JYJ member and actor Park Yoochun recently sat down with media outlet Daily Sports for an honest interview about his career so far and his future, over a couple of drinks.
When asked about his alcohol tolerance, Yoochun admitted that he can drink about three to four bottles of soju, humorously adding, “I used to be able to drink a lot more. Back then, wow.” He then chose Kim Jaejoong as being the strongest drinker in his group.
The interview went into depth about his impending mandatory military service. “I’m not particularly sad. I’m just thinking, ‘everyone else goes too.’ It shouldn’t be such a big deal.” He further commented about how hard he tried to qualify for active service. “I’m not bluffing for the interviews, I really did request a reexamination. I tried to eat well and get healthier to enlist [as an active soldier]. But in the end, the hospital said I couldn’t. I was so disappointed. Apparently asthma is like rat poison in the army. If you are not careful, it could be life-threatening, so they told me I couldn’t do it.”
The interview also revealed Yoochun’s thoughts about his career. On having a solo album, he said, “I do want to try, but it feels as though singing is something that [the other] members should do. I don’t think it’s what I need to be greedy about. I always have plans, but I can’t seem to act on them.”
Yoochun seemed to be very down-to-earth about his future as he honestly revealed his plans for the future. “I want to go down really well. I’m preparing to do that right now. By going down, I don’t mean leaving this industry, but I think I’ve reached my peak as a singer and an actor. I think it will be difficult to maintain that. So I need to get down as best as I can. That’s my homework for the future.”
Yoochun will be enlisting for his mandatory military service in August.