Hallyu star, singer, and actor Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) recently took the time for a quick interview with Koreaboo, and answered a few questions about his latest Hollywood action-packed film The Prince, which was released in America on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD on October 28th.
Rain has been very busy this year with several projects, including releasing his sixth studio album Rain Effect in January and promoting his double title hit tracks “30 Sexy” and “La Song”. With regards to film and dramas, he completed the filming for The Prince and his upcoming Chinese romantic film Difficult Love, where he stars alongside Chinese actress Liu Yi Fei, and is currently filming his latest Korean drama My Lovely Girl alongside f(x)‘s Krystal.
The Prince is a suspenseful action-thriller featuring Bruce Willis, Jason Patric, and John Cusack, as well as American rapper and actor 50 Cent, Jonathan Schaech, Jessica Lowndes, Gia Mantegna, and of course, Rain.
Koreaboo: How does it feel working with all these huge American artists like Bruce Willis and John Cusack?
Rain: I was excited and nervous at the same time, but I got comfortable with them soon after they treated me like an old friend.
Koreaboo: What’s one scene in your new movie “The Prince” that you loved shooting?
Rain: In this film, it was my first time acting as a bad guy so I concentrated on my facial expressions and controlling my body language during the action scenes.
Koreaboo: How was it filming the movie “The Prince”? Are you used to the Hollywood life yet?
Rain: Due to other schedules, I joined late so I was worried. However, the staff and the actors made feel comfortable so I could get used to the atmosphere easily and concentrate on acting. I felt very thankful. I can’t say that now I am fully used to the Hollywood life but I am slowly getting used to it.
Koreaboo: Would you ever considering moving and living in Los Angeles?
Rain: I think I could get used to the local culture quickly because I spend several months [there] when I work in a film.
Koreaboo: Fans have been eagerly awaiting to see if you will star in a Korean drama or movie, will you be focusing only on Hollywood for your acting career?
Rain: If it’s a good film, regardless of if it’s a Hollywood one or Korean one, I will try my best. Now, I am filming [the] Korean drama My Lovely Girl.
Koreaboo: Do you have plans for a new comeback album in Korea?
Rain: Now, I am filming a Korean drama, so I am concentrating on acting. I don’t have a specific plan about my new album, but I am always thinking about it.
Koreaboo: Do you have plans to do any solo tours outside of Korea?
Rain: I have a plan to have a tour to see my fans after I release the next album. I will try my best to get to meet my fans as soon as possible.
Koreaboo: You were challenged by SHINee’s Taemin to do the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”, are you good friends with him? How was it like completing the challenge, and how do you feel about the cause / movement and how many celebrities in Korea are participating?
Rain: Taemin is like a younger brother I care for. When I see him, Taemin is always polite and always tries hard, which makes me feel proud of him. This ice bucket challenge is very special to me. The man who is like a teacher and father to me and made me debut as “Rain” has been suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease for three years. I wanted to deliver the true message of the campaign through this challenge.
Koreaboo: Recently, Megan Fox mentioned you in an interview as her ideal type.
Rain: I feel honored that she mentioned me as her ideal type. I’d love to work with her for a good movie project.
Make sure to grab a copy Rain’s latest film feature The Prince, which was recently released on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD on October 28th!