JYJ’s Junsu Gets Buried Alive in Flowers and Opens Up on ′Elisabeth′
JYJ’s Junsu revealed his feelings about living as ‘Death’ (TOD) for the past three months.
After confirming his talent with his debut on the musical stage in 2009, which earned him two ‘Rookie of the Year’ awards, Kim Junsu enthusiastically took on the role of ‘Death,’ a transcendent character in his third musical, Elisabeth.
In Elisabeth, Kim Junsu appeared in 32 performances, and each time, tickets were sold out within ten minutes, setting new records. Not only that, Kim reconfirmed his abilities as an actor with his stable performance each time.
Sylvester Levay, the composer of Elisabeth, watched Kim Junsu’s first performance and said, “It was surprising and impressive to see Kim Junsu taking each scene and leading it. The character of death that he acted was very charismatic and he is an actor who makes each performance perfect.” The musical director, Kim Moon Jung also said, “His movements and details were very amazing. He is a musical genius.”
During the last performance of Elisabeth on May 2, Kim Junsu captured the audience with 160 minutes of various actions and charisma in portraying a commanding and transcendent god. Especially in the musical scene where ‘Death’ seduces Elizabeth, Kim Junsu was able to perfectly express happiness, sadness, anger, and other emotions through his unique husky voice and his dark, dreamlike character, which caused all 1700 audience members in the Bluesquare Hall to cheer and give standing ovations.
After the performance was over, Kim Junsu tweeted, “When the offer to play ‘Death’ in Elisabeth first came to me, I was very hesitant. I knew that it was a very good production and a great character, but I wondered if it was a good match for me.”
He went on to add, “Now that I look back after the last performance, however, it was a great time to learn a lot as a musical actor, aside from whether I did well or not. I′m very happy to have had the chance to be with the actors of Elisabeth, who were supportive of me from beginning to end. I’m very thankful, and I’m also thankful for all the audience members who cried and laughed together.”
Meanwhile, Kim Junsu is getting ready for the release of his first official solo album, titled Tarantallegra. The second music video teaser was released on May 2 and has been gathering attention. Also, he will be preparing for a national concert on May 19 and 20, before starting an Asian concert tour, traveling to six different cities.
Photo Credit: Kim Junsu’s Mother’s Twitter