Actor Kim Junsu, who’s in the middle of giving an impassioned performance in musical ‘Death Note’, is meeting audiences each time with acting that’s even moving the director.
For Kim Junsu who is continuing his performance with great success opening since the 3rd [of January], musical ‘Death Note'”s director Kuriyama Tamiya has been speaking very highly of him. He said, “I had thought about what it would be like to be able to fill up Seoul Arts Center’s Opera House’s large space with one acting [performance]; but it’s probably because there is a degree of concentration about the role of ‘L’ undertaken by Kim Junsu,” and, “A lot of light and darkness intersects when Kim Junsu and L become one. His energy arises hotter and fiercer than in multiplication, not addition”.
Continuing he added, “Because there is used on the stage set the image of a white Note that have nothing written on it, the actors have to portray a world without relying upon anything and with their entire bodies. But in that, Kim Junsu paints an abundant of colors in a colorless note sometimes freely, sometimes ferociously, and exquisitely. Fascinating characters appear to overlap in a lot of works just by watching Kim Junsu’s image walking on the stage. He is a provocative and revolutionary actor to the extent I want to see him in more works”.
Kuriyama Tamiya, who undertook the direction for musical ‘Death Note’, is Japan’s best director to have consistently present the best level of stages without genre; like theatrical play, opera, and musical.
Meanwhile, ‘Death Note’ is receiving attention as Kim Junsu’s last musical before his military enlistment. It can be seen at Seoul Arts Center’s Opera House up to January 26th.