Park Yoochun, who has starred in MBC’s Miss Ripley and KBS2’s Sunkyungkwan scandal, is reinventing the notion of idol actors. What is it about Park Yoochun make casting directors want to hire him? Various directors talked about these points.
“Punch” Director Lee Han: If you look at KBS2’s Sungkyunkwan Scandal you will see that both the emotional feel and the pronunciation [of Park Yoochun], both of which are crucially important, are good. It makes him see as though he has his fundamentals set. That is something that comes in part from being a singer. In a sense, idols are used to showing various expressions on stage while singing songs for their fans. Also they do not have a fear of the cameras and can quickly adapt [to drama settings].
“The Servant” Director Kim Dae-Woo: I think we can trust [Park Yoochun] to a variety of roles. First the true test is to see how an actor fares when featured in a melodrama. A melodrama calls characters to have a soft and delicate image compared to the events they are placed in. Because of the emotions you must show, if an actor can prove themselves to be successful in a melodrama, they can be successful in other genres as well.
“Mr. Idol” Director Ra Hee-Chun: He is an actor that is not awkward in any role he has. In addition, where else can we find the certain charms that he possesses?
This issue also featured Jaejoong, the translation was posted HERE
In addition, there was also this segment on Yoochun but we couldn’t translate because the words got cut off in the middle.