Song Il Gook He recently sat down for an interview to talk about his current musical “42nd Street”.
“42nd Street” is a musical that gives hope to those who dream of becoming musical actors. Song Il Gook said, “I’m a little embarrassed [to say that I’m a part of that]. When I took part in the open recruitment of actors on the radio, I didn’t really want to get involved. Of course, I didn’t do anything for several years because I lacked the talent. I did well in the lead role in a one-act drama, got a role in a morning drama, and got where I am today, but I’m embarrassed to compare myself to my colleagues. In the play “I am you” [literal title]I had co-stars who did handicrafts during the day and worked on the play at night. After I met her, my attitude to my work changed. “
Song Il Gook is the son of Kim Eul Dong, a former actress and politician. He said: “In the past it was impossible for me to learn acting from my mother. She was famous as an acting teacher for many actors. While rehearsing for “I am you”, I became desperate and asked for help. She took the script and helped me through the night. This piece has given me so many presents. “
He continued: “I am also grateful to my wife [Jung Seung Yeon, a judge]. She and I have different interests, but she has a keen ear for bad luck. She sings in the court choir and when she was in Busan she was part of a clarinet club. When I sing at home, she says, “Dear, you are out of rhythm. The pitch is wrong.” As part of her job, she is the kind of person who looks at the big picture, so she tells me things that I tend to do miss. She is the best manager I have. “
When asked if his famous triplets Daehan, Minguk and Manse had dreams of their future, he said: “I think it is still quite abstract. Daehan and Minguk share ordinary dreams like the desire to be scientists or generals These days Manse says he wants to own a donut shop. Minguk shows great interest when I practice at home. He exchanges lines with me when I put my feelings into it. It helps me a lot when I practice. “
He added, “I am grateful to my mother for letting me do what I wanted to do. I didn’t become an actor because she made me do it. I want to support my children in everything they want to do. If you want to be an actor, I would like to stop you, but you have to do what you want. “
Daehan, Minguk and Manse became famous on the KBS show “The Return of Superman”.
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