JYJ’s Kim Junsu plays Tod in the musical “Elizabeth” which is based on a real story.
This role is challenging for Kim said of his role, “Doing something that I want to do and something that I can do is another story. I thought that ‘Death’ has to be grave and dignified, and the actor who plays this role has to have enough acting experience. I agonized greatly whether I could successfully play the role. But I realized that ‘death’ does not exist and there will be no correct answer.”
He made the decision to play this role of death and how he would make the character his own, Kim explained, “The head of our agency asked me, ‘Why do you think that the character should be dignified even though it does not exist?’ After I listened to his question, I realized that it could be young or innocent, and I decided to present ‘Death’ my own way, according to how I think.”
Kim asked himself questions on how to approach his difficult role, Kim said, “What is after death?” and “Do I really die someday?” and he further explained his definition of death to be, “Death is something that makes people feel that they are only human who inevitably die, which makes people feel miserable.”
Kim put a lot of thought and feelings into the entire play including the thoughts and feelings of Elizabeth, how she felt and thought before death. He said, “Death asked Elizabeth what ‘death’ meant to her, and she answered that she, who had been dreaming of free life, felt pessimistic when she became the empress. I thought that ‘death’ might have brought her a kind of freedom, comfort, and peace.”
Kim will be playing the role Tod which death in twenties and two other actors will take over the role in their thirties and forties, Kim said, “Watching different acting by different actors who play the same character is a very exciting element and the power of the musical.”
The singer expressed he wants his critics to see him as a musical lover not just a pop idol, “I knew that some people criticized me that I had been cast as the protagonist only because I came from a star idol group, and I had been very cautious. I did not know about musicals at all when I appeared in the musical ‘Mozart’ as the protagonist, but musicals gave me strength and hope when I had gone through a very difficult situation, so I do not want to give up appearing in musicals. Now I only think that I have to repay the audience and the producer who have shown trust to me. It is true that I come from an idol group, and I am trying my best to change people’s prejudice about me. I want to be regarded as a musical actor who really loves musicals.”
Kim is the third member of the music group JYJ which is working on a new album set to release in 2012 and one of the original members of the super group TVXQ, the most talked about groups from fans to reunite.
According to KBS and history, this is what the play is about:The musical “Elizabeth” is based on a true life story of Austria’s Empress Elizabeth, and the other protagonist besides Elizabeth is Tod, which is the personified character of death. “Tod,” who met Elizabeth when she was young, fell in love with her and came to stay right beside her during her lifetime while tempting her. Elizabeth, who came to be destined to live in the cage of the palace even though she had been pursuing her free life and love, became weakened by Tod’s temptations.
The musical will run for three months February to May 2012.
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Posted: Monday January 9, 2012 @ 5:30 pm PST
JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) opens a YouTube Channel on Sunday January 8, 2012. Since the grand opening, they have over 80,000 views which of course is going to expand into the zillions.
JYJ’s company C-Jes created a Facebook page and finally, they have a YouTube Channel. The group is working on their next album which will be released in 2012.
C-Jes opening a Facebook and YouTube is going to increase their fan base even more so, along with JYJ individual Twitter accounts. They seem to have the total social network package which means when their album hits the market, it’s going to be a blockbuster.
Hopefully, C-Jes will translate the videos for their international fans; especially, translate the videos in English.
JYJ looked great, Jaejoong and Junsu dressed in bright red colors while Yoochun in white and red in their first YouTube Channel Video.
There are music videos uploaded such as; “Get Out” and ” In Heaven”.
JYJ, finally have a Facebook page for their millions of fans.
5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year 2011, singer, songwriter, model, and actor Jaejoong tweeted on Thursday January 5, 2012 that “JYJ Facebook is born”.
S.M. Entertainment created TVXQ’s (Yunho and Changmin) a Facebook page, it was only a matter of time for JYJ to have one as well. Next should be an official YouTube Channel just like TVXQ (Yunho and Changmin). What’s next for Yunho and Changmin should be Twitter accounts. Then Yunho and Jaejoong could re-unite.
Social networks are one of the main reasons why JYJ have increased popularity, all three members Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu have Twitter accounts and communicate with their fans.
JYJ’s company C-Jes have created one the biggest social networks, this is only going to increase their popularity even more so and they deserve to gain more fans. They are so talented. In a short time, JYJ have over 30,000 Facebook likes.
What makes JYJ’s Facebook so cool is that the Korean language is translated in the English language. They’ll definetly will gain more fans who are fluent or understand the English language.
Here’s the first post:안녕하세요. JYJ의 공식 Facebook이 오픈하였습니다. 월드와이드 스타 JYJ의 활동소식은 물론, 비하인드 스토리까지! 공식홈페이지에서 만나보지 못한 신선한 컨텐츠들을 만날 수 있는 공간! JYJ의 Official Facebook 많이 찾아 주세요! ^^ Hello, JYJ Official Facebook page is now open! This page will provide JYJ’s news and their behind stories that you haven’t seen on official website. You are always more than welcome to visit this page. Thank you!
C-Jes didn’t waste anytime by providing information on JYJ’s South American tour dates: JYJ의 남미투어소식!! 다들 들으셨나요? 2011-12 JYJ World Tour의 마지막을 장식하기 위해 올 3월 칠레와 페루에서 공연을 가질 예정입니다. 북미투어, 유럽투어 때 보여주신 남미팬들의 열정에 보답하는 기회인 것 같아 JYJ 본인들도 무척 설레인다고 하네요. ‘좋아요’ 클릭으로 응원해주세요! Good News!! JYJ will be performing in South America! The concerts in Chile and Peru will be the last concerts for 2011-12 JYJ World Tour. JYJ said that it would be a great opportunity to repay for the passion which South America fans showed before. sooo thumbs up if you like this news? South America Tour Information below *March 9, TEATRO CAUPOLICAN, Santiago, Chile *March 11, ExPlanada Sur(Explanada Sur del Estadio Monumental), Lima, Peru.
JYJ are working on their next album for 2012. JYJ fisrt full album was all in English “The Beginning” and their second full album was in Korean / English “In Heaven”.
According to numerous of media reports, Jaejoong (JYJ) will be on KBS radio program “Choi Kang Hee’s Night Flight” on December 25, 2011.
Fans may receive a great Christmas gift by seeing and hearing from the 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year 2011 Nominee.
When JYJ presented a lawsuit against S.M.Entertainment in 2009, Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu formed their side group “JYJ” in order to continue to do music. However, as a result of the lawsuit, JYJ was unable to perform or be seen doing music for any network in Asia. KBS is by far the most popular network around the world. This news with Jaejoong appearing on the KBS radio show will be a major breakthrough for JYJ.
In 2012, fans should be able to see JYJ perform on national television and not be canceled since the Korean Fair Trade Commission found S. M. Entertainment guilty of blocking JYJ’s public appearances on TV and radio which S.M. may be fined 5 figures, pretty close to $90,000 U.S. dollars. According to All K Pop via Reporter Lee Sang Ho, S.M. Enteratinment may face $500,000 to $800,000 fine that will add up for a year.
However, this amount would not be enough. S.M. Entertainment has put JYJ through mental stress. It’s ridiculous that JYJ could not perform on TV and radio for 2 years.
S.M. Entertainment is not being penalized enough, if they could influence major networks not to have JYJ on any program to do music for their fans then they are “guilty” of interfering with Jaejoong and Yunho reuniting. It doesn’t make any sense why these two are apart and have not spoken nor seen each other in 2 years. S.M. Entertainment should be fined for keeping Changmin, Yoochun, Junsu; especially Jaejoong and Yunho from communicating.
S.M. Entertainment is being unfair and unprofessional. Finally, JYJ has won some justice but they still need to be compensated, they’ve lost not only money but lost precious time away from Yunho and Changmin. S. M. stop interfering and let them reunite.
Note: Take a look at the latest photo of Jaejoong above, he really has been working out!
Yunho and Changmin of TVXQ are in Las Vegas for the 2011 Billboard K-Pop Masters to perform along other music acts. They arrived in style, dressed like models.
JYJ’s Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu should have been invited to this concert event. Why are they not invited? I know they are not allowed to perform on TV in Korea; however, Las Vegas is NOT Korea. JYJ should be allowed to share the stage alongside the other K-Pop artists.
The five guys should NOT be apart, all they have to do is find a record label to buy them out of their screwed up contract and reunite.
Singer Jaejoong of JYJ has recently been compared to actor Robert Pattinson. They are both in an Italian magazine. I really do not see anything similar between the two, they are the complete opposite from each other.
Jaejoong is extremely handsome, great personality, outgoing and always acknowledging his fans
Robert Pattinson is not handsome, has a nasty disposition and the real him can be seen on TMZ.
Video Credit Link: YouTube (Billboard Kpop Masters)
News: Music News
Posted: Friday October 21, 2011 @12:29 AM PST
Topic: 2011 Billboard K-Pop Masters Concert
Billboard is having their first K-Pop Masters Concert in Las Vegas in November 25 and November 26, 2011 at the Grand Garden Arena.
The duo TVXQ (Yunho and Changmin) are the top billed names that will be performing including SISTAR, BEAST, 4MINUTE, BROWN EYED GIRLS, MBLAQ, and G.NA on November 25th and 26th, however, SHINee will perform on November 26.
Once again, JYJ isn’t going to be at the Billboard’s first ever K-Pop concert. JYJ was not at the New York Korea Festival this year. Another event where JYJ and TVXQ will not be together.
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Jae Joong tweeted on October 11, 2011 that he would delete his Twitter account if hackers don’t stop hacking his account.
Translated from Korean to English “It seems my Twitter was hacked. I don’t know who you are, but if you keep this up, I have no choice but to delete my Twitter.” Jaejoong did not reveal exact details on the damage, or how his suspicions came about.
It’s great to have Jae Joong on Twitter tweeting to his fans on his day-to-day life and it’s awful that hackers hacked his account. This should not have happened. Twitter must do something to prevent this from happening again. Twitter is excellent social network for celebrities to connect with their fans.
To Jae Joong Fans, you can tweet him to please keep his Twitter account and that you appreciate and love the fact he shares his world with you, the fans.
Also, fans can tweet Twitter @twitter to fix the issue of hackers. Please get the word out by Tweeting, Re-Tweet, and Facebook this blog.
Video Credit: YouTube Fan Cam( AlkoiSwen) TVXQ Performance
Video Credit: YouTube Fan Cam (ohretro) SHINee
Video Credit: YouTube Fan Cam (ohretro) 2PM Performance
Posted: Friday October 7, 2011 @ 12:01 AM PST
Korea Broadcasting Service (KBS) is hosting this free concert event, the New York Korea Festival is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Korea for introducing Korean culture through music.
The list of K-Pop artists that will be performing is as follows: SHINee, 2PM, 4Minute, Sistar, Beast, and TVXQ (Yunho and Changmin). New York Korea Festival official website list TVXQ as Dong Bang Shin Ki which is the other name as well, however, the duo TVXQ doesn’t use that name. Dong Bang Shin Ki was used when the group was five.
It doesn’t seem that JYJ of TVXQ is going to be there. Their names have not been mentioned. Was JYJ invited and can’t make it or they were not invited? It would have been great to see JYJ and the duo TVXQ reunite for those two days.
Finally, the legendary group The Village People will be performing as well.
The K-Pop concert will not be held in New York this year, instead, it will be held in New Jersey due to the trouble of getting permits in New York. However, it should be a big turnout.
The New York Korea Festival Two-Day Free Concert is hosted by Hwang Soo Kyung and Hyori Lee and it will be held Sunday October 9, 2011 and it starts at 6:00 PM at Overpeck County Park in New Jersey.