Seo Kang Joon plays Baek In Ho in the hot trend K-drama, Cheese in the Trap. He was invited to Singapore by Starhub to greet his fans for his first time here! The weather was a lot hotter than what the actor expected but lucky for KangJoon, it was raining on the day of press conference/fan-meet.
With regards to In Ho and his real self, he feels that both of them have very different personality. Initially he was worried because the character was very different from his own character. He’s more of an introvert and calm person, but In-Ho is more wild and charming. But while he was filming the show, he became more comfortable with the character. And because of Baek In Ho’s character, he’s been started to swear a lot with his 5urpr!se members and his friends. It just naturally come out with his mouth even though he is not filming! My members did not really comment or gave him much feedback about his acting or character. But after they watched the drama, they just give Kang Joon a simple “it looks fun” comment.
5urpr!se is a South Korean idol band formed in 2013. Their members consist of Seo Kang-joon, Gong Myung, Yoo Il, Kang Tae-oh and Lee Tae-hwan.
Also, since Cheese in the Trap has a lot of fans, many doubted him on his decision to take up the role of In Ho. KangJoon was pressurized by the concern but he had a goal to break those negative expectations. Thus, he studied his character a lot and consulted the director a lot. His hard work has been proven through the viewers’ compliments and he is now confident with his role. His most memorable scene was the fight with Yoo Jung which made him very sad because their friendship became bad.
Unlike Yoo Jung whom is a very charming person; someone who can make girls feel nervous and flustered, In-Ho is someone who would secretly care for someone; he doesn’t show it on the surface but deep down he really cares for Hong Seol. It was this point that attracted him to In-Ho’s role.
Kang Joon has not decided on what his next project is going to be and is still looking for good opportunities. He does not want to limit himself to the types of character he will play as he would like to try on a lot of different roles. A lot of people suggested for him to play the vampire but he wants to act more in school related dramas. But fans will be able to see him through the screen on Law of the Jungle, where he has just guested on with AOA’s Seolhyun. He will also be travelling around Asia to meet his fans!
When given the question of what he would have done to win a girl he has a one-sided love with, like In Ho has on Hong Seol, he answered that at the moment, In-Ho doesn’t really want to occupy or own Hong Seol for himself. So he don’t think In-Ho’s intention is for Yoo Jung and Hong Seol to break up. In-Ho secretly wishes them happiness and if he in real life will do the same, by wishing her to be happy.
Co-actor Hae Jin is about 10 years older than KangJoon; he is 34 years old. Hae Jin did have concerns about their age differences since both characters are of the same age in the drama. But Kang Joon feels that he is actually much more matured for his age, so he did not really worry much about their age difference at all. In Ho’s swearing kind of brought them closer, so they’re really good friends now.
On what he would want to say to those who have not watched the drama yet:
“The drama will give audiences a flustered feeling; like having butterflies in your stomach and leave audiences in great anticipation. Furthermore, it showcases the campus life in Korea University so students in Korea could relate to that. The elements of friendship and conflicts would entice the public to watch it.”
View HQ photos of Seo Kang Joon’s Cheese in the Trap Press Conference here:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1081234455260295.1073741856.253229304727485&type=1&l=1bd527faf4
Cheese in the Trap is currently airing on W Drama (StarHub TV Channel 855) every Sunday at 10pm. Kpress would like to thank Starhub for bringing Kang Joon over to Singapore and the invitation!
Transcript by: Sandra
Photos and Coverage by: Joey