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Q: Youngjae-yah~~ Where are you? ^^

A: in your heart

Q: What song do you like most on this album?

A: Um…… um…… I like Forever Young the best ~_~ ><

Q: Youngjae-yah! Please give a word of encouragement to HS 3rd-years like me!

A: HS 3rd-year test takers, I have to take the test too but……

[TRANS] Vogue Girl June Issue Wooyoung Interview


Wooyoung is going to change. Towards different image, towards better direction.



VOGUE GIRL (thereafter V.G.): I didn’t know it would rain this much all of a sudden. It’s a pity we couldn’t take the best last shot (we couldn’t carry out a photo shoot on top of a car hood due to bad weather conditions).

Wooyoung: Me too. But it’s okay. I liked everything today. I’m not the type to force one-self to think positively in a complicated situation. However, today the atmosphere of this place, the unexpectedly gloomy sky and even the rain has its own charm as well!

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Translater’s Note:
This interview was featured in a special article about celebrities’ habits with music, with the following question:
"Do you have any particular music you like to listen to, in which place?"

Masanobu Ando, who had just finished the shooting of Smuggler, answered Radioahead’s Kid A, at Yakushima Island - an island in the southwest of Japan, famous for its well-preserved, rare, beautiful, and natural environment, complete with a forest over 7,000 years old.

"I purify my feelings by leaving my body to nature and music. I really need to listen to music at least half of the day, and when I’m on a set, I always spend my pauses by listening to music, while burning some incense I like," says Ando, who plays the standoffish hitman Sebone in Smuggler: Carry Your Own Future, currently in theaters.

"Music gives me an image of the character, and helps me to control my feelings. To me, Sebone is a guy who considers life as a phantasmagoria, as if he was looking through a kaleidoscope. For this reason, the song Montage by Massive Attack fits the character exactly and during the shooting I was listening to it a lot. I was also listening to Portishead at that time, especially the album Dummy. When I’m playing such a heavy role, I need to concentrate a lot. So I listen to music and immerse myself in my own imaginary world.”

For this interview, Ando wanted to have a last photoshoot as Sebone, with Araki Nobuyoshi. He wore the same red earrings as he was wearing during filming, chose a red sweatshirt, and told us that during the shooting, he had the songs Montage and Dummy stuck in his head.

- Pen interview, December 2011, translated by ando-and-kittens



Ando is renowned for his ability to enter very deeply into his characters.

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Javert Files: Toulon et Tu

Faulty french notwithstanding. 

The color of the world
Is changing
Day by day… 
Red - the blood of angry men! 
Black - the dark of ages past! 
Red - a world about to dawn! 
Black - the night that ends at last! 

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