[NEWS] Flower policeman this time! Where is the end of Kim Jaejoong’s transformation? Did Bong Pil really achieve his dream?
JYJ3’s Note: Omitted unrelated parts, Full Article here
Kim Jaejoong recently purchased a luxury, 184 square meter apartment in Seongsu-dong, Seoul. According to Woman Sense magazine, he paid 2.1 billion won (approximately $1,865,000) apartment in a newly built unit.
According to the apartment management, the building is famous for their luxury, hotel-like services including on-site dining, room service, housekeeping service, and valet parking. The high rise is also located near the Han River and Seoul Forest, which is a highly coveted area due to its spectacular views and strategic location.
Furthermore, they will now be neighbors to Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, Leeteuk, Kim Heechul, Actor Seo Kang Joon, and other high-profile celebrities who own units in the building. Read More →
On August 25, JYJ’s Park Yoochun formally greeted his fans through V Live after being discharged from the military.
The video was posted through his agency C-JeS Entertainment’s channel. In the video, he said, “Hello, it has been a long time. This is Park Yoochun. It’s nice to see you again. To start off, I’ve completed my two years of mandatory military service. I gave a short greeting to reporters earlier but I wanted to greet everyone in person so I am here.”
He continued, “I was able to gain the strength to complete my service well thanks to all the support and concern everyone sent me. I would like in future to gain a position where I can update everyone at least on my situation, and I will work to make it happen.”
“I hope everyone is healthy and happy,” he concluded. “Once again, I am so sorry to everyone. Thank you.”
Park Yoochun also uploaded an English-speaking video to C-JeS’s YouTube channel with much the same message, thanking fans for their support. “I missed you so much,” he said, “and from time to time, I’d like to say hello to you all. Please be healthy and happy as always.”
Park Yoochun was discharged on August 25 at 6 p.m. KST. Originally his discharge date was set for August 26, but that being a Saturday, the date was moved up.
JYJ3’s Note: Park Yoochun’s English Message:
Manhole is The Most-Talked-About Drama of 2nd week of August Despite Sluggish Viewer Ratings.. Will Rating Go Up?
JYJ’s Junsu is spending his military break with family.
On August 11, Junsu shared lovely family photos with the caption, “Reunited with mother~!! And the cutie Lai.” Junsu is captured flashing a big smile with his mother. In another cut, his mother is seen posing with the family’s dog.
Currently, Junsu is serving as a conscripted policeman for his mandatory military service. He will be getting discharged on November 8, 2018.
Kim Jaejoong, who plays the character Bong Pil, sustained injuries while filming which required 7 stitches on his finger. During the V Live broadcast, the cast brought up the injury. He then opened up about how when he takes off his clothes, there’s not a single place in the lower half of his body that is not covered by a bruise.
“I think you can’t help it,” he said. “People tell me to be careful, but I think it’s important for me as an actor to not be selfish with my body.” He added that the hot weather during filming had also posed a problem for the cast and crew.
Because Kim Jaejoong’s character is time traveling between the past and present, the cast also revealed that he has to constantly change his hair and outfits throughout filming. UEE said, “Up to five times a day!”
The first episode of “Manhole” aired August 9 at 10 p.m. KST.
On August 9, the cast of “Manhole,” Kim Jaejoong, UEE, B1A4’s Baro, and Jung Hye Sung, held a V Live broadcast to talk about their new drama.
“Manhole” is about a man named Bong Pil (Kim Jaejoong) who falls into a manhole that lets him travel back in time, an ability he uses to stop the marriage of his longtime crush (UEE).
When asked what they would do if given the ability to time travel, Baro said, “I want to return to my high school days. I started training [to become an idol] during my first year of high school so I have no high school friends. I really envied the people around me. I want to go back in time and have fun with my friends.”
In contrast, Jung Hye Sung said, “I want to go to the future. I want to see what I’ll be doing and how I’ll be living 3 or 4 years from now.”
UEE also wanted to go to the future, but for a different reason. “I want to fast-forward to the last episode [of ‘Manhole’],” she said. “We don’t know how the drama ends either, so I want to be the only one of us that knows.”
Kim Jaejoong said, “We got to wear high school uniforms for the drama and it felt good. I didn’t really have a high school life either. Wearing a uniform for the first time in a while made me feel rejuvenated. I think I’d like to revisit any time in the past.”
What time would you like to revisit if you had the power of time travel?
During the press conference for their upcoming drama “Manhole,” JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and UEE talked about their chemistry on set.
Kim Jaejoong shared, “I didn’t know UEE personally before this [drama], but my image of her was tall and pretty. I thought it would be difficult to approach her since she seemed a bit cold. But once we met, she treated me very comfortably, so I was able to get immersed in my character fairly quickly. Thanks to her, I felt comfortable while acting.”
UEE then expressed, “My image of Kim Jaejoong was cold and charismatic, but when we first met, he was dressed so casually. He matches well with his character Bong Pil, and he’s really good with ad-libs.”
Meanwhile, “Manhole” will be airing its first episode on August 9.
On July 31, KBS2’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama “Manhole” released character posters of the four main leads, JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, UEE, Jung Hye Sung, and B1A4’s Baro.
“Manhole” tells the story of an unemployed man named Bong Pil (Kim Jaejoong) who falls into a manhole by accident and ends up traveling back in time. The subtitle of the drama, “Pil in Wonderland” (tentative title), demonstrates how crazy and unusual Bong Pil’s adventure will be.
Kim Jaejoong will take on the role of Bong Pil, the strange time traveler. His 28-year one-sided love for his “friend” Soo Jin (UEE) is forced to come to an end when she announces her marriage with someone else, and he falls into a manhole during that moment of despair. The actor has a cute pout on his face (see featured image), while his poster reads, “You think you can leave me alone and get married with another guy?”
UEE will play Bong Pil’s one-sided love, Soo Jin. She’s the official beauty of the neighborhood, but in addition to her chic and sophisticated visuals, she also has a sloppy side to herself. The poster reads, “You’ll come to my wedding, right? You’re my one and only best friend,” indicating the complications in her relationship with Bong Pil.