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Ahn Bo-hyun “Countless Audition Rejections Became a Motivation for Me”

Actor Ahn Bo-hyun revealed that he faced countless rejections at auditions and that these numerous trials and errors have served as a motivation for him

On July 5th, the SINGLES KOREA magazine’s YouTube channel uploaded a video featuring Ahn Bo-hyun.

In response to the question “You seem to be working a lot?“, he said, “It’s really ironic because when I’m working, I always think I want to rest a bit. But my body gets restless, and I feel like resting isn’t my nature. Even if it’s tough, I find myself wanting to go back to the set. That’s how I feel for now.”

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Regarding the question “When you came to Seoul, you didn’t pass auditions on your first try, did you?“, he answered, “I really attended countless auditions. Unlike many others, I didn’t learn acting in college or similar places, so I thought experience was important. I attended many auditions, got to the final stages, and got rejected many times. These experiences have motivated me and perhaps even given me a sense of ambition.

When asked if his experience in sports helped him, he said, “Yes. While living in Seoul, I worked three part-time jobs at once. When I felt physically exhausted, I would remind myself that compared to my sports training, this was nothing. I pushed myself hard.”

To the question “Someone I like vs. Someone who likes me“, he answered, “I’ve almost always been with people who liked me, but now I prefer to be with someone I like.”

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When asked if he makes the first move towards someone he likes, he said, “I usually don’t make the first move due to my personality, but if the opportunity arises, I think I should start. I’m trying to change my usual ways. I’m typically very strict and negative towards myself, not very forgiving. However, after fan meetings and receiving a lot of support, I want to respond positively. Now, I think I should love myself positively.

When asked about his feelings when meeting global fans, he shared, “I get surprised every time I go to the airport. The most touching thing is seeing fans learning and using awkward Korean to write my name. Seeing even misspelled names like ‘Ahn Bo-yeon’ makes me wonder what I did to deserve this. It’s amazing and has become a great driving force for me as an actor.

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