There was a time when critics were not so generous in appraising idol stars who took to acting on the big or small screen. While that prejudice is still alive, many of them have successfully overcome criticism to grow into full-fledged actors.
1. Park Yu-chun
Not many people had high expectations for Park Yu-chun in 2010 when the singer said he would start acting. Park made his first appearance on the small screen with “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and excelled at portraying Lee Sun-joon in the fusion historical drama. The selection of genre for his acting debut was perhaps an ideal one, as fusion historical dramas have historically had mass appeal. Park could have chosen the safe path of acting by choosing a romantic comedy as his follow-up project. Against his fans’ expectations, he decided to go for melodrama. With “Miss Ripley” costarring Lee Da-hae, he built his reputation as an actor. The last two dramas he starred in — “Rooftop Prince” and “Missing You” — also confirmed his talent for acting. Just three years into his acting career, the JYJ member garnered four major acting awards, in the KBS Drama Acting Awards in 2010, Paeksang Arts Awards and MBC Drama Awards in 2011, and SBS Drama Awards in 2012.
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By Suk Gee-hyun (email@example.com)
(Doki Doki) Sungkyunkun Scandal (Director’s cut subtitled version)
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Mexico’s telenovela producer(PD) Juan Osorio Ortiz highly rated Korean drama’s creativity and novelty in an interview with Yonhap News on August 7(local time).
— Your favorite Korean actor is?
▲ I’m in the middle of getting to know only Korean dramas but it seems there are a lot of great and good-looking actors. An actor named Park Yuchun who appeared in a historical drama is really pretty.
With the stamps for ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’, that the best Hallyu star in Japan Park Yuchun appeared in, set to be issued out at post offices in Japan on August 24, it was announced that they are implementing reservation sales from July 20.
The drama ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ is Park Yuchun’s first leading work and the production that help Park Yuchun be able to raise himself as a Hallyu star.
According to an official, it was said that stamps of a Hallyu star this time are to be issued out because Park Yuchun defended his image of a Hallyu star well, as a singer of Asia star JYJ and actor; showed his true potential with Hallyu dramas for Japanese and Korean fans, from not only his first drama ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ but up to ‘The Girl Who Sees Smells’; and had growth as Asia’s best star.
It is revealed that many Hallyu business officials predicted and said Hallyu star Park Yuchun’s value continues to grow.
The reason why these stamps are special, is due to it being a last gift given by Park Yuchun for fans before he enlists For this reason, the stamps are flooded by Japanese and Korean fans’ inquiries about reservation sales before being issued out at post offices. To satisfy these demands, there is a reservation sales date to seize the stamps on July 20.
The stamp with Sungkyunkwan Scandal –the drama starring Hallyu star Park Yuchun from group JYJ– on it, will be published. This Sungkyunkwan Scandal stamp is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and Japan, and of course, is a special event designed to welcome the 10th anniversary of the birth of the Hallyu star. The stamp will be sold in a limited edition of 10,000 sets, as a Japanese version; and is slated to be issued out officially at the post office from August 24.
Sungkyunkwan Scandal is a work that pitched and entertainingly portrayed the love of Confucian scholars back then with a heaviness unique to a historical drama and drew great popularity as the work that served as a momentum in recognizing Park Yuchun –who has a strong singer image– as an actor. This drama did also draw great popularity in Japan, and is the work that made Park Yuchun raise to the rank of Hallyu star in a single bound, too.
This Sungkyunkwan Scandal stamp includes making a compilation of scenes with unreleased cuts or photos, and other high collectional values. Aficionados who loves ordinary stamps, of course, are expected to attract hot interests from Hallyu fans. In particular, it seems like it’ll be a nice gift to present to Hallyu fans before Park Yuchun enters into the army, that’s scheduled for after his fanmeetings are conducted in Japan, in June and July.
This Sungkyunkwan Scandal stamp will be issued out officially in Japan on August 24.
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Famous idols who go into acting often share a very similar issue. The position of the roles they get is very central compared to what their skills at the time can actually handle. Park Yoo-chun showed promise straight away, by managing to carry the role of a lead in his very first work a lot better than what a lot of idols or other rookies manage.
Park’s career in the Korean drama scene started with ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ in 2010. Since then, he has been having a very steady career in this industry and has also made his entrance into movies with 2014 film ‘Sea Fog’. Park’s strength in terms of choices comes from the fact that he does not go for romance alone, neither do his efforts only go as far as will be beneficial to his career as a musician.