Janine Chang was the guest reporter for Vogue Taiwan March edition and her assignment was to go to Seoul to interview mega-star Jung Woo Sung. First she works with Zai Zai, then she hits up Jung Woo Sung? Girlfriend just became my #1 most jealous-of actress. Janine wrote up the piece itself and its so lively and thoughtfully written. She talks about how the saying goes that men at 40 and women at 30 is the decade where each really mature into the prime of their careers and she saw that nostalgia and understanding when Jung Woo Sung discussed the last decade of his acting career and personal life and now heading into his 40s. Apparently she met him once in Hendian 9 years ago and she was so giddy that he recognized her when he saw her arrive for the interview, remarking that she’s lost weight. Initially she wanted to keep it a secret figuring such a big star would never remember a newbie Taiwan actress like her. Janine pretty much turned into a fangirl in this interview, gushing about Jung Woo Sung casually munching on a sandwich as he chatted with her.
When discussing choosing roles, Janine always aims to pick characters that are different as she doesn’t want to be pigeonholed, whereas Jung Woo Sung in the past actually went for similar types of roles because he wanted the viewers to quickly get into the flow of the story. But now he looks for roles that make an impact and have substance. Janine wrote in the piece that she was totally losing objectivity as an guest editor and reporter for Vogue and just wanted to sit back and soak Jung Woo Sung in because he exuded this feeling of ease and confidence. As for love, Jung Woo Sung no longer believes there is an ideal woman out there for him (or ideals for anyone in love), but believes that dating is about two people learning to understanding each other and romance cannot be idealized or projected. As for little things folks don’t know about Jung Woo Sung, Janine unearthed it for us – he always chews 2 pieces of gum at once, he can’t stand water droplets on glass and has to wipe it away, he’s most afraid of misunderstandings and distrust, and the things that scare him the most of other people, women, and love (and he teasingly laughed after he said that).