Park Yoochun, who recently starred in the SBS hit drama Rooftop Prince, has been praised for his role(s) in the drama. The 25 year old portrays Crown Prince Lee Gak from the Joseon Dynasty as well as Yong Tae Yong, a modern day heir of a huge conglomerate.
Although idols are typically cast as leads in dramas to help increase ratings, some of them outshine the rest.
Take for instance Yoochun, who is one-third of the famous idol group JYJ. The talent is as passionate about acting as his music. So far, he has starred in Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Miss Ripley before toplining his recent project.
Rooftop Prince is a story about Crown Prince Lee Gak who mysteriously travels 300 years to the future with three of his men while on the trail to solve the murder of the Crown Princess. These four Joseon men land themselves into a lot of trouble since they cannot comprehend the complexities of modern day life, providing plenty of hilarious moments for viewers.
The drama has received a lot of attention not only in South Korea, but internationally as well. Below is an exclusive interview by E! News Asia with the cast and producer of the drama. In the clip, the producer mentions that the drama’s international success is attributed to Yoochun.
In South Korea, the competition for ratings was tight between SBS, KBS, and MBC for Rooftop Prince, The Equator Man and The King 2 Hearts respectively since all three dramas started and ended on the same day. Rooftop Prince, however, emerged as the winner when its last episode went on air on May 24.
Many viewers have commented that Yoochun’s acting has improved tremendously since his debut, and he has blossomed into a very promising young actor who is capable of speaking three languages (Korean, Japanese and English).
Yoochun has won numerous awards for his previous dramas, and judging from his convincing portrayal of two different characters in Rooftop Prince, he might be walking away with more trophies!
For those who are able to tune in to ONEHD (Astro Channel 393), you will still be able to catch Rooftop Prince which airs every Mondays and Tuesdays at 9pm with repeats on Sundays at 6.15pm.