By: LazerKim I wrote this article right after Kim Hyun Joong had gone home back to Seoul. It’s stuck in my file for almost a month now, and I only got reminded about this article when a news article came out about the current drama “The moon Embracing the Sun”, I’m currently watching. The news says Kim Hyun Joong rank the 2nd place as Netizen conducted a survey as to who would be Best Idol Version of King Lee Hwon, currently starred by Kim Soo Hyun who’s under KeyEast, same agent of Hyun Joong.
I mentioned this drama in this article, and I guess I was right, as I imagined Hyun Joong playing the role of King Lee Hwon. I actually do not want to talk about drama at this time but since the news mentioned Hyun Joong in a currently airing drama which has a remarkable rating.
I know a lot of you out there still waiting for Hyun Joong’s drama project. Well, it certainly not gonna happen soon, but I believe eventually he’ll do it later. I’ve been watching the current drama The Moon Embracing Sun starred by Kim Soo Hyun as King Lee Hwon, is a drama in romantic historic genre and it was said it was a true story. Hyun Joong and Kim Soo Hyun belong to the same agent KeyEast. I think this story plot is good and so is Kim Soo Hyun. Can’t help asking myself, why on earth did this drama wasn’t offered to Hyun Joong?? He’s definitely a handsome King or Prince. And I think this drama is a good material and co actors were good too!
As I was watching The Moon Embracing the Sun, specially the scenes of King Lee Hwon as the lead character portrayed by Kim Soo Hyun, I can’t help seeing Hyun Joong in him, as if I can imagine Hyun Joong portraying a King. And this is a romantic drama which suits the best for Hyun Joong. I know, if I were made to choose between Hyun Joong’s singing or acting, I would choose his singing career as priority, but the fact that there’s also a high demand on his acting career, I honestly want to watch him again on TV drama. Just like a fan who wrote in my comment box, “at least we can watch him weekly, if he’s on drama project”. And she’s right too!!!
There he is, photo below, that’s Hyun Joong, he’s so handsome in a King’s costume isn’t he??
The other day my internet went dead, I can’t do anything and so I went over my DVDs and I watched BOF again, just to see Hyun Joong. I watched the part he was playing the violin as he was in tears and the violin string broke, I was laughing, I couldn’t help it, because I remembered watching this behind the scene. One of the production staff was putting some liquid blood stain on his finger, as Hyun Joong said to the staff “Why don’t you just use a real knife and cut my finger to appear more real blood oozing.” And then at the ballroom scene, I remembered he was interviewed at the set all dressed up in white tux, but looking down on his feet, he was wearing sleepers as he said “It’s good I did not wear socks with holes”.!!! I just miss this guy’s playfulness!!
And then I briefly watched Lie to Me, starred by Eun Yun Hye. Again as I watched I could see Hyun Joong at Kang Ji Hwan, a young rich CEO of a hotel. And because I’ve seen Yun Eun Hye, I remember her at Princess Hour, one of my favorite drama. I can also imagine Hyun Joong portraying the role of the Prince at this drama. The roles that I really would like Hyun Joong to portray is someone who’s at the upper society, if not a noble title Prince or King. And then I want him to sing the OST for the drama. Wouldn’t that be wonderful??
In a talk show he was asked what role would he wants to portray, and he said he wants to do action drama. Why do actors love doing action drama? He even said he wants the dirty manly image, Hmmm…what do you think? Hyun Joong doesn’t like mustache or beard or not a single hair growing around his lips!! He’s so neat and clean even he’s wearing a trendy sluggish style of clothes, tell me, have you ever seen Hyun Joong in filthy looks? No I don’t think so!! Even when he’s sweating all over whenever he performs he still looks neat and clean. Am I right?? Or maybe Hyun Joong wanted to challenge himself opposite to his true character, I would believe so. but definitely he doesn’t want portray a flower boy anymore.
If it’s action drama that he wants to portray, let’s give it to him. But I would like to see him as a Prince in an historical genre, so that means he’ll be challenge by sword and martial arts, oh that must be exciting!! But of course there has to be a love story, ladies do love watching Hyun Joong in love stories. I was trying to imagine Hyun Joong in a prince costume, riding a black horse or something. And then he’ll sing a ballad song as the theme of the drama, and if can sing as many OST as he can, wouldn’t you just love it?? I can imagine myself falling for him again and again!!Oh my, I can only sigh as my imagination runs through my mind!! Don’t you miss Hyun Joong on screen?
Anyway, on his come back drama, this is gonna be another challenge for him. Hyun Joong was harshly criticized on his acting skills that until now I couldn’t understand why. He’ll be challenged to prove himself again in another field of his career. Hyun Joong has to choose a real good drama material. I think it doesn’t matter now how long it would take before he steps on his drama stage, for as long as a good material landed on his lap. I know, what I’m saying now contradict with what I was saying a while ago!!! But what can I do I have to be rational. Because the next objective of Hyun Joong after doing his music, is to challenge himself as an actor. And this time he said he wants to be totally different from what he had with his first two dramas.
Hyun Joong would like to solidify his status as a solo singer. And if he decided he’s ready for his next drama, he’ll be doing the same thing, and by that time comes he’ll solidify his status as an actor. Don’t you feel proud that the Prince indeed has a multiple talent? He has no choice, he loves doing both talents just as much as we all do. And he’s not only doing this to fulfill his desire, but it is also what his fans wants him too. Do you remember his message to his fans? I will remind you again….”I hope I can always be the kind of person whom you will not be criticize for being my fan”. And he will do everything in his power to fulfill his words to you. And he proved it for so many times. The next time around it’s gonna be challenge on his acting career.
Whenever I watch Korean drama, it’s always the plot that I would look for and of course if I know the lead actor cast in the drama, I would watch it. I don’t normally look for the actor’s technical acting from Korean drama since I’m busy reading sub titles while watching!! And if it’s already dubbed, I still couldn’t see the right delivery of lines. And that is why I couldn’t understand how international critics can justify Hyun Joong’s acting skills. I think whoever can judge his acting skills, should be another Korean critics, because I’m not convince with international critics as far acting technique is concern.
And I would ask, if Hyun Joong was a bad actor, then why did he became popular everywhere, in or out of Korea. It was from BOF where he started gaining attention, I’m just not convince that it was because of his looks that he became popular. There were four good looking actors in that drama, apparently it was Hyun Joong outshine among the rest, and his popularity even grew after the drama consistently until at this very minute.
Hyun Joong is quite serious about improving himself and try to look back, every time he’out there he always win. Back in time during his teenage life he pushed himself out from the struggles of life to pursue his music and he got it. During the time he was with SS501 he was underestimated that people think his members were better singers than him, true enough, but when he went solo, he proved them wrong.
When he did BOF he was criticized even I wasn’t convinced, fine. But it was that time he started gaining attention that even his group gained attention too. His next drama Playful kiss though it suffered low rating in Korea, it was successful overseas. Then his come back stage as a solo singer just exploded from somewhere and the rest was history. He always win from the different battles he face. So do stick around, you are his soldiers and he will win any battle he face, with you being at his side.
A lot will be waiting for his next drama stage and this is gonna be another crucial period of his career, he will be faced by another challenge. But I believe whichever route Hyun Joong takes, he’s bound to be up there. I believe in his determination coming up so strong, he will have the same degree of hard work as he is consistent in anything he does. It is just a matter of time, and there is no rush, doing things slowly but surely can even gain better results. I firmly believe in that.
I believe Hyun Joong is just waiting for a good opportunity and a good drama material that he can work on. He’s not the type of artist who will just grab on anything and do it. Specially at this time, he had matured a lot, one day he will just explode and before we know it he’s up there again to receive an award just like that!!! While Hyun Joong is in a silent mode, next time we’ll talk about what he wants to portray in his drama.
For the mean time, let’s enjoy Hyun Joong’s music which is becoming addicting too. I remember last year, it was around this months that he was preparing for his first album. I remember he was somewhat anxious because it’s gonna be the first time for him to be on stage by himself. Now that his fans had showed him their support in full force, he has more than enough degree of inspiration. If ever he’s preparing for his next album or whatever project he up to, by the time he meets his fans again don’t be surprise if they come up more than the number of fans the last time he met them.
And so I think I’m done for today, as Hyun Joong is in silent mode and as we do this drama talks, which I can’t help not to talk about it, let’s just keep looking forward. The guy is always full of surprises and so who wouldn’t fall for Kim Hyun Joong???
LazerKim here writing
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