22nd May 2013, Singapore – Zo In Sung, the lead actor of That Winter, The Wind Blows, was in town last week for the promotional activity of the drama and was warmly greeted by over 4,000 enthusiastic fans who turned up early at Suntec City Tropics Atrium to catch a glimpse of the Korean heartthrob. A day prior to his Singapore trip, the dashing actor attracted nearly 5,000 avid fans at his Meet & Greet event in Malaysia and expressed that he was very surprised at the turnout and thankful at the same time.
That Winter, The Wind Blows, a romantic melodrama starring Zo In Sung, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Bum, Jung Eun Ji and other co-actors, made its way to the top as the number one rated show across all international channels in Singapore and Malaysia. Come 1 June, fans would be able to enjoy the drama on screen again, as the television series is back on popular demand and will rerun on ONE every Saturday and Sunday at 3.15pm.
Meanwhile in a group interview with the media in Singapore, we had Zo In Sung to sit down and share about his thoughts of returning to the screen after a long hiatus. The charismatic actor was full of compliments as he talked about working with the director and co-actors/actresses in That Winter, The Wind Blows, expressing that there is no reason why he shouldn’t accept the drama project.
His charming smile and cool personality was probably the reason that has captivated the hearts of many, and also why fans were so attached to his character ‘Oh Soo’ in the drama. In reality, Zo In Sung is a down-to-earth actor who always tries his best in whichever role that was assigned to him. Having participated in several films and dramas, his favorite character by far was played out in A Frozen Flower, an epic historical film which he acted in 2008.
With the overwhelming response from the audience that followed the end of That Winter, The Wind Blows, Zo feels that he was not completely satisfied with his acting performance in the drama and rates himself a 7.5 out of 10, “Looking back now, I could have done way better. Oh Soo’s character was pretty tough and challenging, especially when I had to cry on set. It was very exhausting and tiring as I had to cry 5-6 times for each scene. I usually focus on the actress to deliver the right emotions, like in this case, Song Hye Kyo was able to bring out my tears. She’s one of the best actresses when it comes to emotional scenes.”
“The most challenging scene has got to be the final kiss scene with Oh Young when we had to do it while crying. It was really difficult for both of us to control our emotions.”
When asked about the famous cotton candy kiss scene, the actor further added that he did not expect it to be one of the main highlights of the drama which attracted hot response from the audience. In describing himself using three words, Zo playfully answers, “Zo In Sung”, arousing much giggles from the media floor and making the interview a light-hearted and enjoyable one. He continues to describe a little more about himself, “I am happiest when playing video games, hanging out with close friends and sharing a bottle of soju together, and when I am acting on set.”
“Do you know Jung Woo Sung? He really inspires me to be a great actor like him. Given an opportunity in the near future, I would like to try playing a role in a sitcom as I think it would be interesting.”
Before the group interview came to an end, Zo also offers valuable advice to budding actors and actresses as he expresses, “Even though the journey may be difficult, I believe they can do it if they try their best, and I will always support them in their work.”
At the Meet & Greet event held at Suntec City Tropics Atrium later in the evening, Zo thanked his fans once again for the support and added that it was a wonderful feeling to receive so much love from all of them. Even though it was a short trip to Singapore, it left him a memorable impression and Zo promised to continue working harder to deliver a better performance on screen. He also hopes to return to Singapore again and meet the fans up-close if opportunity allows in the near future. We are definitely anticipating his next acting project and hope to catch him in Singapore again next time!
Special thanks to ONE for extending the invitation to Zo In Sung group interview and Meet & Greet event. Catch the re-run of That Winter, The Wind Blows exclusively on ONE (SingTel mio TV Ch 513/604 & StarHub TV Ch 823/876/124), available in dual sound starting from 1 June 2013, every Saturday and Sunday at 3.15pm.
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