In part one of our interview with Justin Chon, we learned about his recent travels and life since Twilight. Today, Justin continues dishing on the Twilight saga, future endeavors and gives us a surprising revelation.
JI: Wow. And more to come, right?
JC: Uh yeah…well, I don’t really know. Did they make an announcement about the fourth book? I don’t think they’ve officially announced the fourth movie. I don’t know if I’ll be in it, because I was only signed up for the first three. And obviously as you go further in the series, my part gets smaller. By the fourth book, I know I could possibly be at Edward and Bella’s wedding. There’s one other scene in one of Bella’s dreams where all the human kids are like, dead.
JI: Have you read the entire Twilight series?
JC: Yeah, it’s part of the job. But umm, I’ve heard some crazy things about what’s planned for the series. I’m not allowed to say what exactly, but they’re trying to do other stuff. But yeah, I think I’m ready to — My dream right now is…I’ve done like the films… okay I guess I should say I’ve done a franchise but now one of my dreams is to do a TV show.
JI: What sort of TV show?
JC: ANYTHING. I want to do something like The Office, or even 30 Rock, or a drama. Like Lost, or action like Heroes or something like that. Or just like any other actor’s dreams, I’d like to be on HBO. HBO or Showtime, I wouldn’t mind being on one of those networks.
JI: I wouldn’t mind seeing you on one of those networks.
JC: Yeah that would be amazing. You should petition for me! Oh man, that would be my dream right now. Plus, I could stay in LA and have a normal place to stay and I could budget knowing how much money is coming in.
JI: What’s one thing about you that you’d like people to know?
JC: I’m actually very shy.
JI: You, shy? I find that hard to believe.
JC: See that’s why you don’t know that one.
JI: Why do you think you’re very shy?
JC: Um why? I don’t know, I get really self-concious, I guess. I uh, lemme see how do I explain this…When I get in groups of big people I don’t know, like big groups, I tend to shut down. It seems like I’m out there or whatever, but that’s not an actor because I’m allowed to. So when the cameras turn on, I’m allowed to be out there. But if you ever see me at a party or whatever, I just can’t do it. You can ask [my publicist]Anthony and Anthony freakin’ hates it. We’ll go to a social mixer or somewhere you’re supposed to network…I can’t do that stuff. See that’s the thing, what you see on the movies or TV, you would think, “Oh my god, he seems like so much fun to hang out with!” Well yeah, if you’re a good friend of mine, hell yeah we would have a ton of fun. I’d be really free and speak my mind, but if it’s like a bunch of people I don’t know I get self-concious because I think about what are these people going to think about me? Am I going to say the wrong thing? I just start thinking things and it just pollutes the mind. That’s the big thing that people don’t know about me.
JI: I’m kind of shocked!
JC: Don’t be shocked, just accept.
JI: You’re so human it hurts.
JC: (laughs.) I’m very human. I’m extremely human. I’m no different from you or anyone.
JI: Lastly, is there anything you’d like our readers to know?
JC: Thanks. Tell them thanks. Thanks for reading the article. They need to visit this site and support Ningin. [Jinra,] you’re Orange County-based. I’m even more supportive of it because that’s mah hood!
JC: Hell yeah! Big-ups to Garden Grove, (laughs). I was born in Garden Grove Hospital.
JI: Yeah, that’s totally my stompin’ ground.
JC: (Proceeds to list every city and street in all of Orange County.) …Tell your readers to visit my clothing store, The Attic. Have you been before? Starting in January, I will be there everyday.
JI: Starting in January you’re going to be there EVERY day?
JC: Yeah, tell them that. Just like that, “Starting in January, Justin will be there every day, so come kick it!”
JI: You can promise that to our readers?
JC: Yeah. Most of the days, yeah. I want to put more time into the store.
JI: That’s really nice of you.
JC: Well it is my business so I should be there, haha. As you know, I’m glad — seriously that’s the thing — I’m glad now that Twilight’s done, there’s so many more things I can do now, ya know?
JI: Yeah, you definitely have a lot going on for you, Justin.
JC: Yeah, I can totally tell that you’re trying to wrap up this conversation.
JI: Haha! What? Why do you say that?
JC: (laughs) Because you said, “Yeah, I can tell you got a lot of stuff going on with you Justin.” (continues mocking)…Well, you know, I hope everything keeps going good and you know we’ll keep track of your career and um you know, we really appreciate you talking to us. So uh, I guess we’ll talk to you next time! Is that what you were gonna say?
JI: Why you gotta play your fellow Orange County native like that, Justin?
JC: Hahaha I’m just speakin’ the truth, you know? I say it like I see it. It’s my duty to other Orange County-ians.
JI: That should be a word.
JC: Orange County-ian?
JC: I’m going to make a shirt that says, “Orange County-ian.”
JI: You totally should. I would wear it every day, starting in January.
JC: (laughs) Well, I’ll be at The Attic starting January, almost everyday. Just as long as I don’t have an audition, come by, stop by, say hi.
JI: Alright, since I know you’re busy, I’ll let you go. Again, than—
JC: Aiiiite, girl. Aiiite, Jinra.
Aiite guys, be sure to check out Justin’s clothing store The Attic. Live in Orange County or San Diego? Visit the official site for exact location details. And remember, starting in January, Justin will be at The Attic everyday. (As long as he doesn’t have an audition.)
Twilight’s sequel, New Moon will hit US theaters Nov. 20.
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