Home » JYJ’s Jaejoong expresses, “from now on, watch me as a rookie actor”

JYJ’s Jaejoong will be playing a role of a chic, but skilled Cha Moo Won in his upcoming new drama, he will be having a romance story with his rookie secretary. He also expresses his excitement about this matter as he stated, “I let myself take a long time in checking over drama and movie casting offers. There were a few that I couldn’t accept because of the arrangements or because the timing just didn’t fit. ‘Protect the Boss’, however, stood out to me with its fun scenario. I felt that the role of ‘Cha Moo Won’ would fit me well, so I decided to take the role.”

He then added, “Since it’s a drama that focuses on employment issues and the obstacles that people face while working in companies, the message can be a bit heavy for viewers. I do, however, feel that viewers will be able to see a piece of themselves in the drama and find themselves both touched and happy.”

In regards with his experience on the set, he stated, “The best. Since I’m inexperienced with acting, all of the seniors give me a lot of great advice. On days when we’re not filming, Jisung-hyung will call me over to his house and rehearse the script with me.They believe that the actors must be close to each other in order to bring out natural acting, so they set up a lot of hangouts where we can get to know each other. Senior Cha Hwa Yeon, who plays the role of the mother, always calls me ’son’ and takes care of me. Senior Park Young Kyu is also great at looking out for me. I love going to the film set lately.”

The drama is set to begin after City Hunter ends, as you know City hunter is a one hell of a drama which gained a great ratings, for this, Jaejoong stated, “I don’t think I’m in the position to worry about the viewer ratings yet. I think the director and staff members will worry about that, and I’m planning to just focus on my acting. Perhaps after the drama begins broadcasting, I’ll pay more attention to the viewer rating. When Yoochun began ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal‘, I saw him checking the reactions online, even though he’s usually not a computer person. I saw that and thought to myself, ‘That’s me in the future. (laughter) I just hope it does as well as ‘City Hunter’.”

His chosen partner in the drama is Choi Kang Hee and he was asked if there will be any kissing scenes, in which he commented, “The full script isn’t out yet, so I’m not sure whether there will be a kiss scene. If it’s in the script, I definitely have to do it (laughter). Because there’s a considerable age difference between me and senior Choi Kang Hee, I’m always asked what I think about older women. I honestly don’t believe that age matters in love.”

Ending the interview, he stated, “My image as a singer on stage is engraved with my fans, but I hope that you will all regard me as rookie actor Kim Jaejoong when watching the drama. Even if my acting is still lacking, please continue to watch over me. I will show improvement with each new episode.”