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Kim Jun-su features in theater arts magazine for 'Death Note'

  • Published : Jun 30, 2015 - 14:21
  • Updated : Jun 30, 2015 - 14:21

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K-pop singer and musical actor Kim Jun-su, a member of trio JYJ, has been featured in cultural and theatrical arts magazine Scene Playbill.

Kim is currently cast in the musical “Death Note,” based on the cult Japanese manga and anime series of the same name.

Kim lays private detective L, who investigates a supernatural notebook that grants its user the ability to kill people by writing their names in the notebook.

“It wasn’t easy to act L at first because everything from the tone of his voice to his expression to his gait and bodily gestures are very unusual,” said Kim, a fan of the original manga series. “However, I’m acting by searching for the point where the original character and what I wish to feel and express meet.”

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Kim is an award-winning musical actor, who won Best Musical Actor at the 18th Korea Musical Awards in 2012. He also won Most Popular Musical Actor at the event for four straight years between 2010 to 2013.

The 28-year-old star notably won plaudits for musicals “Mozart!” and “Elizabeth” in 2010.

“I was able to take on this musical because of the star-studded cast. Please particularly look forward to one duet that I sing with top musical actor, Hong Kwang-ho,” said Kim.

Kim’s costar Hong plays an evil high school student, Lighto, in the same “Death Note” production.

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The “Death Note” manga series was published between 2003 and 2006, followed by a popular anime TV series. The Japanese-language musical adaptation ran earlier this year.

The Korean musical adaptation of “Death Note” lifted its curtains on June 20 and will be running until Aug. 9 at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House, Seoul.

The full interview and photoshoot with Kim has been published in Scene Playbill’s July issue.

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(Scene Playbill)
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By Yoon Sarah (sarah356@heraldcorp.com)