Thursday, June 7, 2012

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The new commercial of JYJ, who are active as the models for headache medication Penzal Q, has become a topic of discussion online. The concept for the new Penzal Q commercial, which will begin airing in June, is a scene where a female fan is heard saying, “My head hurts”, amidst a JYJ concert, to which member Kim Jaejoong asks the audience in the stands, “Does anyone have headache medication?” Another female fan then shouts, “If it’s headache medication, it’s Penzal Q”. The CF later follows with Kim Junsu saying, “Penzal Q, thank you.”

Upon seeing this advertisement, netizens expressed, “The funniest among all the commercials filmed by idols”, “I’m so embarrassed I can’t even watch it”, “Commercial with an odd concept, yet it’s strangely addictive”, and “A commercial I want to see often”, among other responses.

Although there are mixed responses about the concept of the commercial, the CM song has gone viral. The lyrics which go “Whatever pain, whatever sadness, forget them all” are included in the song, which suits the concept of the CF perfectly. Jong Geun Dang distributed this song for free via its official homepage and Facebook page at the end of last year.

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BoA surprised netizens when she released a video clip taken in the waiting room after the recording of KBS2TV’s talk show “Win Win”, which was broadcast on 5 June, had ended.

On 6 June, BoA uploaded a short video clip titled “‘Win Win’ thanks to all the surprise guests”. Making an appearance in the clip was BoA, along with TVXQ’s Yunho, Lee Yeon Hee and Go Ara, who had appeared as surprise guests. Go Ara said, “I was sad because you did not call my name during the recording”, to which BoA jokingly replied, “I did not think you would come.”

In particular, Yunho expressed his thoughts about appearing on the show, “I would be glad if everyone were to get an idea of what the real BoA is like through ‘Win Win’ this time. She’s a lovely girl, so all the gentlemen out there please approach her.”

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While “Rooftop Prince” was being broadcast, Lee Tae Sung would often demonstrate his close friendship with Park Yoochun through Twitter. To Yoochun, who had suffered the loss of his father in the earlier stages of filming, Lee Tae Sung had sent a message full of genuine care, “Although you are doing very well now, just be a son that your father would be proud of. Don’t say such heartbreaking things. You just experienced it earlier than others would. Press on.” Naturally, it makes people wonder how Park Yoochun is like in his eyes, as a colleague.

“Before the filming, I had my doubts as to whether Park Yoochun, who had started off as an idol, would be able to take on the role of Lee Gak well. So I think the way I looked at Yoochun was influenced by these social perceptions. Although he has quite little experience with filming productions as an actor, if you were to look past that, he is really very hardworking. Despite the tight filming schedule where we did not even have time to sleep, he was still able to familiarise himself perfectly with the script. He had to deal with some tough situations while filming, and in the latter half his physical condition got worse and worse, but he was still able to take on what is equivalent to 3 different roles, right up till the end. He is a good actor.

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Kim Jaejoong is continuing his “pictorial-like life” even at the filming site of a period drama. A behind-the-scenes cut of Kim Jaejoong, who is known as the “visual shock”, at the filming site of MBC’s weekend drama “Dr. Jin” was revealed on 6 June.

A candid shot was taken of Kim Jaejoong enjoying a much needed break in the midst of intense filming for the scene of his father’s, Kim Eung Soo (playing the role of Kim Byung Hee), banquet.

Kim Jaejoong, who takes off his official’s hat to rest for a moment, is only holding onto the sword which he usually carries about, yet it creates an atmosphere like that of a pictorial. He received the admiring gazes of all the female staff on-site. In order to take on the role of Kim Kyung Tak, who is skilled in martial arts, perfectly, Kim Jaejoong appears in scenes riding on horseback more often that the other actors. It is said that he is now skillful at horse-riding.

In the short break amidst filming, he is seen walking over to the horse and combing and parting its hair. His special affection towards the horses also showed his cheekier side. It is said that there is a behind story where his unique way of showing affection caused the staff to all laugh uncontrollably.

Related personnel at “Dr Jin’s” filming site revealed, “As Kim Jaejoong plays the role of an illegitimate son in the drama, it is often set for him to be at the receiving end of much abuse. However, in reality, due to his seriousness towards the production, his genuine personality, and his consideration for the people around him, he is popular the seniors as well as his fellow actors and the staff. At the same time, he also comes up with sudden random actions that lighten the moods of those around him, causing the flow of endorphins around the filming site.”

On another note, episode 4 of “Dr. Jin”, which was broadcast on 3 June, ended off with Kim Kyung Tak going to the mud hut village, where the mysterious disease is rampant, and a tense situation unfolds between him and Hong Young Rae (played by Park Min Young) as well as Jin Hyuk (played by Song Seung Hyun). It increased the suspense for the audience as to how the love triangle between the trio will develop henceforth.

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On 29 May, Park Yoochun (26), who was meeting us at a western restaurant in the Chungro district, Seoul, had arrived earlier than the scheduled time, but had been waiting in the car. The reason for this : No matter what, it is rude to appear before the scheduled time. During the interview, he maintained an earnest expression, and made a strong distinction between the times where he laughed and was serious.

To create a lighter atmosphere, I said, “If it’s more comfortable for you to speak in Joseon period speech, please feel free to do so,” and he replied, “Actually, when I am leaving a video message in front of the camera, I unconsciously start speaking in period drama terms.” He said, “Although I try very hard to avoid using speech from the period dramas, it seems to be having an reverse effect.” “Let time solve this issue.” His firm and earnest image is really similar to that of his SBS drama “Rooftop Prince” character, the Joseon dynasty’s Lee Gak. His occasionally unfocused look, and his eyes that seem to be trying to suppress a smile, are all similar to his drama character.

Park Yoochun has yet to break away from his drama role. “I feel that this drama and I are really compatible. It was easy to get into character, and it was even to a point where there was no burden in playing the role of Lee Gak. This is the first time I really managed to become the character when filming.”

His commitment to the drama has resulted in a great success. Park Yoochun plays the role of Joseon Crown Prince Lee Gak, the Lee Gak that travels into the future to uncover the truth behind the Crown Princess’s murder, as well as his reincarnation Yong Tae Yong, three different roles. It was not only the fans, but professionals have been praising him highly for his acting skills, and even his co-actors feel that “The singer Park Yoochun seems more of a stranger.” When asked about his secret of getting into character, he said, “It’s because I enjoyed it. Although this answer sounds a bit ludicrous, but there is no other way to explain it. “ “The first time I flipped this script open, I did not stop reading until even past the 2nd and 3rd episodes. It was really great. After shooting started, I didn’t want to miss a single scene so I read the script countless times.”

Proof of this was revealed via a photo of Park Yoochun holding his script that was uploaded onto an online BBS in April. A fan-taken photo showed that Park Yoochun’s script was obviously weathered due to countless readings. Now that he has found the joys of acting, he has learnt to enjoy the shooting process. This is something that he did not experience in MBC’s “Miss Ripley.”

During the “Miss Ripley” shoot, I was working more seriously than anyone, and was really suffering due to the mentality of having to force myself to do even better. The burden made it hard for me to express myself freely. However, with the filming of “Rooftop Prince,” I really liked the role, and didn’t force myself to grapple with those feelings, and tears flowed naturally during the sad scenes.

If you say that in “Miss Ripley” he was the “hard worker” then in “Rooftop Prince” he is the “one who enjoyed it”. He maintained this earnest attitude throughout the entire interview, and when asked a light question, “You seem to be really compatible with co-star Han Jimin, even in real life. What do you think about this?” Park Yoochun replied, “Lee Gak loves Park Ha (played by Han Jimin), not Han Jimin,” giving a logical conclusion to this. He then pleaded with us “I hope that you don’t write this in a way that causes Jimin noona to misunderstand” with an earnest face, that makes it hard for us not to comply. This image is the essence of the “comedic aspects” to Lee Gak.

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Singer BoA recently appeared on a talk show for the first time in 12 years after her debut. TVXQ’s Yunho appeared on the show as a secret guest and drew a lot of attention by saying, “Ask her out on date, boys.”

On June 6, BoA tweeted a video with the short comment, “Win Win! Secret guests! Thank you everyone.”

In the second episode of BoA on KBS’s Win Win, which aired on June 4, Yunho, who has known BoA since their debut and actresses Go Ah Ra and Lee Yeon Hee, who are known as beautiful girls from SM Entertainment, surprised BoA by appearing as secret guests.

In the video, the four stars, who finished recording the show, are gathering together and having a conversation. Lee says, “I was going to give full particulars about BoA. I hope you can get to know more about her.”

Yunho says, “I think you know BoA’s true character now. She is a lovely friend. Guys, who are watching the video now, ask her out on date.” Lee also says, “Ask her out.”

They finished recording the video by saying “Go, BoA!”

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Community portal site DC Inside held a poll from May 29 to June 5 asking: “Who’s the male celebrity with the college sunbae image that female students dream of?”

JYJ‘s Yoochun claimed first as the male celebrity female college students want most as an upperclassman. He received 17,479 out of 51,002 votes (34.3%). Yoochun also previously won first as the male celebrity who most looks like he came out of a manhwa comic book on the portal site as well.

Actor and singer Lee Seung Gi got second place with 9,719 (19.1%) votes. He’s known to appeal to both younger as well as older women. Lee Seung Gi acted as class president during high school, and he’s also reported to have attended university as well as graduate school regularly despite his busy schedule.

In third is actor Lee Min Ho with 5,670 (11.1%) votes. The actor has captured the hearts of many fans with his roles on hit dramas like, ‘Boys Over Flowers‘, ‘Personal Taste‘, and ‘City Hunter‘.

Kim Hyun Joong and TVXQ‘s U-Know Yunho also made the list.

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