the path to happiness.”
Check out Rowoon in his drama “Extraordinary You” under!