Tuesday, February 13, 2018

[Article] Jang Keun Suk Headlines Korean Article - 2018-02-13

Here is Korea's Sports Dong-A article on JKS' busy schedule of activities both in Korea and Japan...and what we can look forward to in the next couple of months. The first translation is a machine translation from Google Translate with some edits for clarity and grammar. The second translation, below, is from an Eel. Please read both to understand the article.


More and more since Jackpot, aka Daebak or The Royal Gambler, JKS continues to prove his star power in the Korean media as a performer and actor worth watching, for both his multiple talents and his vast popularity. For example, as a result of his star power and many promotional activities in attracting attention to the #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics and #Paralympics, he recently was named The Ambassador to the Games. More than any other ambassador to the Games, JKS has drawn attention - much needed ticket sales - to the #Olympics. Since his promotional activities began, ticket sales have doubled. That's star power...from a star who truly enjoys engaging with his audience and finds the repartee energizing.

With a challenging new drama on the horizon and a film going to the International Berlin Film Festival this month, Jang Keun Suk is now gaining considerable new interest from both the media and the film industry as a highly talented actor worth watching. (It's not like the CJ E&M [one of the largest Korean film companies] Casting Director goes to every performer's concerts abroad!)

As JKS said, up to the point of filming Jackpot and Human, Time, Space, and Human, he had not completely explored his acting talent. He believed his acting abilities far exceeded the roles that he had previously portrayed. Perhaps Human, Time, Space, and Human will show us all...as well as himself...the exceptional talent that lies beneath the his form, and in doing so will raise even further his profile in Korea as both an exceptional actor capable of portraying any role but as a performer who can transfix an audience.

Anyway, let's get to the news article...

Jang Geun Suk, Korea and Japan - busy days with singer and actor

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Actor Jang Geun Suk. Home
Actor Jang Geun-suk is more busy than ever. It is a busy schedule to travel between Korea and Japan, as a singer and performer.

Jang Geun Suk is the ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics, as well as promoting the Olympics at home and abroad, and there is a lot of work to do as an actor and Korean star.

First, he has the role of ambassador for the Paralympic. On March 9th, he is preparing for a two-night, three-day tour under the name of "Christmas Festival in March." He will give a special performance for fans on the first day of the event. On the second day, March 10, fans will watch the Olympic Games with him. Jang Geun Suk purchased the admission tickets at his own expense.

Prior to that, he opened a concert in Japan as a Hallyu star. He started "The Cri Show 4" from October last year and he will perform the finale performance in Tokyo from 9th to 11th after finishing the additional performance in Osaka on the 17th and 18th of last month. He participated in the torch relay of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games during the relay performance, as well as having a schedule of traveling between Korea and Japan.

Beginning in March, he is performing in front of the audience as a main actor. He was cast as the protagonist of SBS drama "Switch - Change the World" scheduled to be broadcast on March 14th. He returned to television two years from last June after the SBS drama "Jackpot".

Although Jang Geun Suk's time is not long until he releases his new work, expectations are high because he is going to show a different transformation through the drama. Jang Geun Suk plays the role of a scammer who has enough intelligence to prepare a judicial bar in the drama but he has not been tested. The definition is better than the reviews for implementation, the reviews will be like watching the cheerfulness of viewers. First of all, after his debuted, he will challenged for the first time, so he is focused on his transformation.

Jang Geun Suk, as an official of the Jang Geun Suk, said, "I am preparing to transform myself as an actor while fulfilling my role as a public relations ambassador for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The schedule for February and March is tight, but we plan to stay in tune and not neglect any one. "

Bacillus reporter bsm@donga.com

For another translation of the same article, thanks to sis Zoe Jks:

[News] Jang Keun Suk, Korea and Japan – busy days while he goes back and forth between being a singer and an actor

Actor Jang Keun Suk’s schedule is busier than ever before. He has a tight shedule and goes back and forth between Korea and Japan, and between being a singer and an actor.
Jang Keun Suk promotes Olympics both at home and abroad as 2018 Pyoengchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics honorary ambassador, and at the same time he has a lot to do as a Hallyu star as well, so 24 hours is not enough.

First of all, his role as a honorary ambassador for Paralympics is the most important. On the opening day, 9th March he plans to hold a special performance for fans who will participate in the 3days/2nights tour called "Christmas Festival in March". On the second day of the tour, 10th March, he will watch an Olympic game with fans. Jang Keun Suk has bought them the tickets himself.
Before this he is holding concerts in Japan as a Hallyu star. Last month in Osaka on 17th and 18th, he completed additional performaces of his "Cri Show IV" tour that started last October, and he is holding finale performances in Tokyo from 9th to 11st February. During this time his schedule has been tight, he has traveled back and forth between Korea and Japan, and even took a part in the Winter Olymics Torch Relay.

Starting from March he will stand in front of the public as actor as well. He will be a main character in the SBS Wednesday/Thursday drama "Switch – Change the World" that is sheduled for broadcasting on 14th March. This will be his first TV drama appearance since SBS sageuk "Jackpot" ended in June 2 years ago.

Although the time between his last and the new work hasn’t been very long, this drama is highly anticipated as it’s expected he will show a new transformation. Jang Keun Suk takes the role as a swindler who didn’t become a prosecutor even though he was clever enough to pass the bar exam.

It’s expected that viewers will enjoy watching a swindler who looks like a prosecuter in action for the sake of justice more than watching a prosecutor. It attracts attention more than anything else that he will play a double role for the first time.

Jang Keun Suk’s representative said: "While he is doing his activities as Pyoengchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics honorary ambassador, he is also preparing for his transformation as actor. The schedule for February and March is tight, but it’s well coordinated, it’s planned so that not a single thing will be neglected." 


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