JYJ’s Junsu Discusses Why He Wanted to Do the “Dracula” Musical
Ben Cho, Jan. 26, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
JYJ’s Junsu sat down to discuss why he wanted to work on “Dracula” the musical! The January 26th press conference for “Dracula”, and Junsu commented on the character and the role. He stated, "Even the word Dracula as well as the character Dracula are things that people know. Though the character is a little frightful at first as a monster that drinks blood, it's a character that thirsts for love more than anyone."
He went on to add, "It's a very innocent character. That's why he's only longed for one woman for 400 years. I think the biggest charm of the musical 'Dracula' is that it tells the story of a Dracula we don't know and his sad story." Junsu will be starting his role as Dracula for a period of two weeks. He starred in the musical initially back in 2014.
Kim Jun-su (born 15 December 1986) or simply Junsu, also known by the stage name Xia is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and stage actor. He is a member of the Korean pop group JYJ, and was one of the original members of boy band TVXQ.
Kim made his debut in 2003 as a member of TVXQ, a boy band produced and formed by South Korean record label and talent agency S.M. Entertainment, having previously been a trainee for six years. He had released four Korean albums, four Japanese albums, thirty Japanese singles and several Korean singles during his first six years in the music industry as TVXQ. In 2009, Kim and fellow TVXQ members Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, arguing that their exclusive contracts were unilaterally disadvantageous towards the artists and should be invalidated. The Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of the three and granted an injunction suspending their contracts. The trio reunited and subsequently formed JYJ (formerly known as JUNSU/JAEJOONG/YOOCHUN in Japan). As JYJ, Kim has released one English album, two Korean albums, one Japanese EP, and one Korean EP.