Kim Hyunjoong who had officially challenged the acting field will be holding an exciting Christmas after ending filming for his first role-leading drama [Playful Kiss]. Different from others, he has plans to spend a slightly special year end this year, as was told in interview. "I think I'll be spending my Christmas this year with males again", as he said it in as if it was nothing the case. Kim Hyunjoong who wears his personality on such good looks of his lets people find it unbelievable that he will spend Christmas with males. "Last last year was with Jaejoong hyung, last year was with Youngsaeng. For this year's Christmas, because I don't have any special particular schedule, I feel relieved. But on 26th, I'll be leaving for Taiwan for [Playful Kiss] promotion, so on 25th I guess I'll need to pack up my luggage right?", "I'm puzzling over what to do on 25th. My other friends have girlfriends so if we meet up, it'll look like I'm off with nothing...", as he expresses his sadness. "I don't have any girl whom I fancy now, and I don't have chances nor time to have any. Until now in my life, I don't think I've spent Christmas with any girl before. This year will be my 3rd consecutive year to spend with males", as he seemingly expressed his giving in to fate. Kim Hyunjoong also showed his desire to walk on the streets of Myungdong on Christmas. Is it interesting to observe people on the streets? It may be an ordinary matter for us, but to Kim Hyunjoong, this isn't acceptable. It seems like it'll still probably be difficult to see Kim Hyunjoong treading on the streets of Myungdong since he will be seen by so many people. Last 12th (November), Kim Hyunjoong stood on the stage reaching out to people worldwide as he took his spot as a Korean rep to a greater height. He was a representative as a Korean singer who stood on the stage of the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Game opening ceremony as he sung to the theme song "Sunshine Again". So how was the feeling of that, as we asked, "I felt great as I could stand on such a huge stage to sing like that. When I first received the proposal I was like, is this a joke or what. 'Why would China send invitations to me?'. I couldn't believe and was shocked", as he still pours his surprise over it. At that time in the broadcast, announcers introduced him as 'the representative singer from Korea stood right before the eyes of people worldwide', as they praised him like that. To this Kim Hyunjoong said he felt so shy about it because "they announced and expressed it in such a loud manner, I was so shameful (good)", "I just came to stand on that venue in the split of a moment, at that time, thoughts like holding a concert there and filling it with this amount of audiences came onto mind", with this it's evident how he holds passion as a singer. Kim Hyunjoong is also expected to release his dance album in next May. If he is to release a solo album, definitely there will be so much more talks from people talking about SS501's disbandment. To this however, Kim Hyunjoong reaffirms that SS501 is not disbanded. "Previously if a group is to be disbanded, they will hold press conference telling everybody that 'we will be disbanded', but these days, because it's a natural splitting apart, it seems like that is the way how people tend to misunderstand and have those thoughts. But SS501 will still be appearing out public; we are not disbanded", as he gives relief to the worries of fans. With the remaining 2 months left of 2010, Kim Hyunjoong will be spending his new year in various asian countries. Beginning off with Taiwan, he will proceed on to Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, and other South East asian countries etc for promotions of his drama [Playful Kiss]. During those days when they were doing activities as SS501, they always had to give up their year end to sing on stages and perform as they await the countdown bells to a brand new year, and then returning to their homes on the morning of the 1st. However now, it won't be like that already and it seems like he's liking it as he pulled a smile. Indeed, the '4-dimensional' charm to Kim Hyunjoong exists all the time. That's why he even let in talks about the G20 Summit Conference held last 11th. He lets in about his thoughts felt back then, "I felt that it was quite peculiar for our country to hold the summit conference when we weren't even able to ge into the G7. I was wondering if the consciousness of our citizens wasn't strong enough for it to be. Vehicles were overseen and cars behind one another just kept honking and drivers were frustrated, I didn't like it when I saw such a sight", as he delivers his hoping-for. On this upcoming 26th December, Kim Hyunjoong will be leaving for Taiwan for promotions of [Playful Kiss]. It seems like Kim Hyunjoong will be in overseas longer than in the country with the status as an actor with the remaining of less than 2 months of 2010. http://www.mydaily.co.kr/news/read.html?newsid=201011230714581117
[Extracted News]From Kim Hyun Joong’s interview. (2) Korean to English translation by Suehan / Suehan's BYJ Blog 1. TV Daily 2010-11-22 09:06
“I’m not a Hallyu star yet. It is a great deal to say it that way. I’m just preparing for it. It’s true that Yong Joon hyeong helps me a lot. People think that we talk about special matters, but we just talk about our average daily lives. It seems that we talked until about 1:00 am yesterday."
Meeting between Bae Yong Joon and Kim Hyun Joong. There will be many excited fans when they hear about the meeting between them. But they have not made any public appearances yet. “It’s really strange. Because we do not go to special places but we go to the café where everybody goes. I thought the pictures would have been posted on the internet, but it never happened. It’s weird. Isn’t it?”
2. Sports World 2010-11-22 11:58
Kim Hyun Joong, who is the closest friend of Bae Yong Joon, said that Bae Yong Joon doesn’t have any plans for marriage yet. He said, “We frankly talk about lots of private matters. Whenever hyong has a chance, he pressures me to introduce him to a girl. But I feel helpless because even I don’t have a girl friend. He only bought the house, but I could feel his great popularity again from the marriage rumors.” He also said that “If Yong Joon hyeong marries; he will release the news to media in advance due to his position. I don’t think you will hear the news regarding his marriage soon, since he doesn’t have a girl friend.”
3. Ilgan Sports 2010-11-22 10:08
-Can you remember any of the gifts you have received from Bae Yong Joon?
"I got Puer Tea from him. He said that it was a good one.”
4. JTN 2010-11-22 9:01:15 am
Kim Hyun Joong called Bae Yong Joon a good adviser and reliable senior. Right after the first episode of “Mischievous Kiss” aired, he received a text message from Bae Yong Joon saying, “Don’t stick to the viewing rates too much.”
“Hyeong advises me a lot. Regarding acting, he said, “Work comfortably to be a seasoned actor because burden produces only burden. He also said, “It is important to show the development process.” And it encouraged me a lot. His advice about the donation from the profits to the society also influenced me a lot. He advised me, “Don’t be shy or embarrassed when you help someone.”
Remember when he said last September on his message that "after 2 months, I will tell you everything, from the horse's mouth.." ? I guess this is what he was talking about...
What separates Hyun Joong from any other artists is that he speaks his mind.. And is proud of it. He has his own convictions, and fights for it.. That is..KIM HYUN JOONG.
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"Very happy even though busy."
Put aside the name of SS501 Kim HyunJoong for awhile. Instead, be reborn again as rookie actor Kim HyunJoong. It is not easy. LeavingDSP Media where he was with for past 5 years to join KeyEast, he had gone through a hard time, getting out of the music stage filled with cheers, he had to adapt to the unfamiliar drama production environment. Therefore Kim HyunJoong cannot relax any moment for the past 5 months. After MBC 'Mischievous Kiss' ended on 21-Oct, he immediately had to film the youtube version, he won the best dresser award in Japan Sky Perfect Awards on 10-Nov. Completing the delayed CF filming, he sang the theme song for Guangzhou Asian Games Opening Ceremony on 12-Nov.
Kim HyunJoong said "It is good to be busy. Doing things I can do well, things I enjoy doing, I am satisfied to be living like this." He continued "Even on my rest days, I go to the practice room/studio and dance. I want to live enthusiastically like an ant." However he sulked, "Sometimes I wish that I have the ability of teleportation." "Then I will be able to go overseas in a blink of an eye, or go anywhere easily." He said with a laugh.
I wish I look half like Bae YongJun
There is a huge influence by Bae YongJun hyung on moving agency. People were calling me "Post Bae YongJun". I also think positively of it. Must become like that, then I can be someone who can go beyond hyung. I wish I could go half as far as Bae YongJun hyung. Now I am about 1/8? But I guess I resemble Bae YongJun hyung. Not long ago when I went to China, I was being asked if I am Bae YongJun and was requested for autograph. I said I am not but he insisted that I am and told me not to lie. I took off my sunglasses but can't show him so it was frustrating. It is weird if I say, "I am not Bae YongJun, I am Kim HyunJoong" isn't it? In the end, I didn't sign for him so seems like I made Bae YongJun hyung lose 1 fan and I felt uncomfortable about that. I haven't told Bae YongJun hyung about this yet. (laughs) SS501 Album Will Not Be Released Next Year?
Kim HyunJoong solo album will be released around May next year. In the beginning of next year, he will go to USA and practice choreography/dance, and also to prepare for his album. He has received a few songs but the concept is still a secret. SS501 album will also be released. Members are preparing for their own solo album and we should have a discussion when we have a chance. It was a little difficult when we changed company this year. Even though each of us moved to different agencies and the agreements have already been concluded, it was a problem deciding who should make the announcement first. Because we have to resume responsibility for being scattered around (different agencies). Finally it was me who shouldered (the responsibility). Even though I was mentally prepared for it, it was still difficult. Fans would have been quite hurt, isn't it? However, I think that if I work hard, there will be still fans supporting Kim HyunJoong.
Source: Star News
courtesy of VITALSIGN on on AllKPop
It isn’t a mere coincidence that Kim Hyun Joong has already played two animation character roles in a row.
The nickname ‘pretty boy’ has followed him since his debut five years ago with idol group SS501 and became only further engrained into fans’ minds after he made his acting debut through, “Boys Over Flowers.” Even with his casting for “Playful Kiss” this year, the nickname stuck by his side like glue.
A rich perfect man named Jihoo and the cranky prodigy Baek Seung Jo. Both characters were the ideal men of the female leads, but also prettier than them as well.
However, as an actor burning with desire to try other roles, such a strong one-sided image isn’t always positive, as Kim Hyun Joong states, “People look at me and just think that my image is a ‘pretty boy.’ Since I’m now a rookie actor, I think they just give me roles that fit that look. I’m sure I’ll be able to try other roles next time.”
Kim Hyun Joong is divided into two: an actor and SS501’s leader. He grew as an SS501 member and now stands as one of the greatest Hallyu stars, attending events such as the “2010 Guangzhou Asian Games” and others.
“It made me look back at myself since I attended the event representing Korea. It was an honorable experience. They told me that just one side of the stadium held 100,000 audience members. It was quite the experience.”
Another nickname that was recently added beside his name was, “The 2nd Bae Yong Joon.” The star was personally scouted by top Hallyu star ‘Yonsama’ into Kaist Entertainment and seems used to the nickname now.
“They say that I resemble him in my smiles and in the way I manage myself. I must resemble him in some ways for them to say that, I suppose. I honestly don’t know. Whenever I meet hyung, we talk comfortably about acting and living… We’re not able to meet often because he’s busy.”
When asked about his thoughts on being the first leading role for a drama, he didn’t seem too disappointed about the lag in viewer ratings and believed it to be a personal advancement for himself. “It was harder than ‘Boys Over Flowers’ since I had to lead the entire drama on my own. There is a bit of disappointment but I want to grow and work harder in my next project.”
When asked to choose his favorite actors, he chose Yoo Hae Jin and Oh Dal Su. The two are famous for being the supporting actors in various films. “I’m definitely thankful in being able to play the lead roles twice in a row, but I think that supporting roles are great as well. If I like it enough, I won’t care about the importance of the role.”
But just because he began walking down the path of an actor doesn’t mean he’s giving up his dreams as a singer. He is actually preparing for his comeback with his first solo album due for release in the first half of next year.
“I can’t give up being a singer, which is why I’m preparing a solo album. I’ll be releasing one by the middle of next year and I’ve currently received about 200 different songs. Out of the 200, I chose about 5. You can check what kind of album it is when it comes out.”
Despite going through a rigorous schedule, he calmly states, “I’m happier than I am tired. I’m able to do the things I love. I’m no longer just following what others say, I’m actually planning my future and accomplishing things. I like planning, I’m always planning.”
When asked if he wasn’t granted the same freedom before, he replied, “It’s different from now. Back then, I had to do the things I was asked to since we were a group. Being in a group and being on your own is different.”
He continued, “I still keep in contact with SS501. They’re all busy so we’re not able to meet often but we haven’t disbanded. We can be together whenever we want. Actually, I’m not sure who started the rumor that SS501 will be releasing a group album next year. Even if we do, I want my solo album to be released first(laughter).”
When asked about his dreams, he hesitated before answering, “As a singer, my dream is to open a large-scale free concert and invite all of my fans. I have to do it some day.. As for my acting dreams, I want to be an actor that people anticipate the future of.”
What about his personal dreams? “I want to meet aliens and travel to outer space. If an alien came up to me right now and asked me to leave with him, I’d leave without any hesitations. Even if they wanted to do a live-body experiment on me, I will go with him.”He plans to travel into space one day no matter what. Having already traveled to the North Pole, he is hoping to visit the South Pole next as well.
The interview was concluded with one final question: If he had to choose between Baek Seung Jo and Jihoo, who would he choose?
“Definitely Jihoo. Seung Jo is smart, but he’s poor. If I was Jihoo, I’d be rich enough to travel to outer space.”
What to say? Its hard for me to digest all the articles at once! --- Credits : firstname.lastname@example.org + SS601.com + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com REPOST WITH FULL CREDITS ONLY Over 5 times more hard work required for solo activities. Want unite together again to hold a charity concert WhenKim HyunJoongwas talking, he would never fail to mention about his groupSS501. Even though now the 5 members (Kim HyunJoong, Heo YoungSaeng, Kim KyuJong, Park JungMin, Kim HyungJun) are with new agencies separately and moving towards their own dreams, leader Kim HyunJoong’s love towards SS501 is beyond that. He responded with his unique calmness about their disbandment,“Will reunite together some day”. “We saw each other everyday for the past few years, just like lovers, we don’t contact each other everyday. But we send text messages occasionally, asking about how was the new agency we signed with, how is the newly started activities, and catch up on each other’s lives. Recently, I have contacted KyuJong and YoungSaeng. I think I will be spending this Christmas with friends including YoungSaeng.” Kim HyunJoong talked in details about the member’s recent lives, Kim KyuJong and Heo YoungSaeng’s Decemeber fan meeting, Park JungMin preparing for his solo album, Kim HyungJun engaged in musical ‘Café-in’. A big brother’s attentiveness definitely stands out from the rest. “When we were doing activities as 5 of us, we are able to cover for each other even when we are lacking in some ways, now that everyone is on our own, we learn that we need to work over 5 times harder. When will the 5 of us come back together? It is a really difficult yet easy thing. Even though we can come back together again any time for the sake of our fans, we cannot let them wait without any promise. It will take some time until each of us mature a little more.” He said his sorry and gratefulness towards fans who waited endlessly for them, some day the day will come where he will repay generously to them. He also revealed an intention to hold a concert for their fans soon. “It is not a concert for profit, I want to hold a concert solely for the fans. For them who has waited for so long, I want to plan a charity concert where the ticket price to be incredibly cheap, and all the profits to be donated. Of course, this will only be possible if all 5 agencies agree to it. (laughs) I will definitely do it.”
Source: KR NEWS
Korean to English translation by Ode / SS501Ode.blogspot.com
Just like the phrase 'birds of a feather flock together', Kim Hyun-joong's network consists of -literally- 'beautiful flower boys'. His 'buddies' include majority coming from well-known stars in showbiz. Including JYJ members Hero Jaejoong and Mickey Yoochun, Big Bang's TOP, actor Lee Min-ho and Kim Bum etc are his buddies as well.
● Hero Jaejoong...
During those times when DBSG and SS501 possess the highest of fame, both did not hesitate to give advices and help to each other. Beginning since the tough trainee days, both had begun to share each's troubles, and with this built friendship, of course it does not change easily. It differentiates them all the more since both starred across in movie [Heaven's Postman] and drama [Boys over Flowers] in the beginning of 2009 respectively. In 2010 January, both even went for a holiday in Canada together. While holidaying in Canada's Vancouver, they event spent new year and enjoyed their rest. Both of them even appeared like twins to everywhere they go as they even stayed under one roof together. Even when Kim Hyun-joong's contract with former agency DSP Media ended, he was rumored to collaborate with Jaejoong to form a new group.
Since Kim Hyun-joong is so close with Hero Jaejoong, it was inevident that he turned into friends with Mickey Yoochun as well. Whenever these three had time to pop, they will gather at the mini 'inn' nearby their living area and share their friendship. Recently also, Mickey Yoochun's drama KBS [Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal] and Kim Hyunjoong's MBC [Playful Kiss] also gave them the name of "Intimate Rivals". Both expressed relief that they weren't fighting during same time-slot, "We've heaved a thousand sighs of reliefs when we know we aren't fighting in the same timing slot. If that was the case we won't be able to see each other's face for a few years then I guess". Both did not forget to monitor and give acting suggestions for each other as they show care for buddy. Kim Hyun-joong says they were rivals beginning since SS501 and DBSG debuted, it's like being rivals is their fate. We said 'fighting' to each other before our dramas began and also promised to meet up to drink after drama ends, but until now we haven't met up, still".
They share the senior-junior relationship since middle school days. Thanks to Kim Hyunjoong's introduction, Top and Jaejoong became close as well. In the MBC University Campus Festival in 2008, the band stage both of them showed had left deep impressions on fans. Kim Hyunjoong played the bass guitar, while Top - the keyboard. They had sung to David Craig's "Rise and Fall". After that, Top starred in drama [IRIS] and movie [INTO THE FIRE], while Kim Hyunjoong was busy moving into new agency etc, though they didn't have time to meet up often like before, they still send frequent messages and make phone calls to each other as they look out on each other.
●Lee Minho, Kim Bum...
Through drama [Boys over Flowers], these two are his friends whom he met during his debut as an actor. As they build fame as 'F4', they still really do associate with one another even after drama ended. They all have a common favourite sport which is soccer, and they do meet up at times to enjoy soccer when they don't have schedules. In addition, they also promise to cheer on for one another by 'catching it live' as whenever any one's drama / movie shows.
My hands are having a hard time typing anymore..Aigoo..
Various Kim Hyun Joong Articles Korean to English translation by Ode /SS501Ode.blogspot.com 2010 11 22 Kim Hyun-joong took on an interview with Korea Star Daily last week..."Why do people like me? Yeah thats right, why do they like a person like me?" Can you actually believe Kim Hyunjoong doesn't know why people like him? In dramas, Kim Hyunjoong always appear as the soft guy, but in reality, he's actually quite stiffened in personality. Exactly because of that, Kim Hyunjoong has had many bitter-sour love experiences, "I'm rather stiffened, and though I treat my girlfriend nice, I don't tend to express myself during relationships, that's why I often get dumped in the end". Who could have expected Kim Hyunjoong to be dumped? He continued to add that he "has many experiences of being rejected by girls after confessing. I always get dumped by my girlfriend after dating. Probably she finds no interest in dating me. As compared to opposite genders, I like to meet my friends more, so I guess I tend to neglect my girlfriend more. I can't choose between friends and lover, but I do seem to enjoy being with my friends more, and times spent together is long too. But, I still treat my girlfriend well when I'm with her". Kim Hyunjoong is a man of few words, but is also honest and straight. As soon as he opens his mouth, he'll speak whatever's at the bottom of his heart - this, is Kim Hyunjoong's charm. He also answered frankly when asked about love,"If I'm in a relationship, I don't intend to be open about this, because this girl might be veiled with the title like 'oh she's who and who's girl'; this is very disrespectful towards the girl, I feel. This might be a torture for the girl, so I won't want to be public about it". He expressed that he's dated showbiz people, and also non-showbiz people. He divulged his thoughts for destiny, "I believe in love at first sight, and also had such experiences. She just greeted me once only, and then I already fell deep in. I like frank people, I don't know how to deal with too womenly or meticulous people, so I enjoy dating straight and frank people. I also feel kinda awkward towards junior girls who call me oppa. The girls I dated before is quite different from my ideal type, so far, I had only dated my ideal kind of woman - once". http://www.koreastardaily.com/tc/news/5674 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kim Hyun-joong has this real charm that simply goes beyond words. He possesses fame that an idol should have, and also the kind of sophisticated air about him just like an on-looker. On-looker here means a person who does by his own book of rules, and one who won't be shaken nor moved easily, he's one youth who has real depth within him. After drama [Playful Kiss] ended, he flew straight to Guangzhou to perform for Asian Games. He looked kind of lethargic probably because of his tight schedules, but still, he did not lose that sophistication nor air,"I didn't sleep too short either, about 4 hours? During drama shooting, I didn't even manage to sleep for 4 hours across 3 days... 4 hours now is totally considered nothing, my physique has been good by nature; I'm a '86-er, wasn't the first Asian Game held in Korea. Yeah I was born at that time, now that I stood on the stage of this opening ceremony, I feel so amazing, and what is more I'm representing Korea, so I'm really so honored. Seeing so many audiences, I plan secretly - for all of these people to come watch my concert". Responses from the audiences turned out particularly well, Kim Hyunjoong attracted the attention of numerous China audiences as he smiled brightly to his singing,"what amazed me was that my fans increased, next day when I left China, so many fans came to send me off at the airport. It's so amazing how there was such a huge change in just a day". Every one is so bothered by Kim Hyunjoong - from his airport fashion to every movement of his cause topics of discussions."Airport apparels? How ever way they let me wear I just wear that way. I'm an aloof guy? I'm not aloof ne, it's quite different from that kind of aloof ah. In reality I'm a person who puts on casual exercising uniform and wears slippers to meet up and eat fried chickens and drink white wine with friends in the small towns. I'm definitely not an aloof city lad". The CNN interview is also a special experience for him. CNN has been holding an interest for Kim Hyunjoong who is stirring about a Hanryu fever on Youtube. CNN even selected Kim Hyunjoong to be the next generation representative singer cum actor for leading Hanryu."I'm still not a Hanryu star, this word is quite forceful to me, but I'm preparing to be one. (Bae) Yong-joon hyung indeed gave me much help, everybody thought we talked about something really big but in fact just daily life talks. Like yesterday, we even talked till 1AM". A meeting between Kim Hyunjoong and Bae Yongjoon is enough to agitate people, however their meetings have never been disclosed before. "How strange, hyung and I don't actually meet at some particular place or what, just some normal and plain coffee houses, yet I have never seen photos of our meetings on the internet at all". So could it be that people don't believe in the possible appearance of two handsome males?"Really? Well we're just about the same... There're really many matters to thank hyung for. Hyung is a hanryu star, so he also sort of paved this road for me. Hyung is envious me, because at his time, noone gave him help nor advice, but I have hyung to teach me".Kim Hyunjoong and Bae Yongjun's relationship is touching as Kim Hyunjoong falls long of words to describe their friendship. Lastly Kim Hyunjoong says,"I took on [Playful Kiss] because I felt it's a work that could totally change my life. Yeah the ratings were kind of regretful to know of, but it's just a digit. The beginning now is the real beginning". http://www.koreastardaily.com/tc/news/5681 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kim Hyunjoong is an actor whose stark personality shines as he differentiates clearly between love and hate, and also one who asks alot of himself. Even his value principle is like that of his personality, unsure if it's because of this reason, the moment people mention him, every one thinks of him as demarcative. "I'm definitely not an aloof city lad who knows nothing about emotions", as Kim Hyunjoong expresses his dissatisfaction for an adjective "aloof city lad"amongst all adjectives being used to describe him. Previously when he was in Guangzhou for the 2010 Asian Games opening ceremony, his [airport fashion] was also described by people as"aloof city lad". To this, Kim Hyunjoong expressed utter detachment from his real personality, "Yeah don't tell me my style is an aloof and city-beat? Don't think so, I'm not aloof at all. I'm actually one who will go to drink spicy chicken soup and drink soju with my friends at roadside stalls in casual slippers and sports uniform, I'm definitely not one who knows nothing about emotions". With that, it seems like we can't use the adjective"cold and icy"to describe Kim Hyunjoong, anymore. Even he does not feel such about himself, "I'm totally not terse, regarding fashion I'm totally dumb-bell. About things like smart phones, I'm also not interested, and is also not one who's very sensitive to fashion trends or anything".If that's the case like what he's said, then what will he do during his free time?span style="font-style:italic;">"I'm not very same as other guys, I don't really like gaming nor billiards. I love playing soccer the most, and also to rent a housing car to go camping at the mountainous areas with friends, and play soccer once every week". After starring in one after another dramas, words like "2nd Hanryu star" also began to surface on him. However, Kim Hyunjoong actually possess a very matured side to him which does not suit in with his age at all. He may be a youthful idol but he already has a detailed plan for his entire life,"I've always been living with plans, and also enjoys planning for each and every thing. If I don't do according to such a way I'll feel uncomfortable, and will also in turn become more careful. I previously said I'll retire once I earn 2.2 billion, but to think back of it now, it's so childish. I used to think 0.1 billion can be so easily earned, but now I gradually learn that making money is so not easy". When our journalist asked him if he still wants to get married early, he expressed his original plan to marry at 30 years, and then live on happily, but now there's a change of plans, "I've always thought 30 years old is so matured, but it's not like that at all. I presume I'll not be able to marry at 30, and in the end my plan to have kids will also change. Currently I don't have thoughts to get married, I'm enjoying alot in my career, working".Things that Kim Hyunjoong wants to do is still many many, though ratings for his drama is low, [Playful Kiss] will still seemingly continue to open the second door to his life. "To me, every day is a new turning point. I like to plan my timetable for every single day, even meal times. Even promises I made at the slip of a mouth - I really keep to them. I hope to live my life in a scheduled and planned manner, because I have aplenty of matters to complete". http://www.koreastardaily.com/tc/news/5682 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Ghost? I think I still see about 2 in a year". Until now, Kim Hyunjoong will still say some sentences that gives rise to bursts of laughters. Though he isn't one who can totally open his heart in front of outsiders, so long content comes from him, it never fails to be frank and sincere and, real. In showbiz, one could hear the many ghost stories of celebrities, but no one, ever told a ghost story as calmly as Kim Hyunjoong did. You know, even "meeting ghosts"is like a daily routine for him, he often portrudes this eerie and uncontrollable air about him."Kyujong and I saw ghosts before, and we both asked each other, 'did you see it just now?', 'yeah I saw'". Goosebumps rose on the back skin of our journalist, but on Kim Hyunjoong's face, it was expressionless as though nothing was the case. Interview also came to an end then, but still, we couldn't quite grasp what kind of person Kim Hyunjoong is. Recently there are so many new words to describe Kim Hyunjoong, like what "Bae Yongjoon's successor", "2nd generation of Hanryu star", "representative icon of youth and fashion" etc etc, but him who lies within the core of discussion is ever so calm-minded, as if it does not concern him at all. Since he does everything according to plans, he's a more rational person than sentimental. He reveals that he often tries hard to change from a sensational person to a rational one, because this is a pavement where everybody has to walk past in order to turn mature. Until now, Kim Hyunjoong has been living his life according to his plans, exactly because of that, he will take in people's suggestions and feedbacks while ignoring the harsh and bad talks abut him, not because he's doing it on purpose but rather it comes as a form of him - born by nature."I've never bothered myself with those harsh talks, I'm very extremely satisfied with my fans who support me and my working environment. Why should I please the people who don't like me? Even if these kind of people humiliate my parents is fine as well, because I have absolutely no need to take these people who don't understand me into heart. Besides, they're not speaking truth".With such a reason, he does not mind at all how people rate him based on acting in [Playful Kiss] and its low ratings. "My hanryu generation will be a brand new generation", as he says. Kim Hyunjoong with such confidence will surely turn to a glorious sight. This is no big talk as this has already formed into a concrete map presented right in front of us. http://www.koreastardaily.com/tc/news/5691