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Park Chan Jong is a progressive politician and lawyer who works for human rights and minors in Korean society, who has previously shown his support in stopping the interference of JYJ’s activities.
[TRANS] JYJ’s Park Yuchun…is enlisting into the army on August 27. The years have passed all of a sudden. It seems like a couple of days ago that his entertainment contract with SM raise the issue of a ‘slave contract’…it is dazzling that it developed growth a great deal all the while..if I recharge myself during the term of his military service, I confidently believe the chance of a larger leap will come.
Yoochun had an amazing time with his fans at the end of May for his birthday celebrations!
C-JeS Entertainment stated, “Yoochun successfully wrapped up the ‘2015 Yoochun Fan Meeting “Housewarming Party : Epi 2″‘ that he opened for two days on May 30 and 31 at Korea University’s Hwajeong Gymnasium.”
This fan meeting, which lasted 150 minutes each time, was scheduled specially to celebrate his birthday, so he enjoyed the “Happy Birthday” song from his fans, made a wish before blowing out the candles on his cake, and more. The event took place with the concept of a housewarming and even included surprise phone calls from JYJ’s Junsu and actor Seol Kyung Kyu!
During the chatting sessions, he talked about his favorite present from fans, the productions he had worked on, stories with his fellow group members, and more to satiate his fans’ curiosity. He even did the cute and funny poses from his latest drama, ‘The Girl Who Sees Smells’!
There was additionally an NRB time where he sang songs recommended by the fans, whether it was rap or ballad. He then transformed into a chef to personally cook food for the lucky fans and into a caricaturist.
Of course, he treated fans to his heavenly voices in special performances as well and relayed a sweet message: “I am happy I got to show myself comfortably in front of everybody. I’m always grateful and it was a very fun time. I think I was able to get a big award for ‘Sea Fog’ thanks to all of you. I will repay you with an even greater acting in ‘Lucid Dream.’ Please look forward to it.”
At a press conference held on June 1 for upcoming musical “Death Note,” the cast members shared their definitions of love in light of the characters they depict.
JYJ’s Junsu, who plays the character L in the musical, defined love as sacrifice, “The greatest definition of love is sacrifice. In ‘Death Note’ the musical, you can see the sacrifice in Rem’s (Park Hye Na) unconditional love for Misa (Jeong SunA).”
Park Hye Na also referenced her character Rem as an example of true love, “There is a scene where [Rem] puts her life on the line so that Misa can attain love. She transforms because of Misa’s devoted love. I believe love is a sublime power that most humanizes and beautifies mankind.”
Hong Kwang Ho, who depicts Light, shared, “To me, love is giving up the starring role in my life. It’s taking on the supporting role and putting the people you love in the lead.”
Mentioning her character Misa, Jeong SunA said, “Misa is a character who loves Light [so much] that she gives him her all, but I think the love between me and Rem (Park Hye Na) is worth focusing on more. Sure, [Rem] admires Kira who avenged her parents, but it was the love between a human being and a god of death (shinigami) that touched my heart.”
Meanwhile, “Death Note” is a musical adaptation of the titular hit manga series by Takeshi Obata. It will run at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House from June 20 to August 9.
JYJ‘s Junsu will soon be showing off his acting chops as the eccentric and mysterious character L in the musical “Death Note.” He will be acting opposite actor Hong Kwang Ho, who is playing the role of Light. On June 1, the two actors talked about working together at a press conference held along with their fellow cast members.
When asked about Junsu, Hong Kwang Ho says, “He has thoroughly prepared, and of course he is very skilled. When I heard that the other lead character would be played by Junsu when I signed up for the show, I knew it was going to be really fun to work with him.”
He adds, “Honestly, I unconsciously had a bit of a prejudice because he had started out as a singer, as an idol. Then I saw him perform in ‘December.’ That was the first time I’d seen him, and I thought to myself, ‘He’s not like the rest,’ and ‘He deserves to be up there.’”
“I’m happy to be working with him, and I’m really excited,” he says.
In reply, Junsu also talks about his co-star, saying that he had known that Hong Kwang Ho was an excellent singer and considers him to be one of the top musical actors in the country. “I had really wanted to perform with him, and I also really wanted to do a show that had two male leads. So I’m so happy to be working with him together in this show.”
The musical’s opening night performance will be held on June 20, and the show will run until August 9.
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K-pop singer and musical actor Kim Jun-su said the reason he was cast in the upcoming musical “Death Note” is because he was “deeply impressed” by the cult Japanese manga and anime series on which it is based.
“During my student days, I was deeply impressed by the ‘Death Note’ manga and animation. I really enjoyed reading and watching them,” said Junsu, who is known for being a member of K-pop trio JYJ.
“I heard ‘Death Note’ could be adapted into a musical a year or two before (it launched) and wanted to star in it,” said Junsu at a press for the musical, Monday. “I made a request to star in it through my agency.”
The musical adaptation of “Death Note,” which is already underway in Japan, features a genius private detective named L — played by Junsu — and a high school student bent on murder through a supernatural notebook. The notebook grants its owner the ability to kill people by writing their names in the notebook.
Celebrated musical actor Hong Kwang-ho will play the evil high school student, named “Light,” when the musical comes to Korea later in June.
The original cult manga series was published between 2003 and 2006, followed by a popular anime TV series between 2007 to 2008.
The musical, which premiered in Japan on April 6, will run in Korea for seven weeks from June 20. Other actors starring in the musical are Jeong Sun-ah, Park Hye-na and Kang Hong-seok.
“I am practicing hard with top actors. I wish to meet the audience soon,” said Junsu at a press call on Monday afternoon.
JYJ′s Kim Junsu shared about the burden of being single cast in the music Death Note.
On June 1, Kim Junsu attended the press conference for musical Death Note at the Floating Island in Banpo, where he shared that he felt some burden about his single-casting.
“I had a lot of worries this time around. However, as I made the decision on the single-casting, I thought it was the best time to be with great actors, whom I can lean on.”
“I will be having the most shows in my musical career. If 15 shows have been the most, this time, the musical will open up to 22 shows,” said Junsu. “Also because the location is in Seongnam, I am a bit nervous as it′s a bit off the metropolitan area. But I′m glad and reassured to be doing it with great actors.”
Kim Junsu has been cast as the character L, a mysterious detective that attempts to solve unsolved cases from around the world. Through the ′death note,′ L goes against a battle with Light (Hong Kwang Ho), who wants to become the god of the new world.
The musical Death Note is based on the original manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The musical is a project created by Japan′s art director, Kuriyama Tamiyaga, music composer Frank Wildhorn, and music director Kim Moon Jung.
The Korean version of Death Note will run between June 11 and August 11 at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House.
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