Though it’s normal to see idols taking on a side job as actors, the situation of JYJ (Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu and Kim Jaejoong) is quite different. Other singers appear on music and variety shows while having roles in dramas. However, JYJ can only be seen starring in dramas.
The first member who made a drama appearance was Park Yoochun, who from last August till November, appeared in the historical drama “SungKyunKwan Scandal” (KBS) and made his mark as an actor that drama producers wants to work with. Afterwards he began filming “Miss Ripley” (MBC) which started filming in May and wrapped up in July.
Kim Junsu appeared shortly on “Scent of a Woman” as Asia’s top Hallyu singer “Junsu”, who Lee Yeon Jae(Kim Seon Ah) wanted to see before she died. “You are so Beautiful“, the OST that Kim Junsu performed live during the drama, drives into the viewers’ ears whenever an emotional scene takes place between the two leading roles (Kim Seon Ah and Lee Dong Wook).
Kim Jaejoong is currently playing the role of Department Head Cha Mu Won in “Protect the Boss” (SBS) who is the creator of the love triangle between him, No Eun Seol (Choi Kang Hee), and Cha Ji Hun (Ji Sung). Critics have stated that though his acting was a little awkward at the beginning, he is improving as the episodes progress while other critics state that he is doing extremely well when portraying a financial character.