JYJ’s Junsu Commended for Defying Idol Stereotypes by “Death Note” Co-Star Hong Kwang Ho
JYJ‘s Junsu will soon be showing off his acting chops as the eccentric and mysterious character L in the musical “Death Note.” He will be acting opposite actor Hong Kwang Ho, who is playing the role of Light. On June 1, the two actors talked about working together at a press conference held along with their fellow cast members.
When asked about Junsu, Hong Kwang Ho says, “He has thoroughly prepared, and of course he is very skilled. When I heard that the other lead character would be played by Junsu when I signed up for the show, I knew it was going to be really fun to work with him.”
He adds, “Honestly, I unconsciously had a bit of a prejudice because he had started out as a singer, as an idol. Then I saw him perform in ‘December.’ That was the first time I’d seen him, and I thought to myself, ‘He’s not like the rest,’ and ‘He deserves to be up there.'”
“I’m happy to be working with him, and I’m really excited,” he says.
In reply, Junsu also talks about his co-star, saying that he had known that Hong Kwang Ho was an excellent singer and considers him to be one of the top musical actors in the country. “I had really wanted to perform with him, and I also really wanted to do a show that had two male leads. So I’m so happy to be working with him together in this show.”
The musical’s opening night performance will be held on June 20, and the show will run until August 9.