Friday, July 31, 2009

[TRANS] 090730 TVXQ - Five People, Five Colors. Together And Apart... Separation into Acting-Duets


Solo Activities for the second half of the year

The members are morphing into actors with U-Know Yunho in 'Heading to the Ground,' Choikang Changmin in the romantic drama 'Paradise Ranch' amd YoungWoong Jaejoong in 'Heaven's Postman.'

YoungWoong Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun will be performing as a duet taking on the Japanese market, and Xiah Junsu is currently undecided on what he should do.

'YoungWoong Jaejoong, U-Know Yunho and now Choikang Changmin...'


'Together but apart at the same time' is starting off with U-Know Yunho. MBC's Wednesday-Thursday drama 'Heading to the Ground,' which will begin aring on September 9th, will include Yunho as the main character Cha Bong-goon, a man who has overcome hardships. The group's youngest member Choikang Changmin is also taking on acting. He was cast in 'Paradise Ranch' which will begin filming late August in Jeju Island and he'll be juggling singing and acting at the same time.

'Paradise Ranch' is being co-produced by SM Entertainment and Samhwa Networks, a famous drama production company. The two companies will be showing the drama in Korea later this year and are also planning to air it in Japan as well as other Eastern Asian countries.

YoungWoong Jaejoong finished filming for his drama early this year. YoungWoong Jaejoong was cast as the lead role in he Omniverse drama 'Telecinema''s 'Heaven's Postman' and he worked with Han Hyojoo. 'Heaven's Postman' is set to air on SBS in October.

The TVXQ members' transformation into actors was in the spotlight this year. People in the business said this was due to the fact that because of the thick fan base of TVXQ, they could probably gain a lot of interest even just by being in one episode.

The change in their music-related activities has changed too. YoungWoong Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun will be working as a duet in Japan under the name 'Jejung and Yuchun from TVXQ.' In early July, they sang a duet song 'Colors, Melody and Harmony' at the Tokyo Dome during their concert. They will record this song and release it in September and will be having tv-appearances to advertise their new song. This song has been gaining a lot of attention as it was set as the theme song for the 'Hello Kitty' 35th anniversary.

Xiah Junsu is still considering his choices which include a solo album. A representative of SM stated, "Xiah Junsu was actually the first to go solo with the 2007 Mobile Phone CF 'Anyband'." He also said, "He is considering his choices between Korea and Japan and is trying to choose sometime that will show his many talents."

On another note, it seems that the fans opinions on these solo activities are mostly positive. In the internet fan cafe 'Cassiopeia' and TVXQ's official website, many different opinions on the members' solo activities can be seen and many of them say, "We hope they are respected as actors as much as they are as singers."

Reporter Lee Hyeri

Source: [Donga+DNBN]
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