[News] 140609 Kim Junsu’s Transformation as Count Dracula Revealed


When news of Kim Junsu taking the lead role in the musical “Dracula” came out, people already started speculating about his transformation for the role. As still photos of Kim Junsu in full make-up and wardrobe as Dracula have been revealed yesterday, fans are wondering no more and are getting excited for the upcoming musical.

The photos for Kim Junsu’s upcoming musical, “Dracula,” which will be opening this July at the Seoul Arts Center Opera House, have been receiving a warm response as the singer-musical actor exudes charisma as “Count Dracula.”

With fiery red hair, snow white complexion, and strong yet cool look in his eyes, Kim Junsu shows the charisma befitting of ‘Count Dracula.’

In another photo, Kim Junsu is shown going for the neck of the actress who plays the role of Mina, his ill-fated love interest.

Catch Kim Junsu as “Count Dracula” in the musical “Dracula” which will run starting July 17 at the Seoul Arts Center Opera House. Preview performance will be held on July 15-16.

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Missing You–A Happy Ending+The King of Dramas–A Hurried Happy Ending

Missing You–A Happy Ending

After all the hints of a tragic ending for Jung Woo and Soo Yeon of “Missing You” including [supposedly] Yoochun’s assessment that his character needed to be killed off to make things right, I was happy to see that my own personal desire for the melodrama’s ending was realized. I could see no justification in a conclusion that would separate Jung Woo and Soo Yeon after all the heartache they had been through. Fourteen years is a long time to have an ache in your heart–at least the reward of being together can ease that hurt. There were a lot of positive role model elements in this melodrama that endeared it to my heart immediately. Jung Woo displays great compassion and sensitivity, and Soo Yeon has an ability for self-sacrifice that is fearsome. The two of them deserved each other. All of the actors in this melodrama were commendable, believable, and deserved awards all around.

I have to say something here about Yoo Seung Ho who portrays “Harry” aka Kang Hyung Joon in “Missing You’. I was curious so I looked up his profile and realized why he is such a good actor. He has been acting for years. I believe that his acting in “Missing You” was top notch. He somehow managed to be a villain and make you love him at the same time. My mother’s heart went out to Harry Borrison.


The King of Dramas–A Hurried Happy Ending

I have no idea how the ratings went for this remarkable drama. It probably wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea–it taught too many life lessons. I fell totally in love with all of the characters especially Mr. Aen Seo-ni and Writer Lee aka Kim Myeong-min and Jeong Ryeo-won. Choi Si Won of Super Junior also starred in this drama that centered on the transformation of the main characters from self-centered obnoxious persons into caring individuals. I enjoyed every moment of this drama that was packed with an excellent cast. It was apparent that the writer’s intent was on redeeming the hearts and minds of the main characters, especially Aen Seo-ni, who makes a 360° transformation by the conclusion of this drama. His influence and inspiration–a mere slip of a girl who teaches him that people matter more than success or appearances. I was only disappointed at the end of this drama by what appeared to be a rushed ending. I believe it would have benefited from two additional episodes.

Hats off to both of these well-written, well acted dramas.

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[Trans] 120927 @star1 October Issue – Kim Junsu‏

[Trans] 120927 @star1 October Issue – Kim Junsu‏

 Transforming into a charming man, Kim Junsu.
The man who is ever transforming and never staying at one place, Kim Junsu.
The one who dare to transform and never afraid of transformation, came to @star1.
As a member of JYJ, a musical actor and a soloist.
The man who ran relentlessly, Kim Junsu.
The man he relays, the story of Kim Junsu.


While he is transforming into a soloist, he released another English version of his album. ‘UNCOMMITTED’ gathered the production of Bruce Automatic and this became a focused topic. An entirely different approach towards production and also a new attempt. “During the recording in Korea, the focus is only on recording. In America, the recording was started after discussion with everyone with inputs of ideas and suggestions. If the planned recording is about 4 hours, then there’s about 2 hours being used to hear out each other’s opinions for the album. And also I feel that they really take care of the artiste’s feelings. If there’s a need for rest, rest can be given anytime. If there’s any bad throat condition, everyone would be very panicked. Therefore I’ve learnt about what is the best environment for working with the best staffs.” The MV was also shot in America with the best staffs. He was at the same time unable to adapt to the new way of long shot filming for the whole story. “In our country, we have known from long ago that you have to use ‘seductive’ ways to sing in America. Of course, there was not special designation at that time either. After the period of time, it’s called ‘action’. When we first met, I was unsure and when every actors are in standby mode, it really felt as though fishes were being poured into water. After the music started, all the actions that are needed for the storyline were all my ad-libs. When filming started, I thought that I should do whatever I can. Though it is a huge burden, a natural scene can only be shown through this way. At the desert, the car was parked and music started playing. I have to do that scene my own way. Especially at the scene when I just met the opposite party and had to seduce her, it made me really at a loss. Filming was done at such circumstances and a high quality MV was thus completed. Everyone at the filming site were looking at me, putting aside the shyness, I just keep thinking on how to end the filming quickly. The staffs who worked with me are very famous people and they are also working with Korean artistes for the first time. Because of this, I want to leave a good impression with the and at the same time increased a certain responsibility for it and wanted to present it well under pressurized state. No matter what, it has to be completed.”


From Group To Solo

From a 5 membered group to a 3 membered group, then transforming into a soloist. Just like this, there were many troubles and it was not easy. Especially for a soloist who is unable to appear in any television program, the burden is bigger. An album that was produced after long consideration, therefore he really want it to be a high quality and perfect album. “The basis determines whether this album will be a success or not. Before the release of the album, this consideration has to be done ad this kind of consideration will definitely brought upon great success. To be honest, when the company wanted me to release a solo album, I rejected the idea. As I felt that, under the circumstances that I am unable to appear on the television screen, an album release seems tough. Moreover, to produce a high quality album, a lot of investment has to be made. If it did not succeed, it will be a completely waste of time.” The release of a solo album brought upon the collaboration with Gaeko and Double K. The things that were not tried before are done now.

“In the past I had such a thinking. Everyone has his own colours at music. No matter how you want to change it, there will not be an irresistible boundary. I feel that to break this boundary is to have collaborations. Now I just want to say, even when the company is at risk, they still produce an album for me. I felt really blessed for this.


A Transformation Called ‘Breakthrough’

The album that was released after consideration, also said to be ‘breaking a rule’.
Appearing once again with the name ‘XIA’, with the choice of an androgynous creativity that was never attempted before. The meticulous decision made by Junsu with a thoughtless carefree personality surprised me even more. “Honestly, it was very awkward. For my character to do manicure and dyed all kinds of weird hair colours was something I would never have thought of. As an artiste, I am shameful to say that I am not at all good with styling. From my previous point of view, as a singer, I just have to sing well. I am the kind who find skin treatment bothersome. However since I started to act in musical ‘Elisabeth’, it gave me a different perspective.”

Kim Junsu acted as Death in musical ‘Elisabeth’. Such a fantasy and supernatural character would need an even more extraordinary style. “This is also the reason I started to lose weight. I felt that I am a huge difference from the character Death. If I were to appear on television screen, I would definitely take note of my styling. But it was completely different during my rest time. The Death portrayed in the musical is very sexy and like a god of fate. Therefore when I look at myself in the mirror I felt that I shouldn’t be like this. I will not be able to immerse myself in the musical in this state. I have to grasp all the attention when I appear. Therefore I have to change my current state and thus I starts to lose weight.”

After becoming Death, Kim Junsu’s inner being also took a turn. “To singers, singing well is a must but not to be neglected is to give the audience the good image a singer should possessed. Though image should not be more important than music, visual should still not be neglected. When producing this album, I made a lot of effort towards the visual aspect. Because of such, I started to do manicure and recently I even felt weird without manicure. My inner being has changed to such. Even be it for fans, such an effort is worth it. I have never thought of wigs in the past too but now I think I will use it if it’s needed.”

Solo Concerts, Asian Tour, World Tour

Just by watching a solo concert of 90 minutes, it was a string of strong dance numbers. Holding up the stage by himself, his singing skills and stage presence were greatly complimented. “I always been thinking, what if after Tarantallegra and while I was sitting on the chair, the host doesn’t announce the next song, that would be great. Sometimes I also think that if only I don’t have to get up after I sat on that chair. But in order for a perfect performance, I have to link all the dance numbers together and focused on the stage. The joy and success received after that are very grand.” It’s the starting of the world tour now. (T/N: This interview was most likely done right before world tour.) To stand on an international stage, it feels different from a domestic stage. It is alike to the feelings of national representatives. Not just maintaining the popularity in Japan but to open up the market to Europe and South America. Preparing for the appearance of ‘XIA’ and also as a Korean singer moving towards International ground. It is a responsibility that they cannot underestimate. “Actually I don’t even know what I’m dancing during the last dance song ‘Mission’. It was really tiring. When the concert ended, not only happiness, there is also an echoing feel. It is not a bad feel but after every performance ended, there’s a sad and emptiness feel. And also a determination to do it better next time. “


The Daily Life Of A Commoner Kim Junsu

While chatting with him, it felt really relieved that these glamourous artistes on stage are in fact without any qualms, chatting in a very free and easy tone, making everyone laughing non-stop. “I like to be with my friends, my home is the headquarters. If I am at home, Kikwang from B2ST, professional gamer Yeom Bo Sung and Seo Kyung Jung etc will just key in the door’s password and enter. I am one who loves a crowd therefore I would call friends over. Kikwang would come frequently in his rest time. As we don’t like to drink alcohol, Kikwang, Doojoon, Ji Suk hyung will come and we would go Han River for a game of basketball.”

As the captain of the artiste football team FC MEN, his passion for football is well-known. Even when he is alone, he is always thinking, “If I was to be born again, I want to be a footballer. I am not one who will take care of my health. But as I need to stand on stage, I can’t be at my own wish and I did not have such depressing thoughts either. Therefore if I said I wanted to play football during concert period, my manager will not agree. Even so, I will insist.” He appeared in Park Ji Sung’s Asian Dream Cup at Vietnam in 2011 and fought along with the players. Joined upon Park Ji Sung’s invitation and not because his desire to run on the field. It was a chance to be on the field together. “I accepted the invitation and the Vietnamese players seems to think that I am one of the professional players and kept blocking me. I had wanted to observe a while but to no avail. I can only pass the ball. (laughs) I had never thought of joining the competition and Ji Sung hyung said, ‘Didn’t you said you like to play football? Let’s play together.’ He encouraged me like this. Actually I wasn’t in my good state but I think that such a chance might not happen again so I didn’t show that I was unwell and participated in the game. Even the national representative’s manager came to check on my health status.”

Beyond An Idol Star, Reaching The State Of A Musical Actor

His ticket power is also renowned in musical industry. For the ordering of ticket, there is a rumored ‘ticketing war’.To be a musical actor of such an appealing status with a strong ability, he has earned his place in the musical world. “I am really thankful to everyone who paid such an expensive price to fill up the seats (in a musical hall). This made me very touched. Therefore I can’t afford to be negligence. Though I am unable to fill up 100% of everyone’s expectation, at the very least I don’t wish to hear that an idol star managed to crossover to the musical industry simply because of his popularity etc. Comments like these. It’s such responsibility that made me this hardworking. Of course I will work even harder in the future. Indeed, there were many talks on idol-borne artistes who went into musical. A portion said it is because of the popularity, thus easily receiving the lead role. Some says that this is a way to boost sales. In order to refute these talks, one had to work even tougher. As an idol-born artiste, I also went through such an ordeal of skepticism before. In order to get ridden of their skepticism, I have to do it perfectly. Burden was there but if due to my mistake that caused this musical to be unsuccessful, the finger will be pointed at me. Thus it made me even more cautious and I don’t allow myself any mistake in every performance. Thus I have to work even harder. But I still can feel the doubts about me. Because once I went of tune, someone would say, ‘Told you, idol stars just can’t make it.’ I know this is inevitable to me. Because of this, I have to work harder, even for a bit. I will change these skepticism through my hard work as this is my responsibility.” In the end, Kim Junsu gained everyone’s recognition.

At the ‘Musical Award’, he received popularity award 3 years consecutively and nomination for best male actor 2 years consecutively. The feeling is different between a musical award ceremony and a music award ceremony. “At a music award ceremony, I am a senior and at musical award ceremony, I am totally the youngest of the juniors. I am very thankful to the actors/actresses who love and took care of me. Afraid that I will feel outcasted, they treat me very well. It made me feel that I shouldn’t be shy standing on this position. I am able to sit on this position and it’s just due to my popularity… I hate such a description. Thus I have to work harder.”

Debuted For 9 Years And Still Developing

It is already his 9th year of debut and though there were many things faced but he feel that right now he is really planning his own route. “No matter what issues, one has to have his own ideas. I will understand JYJ’s situation and think of how to do it better in the future. After I saw the results, it felt more agitated after going through what the strenuous route. Right now I don’t like to be told what to do because I feel that THAT is not me but a repackaged me. Of course repackaging is an art but I just want to be myself. No packaging. Artistes should have their own thinking and own personality. My members also went through it with their own effort for some success and at the same time they are indulging in this happiness.” This talk seems to be an encouraging message for the juniors. Though with own thinking, it might not attained 100% completion but to build a trust with the company and then negotiate, one would become an artiste who did not lose himself. “Don’t just do what the company told you to do. You can express your own positive suggestions in the midst of it. Even if it’s just a bit, it would be good to be such a kind of artiste. When company is setting up the concept, one should rightfully express his own ideas. Of course, it might be very risky to do it your own way so collecting opinions is very important. If to become such an artiste with such thoughts, then it will form his own personality and will become competitive.”

Challenging like this and be himself is what he is enjoying the most lately. To be himself is not a one-side issue, but it can be done through communications and working towards the direction one hopes to move towards. Therefore there might be failure in this route but even if it is more dangerous than before, one should not regret. “Burden and responsibility are my enjoyment now. There’s bound to be crossways and turns. I want to create such turns. Though I don’t know if it is a success or failure, firstly it has to be something I wish to do. In that way I won’t feel regretful. Find out the convergence point with my staffs and then walk down the route together. Through this, I hope that there will be an exchange of trust and happiness.”


@star1 Editor’s Epilogue – Thanks XIA!

22nd of August, it was raining the whole day and I met Kim Junsu at the elegant Kyeongridan road. There is no sign of rain stopping and while waiting for the outdoor shooting, Junsu looked rather happy as compared to the very gloomy faces of the staffs. The concept for @star1 this time was inspired by Junsu’s two-sided charm, and thus decided to go for ‘playboy and wilderness’. As there are two concepts this pictorial, there was a constant changing of outfits and even hair styling and make up took up a lot of time. But he was not tired at all and on the contrary helped staffs to ease the tiredness by firstly games then jokes. The atmosphere was very hot.

In the midst of filming, Junsu discovered a piano by the corner and starts to play beautiful music. Time to time, you could see him serenading away. He would sing when he has time and upon talking about music, the time seems to pass by very swiftly unknowingly. Looking at him like this, there is no need for exact explanation as you can easily see his passion for music. “Usually I will also trust the positive forces earnestly. The rain will stop for sure.” Just like what Junsu said, as though the sky heard Junsu’s spell, the rain really stopped after the indoor shooting ended and a scorching sun appeared.

All the staffs gained happiness through interactions with Junsu and shooting was done quickly. Because of him, the pictorial was done better and more handsome than expected. The solo album also brought upon a busy schedule and though he was very exhausted, Junsu did very well from the start to the end. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all staffs who helped in this shooting. Thank you, Junsu!

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[News] 120928 JYJ Junsu Solo Transformation, “I Learned How Top Production Teams Work”

[News] 120928 JYJ Junsu Solo Transformation, “I Learned How Top Production Teams Work”

JYJ member held an interview and expressed his thoughts on transformation

JYJ Junsu Solo Transformation, “I Learned How Top Production Teams Work”

JYJ member Junsu held an interview and expressed his thoughts on transformation.

JYJ member Junsu held an interview with @star1 and talked about his never ending transformations.

He has come out with his first english single, Uncommitted, and has worked with producer Automatic to produce this single.

He explains that producing in the U.S. and in Korea is very different. He commented, “In Korea, when we produce we just focus on recording, but here we all talk and discuss our thoughts before beginning to produce. Lets say we are recording for 4 hours. Two hours are spent talking about the album and the other 2 spent on recording. They also let me rest any time I wanted and made sure that I was ok. I have learned what it feels like to work in an environment with top staff members.”

He also explained that in Korea, there were exact scripts on how the music video would be played out. However, this time, he was told to just do as he pleased in order to create a more natural looking video. Junsu was surprised at first at the fact that he was supposed to just move any way he wanted to.

He added that the staff would be looking straight as him, which made him a bit embarrassed and at the same time worried because he wanted to create something that they would like.

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[Trans] 120222 Where Is “Flower Boy” Park Yoochun? Transforms With Just A Change Of Hairstyle

[Trans] 120222 Where Is “Flower Boy” Park Yoochun? Transforms With Just A Change Of Hairstyle

JYJ member and actor Park Yoochun has made a risky change in appearance, even before his transformation via acting.

Playing the role of crown prince Lee Gak in the new SBS drama “Rooftop Prince” (Director: Shin Yoon Seob, Script: Lee Hui Myung), an image of him with his current look, was revealed on 21 February by SBS, and it was totally different from his clean-cut appearance, grabbing the attention of everyone.

On 16 February, Park Yoochun was filming on a set around Myungdong, Seoul dressed in a red tracksuit with long flowy hair. Idol to countless girls, Park Yoochun had played the role of a gentleman in the Joseon era, and a second generation chaebol in previous dramas, and while gaining experience on acting, his 180 degree change from his clean-cut appearance was shocking as well.

 Park Yoochun’s current transformation is due to his role as Lee Gak in “Rooftop Prince.” Lee Gak is a crown prince from the Joseon era, who was sent to the modern era via some unknown force. For Lee Gak, his Joseon period looks coupled with modern day outfits will bring about many episode of laughter.

In the photo of Lee Gak that was revealed, Park Yoochun’s awkward hairstyle and hassle-free red tracksuit hints that the crown prince will be facing quite a bit of difficulty trying to adapt to the modern day. Also, his hilarious look has heightened the anticipation for this drama, bringing the anticipation to its peak.

“Rooftop Prince” is a fantasy-romance story about a Joseon Era crown prince Lee Gak, who is pursuing the truth behind his wife’s (Jung Yoo Mi) death, and gets sent to 2012 Seoul together with his consorts, then falls in love with his fated one (Han Ji Min). This drama will be aired after “Please take of us, Captain,” and features Park Yoochun as well as Han Ji Min, Lee Tae Sung, Jung Yoo Mi, Lee Min Ho, Choi Woo Sik and others. It will start airing in mid-March.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + SBS News via Nate]
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