JYJ‘s Yoochun was recently voted “Best K-Pop Idol-Actor” in a poll by Kookmin News. Kookmin News asked ten drama critics to vote on who they thought was the most impressive idol actor. Yoochun snatched the number one spot after appearing in Korean dramas like Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Miss Ripley and Rooftop Prince. In the eyes of the critics he is now an actor, instead of a singer who acts. They commented:
“He is definitely the idol actor who no longer faces any sort of acting criticisms or questions.”
“He knows exactly what kind of acting he is good at.”
“He has the voice and pronunciation of a male actor.”
The second place in the poll went to A Pink‘s Eunji who debuted as an actress in Respond 1997. Other contenders were Miss A‘s Suzy and T-ara‘s Eunjung, getting the 3rd and 4th place spots, respectively.
What do you think of the results of this poll?
After receiving a lot of credit for his roles in the dramas Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Miss Ripley and the more recent Rooftop Prince, Yoochun considers taking on another drama role. Only months after finishing Rooftop Prince the popular singer andactor has been offered the lead role in a new drama project. Called I Miss You in English, the project is a conventional melodrama about first loves, which seems to be a more innocent genre compared to what Yoochun has played in before.
I Miss You will be about the first love of two young teenagers, but through some incidents they break up and don’t see each other again until the two meet again as adults and the drama will continue to follow their struggles. Yoochun’s co-star has not been confirmed, although there have been rumours Sohn Ye-jin has been offered the role, but apparently she turned it down due to the fact she’s filming a movie.
The drama will run for 16 episodes and it will take over the time slot of Arang and the Magistrate on MBC, and the drama should start airing in late October.