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 ‘Setting-out* Model Generation’ that has underwent TV drama leading roles to enter into the film industry. It is precisely JYJ’s Park Yuchun. [*T/N: ‘taking the leading’, ‘taking action’, ’embarking (on a project)’]
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 leading 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.
[parts unrelated to Yuchun omitted]