On Thursday, January 4, popular K-drama actor Ryu Jun-yeol discussed details about his upcoming projects in an interview with South Korean media outlet, SPOTVNEWS. Naturally, one of the questions he was asked was about his viral reaction to JY Park's congratulatory performance at the 44th Blue Dragon Film Awards.
After performing at the award ceremony, the actor was asked about his funny reaction that led people to assume that Ryu Jun-yeol was upset with the idol's performance. However, the actor cleared up the misunderstanding as he stated that this was not what he meant.
He also stated that he respects JY Park and also appreciates his stage. His reaction was mostly due to other things occupying his mind that had nothing to do with the idol's performance.
“I'm grateful and I want to tell him that I respect him.”
K-drama actor Ryu Jun-yeol clears up a misunderstanding regarding his viral reaction to JY Park's performance at the 44th Blue Dragon Film Awards
The 44th Blue Dragon Movie Awards kicked off at the KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul on November 24. The ceremony brought together many actors and film workers from the Korean industry. Korean award shows usually include K-pop performances, and this time, NewJeans and JY Park brought out their performances to congratulate the winners on their awards.
However, shortly after the award ceremony, JY Park went viral for his shocking performance, extravagant fashion shows, and choreography, which received a variety of reactions from the audience. Many actors have been talked about endlessly for their distinctive and funny reactions and Ryu Jun-yeol was one of them on that list.
As the actor continues to attract a lot of attention to himself, his recent interview with SPOTVNEWS cleared up the misunderstanding that his reaction was not to mock or express his displeasure. He expressed that he enjoyed JY Park's performance more than NewJeans' performance because it was closer to his taste. To clarify his position, the actor narrated the entire situation.
He began by saying that while sitting at the awards ceremony, a lot was on his mind like whether or not he would win the award he was nominated for. However, he was also happy to see his fellow stars and staff receiving their awards. However, Ryu Jun-yeol not winning his award confused his reaction even more.
“Unfortunately I did not win the award. Then I think about the faces of the employees. They have been through a lot, and I think about the face of my manager. I don’t know what kind of reaction I should give or what words of comfort I should say. But that day, everyone told me that I “I was in trouble. I don't watch the news, so I thought, 'Did I do something stupid again?' Anyway, I wanted to tell you how I felt first. That part that picked up was that I was feeling anxious and in a dilemma.”
Ryu Jun-yeol also continued to apologize for the misunderstanding he caused,
“First of all, I would like to apologize, there was clearly a misunderstanding. I would like to explain this situation in detail. I think we need to talk about NewJeans first. It is important who you sit next to at the awards ceremony. Because “they will be a friend you will talk to.” For a few hours. I was shocked when NewJeans came out. Actress Ahn Eun-jin talked about the member she admired who was in elementary school during the pandemic. “
Ryu Jun-yeol then explained what went through his mind when JY Park started giving his performance. He explained that he was terrified by his stage and ambition.
“We continued talking about NewJeans when Park Jin Young suddenly appeared. Everyone was surprised by his performance. Eun Jin was impressed by his performance, and wondered if there was anyone in Korea who could do it like him. My reaction was admiration. If you knew 'Why I was like that,' The reaction fits perfectly. It depends on how you add translation to it. “If it were me, would I be able to do this?”
Ryu Jun Yeol then concluded by saying that
“If you talk to Eunjin, you'll get the same answer. What I really like about this meme is that it can be used for any occasion. Even 'Happy New Year, Merry Christmas' is possible. It works with everything. I feel very happy and proud. But “I want to clear up any misunderstandings. He showed us a new phase and it was amazing. For me, I am more Park Jin Young than NewJeans. I can feel his energy and his tireless passion for 30 years. I can see the path I should take.”
Ryu Jun-yeol also added that his reaction went viral so much that it has now become part of his filmography. While he is happy to talk about his reaction widely, he also wanted to clear the air by saying that he admires and appreciates JY Park.