Note: Mook is a thick illustrated publication on a single topic printed to look like a magazine (from magazine and book)
He is seen as the next-generation actor with the most potential.
It is time to remove the tag “idol-born” before Park Yuchun’s name.
Once a top singer who was active across national borders, when Park Yuchun took up the challenge of acting, many people were prejudiced against him. However, with the successful debut of ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’, and after acting in ‘Rooftop Prince’ and ‘Missing You’, he has firmly secured his position as an actor.
Putting aside viewership ratings and public reaction, there is another reason why Park Yuchun’s name is mentioned repeatedly. It is because they who are called “the great masters” have selected him one after another.
Words by Cho Won-Hee (film director)
At this point we must find the ideal case of acting. Starting out as an influential idol star, he is an accomplished case of the ‘Spiral Generation’ that has underwent TV drama leading roles to enter into the film industry. It is precisely JYJ’s Park Yuchun.
Park Yuchun appeared in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ in 2010 and it is true that the voices of concern at that time were the highest. However from his first project he broke those concerns, he also was seen appearing in ‘Miss Ripley”s dangerous screenplay to maintain his own ‘stance’, and eventually through the recent ‘Missing You’ he was mentioned in the lineage of successful major male actors in their 20s of this day and age.
Park Yuchun’s next project is the movie ‘Sea Fog’. Director Bong Joon-ho will take part with his first title as a producer and acting monster Kim Yoon-seok is in the starring opposite role.
As a member of an idol group transforming into the rising newcomer of Korean films, Korean idol-turned-actor Park Yuchun is seen as walking down the most desirable path.
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After 4 dramas, he’s finally taking on the challenge of acting on the big screen. In Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Sea Fog’, he will act the role of Dong Shik, a crew on a smuggling ship who protects his loved one.
It can be said that Park Yuchun easily completed the transformation from idol “Micky Yuchun” to actor “Park Yuchun”. Selecting attractive works, acting roles that were suitable for himself, showing stable acting skills; if we were to add one more secret ingredient, it would be his very natural face and expressions. He does not have any awkward tones nor burdensome eye expressions. Without any cosmetic surgery, he already possesses a sculptured beauty with a natural jawline. He gives an honest and pure impression, with bright eyes that have deep emotions. He is very good-looking but at the same time, versatile, and so he can create emotional and touching scenes with middle-aged actresses. There are actors whose good looks overshadow their acting skills, but Park Yuchun is the kind of actor that has excellent acting skills with a face that has “performance virtues”. To sum it up, he has a superb face for an actor.
Are you guys missing Yoochun these days? Don’t worry he’ll start filming soon his korean movie “Sea Fog” on October 6th,
Meanwhile let’s spazz with this collection of Yoochun’s Fan videos
On Sept 7th the Greek embassy stated, MBC drama ‘Missing You’ to which Park Yuchun acted the leading role began broadcasting on Sept 4th and will air at 10 pm prime time on Thessaloniki’s channel TV 100 every Wednesday and Friday, replaying on Sundays at 2 pm. There are a lot of Park Yuchun fans in Thessaloniki, and the drama is expected to be well-received with him starring as the leading role.
Many representatives expressed, “Depending on the power of Park Yuchun’s international fans, ‘Missing You’ completely sold its copyright in Asian regions. In additional to that and in Greece altogether, excluding Europe, underway is exporting throughout the world using an American dubbed version and so on”. Greece was an unproductive place for the Korean Wave previously, but the “Missing You”‘s broadcast is considered as an exception. It can be deemed to Park Yuchun’s high popularity greatly being in effect in Europe.
[Note: The drama has an estimated viewership of two million.]
Translated by: rilanna of JYJ3