They praised Yuchun as a good actor & 3days as a high quality drama! (via Boscopnho)
Who are the best stars in this sector?
Although a lot of idols have deeply infiltrated popular culture, a few are considered undoubtedly triumphant in achieving popular success. With star quality and box-office potential, who are these all-rounder ‘must-have’ idols?
JYJ Park Yoochun has dominated television. Park Yoochun was introduced as an actor through the lead character Lee Sun Joon in 2010 hit drama ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’, and instantly penetrated into the small screen. With regards to Park Yoochun’s acting, Shin Kyung Soo PD of SBS Wed-Thu drama ‘Three Days’ that’s currently airing said, “He surprised me with each episode. The martial arts director also praised his action performance.”
Amongst idol-turned-actors, Park Yoochun’s unrivalled blockbuster power is something to be proud of. A look at the average viewer ratings of the dramas he has appeared in: ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ 10.1%, ‘Miss Ripley’ 15.4%, ‘Rooftop Prince’ 14.8%, ‘I Miss You’ 11.6%; and as expected, ‘Three Days’ has also been showing stable viewer ratings at above 10%. All five consecutive productions he has acted in have maintained double-digit viewer ratings.
As a Hallyu star, his blockbuster power overseas is also unquestionable. All the productions he has previously appeared in were broadcasted in Japan while the DVDs sold like hot cakes. ‘Three Days’ was exported to China for approx. $50,000 per episode, exceeding the previous record holder ‘My Love from the Stars’.
Another JYJ member Kim Junsu has established himself as ‘box-office guarantee’ in the musical scene. In 2010, he was cast in the musical ‘Mozart!’ which was held in the 3,000-seat main theatre of Sejong Center for the Performing Arts; he made a splendid debut with tickets to 15 performances he appeared in all sold out. His performances in musicals ‘Tears of Heaven’ and later on ‘Mozart!’ encore stage were also sold out, showing off an unrivalled ‘ticket power’.
The production that gave Kim Junsu wings to fly is the 2012 musical ‘Elisabeth’. He won the Best Actor Award at ‘The 18th Korea Musical Awards’ for his role as ‘Death’, receiving recognition for his singing and acting abilities. Professor Lee Yoo Ri from the Department of Musical Theatre of Chungkang College of Cultural Industries commented, “It’s almost impossible to maintain ‘ticket power’ reputation for four consecutive years relying only on his title as an idol. The passion, sincerity, and his own acting style he has built in order to overcome the aspects he lacked in are what placed Kim Junsu in the best position.”
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Upcoming SBS Wed-Thu drama ‘Three Days’ which is headlined by JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun will premiere on March 5th. The drama will mark Park Yoo Chun’s small screen comeback, and puts him on course to be a nominee for the Best Actor award at the year-end SBS Drama Awards.
‘Three Days’ is a story of how an elite bodyguard goes to great lengths to seek out the missing president, after 3 gunshots were fired at his villa. Park Yoo Chun plays the role of perfectionist bodyguard, Han Tae Kyung. As a member of idol boy group JYJ, Park Yoo Chun has managed to get awards for every drama he has been in since his acting debut. This, many are looking forward to seeing if Park Yoo Chun can continue his run with ‘Three Days’.
Park Yoo Chun’s first drama was KBS 2TV ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ in 2010, where he played the role of a scholar named, Lee Seon Joon. He walked away with the Newcomer Award, Netizens’ Award, and the Couple Award with Park Min Young at the ‘2010 KBS Drama Awards’.
If you wondered why the actor playing fashion team member Lee Woo Young in “I Need Romance 3″ looks so familiar, it’s because Park Yoo Hwan looks like JYJ singer and actor Park Yoochun.
And there’s a reason he looks like him. Park Yoochun is his older brother.
Although there is a five-year age difference between the brothers, they are very close. The two became close when the family immigrated to America. When their parents divorced and the family faced serious financial problems, the brothers were there for each other. They relied on each other even more because they found it difficult to adjust to American school life.
JYJ‘s Park Yoochun will be returning to Korean drama on March 5th in the thrilling SBS political drama Three Days. Based on the American television series 24, Three Days chronicles the quest of bodyguard Han Tae Kyung (Yoochun) as he attempts to locate the missing Korean president, in order to safely return him to the Blue House. While 24 focused on a series of events which took place in one day, Three Days examine the seventy-two hour period in which the president must be found. Three Days will air in the slot currently occupied by You Who Came From The Stars.
Former director of production in Sidus HQ (T/N: leading Korean entertainment and management company), CEO of Oh! Boy Project, which produced the successful ‘Flower Boy’ series starting with ‘Flower Boy Ramen Shop’, Park Sung Hye thought of setting up an underground music label upon her return from studies overseas. “By chance, I watched ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ and experienced the charisma of Park Yuchun, and I became aware of the possibility of striking out with ‘pretty boys’ as content.”