Actor Park Yoochun will be returning to the screen as crown prince.
Park Yoochun is slated to be returning on the new SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Rooftop Prince’ as crown prince Lee Gak. It is his second attempt at historical drama after KBS’s ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’.
However there are several differences with ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’. In ‘Rooftop Prince’, as he is the crown prince who time-travelled to the modern days, the ratio of modern drama versus historical drama is 7:3. It is a modern day drama fusion with gist of historical drama.
However Park Yoochun’s acting and way of speaking will be leaning towards a historical drama as the character Lee Gak that Park Yoochun is enacting is a crown prince who could not adapt to the current times. ‘Rooftop Prince”s interesting tidbits would originate from the outlooks of Park Yoochun, who is sensitive and yet unable to accustom to changes.
Due to such settings, Park Yoochun’s character is different from the character in the usual romance-comedy. Contrary to romance-comedy where the male and female leads would act comically, Park Yoochun will present a sincere look from the start, which is similar to Lee Sun Joon in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’.
Through the introduction by Park Yoochun’s representative company C-JeS, “Lee Gak is a character who has a strong sense of sincerity, however the surrounding situations would made Park Yoochun looked comically funny. The looks of crown prince eating ramyun etc, would made the audience laugh.”
They emphasized, “Although Lee Sun Joon and Lee Gak have a similar side, compared to Lee Sun Joon who is caught in a midst of a political battle, Lee Gak has his nonsensical humane side. The later half of the drama has plans to display the charismatic side, showing the various looks of Park Yoochun.”
‘Rooftop Prince’ is a romance-comedy about crown prince Lee Gak who time-travelled 300 years to modern Seoul and fell in love. This is a collaboration of Park Yoochun with Han Ji Min, Lee Tae Sung, Jung Eun Mi, Jung Suk Won and Lee Minho etc.
Additionally, Park Yoochun will be flying to Chile on the 5th right after the production press conference of ‘Rooftop Prince’. After the meeting up with the rest of JYJ, they would be the first Korean artistes to hold a standalone concert over there.