Senior Actor Yuchun’s Advice to Jaejoong
In “Protect the Boss (PB),” Jaejoong has been cast for the roll of Cha Muwon, a director of headquarters and “prince of finance.” He’s Cha Jihyun’s (Jisung) cousin and will compete with him to take over a large company. JYJ members were, of course, the ones who were happiest with Jaejoong’s casting in PB. “Recently, I met Yuchun at a hair shop and he started creating a made-up situation.” Coincidentally, Park Yuchun currently plays director of headquarters Song Yuhyun in MBC’s “Miss Ripley.” “We’re both director of headquarters. To me, he said ‘Director Cha. I am Director Song. It’s been a while, Director Cha.’ (laughter)” Jaejoong also said that Yuchun advised him to take care of his health since he won’t be able to sleep a lot and [filming] will be difficult.
Staying physically fit is essential for actors who star in dramas. Recently, Jaejoong has become interested in “Gong-jin-dan” (type of traditional medicine)…. “I’ve been eating ‘Gong-jin-dan,’ given to me by fans, regularly. It’s supposed to be very expensive and when I eat it, I feel like I’m getting healthier.”
Atmosphere on Set is Great!
The prediction that because it’s still in the early stages of filming, actors will be awkward with each other was quite inaccurate. Apparently, the PB team has already been to a retreat due to Jisung’s suggestion. “The atmosphere is really great. At the retreat, the actors and staff became close by exchanging phone numbers. Since then, we’ve been sending each others text messages. I’ve slept on the same bed with senior Jisung at the retreat. (Chae) Kanghee noona told me, ‘I’ve heard quite a bit that Jaejoong’s a bit ‘out there’ [T/N: more accurately, she used the Korean phrase "4차원," which means that you have a unique/strange way of thinking] and you really are’ (laughter).”
Although Jaejoong is the youngest on set, the person who creates the happy atmosphere is Jisung. “Since script reading, Jisung has been making a fun atmosphere for everyone. I’ve very thankful that Cha Hwayung and Park Youngkyu have been giving me lots of advice. Because the genre’s romantic comedy, laughter doesn’t stop during script reading.”
Which female character in PB is closer to JJ’s Ideal Woman?
In “PB,” Jaejoong acts with Chae Kanghee (character No Eunsul) and Wang Jihae (character Suh Nayoon). Which character is more similar to Kim Jaejoong’s ‘ideal woman?’ “Eunsul is easy-going and blunders a lot. Nayoon has ambition and is proud and harsh. If I must compare the two, Eunsul is more closer to my ‘ideal woman.’ If [my girlfriend] was very ambitious and possessive like Nayoon, I feel like it would be difficult. Of course, the best is a mix of the two.”
For a while, Jaejoong has said that his ideal woman is ‘a woman who gives him a good first feeling.’ “When I was young, I watched the drama ‘Petticoat Government’ and got very into it, so my ideal woman was seniors Kang Sooyeon and Jun Inhwa, who star in the drama… and there hasn’t been much change since then.”
The original article can be found here (in KOR)
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