These photographs of Rain, shot in the Alps, look like they came out of an Abercrombie & Fitch ad.
He also gave an interview titled “Night 6 Days with Rain in Alps.”
How does it feel to be in the Alps?
Feels huge, the mountains look like painting. It feels like the movies and I wonder if I can be in such a place. It’ s my first time travelling to a place like this.
Are you having difficulty because of jet lag?
Not so much, but sometimes yes. I woke up early this time. Each time I wake up early, I go out to the lobby to surf the net and use the internet phone. I always carry around a USB phone that looks like a receiver of an analog phone.
Haven’ t you become used to resting now that is finished?
After the 8 months of shooting, I was even busier trying to find cuisines.
Not to mention training a new face and preparing for ‘6 to 5’ fashion show. I just didn’t do much official projects but I didn’t have much time to enjoy for myself.
It seems that stories of your grudge on eating has been carried on since before your debut.
Since I wasn’t able to eat much during the Ninja Assassin shooting, I enjoy going around to enjoy cuisines with my colleagues. But I seem to miss Korean food already this time. The heaps of bananas make me feel like a monkey.
What do you do in your free time?
I usually listen to music or watch movies. I listen to classic or jazz to relieve stress. I used to collect cameras for hobby in the past, but I lost interest after all the shootings I had to go through for work. The happiest moment is when I get the time to talk with my close friends.
Looking back at the last shooting.
I think I was given the opportunity to work with the Wachowski brothers once again because I endured the vibrating chairs during . The hardship I went through working out outweighs the difficulty during shooting. Although it did get easier.
Didn’t you have any difficulties, this being the first action movie.
As I was acting, I realized the pain behind the joys of action. It ’s like choreography in dancing. That’ s what made it ease up a bit. But actions are risky which gives no room for a moment of relief.
Were the Wachowski brothers as considerate as in?
Even more. I could work with them as if working with friends. I realized that Hollywood has a systematical and mechanical system. I felt that Korea could surpass Hollywood if proper systems were put in place .
You should have seen the clips now that the release is set for November.
The first screening between the Wachowski brothers, my agent and I. I can never forget that moment. I felt proud that the movie paid off for all the efforts. I started to wish that this would become big. I ’m looking forward to it now that the feedbacks for the screening we had in America were mostly positive.
Any differences in you before and after the movie.
First of all, I’ m receiving a lot of calls from Hollywood. I’m glad that they see the good in me.
Have you ever imagined your name in Hollywood as an actor instead of a singer?
Never. I still feel like dreaming now that the shooting and preview is over. My passion for music and acting is now 50-50. I think played an important role. I believe that all the efforts will be paid off.
Are you passionate. You give off an image of a perfectionist or a workaholic?
I’m still young, so I believe I must reach for a higher goal. Whatever others might think, I do not believe that I have succeeded yet. I still have to adapt to the surrounding environment.
But things don’ t always go your way. Like the lawsuit you had.
Probably. It always has been that way, before something good happens, something bad turns up. I take it as a fertilizer for a better fruit. It could have been worse.
Do you dream of becoming a normal person?
I do have nostalgia for the normal life. But this is the road I’ ve chosen so I won’ t be disappointed in my given life. So I never had any conflicts between an artist and a normal man. Although I do have a dream to get married, have kids and live happily ever after.
It’ s time to return as a musician.
It is. I’m preparing for a better Rain’s World. I’m just revealing all those preparations as a singer, actor, producer and a designer. But I do wish that I could be more comfortable as a human being Jung Ji hoon as time passes. In time, I believe facing such scenery would become comfortable.