Choi Kang Hee on JaeJoong’s acting: “He’s naturally gifted at understanding emotions”

Posted: October 13, 2011 in Kim Jaejoong
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111006 Choi Kang Hee Praises Kim Jaejoong’s Acting, “He’s Naturally Gifted At Understanding Emotions”

Actress Choi Kang Hee (34) highly praised Kim Jaejoong(25)’s acting.

In an interview with TV Report on the 5th, Choi Kang Hee said, “Isn’t he such a great actor?” as soon as a question about Kim Jaejoong was posed to her.

The actress took on the role of No Eun Seol in the recently ended SBS TV drama ‘Protect the Boss’ and worked alongside Ji Sung as Cha Ji Hun and Kim Jaejoong as Cha Mu Won.

Kim Jaejoong, for whom ‘Protect the Boss’ was his first domestic drama, was praised by many for his stable acting during the entire drama. Even Choi Kang Hee, his acting senior, didn’t hold back on her praise for him.

Choi Kang Hee said, “Jaejoong’s personality is so different from Cha Mu Won’s in real life that it made me think that he would have been more comfortable playing Cha Ji Hun,” and “When I first received the script, I thought that Cha Mu Won was the hardest role to take on. But when I heard that a rookie would be playing the part, I found myself thinking of the immense amount of pressure that was placed on Jaejoong’s shoulders. It’s a role that even I would worry a lot about. But he just took off running from the start. He was really good, even when he had just received his script that day, and I was surprised.

She also reminisced and added, “Even after we had a run-through, people were really worried out of their concern for him. But I had a good feeling about him. So after the run-through, I walked up to the director and told him, ‘I think if you just leave him be, he’ll be great’,” and “I thought it would do him more harm than good if Jaejoong was told how to talk and walk as Cha Mu Won, so we just let him be and he did really well. I think he’s naturally gifted at understanding emotions.

Emphasizing that, “I’ve never once felt worried about Jaejoong,” Choi Kang Hee smiled as she sad, “Jaejoong didn’t get tense on location and he seemed at ease with himself. Ji Sung and I have been acting for a long time, so we automatically know what kind of acting works for dramas. Although Jaejoong was a rookie, he would unexpectedly crank out such great scenes and I found that so amazing. So our female editors all fell for Jaejoong.

Source: [TV Report]
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