110829 Park Yoochun Wins SDA Popularity Award – Heavy Burden On Shoulders
Winner of the Netizen’s Popularity Award for the Seoul Drama Awards 2011, JYJ Member Park Yoochun said, “I’m thankful, but there’s a heavy burden on my shoulders” expressing his gratitude in his greeting.
On the early afternoon of 29 August, Park Yoochun attended the Seoul Drama Awards 2011 press conference at the 20th Floor of the Seoul News Center, at the International Meeting Hall. He will be receiving the netizen’s popularity award on 31 August during the Seoul Drama Awards 2011 ceremony, held in the KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul.
On his winning of the netizen’s popularity award, Park Yoochun said, “Firstly, for me, who is still lacking, I’m really thankful for such a big award. As these votes came from all over Asia, the meaningfulness, as well as burden on my shoulders become greater. I think that the artists and staff working hard together to produce good works is a way of repaying the fans.”
Following that, he said “This is not just a global promotion of cultural content, but the reason why these people show love for hallyu, and working hard to understand those countries’ culture, these are also ways of repaying (their love.)” he supplemented.
Park Yoochun, who put up a great performance in last year’s KBS drama “SungKyunKwan Scandal, won by a landslide in the Korean actors category of the online popularity poll which was held between 18 July to 16 August, for a period of approximately one month.
To this, Park Yoochun said, “I just started out as an actor, so I still have a lot of greed. To do the tasks that I am given well, to work hard on my activities, and to be able to make a small contribution to the hallyu culture gives me a great sense of pride.”
On his secret to overseas popularity, he said. “I’m not exactly sure why there is so much love from overseas fans. More so than others, language is a big issue. I faced many problems with language in the 5 years of doing activities in Japan, and now there are even more language barriers to cross. Although I can’t express myself in various countries’ languages, I still hope that they can see my effort,” he said, evaluating himself.
Also, when asked about a strong rival, Park Yoochun picked fellow JYJ member Kim Jaejoong, who is now appearing in the SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama “Protect the boss.” Park Yoochun said, “I’m going to the shooting location tomorrow. Although we have a good relationship, I’m cautious of him” he said jokingly.
This year, is the 6th year it’s been held, the Seoul Drama Awards 2011 will be jointly organized by the Seoul Drama Awards committee and the Korean Broadcasting corporation, and is an annual affair. The comittee led by(Director) Im Kwon Taek includes professionals from dramas and movies all over the world, judging short films, series and long films, evaluating 39 works. The Seoul Drama Awards will be held in the Seoul Yeouido KBS Hall on 31 August, and will be aired on SBS.