Actress Ueno Juri Reveals How She Felt Working With Jaejoong and T.O.P

Japanese actress Ueno Juri talked about having worked with JYJ‘s Jaejoong and BIGBANG‘s T.O.P.

On October 28, there was a press conference for the upcoming web-drama “Secret Message” where actors Choi Seung Hyun (T.O.P), Ueno Juri, Yoo In Na, and more attended.

While talking about the upcoming drama, JYJ’s Jaejoong was mentioned, whom Ueno Juri had worked with during 2010 in the Japanese drama “Sunao ni Narenakute.”

When T.O.P and Jaejoong were compared, the actress said, “Jaejoong can speak Japanese well, and we shot that drama in a Japanese-style because it is a Japanese drama. For this project, my character has a language barrier, so I felt like I was shooting a documentary.”

She continued, “My filming schedule in Korea was very tiring. We shot ten episodes in five days. This made me realize, ‘Jaejoong must’ve been tired back then, too.’ It’s hard to communicate when you’re not in your home country.”

When asked how it was having filmed with two idols, Ueno Juri explained, “I tried not to think that T.O.P and Jaejoong were famous idols. I only saw them as their characters in the script and I didn’t even watch their music videos. It’s hard to work with someone if you keep in mind that he is very famous.”

Meanwhile, “Secret Message” is about a Korean man named Woo Hyun and a Japanese woman named Haruka who meet after getting over difficult first love experiences.

There will be 18 episodes in total with each episode being 10 minutes long. Fans will be able to watch “Secret Message” via Naver TV Cast on November 2, and via dTV in Japan. Only the first episode will air at 8 p.m. KST and the rest of the episodes will air on 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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