110801 JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong Makes His Domestic Drama Debut, “I’m Happy”
JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong(25) is making his domestic drama debut through SBS’ new Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Protect the Boss’. He will be taking on the role of ‘Department Head Cha Mu Won’ in the drama which will begin airing on the 3rd of August as the follow-up drama to ‘City Hunter’. Though he has already acted in last year’s FujiTV drama ‘Sunao Ni Narenakute’, this will be Kim Jaejoong’s first time to act in a Korean drama. He was bright yet sincere throughout the interview as he said, “I was able to appear in the drama because I met a great script just when JYJ’s World Tour was ending.”
◇Ji Sung hyung, Choi Kang Hee noona, Senior Park Young Gyu… Surrounded by angels
Though Kim Jaejoong debuted as a member of TVXQ in 2004 with great charisma, acting in a drama is still unfamiliar to him. He smiled brightly as he said, “Everyone around me is an angel from Senior Park Young Gyu to Ji Sung hyung, Choi Kang Hee noona, the filming and lights directors, and even the FD. Watching them work hard to produce great chemistry in the drama left a deep impression in me and I’m satisfied because the atmosphere on location is so great.”
Kim Jaejoong smiled as he recollected that in his first meeting with the ’4th Dimensional actress’ Choi Kang Hee, the actress said, “I heard from the music video director that you’re an unusual person. Are you 4th dimensional?” Fellow JYJ member Park Yoochun, who recently completed his role in MBC’s ‘Miss Ripley’, even left a text message with Choi Kang Hee during her radio show that read, “Now that I’m done filming, I’ll buy chicken for everyone in Protect the Boss.” Choi Kang Hee takes care of every last detail for Kim Jaejoong when they are filming and on their days off, she sends him text messages about the atmosphere on location.
Saying that acting becomes more charming as time goes by, Kim Jaejoong confessed, “Since I’m trying something new, it’s hard because I’ve got a new task ahead of me in a new environment, but it’s fun. Because we kept going and going without stopping back in my days as TVXQ, I feel like that period of time was more tiring than right now.” Though he has shown much extravagance on stage, as an actor, he plans to first show who Kim Jaejoong is as a person. “Though I’m not cool or ambitious like Cha Mu Won, we’re similar in the fact that we’re both sociable people.”
These days, when muscular bodies are the ‘rage’, he’s holding back on working out. “I haven’t been doing any weight training because Cha Mu Won has a calm character that I must express, even to the smallest of movements, and I felt that having big and bulky muscles wouldn’t fit the character at all.“
◇Idol groups these days. “Amazing”
How does Kim Jaejoong, who helped kick off the ‘idol boom’, view the idol groups of today? He smiled and said, “They’re all pretty, cool and they sing really well,” and “Though JYJ may lack in stamina, I think we’re still better in terms of our singing abilities.” Idol groups like B2ST, A Pink and Boyfriend go to the same beauty shop. He continued to say, “I’m cautious around them because of the age gap since they’re 7 to 8 years younger than I am. They still greet me with a 90 degrees bow and I politely give them one back,” and “I get confused with the names and members of idol groups these days. I now understand the adults who said, ‘I don’t know who’s who,’ when I debuted as TVXQ.” Showing his surprise at those who take part in the abundance of audition programs these days, he said, “If I went on stage, I’d be eliminated in 10 seconds. There are so many cameras but they show off their talents without trembling.”
◇Happy to be taking on a new challenge with the members of JYJ
Kim Jaejoong experienced the pain of receiving a unilateral notification of cancellation from KBS after JYJ were scheduled to appear in KBS’s special program as honorary ambassadors of Jeju’s 7 Natural Wonders of the World nomination. Showing composure, Kim Jaejoong said, “Because Jeju is such a beautiful place and something Korea’s proud of, I want to promote Jeju by myself, setting aside the fact that I’m an honorary ambassador.” Though he’s experienced big and small pains from leaving TVXQ, he has been overcoming it all because of his members, who are like brothers to him. Though it’s been 8 years since his debut, Kim Jaejoong showed modesty as he said that he feels he’s only at 5am if one looks at his career in a 24 hour view. For his reason, he said, “Though there are many things that I know, I’ve started a new beginning and there’s hope for us.” That is why he’s happy.
As a Hallyu star should expect, fans flock to his drama’s filming location and flood his Twitter account with mentions from countries such as Japan, Thailand, China, the UK, France and Spain. He said, “It would be nice if I could finish the drama with no mishaps and have JYJ and myself experience many great things in the future.”
Source: [Sports Seoul]
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