Wednesday, January 13, 2010

[TRANS] 100108 Park Gun Hyung and Kim Junsu Suit the Modern Make-Up of Mozart

Makeup designer ‘Kim Yu Sun’ with a love of wigs different to others
“I want to hear that I did well with the musical [Mozart!]”

Musicals “Phantom of the Opera,” “Empress Myungsung,” “Hairspray,” “Chicago” - each of these shows have different points that appeal to others. What could they have in common? It is their glamour. All at the end of this glamour is makeup designer Kim Yu Sun’s presence.

The one who said “I prefer musicals that are flamboyant and are on a large scale than the theatrics” is in charge of the make-up for the musical [Mozart!] “If the makeup designer is you, it will be the envy of everyone.” – quote from the Director Yu Hee Sung

Although he said that this is his first official interview, and that he felt shy about it, he talked about his affection and pride for his wigs without any difficulty throughout the whole interview. We have come to meet the man who, from November onwards, lived buried in Mozart and 200 wigs.

“I was blown away by Mozart’s music and I had confidence in it”

Although he has done the makeup for other sizeable musicals for over 20 years, there was a big difference between importing and ‘repairing’ 100 wigs for ‘Phantom of the Opera’ or making 80 wigs by hand for ‘Hairspray’ and making 200 wigs by hand. His words were, “The makeup is 95% wigs and in the past, it was the biggest part of the costumes” was never an exaggeration.

Even with this load makeup designer, Kim Yu Sun, accepted the job with confidence, not pressure. Ever since he was young, he has worked closely with music, saying “After listening to Mozart, I was blown away by the crossover with rock and classical music.” He told us his feelings after hearing “If you are the makeup designer to make 200 wigs, it would be a job anyone would desire.”

Park Gun Hyung and Kim Junsu suit the modern make-up of Mozart

Caption: Kim, make-up designer, who for his latest work manufactured approximately 200 wigs answered “Park Gun Hyung and Kim Junsu suit the makeup of Mozart the best.” The 2 photos on the right are the two who are playing Mozart, Kim Junsu and Park Gun Hyung.

The entire cast wears wigs; each cast member wears at least 3, at most 7 and in Mozart, there are 4 copies of each wig. Just by knowing this, you can say that the work load was 2 to 3 times as much. As making 1 wig takes a week, 20 designers were used. The proper wigs were made starting from November, when the cast was finalised.

As everyone’s headblock (head shape) is different, even if they have the same part the different cast members must have their own wigs. This is especially important with those who play the role of Mozart (Lim Tae Kyung, Park Eun Tae, Park Gun Hyung, Kim Junsu).

Like this explanation, “Mozart is a production with it’s visual aspects as the most prominent.” Mozart appears with a drag hairstyle and jeans. By saying “Out of the 4, Park Gun Hyung and Kim Junsu suit the look the best,” he has raised expectations in the 2 actor’s interpretations of the modern Mozart.

Even though it was difficult reinventing Mozart, (he said) “I was exposed to many different cultures while working on musicals in 20 different countries.” To him, combining the past and present isn’t a difficult job. He explains that the true question isn’t how closely the cast stick to the traditional style, but how much of a modern twist are they able to put in.

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T/N: Makeup here refers not only to what you put on your face, but the whole costume and hair.[/i]

Source: + DNBN
Translation: BlackCat @
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