Broadcasted for the first time in Japan! “Love On High School” Drama
Woohyun&Sungyeol Interview Special
Q: In this
drama you two appear as the two main (male) characters. What made you decide to
act in it?
Woohyun: I wanted to try playing
the role of a high school student while I was young. Now was the only time I could
do it. When you get older you can’t play such kind of a role. What’s more,
because this was the first time I could act as the lead, I thought it would be
a good experience. That’s
why I chose this production. What about Sungyeol?
This is also true about me. Also, as there aren’t many opportunities to act
along with a member of your own group, to act alongside Woohyun meant a lot to
me. I was happy that we could help each other. It was a good choice.
became a good experience. The filming was fun.
Q: How did
you feel when it was decided you were going to appear in the drama?
WH: How I
felt when it was decided? Just like Sungyeol probably, I was really glad. He’s
a member and a friend I see all the time. We’ve lived together for around 7
years so we know everything (about each other), we get along really well so we enjoyed
shooting the drama.
SY: Even on
set, I’m the type of person who is shy around new people and feels quite out of
place. But as I was with Woohyun, my nervousness eased. I felt pressure from having
my first leading role but because one of the members was present on set too…
WH: It was
SY: It was
a great support to me.
Q: As actors,
is there an aspect in which you wouldn’t lose out to the other?
WH: If I
have to go as far as choosing a point I wouldn’t lose at… Ad lib.
because 80% of the time I played Woohyun I ad libbed. I think it was during the
second episode? I change schools and at the school I’ve transferred to I meet
the school counselor. Most of this scene…
SY: All of
WH: All of
it was ad libbed. It was a lot of fun. So if it’s about ad lib, I can’t lose.
right. I didn’t ad lib even once. Then about me, it’s not like there’s a
particular aspect I wouldn’t lose at but I have confidence in acting out
sleeping on set.
really sleep well!
SY: After I
stayed up all night I went to the set and fell asleep while shooting (laughs).
also fallen asleep actually but Sungyeol even snored. I was surprised. The
director and the staff also, they teased him like, ‘You sleep well!’ Really!
out eating too. I go to the set hungry, and stuff myself while filming (laughs).
WH: If it’s
about Sungyeol, firstly, it’s his eyes while acting. The staff also praised him that ‘Sungyeol’s eyes sparkle’. I also noticed this while monitoring the
recordings and thought they were amazing, his eyes when acting. His
performance when crying is also very good. Good job!
Something I’d like to learn from Woohyun… He delivers his lines well and
enunciates well. (The whole time he’s talking about him, WH repeats ‘No no no.’)
I am bad at speaking my lines smoothly so I’d like to have his good
articulation. Also, the wistful type of acting when looking at someone my
character likes- I can’t do that.
WH: Like looking
at your mother (laughs).
Translated from this video (cr. vinchisama)
Notes: I translated this from the Japanese subtitles, and sometimes added a word if I
managed to hear something additional in Korean- my point is, this isn’t a word
for word translation of their speech. Next part to come soon.