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Ji Hyun Woo: “I’m a Regular Person Who Likes Analog.”

Ji Hyun Woo: “I’m a Regular Person Who Likes Analog.”

*Analog refers to the analog signal that transmits sound and images to television and radio, in contrast to the digital system that powers most entertainment these days. Used in the context to describe someone, it means that the person is someone who likes old things or belongs to an older era.

Ji Hyun Woo once said in an interview that he viewed acting as his way to make a living. I thought it was a bold thing to say. Most actors would want to have their profession viewed as an artistic expression or something that they are very passionate about without consideration of money. I considered Ji Hyun Woo’s answer as a healthy view of his profession, except I did wonder about his passion for acting. As someone who knew nothing about Ji Hyun Woo except what was seen in dramas when I first saw that interview, I didn’t understand how and why he chose acting, and what made him continue to pursue it. Thanks to a request for the translation of October 2011 interview with Economy Today, I learned a little bit more about the actor Ji Hyun Woo and began to understand his position regarding acting.

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Photo Spam: Ji Hyun Woo in “Mr. Idol” (Warning: Lots of pics. Lots.)




This movie requires no brain power whatsoever. It is basically a patchwork of different scenes just thrown together. There is no character development and the plot is so cliche, a five-year-old could have written it. Basically someone in the movie industry wanted to cash in on the idol trend so he hired some slipshot writer, coerced veteran actors to star in it, threw in some eye candy, and hoped for the best. You can’t even be angry at this movie because it’s just so surface level. The only redeeming point about this movie is of course, Ji Hyun Woo, and the sprinkling of comedy. I actually enjoyed the comedy. Ji Hyun Woo had some good deadpan delivery and there was some physical humor. I don’t think any of the actors took this project too seriously, which is good, but they did their job with what they were given. I don’t think I can blame them for this bad movie.

Mr. Idol

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