TVXQ’s Max Changmin has become the first Korean to win the Best Rookie Award at the Japanese Academy Awards.
On the 8th at 4pm, Max Changmin attended the ’36th Japanese Academy Awards’ at the Tokyo Grand Prince Hotel to receive the Best Rookie Award.
Max Changmin appeared in last year’s ‘Run with the Gold’ as ‘MoMo’, a North Korean spy pretending to be a foreign student, and took on the role of a bomb-specialist spy charging into a bank. The singer received high praise from those in the movie industry for successfully taking on an Osaka dialect, though he’s not a native Japanese speaker.
After receiving his trophy, Max Changmin stated, “I was so honored to be working with an amazing director and cast, amazing coworkers and great staff members. I’m so touched to be receiving such an amazing award. Thank you.”
When asked, “Were there any difficulties in appearing in your first Japanese movie?” by the MC, Max Changmin had everyone laughing with his witty reply of, “Communication was hard with the director because of his Kansai dialect. I was told off a lot,” and “He was so scary.”
Meanwhile, the Japanese Academy Awards is the most prestigious movie awards ceremony in Japan and gives awards to movies released in the previous year in 16 categories. Max Changmin was the only foreigner of the four actors who received the Best Rookie Award and was the first Korean to do so.
Translated & Shared by: dongbangdata.net