Note: Mook is a thick illustrated publication on a single topic printed to look like a magazine (from magazine and book)
Of Chungmuro’s famous movie producers, 5 of them were asked. Who is one of the two idol-actors they want most for casting?
There is a greater preference for Yuchun(JYJ). Two movie producers place him in first place for casting, out of a multitude of idol-actors. Yuchun was recognized for his value starring in TV drama ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ and ‘Rooftop Prince’ and yet he has not made an appearance in a movie. Lee Yu-jin(film studio Zip Cinema representative)’s positive review was, “He seems to show potential in attraction power in dramas. He possesses a face suitable for many roles”. Shim Jae-myung(Myung Film Co., Ltd. representative)’s evaluation followed, “He’s already surpassed an idol-turned-actor. I feel the power of a full-time actor”.
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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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In the DRAMA category:
Park Yoochun topped the ranking of “the Stars who would be great in a historical drama or film”^^
‘Only One (Incheon Asia Song)’ was written to encourage the 4 billion Asians to become one by breaking down the language and cultural barriers. It sounds quite different from the conventional theme songs for sports competitions with a distinct K-pop sound that’s becoming increasingly popular worldwide.
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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
You can vote up to 5 dramas and/or up to 3 actors
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Voting deadline: Sept 30th
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Voting in the drama category:
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(for example, picking the first blue link will be for what you want your 1st choice to be)
Cold, aching eyes and calm, steady shoulders– Park Yuchun
1986 June 4th
Actor, general remarks: Let’s look back at the obstacles in Park Yuchun’s acting journey. His dancing and singing abilities were already at the top, but for his acting skills, it was a dangerous attempt; if he did not act well, he would be laughed at for “rotten acting”. Ahn Nae Sang, a senior actor who acted with him in his debut drama ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ once said this, “Normally, if ‘it’s alright that I don’t do this’, a person will just leave it and not care about it anymore, but I can feel that Yuchun will spend a lot of effort to understand how to do it.” Park Yuchun is an actor that has both the ernest sincerity of an idol as well as unrestrained performance ability. After ‘Miss Ripley’, ‘Rooftop Prince’ and ‘Missing You’, there is no voice that questions his acting ability.
I saw it right from the start: PD Kim Won Suk (director of ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’, in an interview on ‘PD Channel’) said, “At that time, we were discussing to pick one member from Dong Bang Shin Ki; right from the start, Yuchun was being considered more than the others. He has a face that’s pure, transparent and good-looking, his voice is also very good, although he did need the basic training of script analysis. Even though at first when he practised with the script, I felt it was a bit lacking, but he really has an abundance of expressions and is also very talented. Now I am still saying, definitely must let this friend go and act.
Estimated acting fee: TV drama each episode 50,000,000+ won
Plans for next project: Still in discussion for next work, will be decided in 1~2 months; as a singer, JYJ activities are expected to be announced in October~November.
Translation by: Christie
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